How can I update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

In April 2017, we have made Android 6.0 Marshmallow available for the Fairphone 2. Follow the steps to run this Fairphone OS version on your device. 

  1. Open the built-in Fairphone Updater app on your Fairphone 2 to start the update process. When you click on the update notification, it will also take you directly to the Fairphone Updater app. Make sure you run the latest version of the Fairphone Updater app or you will not be offered the update!

  2. In the Fairphone Updater app, follow the instructions to update. Make sure you are on a reliable Wi-Fi network, that you have a battery charge of 40% or more and you are good to go

  3. Select ‘Install update’

  4. Tap the Restart button to complete the installation.


To find out what to expect, you can read our article on the changes between Android 5.1 and Android 6.0.

If you haven’t received the instructions yet but read about the update via our newsletter,

  • Open the Fairphone Updater. The Updater will then check the server, otherwise every 24 hours
  • When you experience issues with the automatic updater or you have no Wi-Fi available, you can update manually.

In case you choose to keep on using Android 5.1, make sure your device runs the latest update version Android 5.1: Fairphone OS 1.13.0, which only has security patches covering March 2017. Please note that we will only offer future security fixes for Fairphone OS on Android 6.0 - staying on an older Android version is not recommended.

On our blog, we explain more on our journey to Android 6.0

If you experience an issue, please contact us!

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