Install Fairphone OS on Fairphone 3 using Linux

Linux (Ubuntu-based 18.x and newer) 

 

First, complete all the steps from the article Install Fairphone OS for Fairphone 3 using a computer.

 

  1. Connect the Fairphone 3 (in Fastboot mode) to your computer using a USB-C certified data cable.
     •   If it doesn't work on your computer, try to the following:
    1. Press simultaneously the keys "Ctrl + AltT" to open the terminal.
    2. Type "sudo apt-get update" and press the "Enter ↩" key.
       •   Type your system password if required.
    3. Type "sudo apt-get install adb" and press the "Enter ↩" key.
       •   Type your system password if required.
    4. Type "sudo apt-get install mtp-tools" and press the "Enter ↩" key.
       •   Type your system password if required.
  2. Locate the archive in Downloads..
     •   Open Chrome Browser.
    1. Press simultaneously the keys "Ctrl + J". A new tab called "Downloads" will open.
    2. Look for the last download, the name starts with "FP3-...". Click on the writing "Show in folder".
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      A new window will open.
  3. Extract the archive.
     •   Using Ubuntu Archive Manager:
    1. Right-click on the archive, the name starts with "FP3-...".
    2. Click on "Extract Here" to extract the archive.
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  4. Start the terminal and navigate to the folder you just created, the name also starts with "FP3-...".
     •   Using the Ubuntu GUI (Graphical User Interface):
    1. Right-click on the folder.
    2. Click on "Open in Terminal". A new terminal window will open.
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  5. In the terminal window type: "sudo ./FP3_FlashAll" and press the "Enter ↩" key.
     •   Type your system password if required.
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          The script will now run for a couple of minutes like in the following picture.Screenshot_2020-05-19_at_17.43.44.png
           Once done, 
    you will see the following picture.Screenshot_2020-05-18_at_15.01.22.png
          Your Fairphone 3 will reboot, finishing the system update for a few minutes.
  6. All done! You can now safely unplug the Fairphone 3 from your computer. Your phone is now up to date.

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