Software update: FP4.SP28.B.065.20230420

I think the “too dim” screen problem introduced with A12 is corrected. Can’t find the topic for reference, sorry.

[edit] Random brightness decrease after A12 update - #98 by chantoine


It’s not working on my FP4 and I use Hyperion Launcher. Is this only for the stock launcher?

I have also now noticed an issue with the keyboard now and this bug also happens with 3rd party keyboards as well. If you bring up the app selector or if you stop typing and then come back to the keyboard it stops working. Tapping on the keyboard or swapping to different ones doesn’t fix it.

Where can I report bugs?

I can’t confirm. I open Messages, start typing, switch to another app, go back to Messages. Keyboard still working.



Another shameful update(


For further discussion about Material You

please head over to this topic

A post was merged into an existing topic: Material You not in FP4 version of Android 12?

Any ETA for Android 13?

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Anyone noticed anything else having changed? (Question)

(Yes, the update only mentioned the material thing, so I guess that’s all besides the security patches, but one can always hope…)

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The only change - Material You- I did not really notice since I already had Repainter in use before :wink:

Sorry, dimming bug is back since this morning.

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Sofar, I did not receive the update on my Fairphone 4 in the Netherlands

As you know from last time it can take some days


This is total garbage. Instead of fixing issues (!!AptX!!) you get a useless cosmetical function which cant be turned off.
Fairphone get your s*** together.


When in update

fix this problem widget.


As the OS for the FP4 is more or less plain Android the bugs seem to be pretty obvious coming from upstream and very hard for a vendor to fix (unless you are Samsung and you do your on stuff).

On the other hand the release seems to be the wrong one to concentrate on, as Android 12 (without L) is definitely faulty.

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Hi and although generally a welcome to the forum is nice, your post is to say the least rude and offensive, but welcome anyway.

I’ve no idea of what you have read but the ‘useless cosmetic function’ is part of the default Google Android offering.

Fairphone do not have the resources to mess with the default offering as maybe Samsung has, so having a go at them won’t change that and will just use up peoples time responding to you.

OK so you are upset that you don’t get what you want and note you could contact Fairphone support to explain rather than dump on other users, but if dumping here is the best you can do, then this is the best response I can give you.

I’m sure you can say shit if you like but it’s the targetting that is offensive not the word.

Take care of what you can and maybe worry less about what others do, buying a phone doesn’t give you a lot of sway and swearing at them gives you even less.



What is the problem, do you not want a Google search bar in your face ?

I imagine he cannot move it or delete it. I have the same problem…


I suppose my solution was to use Nova Launcher where I had that option

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But that’s not really a solution when using the gesture navigation. It’s unfortunatelly still kind of broken with 3rd party launchers.