Operating systems (OS) for the Fairphone 3
The Fairphone 3 ships with a Fairphone operating system (OS), based on Android 9 Pie and a set of Google Mobile Service.
Our aim is to support Fairphone 3 with security and software upgrades for 5 years.
For Fairphone 2, we offered also Fairphone Open, an operating system (OS) that does not have Google services pre-installed. At the moment we are still examining the possibility of making Fairphone Open available on Fairphone 3.
It is possible to install alternative operating systems on your Fairphone 3 when they are available. Before you can install another OS, you will have to:
- Read the instructions and fill in our webform to request your bootloader unlock code
- Unlock the bootloader with the provided code.
We are working towards making available:
- a flashable image for download and manual flash
- the Source Code under GPL on Fairphone 3
- software versions once they pass our beta-testing
- any other software upgrades.
Please be aware that we do not offer support for any different OS.
For more information, instructions, and help, you can consult:
- our community on the forum
- the forum of the operating system you wish to install.