Fairphone 3(+) OS Release Notes

This is the full list of Fairphone OS releases for the Fairphone 3(+) up to now. Each one has its own release notes.

Here you will also find the updated list of new features, bug fixes, and security patches of each release. The date and availability of system updates may vary by network carriers or country.

To take advantage of the latest improvements and security fixes, make sure to always update to the latest software.

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Android 13

Android 11

Android 10

Android 9

 


List of Android 13 releases

Fairphone OS version 025.0

Release date: 26th Feb 2024
Android version: 13
Software Version: 6.A.025.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2023

Changes

  • Updated security patch level

 

Fairphone OS version 023.1

Release date: 25th Dec 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: 6.A.023.1
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2023

Changes

  • Videos will now be saved correctly when, during a recording, an incoming call is accepted.
  • The preview for Panorama mode has been fixed.
  • Miracast screen casting is now available again.

 

Fairphone OS version 022.1

Release date: 31st Oct 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: 6.A.022.1
Security Patch Level: 5th Oct 2023

Changes

  • Ringing tone can be heard on outgoing phone calls.
  • Customizing your Wallpaper & Style using My Photos no longer crashes.
  • Faster SIM card unlock for users entering their PIN after reboot.
  • Sound Recorder app recording issue is now solved.
  • Manual network selection, which was unavailable on certain networks, is now available again.

 

Fairphone OS version 020.0

Release date: 4th Sep 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: 6.A.020.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2023

Resolved issues

  • A bug that was causing hotspot/tethering to not work in some situations has been corrected
  • A bug that sometimes prevented the screen from waking up.

Other improvements

  • WPA3 encryption has been enabled for Wi-Fi connections.
  • Camera and overall stability of the system have been improved.

 

Fairphone OS version 018.0

Release date: 10th Jul 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: 6.A.018.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2023

Changes

Important note about the fingerprint sensor:

Due to updated Android security requirements, the fingerprint sensor at the back of the device can no longer be used to log into certain apps with higher security requirements, such as some banking apps. The fingerprint sensor can still be used to lock and unlock the device itself and the affected apps can still be accessed using a PIN or password for login.

For more details about the fingerprint sensor, refer to these posts on our Community Forum:

Introducing Android™ 13:

  • Themed App Icons
    Customize your phone to your personal style. With expanded themed app icons, you can set more apps - not just Google apps - to match your phone's wallpaper tint and colors.
    *Works with compatible apps.
  • Notification Permissions
    Now, the apps you download need your permission to send notifications, helping you proactively protect your time and attention span.
    *Works with compatible apps.
  • Audio codecs: aptX and aptX HD
    The Bluetooth audio codecs aptX and aptX HD are now available to you. This ensures that you get the very most from your audio.

 


List of Android 11 releases

Fairphone OS version 0028.1

Release date: 29th Feb 2024
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0028.1
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2023

Changes

  • Updated security patch level

 

Fairphone OS version 0025.0

Release date: 11th Sep 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0025.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2023

Changes

  • Updated security patch level

 

Fairphone OS version 0023.0

Release date: 13th Jun 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0023.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2023

Changes

  • Updated security patch level

 

Fairphone OS version 0022.0

Release date: 17th Apr 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0022.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Apr 2023

Changes

  • Updated Fairphone Activation Client App

 

Fairphone OS version 0021.0

Release date: 13th Feb 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901-4.A.0021.0
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2023

Changes

Camera improvements

Applies only to Fairphone 3+ or Fairphone 3 with a Camera+ Module installed:

  • More natural tones and exposure across modes (E.g. HDR, Portrait, Pro).
    • Observe portraits on very bright background. Faces and foreground features receive proper focus now. In the old tuning, they might appear very dark. HDR won't handle the very bright background 100% satisfyingly still; this is a tradeoff: better to show the image focus properly, than to try to preserve background features.
  • Better image sharpness and noise filtering with increased details across various camera modes.
    • Observe flat areas in mid/low light conditions.
    • Observe very structured image features, such as clothing, edges between bright and dark features, etc. The old tuning would sometimes cause visible artifacts, which is reduced now.
  • Reduced motion blur for indoor scenes.
  • Pro mode now has a separate configuration to other modes, which allowed for more specific improvements.

System update improvements

Your Fairphone will be better at managing storage partitions in the background, making system updates better-prepared for years to come.

  • We retrofitted a new way of managing the system storage (dynamic partitions). This affects system partition and images only, it does not affect user data.

 

Fairphone OS version 0019.2

Release date: 4th Jan 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0019.2
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2022

Changes

  • Fixed an issue which was causing loss of data connectivity on certain networks in the UK.

 

Fairphone OS version 0019.1

Release date: 16th Dec 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0019.1
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2022

Changes

  • Fixed an issue of the stock Camera app, which sometimes prevented the use of Slow-Mo mode and showed an error "HFR is not supported for selected resolution".
  • Fixed an issue of the stock Camera app, which caused it to sometimes crash when enabling Slow-Mo.
  • Slightly increased minimum manual screen brightness setting.
  • Update of MyFairphone app to v2.1.15.
  • Minor corrections to translations.
  • The network compatibility for various carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0017.3

Release date: 18th Oct 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0017.3
Security Patch Level: 5th Oct 2022

Changes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing, when upgrading from Android 9 directly to Android 11, some Bluetooth remote controls to not work properly anymore.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the phone not to be able to correctly communicate with certain glucose monitoring devices via NFC.
  • The "Sound Recorder" app, which was erroneously removed from the previous software, has been restored.
  • The automatic ambient brightness behaviour has been now properly integrated with Google's Device Health service app.
  • The network compatibility for various carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0016.6

Release date: 29th Aug 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0016.6
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2022

Changes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing, on certain networks, mobile data to be unavailable at first boot after factory reset.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the VPN IKEv2 protocol, natively supported by Android 11, to be unavailable.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0013.4

Release date: 27th Jul 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0013.4
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2022

Changes

  • The automatic brightness adjustment feature has been changed, to allow lower brightness values, following the feedback provided by our community.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from selecting the external storage as default storage for pictures and videos within the stock camera app.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing, under certain conditions, the Wi-Fi Calling icon to appear multiple times in the status bar.
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue that was leaving, when the carrier name was hidden in Settings, an empty space on the left side of the status bar.
  • Fixed a minor issue on the stock camera app that was causing, under certain conditions, to show a misleading warning of "Full SD card" while the actual storage was the internal storage.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0010/0011

Release date: 10th May 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: 8901.4.A.0010/0011
Security Patch Level: 5th Apr 2022

Changes

  • OS upgrade to Android™ 11.

Two different software versions cover different audiences, although there is no difference in terms of features or quality of the software.

 


List of Android 10 releases

Fairphone OS version 0136

Release date: 22nd Mar 2022
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0136
Security Patch Level: 5th Mar 2022

Changes

  • March 2022 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0135.20211222

Release date: 4th Feb 2022
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0135.20211222
Security Patch Level: 5th Jan 2022

Changes

  • Update of MyFairphone app from v1.3.0 to v2.1.1.

 

Fairphone OS version 0134.202116

Release date: 26th Nov 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0134.202116

Changes

  • Addressed CVE-2021-1048 security vulnerability.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0132.2021027

Release date: 16th Nov 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0132.2021027
Security Patch Level: 5th Nov 2021

Changes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing, under certain conditions, the incoming caller ID to appear as “unknown”.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing, under certain conditions, the brightness level to go to zero when set to Automatic.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version 0129.20210805

Release date: 27th Aug 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0129.20210805
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2021

Changes

  • August 2021 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0107.20210513

Release date: 28th May 2022
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0107.20210513
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2021

Changes

  • June 2021 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0101.20210420

Release date: 28th Apr 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0101.20210420
Security Patch Level: 5th Mar 2021

Changes

  • Fixed a sensitivity issue with the microphone/speaker.
  • Fixed the yellow/blue tint issue while taking pictures.
  • Fixed other minor issues.
  • March 2021 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0084.20200204

Release date: 3rd Mar 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0084.20200204
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2021

Changes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing the microphone/speaker to stop working under certain conditions.
  • February 2021 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0077.20201221

Release date: 11th Jan 2021
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0077.20201221
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2020

Changes

  • Usage stability improvements

 

Fairphone OS version 0066.20201119

Release date: 8th Dec 2020
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0066.20201119
Security Patch Level: 5th Nov 2020

Changes

  • November 2020 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0054.20200929

Release date: 19th Oct 2020
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0054.20200929
Security Patch Level: 5th Oct 2020

Changes

  • October 2020 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0045.20200905

Release date: 15th Sep 2020
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0045.20200905
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2020

Changes

  • August 2020 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0033.20200815

Release date: 7th Sep 2020
Android version: 10
Software Version: 8901.3.A.0033.20200815
Security Patch Level: 5th Jul 2020

Changes

  • A10 Update.
  • A10 driver for new Fairphone 3 Camera Module + (48MP).
  • A10 driver for new Fairphone 3 Top Module + (16 MP).

The software version for Fairphone 3+ at launch.

 


List of Android 9 releases

Fairphone OS version 0134.20200703

Release date: 30th Jul 2020
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0134.20200703
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2020

Changes

  • June 2020 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0120.20200421

Release date: 11th May 2020
Android version: 9
Software Version: 901.2.A.0120.20200421
Security Patch Level: 5th Apr 2020

Changes

  • April 2020 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version 0118.20200406

Release date: 24th Apr 2020
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0118.20200406
Security Patch Level: 5th Apr 2020

Changes

  • Notification LED is now available.
  • Minor fixes for various carriers configurations.

 

Fairphone OS version 0111.20200131

Release date: 19th Mar 2020
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0111.20200131
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2020

Changes

  • Fix for Google Pay issue.
  • Removal of Search Engine non-dismissable notification.
  • Stability fix when using dual SIM.
  • Separation of Pro/Auto mode settings in camera app.

 

Fairphone OS version 0110.20200109

Release date: 29th Jan 2020
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0110.20200109
Security Patch Level: 5th Jan 2020

Changes

  • Wi-Fi compatibility improved.
  • Fixes for several camera issues.
  • A new format for RAW captures (DNG).

 

Fairphone OS version 0105.20191217

Release date: 28th Dec 2019
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0105.20191217
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2019

Changes

  • HDR improvements.

 

Fairphone OS version 0101.20191115

Release date: 15th Nov 2019
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0101.20191115
Security Patch Level: 5th Oct 2019

Changes

  • GMS package updated Oct'19.

 

Fairphone OS version 0096.20191002

Release date: 22nd Oct 2019
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0096.20191002
Security Patch Level: 5th Sep 2019

Changes

  • Camera user experience improvement - time-lapse and slow-motion improvements.
  • Google Services package update Sep'19.

 

Fairphone OS version 0081-20190816

Release date: 27th Aug 2019
Android version: 9
Software Version: 8901.2.A.0081-20190816

SW version Fairphone 3 launch.