Manually update the (Fairphone) Updater App



The Fairphone Updater app should always be up to date. You will in that case receive notifications when a new software update is ready to be installed on your Fairphone 2.

If you are a Google apps user, you can get the update though Google Play store. Otherwise, you can update it manually:



  1. On your Fairphone 2 go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown sources
  2. Download the Updater app (APK file) from (give your browser permissions if necessary)
  3. Open the downloaded file:
    • by pressing on the notification about the completed download or
    • by opening the Downloads app and opening the APK file.
  4. Press Install button
  5. Optionally accept or decline the Google security check
  6. You will see a screen saying that Fairphone Updater has been installed
  7. Go to Settings > Security and disable Unknown sources.


If you’re unable to complete the process described above, please contact our support team.