FP4. Android without Google services (Open OS)
To enjoy the possibilities offered by Open Android OS without having to go through the trouble of installing it yourself, you can purchase your /e/OS Fairphone 4 from e.Foundation.
They will be available very soon!
You can read more about Open source OS on our webpage dedicated to alternative operating systems for Fairphone devices.
If you are an advanced user, you will be happy to know that you can unlock the bootloader of your Fairphone 4 to install an alternative operating system such as /e/OS. (Until we publish the support page, you can have a look at the instructions for Fairphone 3).
/e/ OS - For advanced users
The e.Foundation will soon make available a developer version of its /e/ OS for Fairphone 4.
Please get in touch with e.Foundation directly for more information and to get support on /e/ OS.
In case you need more information, instructions, and help, you can consult:
- Our community on the forum.
- The forum of the manufacturer of the different OS (also called custom ROM).
-- IMPORTANT --
In the past, we offered Fairphone Open for our devices. Fairphone Open is an OS without pre-installed Google services. Unfortunately, you will not be able to run Fairphone Open OS on your Fairphone 4. Yet. To keep updated on this subject, subscribe to our newsletter or check our official alternative software page regularly.
What about the warranty?
Please keep in mind that Fairphone can only provide support for devices running on Fairphone OS.
Revert to Fairphone OS
To receive assistance to troubleshoot or repair your Fairphone you have to revert to Fairphone OS.
To do so, please follow our instructions in the article FP4. Install Fairphone OS off-line.