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.



To update the Updater app by hand:

  1. Remove your SD cards and SIM cards from their slots. You can insert them when you have completed the procedure.
  2. On your Fairphone 2 go to Settings → Security and enable Unknown sources
  3. Download the Updater app (APK file) from this link (give your browser permissions if necessary)
  4. Open the downloaded file:
    • by pressing on the notification about the completed download or
    • by opening the Downloads app and opening the APK file.
  5. Press Install button
  6. Optionally accept or decline the Google security check
  7. You will see a screen saying that Fairphone Updater has been installed
  8. Go to Settings → Security and disable Unknown sources.


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