I’m starting to wonder when the FP3 will get the next software update, the first since Android 11 was rolled out. The FP4 has received two updates since May. It is now at “Security Patch Level: 5th of June, 2022”.
I have no idea how severe the security problems that got fixed on the FP4 really are, but the Android Security Bulletins for May and June list numerous fixes with severity “high”.
Anybody got any information? I don’t want to open a ticket just because I overlooked something. But my phone is definitely still on the initial A11 release and not update is available from Vodafone Germany.
Thank you for mentioning that; I already thought I am the only one who is worried about missing security patches
Especially as Android on the FP3 itself is already warning about this outdated version (red color under “security”).
Hello, I’m trying to update a Fairphone 3 from Android 10 to 11, but when I make it look for updates, it says it’s up-to-date. I know several devices are not eligible at the same time to the update, but after 3 months, I’d like to know if the delay is still normal, or if I have to do something about it.
Hi and welcome. Have you tried to restart the phone? You can try to take our SIM card(s) and check if available via Wifi, if not which SIM Provider do you have? Which Android 10 Version exactly do you have installed, you can check under settings, about the phone, build number
You could, however in case your bootloader is not already unlocked, all your data will be erased and you have to setup from scratch. In case you dont want to contract support you can try a SIM from another provider
Yes. @Honeyxilia you should be all right with Free if you know anyone.
The trouble with this approach of course, is that if FP in collaboration with the carrier, have tweaked (or planned to tweak) the patch to conform with some specificity on the carrier side, then you’re not going to get the correct tweak and that may lead to other problems down the road. But it’s fairly often done.
I am also in France, but my carrier is Orange. I got the update notification very promptly (and the update worked just fine after taking precautions about the Google Camera Internal/SD storage issue), which suggests it is an issue with SFR. However, there are at least two caveats: (1) I brought ny FP3 at the local Orange shop; and (2) My phone is known-to(? registered-with?) Fairphone, due to a previous support issue. I have no idea if either caveat is of any importance.
Here is the answer from the Fairphone support team regarding this upgrade not available on the French network SFR:
Unfortunately with the latest update, there were issues with compatibility and the SFR network infrastructure.
Therefore they have not pushed the update onto its users. They fear that there maybe be connection issues if done. They are the only carrier in Europe to have this issue, and we are looking to resolve this with our next update. We apologise for the delay, and thank you for your patience!