Wallpaper and style’ setting (Material You) missing in FP4 version of Android 12?

Unlikely that it’s getting added before an Android 13 release.

I’d imagine they’ll skip 12L altogether and aim straight for A13.
All we can hope for is for that process to happen quicker this time around :crossed_fingers:


I tried it with repainter and shizuku but its still telling me to root my phone. I could but don`t want to do that. It would be quite nice from the fairphone team to fix that issue.

Alright, thanks for the clarification. I assumed they would just use the latest version of Android 12 available, since it’s already been a year anyway.

To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed (though overall very happy with my FB), since dynamic colors were the main feature I was looking forward to in Android 12. Oh well, back to waiting for Android 13 then I suppose.


My phone updated to Android 12 and ever since it’s been having a very ugly and hard to look at pastel blue acxent color. I tried to look up how to change it, but all tutorials told me to go to a setting called, " Wallpapers & Styles" which doesn’t exist on my phone.

Does anyone know how to change this godawful accent color?

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Its 12 not 12L
Only possible by changing wallpaper with another color


That is not completely right.
Material You is default in A12, in googles pixels A12, but not in AOSP A12, which is probably what FPOS is based on.

To clarify: It’s available in 12L ??

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Hello !
Just a quick question,
Does it change if we install lineage OS instead of FPOS ?
Do we have more customisation options ?

It should, if LOS supports Material You.

This seems to be fixed in Software update: FP4.SP28.B.065.20230420


I guess I was a bit early to mark this solved, as its just a partial fix as long as the actual style settings are missing and the coloring can only be influenced by the colors of the wallpaper and only by changing the wallpaper (settings missing)


True. I didn’t realize at the time that the settings for this were missing.


I like the Fairphone 4. But what you do with the software is often terrible.

Due to this update, some icons are now in weird colors and there is no setting to adjust


Hi and welcome to the forum.

  • I agree some is quite disturbing, until you get used to it :rofl:
  • The OS is the vanilla version of Android, Fairphone don’t interfere with it
  • Samsung have the resources and if you do you can tweak it, but don’t ask me for help :slight_smile:

Can you check if “themed icons” are active ? This setting is in “wallpaper and style”.


Does anyone know the name of that wallpapers&style activity so we could manually launch it through another app, even if we cannot yet see it in the settings?

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There are no settings, material you is enabled however you can’t make any settings and you can only influence by changing the wallpaper, or maybe by using the mentioned app repainter

That’s how it looks on my FP3 with Iode OS (and I guess should look once integrated completely)

And that is the FP4 (settings-wallpaper)

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Hello. When do you anticipate being able to change the accent colours? After my update, everything is a tobacco yellow colour, despite having actually quite a nice wallpaper. It feels a bit like this feature was rolled out prematurely.
Cheers. :slight_smile:


I agree, they shouldn’t release half baked features. If your going to make a big change ensure there is a way to change the setting. As a developer we would face a rebellion doing this in my company.