Software update: FP4.SP2K.B.089.20230807

Hi everyone,

A new software update based on Android 12 is now available to Fairphone 4 users.

Software Version: FP4.SP2K.B.089.20230807
Security Patch Level: 5th of August, 2023
Update size (from previous version): 32.97 MB

List of changes:

  • Security patch level: 5th of August 2023

This is purely a security patch update and there are no other noteworthy changes.

If you have feedback or a question, post it below.


works normally so far.

May I ask for the boot image, please? Thanks!

Nice and boring update, no regressions :tada:


Yeah, everything seems to work just like before - all obvious bugs and features included. :smile_cat:

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Usual link to the for those that need it.

Here’s a stock boot.img, and a Magisk flavoured boot.img patched with 26.3 :slightly_smiling_face:


Thank you so much, you saved my weekend!

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Thanks for the update.
Only one thing to report so far: I lost a shortcut from the first screen of the home page (Files app, as it happens, can’t think why). It’s a while since I’ve seen that, it used to happen on the FP3.

Wait a second… The Fairphone 4 is still on Android 12? But the FP3 and FP3+ both got 13… what?

I’m about to buy an FP5 and the promise of long term updates is great but I have to say, this is quite worrying to see. Like, Android 14 is just around the corner, is it really going to take years for it to get it?.. :neutral_face:

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Use deepl translate when you dont understand german…


I think the essential part in that interview with Miquel Ballester is that the goal is to provide Android 14 early 2024 and offer it for FP3(+), FP4 and FP5 as simultaneously as possible.


Also the release of Android 13 for the FP4 has been confirmed for October.


The fastboot package is now available in the usual article.


I just updated to FP4.SPK2K.B.089.20230807. I use 3 button navigation for System Navigation. The real estate space for the three button navigation is now significantly smaller. It is now harder to use them system wide. It looks like the buttons are now only the height of the square, circle, and triangle. Very little space and as a result it causes a lot of frustration. I’ll post to the Support but as usual I think it is good to post here.

Did you just reboot the phone before you open a support ticket?

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I have rebooted the phone. I’ll try again.

The second reboot worked. FWIW, that’s not the best user experience: to require two reboots, one of which that isn’t requested by the system.

Well such hiccups happen, cant count how many times I reboot my laptops to get them working properly.

Instead of a restart, it could be better to switch off, wait ten seconds and then start the phone/laptop.

This update also applies the ghost touches issue of the previous version: (FP4.SP2J.B.086.20230807) ??