Upgrade to the unified storage partition

 

With software update 1.6 or higher, Fairphone 1 users have the ability to upgrade their storage to a unified partition. We encourage to do this, as the upgraded storage setup is an improvement on the previous situation which contained separate internal and phone storages. This should solve some issues with messages like “insufficient storage” or “internal storage running out”.

IMPORTANT

First, make a backup of your settings and files as this special partition upgrade will erase all data on your phone!

Follow the relevant step-by-step instructions depending on your software version. To verify which version of Fairphone OS you have installed go to your Fairphone Updater app.


Install the Storage Upgrade for Cherry 1.6

  1. Go to your Fairphone Updater app
  2. Select Fairphone OS → Storage Upgrader Cherry 1.6 → DOWNLOAD AND UPDATE
  3. Once the update files are downloaded, choose INSTALL.
  4. Select OK to the question "This update will erase all your data. Do you wish to continue?"
  5. Allow superuser access (this option may not pop-up)
  6. The update will be installed and your Fairphone will reboot.
  7. After rebooting, go to Menu → Settings → Storage 
  8. You have now one big internal memory available.


How to install the Storage Upgrade for Kola Nut 1.8.7

  1. Go to your Fairphone Updater app
  2. Select Fairphone OS  ENTER ADVANCED MODE ANDROID FOR FAIRPHONE FAIRPHONE STORAGE UPGRADER KOLA NUT 1.8.7. INSTALL 
  3. Once the update files are downloaded, choose RESTART.
  4. The update will be installed and your Fairphone will reboot.
  5. After rebooting, go to Menu Settings Storage 
  6. You have now one big internal memory available.

 

If you have any questions on performing the storage upgrade, get in touch with our support team.