Operating systems (OS) for the Fairphone 3


The Fairphone 3 ships with Fairphone OS, a Google Mobile Services release, based on Android version 9 Pie, with the Full set of Google Gapps.
Our aim is to support Fairphone 3 with security and software upgrades for 5 years.

For Fairphone 2, we offered also Fairphone Open, an OS that does not have Google services pre-installed. We are currently investigating the possibility of bringing back FP Open on Fairphone 3.

It is possible to install alternative operating systems such as Ubuntu on our Fairphone 3 (advanced users can unlock the bootloader!), however:

  • rooting the Fairphone 3 will void the warranty
  • 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.