FP2. Fairphone OS (Android 10)

-IMPORTANT-
We will release the last software update for the FP2 in March 2023. This means that the phone will no longer get security updates. Once the security update expires (some time in May 2023) some apps will stop working and we don't recommend connecting the phone to the Internet.
Some custom ROMs might still continue to provide updates with new security patches after our official support has ended. We recommend checking out /e/OS or LineageOS.

 

Your Fairphone 2 runs on Fairphone OS (Operating System), based on Android (specifically Android 10) and a set of Google Apps. You can download additional apps on your phone from the Google Play Store.
The operating system is what allows you to operate a device like a computer or a smartphone.

Since March 2022, we offer a Fairphone OS version for the Fairphone 2 based on Android 10.

With this Android 10 upgrade, we can continue to support the software of the Fairphone 2 for the foreseeable future as Google no longer supports Android 9.

With Android 10 we can continue to release updates and security fixes. Thereby we can support the longevity of your device.

We recommend upgrading your Fairphone 2 to Android 10 so you will have:

  • a broader range of compatible apps
  • new features
  • improved security.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here: FP2. Android 10 FAQ. 

If you want to read more about Android 10 specifically, check out our FP2. Introduction to Android 10. Please carefully follow the instructions mentioned if you are still using your Fairphone 2 with Android 5, 6, or 7.

 

What is new?

Each new Android version also has new features. You can find the new features of Android 10 via:

 

Android guides

In case you need more guidance on using Android, it can be quite helpful to consult:

Need more help than you can find in the mentioned resources? Our Customer Support can help you out. Android 10 will be the final Android version for the Fairphone 2. We do not plan to upgrade the Fairphone 2 to Android 11 and beyond.

If you are interested in upgrading to a Fairphone 3+ or Fairphone 4, please have a look at our online shop.