How to 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. The upgraded storage setup is an improvement on the previous situation which contained a separate internal storage and phone storage. This should solve some issues with messages like “insufficient storage” or “internal storage running out”.

Please note: Creating a backup of settings and files will be required 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.


How to 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 have been 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. There is now one big internal memory.


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 have been downloaded, choose RESTART.
  4. The update will be installed and your Fairphone will reboot.
  5. After rebooting, go to menu > Settings > Storage 
  6. There is now one big internal memory.

 

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

 

 

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