Operating systems (OS) for the Fairphone 3

 

The Fairphone 3 ships with a Fairphone operating system (OS), based on Android 9 Pie, with a set of Google apps.
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. We are currently investigating the possibility of making Fairphone Open available on Fairphone 3.

It is possible to install alternative operating systems on your Fairphone 3 when they will be made available.

We are working towards making available:

  • a flashable image for download and manual flash
  • the Linux kernel sources (according to GPL) 
  • software versions once they pass our beta-testing
  • any other software upgrades. 

Please be aware of the following:

  • we do not offer support for any different OS. You can Consult our community on the forum or the fora of the operating system you want to use for information, instructions, and help.