Fairphone 3(+) OS Manual Installation

To update your Fairphone 3(+), always use the regular procedure.
If you encounter an issue, you can follow this article to perform a manual update installation of Fairphone OS on Fairphone 3(+) using a computer.
This article will also help you to revert to Fairphone OS if you installed a different Operative System (OS).


Preliminary steps

  1. Before you start with any procedure, make a backup of your data. If you do not, you might lose your files like photos, music, contacts, etc.
  2. Unlock the bootloader of your Fairphone 3(+) and return to this article to continue with the next steps. Those instructions cover Fairphone OS. If you have installed a different OS on your Fairphone, the instructions might be slightly different. In this case, you will have to look for the instructions yourself.
  3. Download onto your computer:

    - Fairphone OS (Android 13) - 

    File name: FP3-6.A.018.0-gms-1f4b2a90-user-fastbootimage
    md5sum: 0d929b4279ac15e84200478d3b0a2af6
    sha256sum: d392cd7a8819aa9ee083ca9b06aeb2842e887fc7d9ad2347fbc8700bc0b0ff0d Not sure what these are for? Click here to learn more.

    Android 11

    Fairphone OS (Android 11)

    File name: FP3-8901.4.A.0025.0-gms-b182be55-user-fastbootimage
    md5sum: f3e8681182befcad345b16d3a6e5db60
    sha256sum: 8a66e4f37f7acdb8c3170a7bf2ca850901ec8a10df694d09dd1fe676f57bdd07
    Not sure what these are for? Click here to learn more.

    Android 10

    Fairphone OS (Android 10)

    File name: FP3_legacy_FP3-REL-Q-3.A.0136-.gms-7c69ec7e-user-fastboot-factory.7z
    md5sum: 38fc990f243fcd9406d97cdb4564ef85
    sha256sum: 8de015d33e66b29c39fb9f4d4f50baa1a4b0146ccab2f61b196f135c40f96d39
    Not sure what these are for? Click here to learn more.

    Android 9

    Fairphone OS (Android 9)

    File name: FP3_legacy_FP3-REL-2.A.0134-20200703.120010-user-fastbootimage-v2.zip
    md5sum: b078dadf03d336bf087a49b6e0b96e0c
    sha256sum: 82fd71a60465e4534c1f535056283785aafd7117ed6a0c2c36987a64e6b6492b
    Not sure what these are for? Click here to learn more.
  4. If possible, check your current build number to ensure equal to or lower than the Fairphone OS provided here.
    Read this article to know how to check your version.
  • If your current Fairphone OS version is higher than the one provided, you might lose all data. To boot your device, you may be forced to do a factory reset. Make sure you back up your data.
  • Instructions apply to the Chrome Browser. You can use any browser, but some steps may be different.



  • Access to a computer.
  • USB-C certified data cable.
  • Your Fairphone 3(+).



  1. Complete the preliminary steps above!
  2. Charge your Fairphone above 80%.
  3. Turn off your Fairphone 3(+).
  4. Boot your device into Fastboot mode.
    Press and hold the volume down button followed by the power button (up to five seconds).
    The device will display "Fast Boot Mode" for two seconds, then it will show the following screen:
  5. Check that the red line at the bottom states the message:
    DEVICE STATE - Unlocked
  6. You can now release all the buttons.

Depending on which computer you are using, you will have to follow a different procedure. To proceed, select below which computer you are using.


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