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Fairphone 4 OS Release Notes

This is the full list of Fairphone OS releases for the Fairphone 4 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 update to the latest Fairphone OS. In case you need to manually download the latest software version, please go to Installing Fairphone OS Manually.

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Android 13

Android 12

Android 11

 


List of Android 13 releases

Fairphone OS version C.0112

Release date: 4th April 2024
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP2D.C.0112
Security Patch Level: 5th March 2024

Changes

  • An issue that was causing the screen brightness to drop when entering the Camera settings has been solved.

  • An issue that was causing the "Display network name" feature not to work as intended has been solved.

  • An issue that was causing the battery capacity not to show correctly on third-party apps has been solved.

  • An issue that was causing the Settings to be unresponsive when exiting Guest mode has been solved.

 

Fairphone OS version C.0101

Release date: 19th Feb 2024
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP29.C.0101
Security Patch Level: 5th January 2024

Camera update

  • Capture images faster
    The overall camera experience is much more reactive with faster auto-focus, continuous shooting and smoother zooming. Making moving subjects easier to snapshot even for all lighting conditions.
  • Greater quality in low light
    Capture low-light and night scenes in greater detail with less grainy imagery. Shooting 4K video, HDR photos or using the flash also benefit from sharper colors and better contrasting while a newly tuned AI immediately detects the most optimal settings for each scene.

Other resolved issues

  • Camera app would sometimes freeze while deleting an image from the preview.
  • Camera Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is now performing as expected.

Other improvements

  • New wallpaper available

 

Fairphone OS version C.095

Release date: 16th Jan 2024
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP25.C.095
Security Patch Level: 5th December 2023

Changes

  • An issue that was causing the screen to freeze and/or not turn on correctly in certain conditions has been fixed.

  • An issue that was causing the Wi-Fi Calling option to grey out after rejecting a call has been fixed.

  • The option to show the network name on the Status bar has been made available again.

 

Fairphone OS version C.087

Release date: 25th Dec 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP20.C.087
Security Patch Level: 5th November 2023

Changes

  • An issue that was causing the phone to reboot in certain conditions when registered on 5G has been fixed.
  • An issue causing an SMS not to be sent when using quick-answer has now been fixed.
  • Some issues with the homescreen functions have been solved.

 

Fairphone OS version C.079

Release date: 3rd Nov 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP1X.C.079
Security Patch Level: 5th October 2023

Changes

  • Adaptive Brightness.
    The brightness level will now be remembered by the device when set.

 

Fairphone OS version C.073

Release date: 2nd Oct 2023
Android version: 13
Software Version: FP4.TP1V.C.073
Security Patch Level: 5th August 2023

Changes

  • Introducing Android™ 13:
    • Your Fairphone. Your style.
      Customize your phone to your personal style. With themed app icons, you can set apps and more to match your phone’s wallpaper tint and colors. Choose your style in Settings WallpaperWallpaper & style.
    • New media controls
      Your music has never looked so good. Album artwork will now be on full display and features a dancing playback bar.
    • Language preferences per app
      Assign different language settings to individual apps, so you can move fluidly between languages on your device, just like in real life.
  • Resolved issues
    • Display Brightness: the brightness would sometimes suddenly drop to a very low level.
    • Home Screen: the search bar would sometimes disappear.
  • Other improvements
    • Privacy and security: You have more control over what information apps can and can’t access – including specific photos, videos and clipboard history.

 


List of Android 12 releases

Fairphone OS version B.095

Release date: 3rd Oct 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP2L.B.095
Security Patch Level: 5th September 2023

Resolved issues

  • Display Brightness: the brightness would sometimes suddenly drop to a very low level.

 

Fairphone OS version B.089

Release date: 8th Sep 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP2K.B.089
Security Patch Level: 5th August 2023

Changes

This is purely a security patch update and there are no other noteworthy changes.

 

Fairphone OS version B.086

Release date: 21st August 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP2J.B.086
Security Patch Level: 5th July 2023

Resolved issues

  • Ghost touches: an issue that causes the user interface to move or jump without touching the screen.

Other improvements

  • Call volume: we've added another step to the phone call volume range so that you can adjust at even lower volumes.
  • Quick Settings: you can now Enable or Disable the microphone and camera by swiping down the menu from the top of the screen.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: you can also enable the 5 GHz frequency via the Settings app.

 

Fairphone OS version B.079

Release date: 17th July 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP2G.B.079
Security Patch Level: 5th June 2023

Changes

  • Home screen: the search bar in the app drawer remains visible at all times.
  • Display: colors no longer change after turning on the screen of the device.
  • 4G and Wi-Fi Calling: On/Off switch is now available via the Mobile network settings.*
  • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm aptX and aptX Adaptive codecs issues resolved.

 

* Note

  • The switch for 4G Calling (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling may not be available for some operators. This is to ensure optimal performance.
  • If the switch is available, this does not guarantee that network calls will work as expected. To see a list of the officially supported networks, click here.

 

Fairphone OS version B.069

Release date: 5th June 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP29.B.069
Security Patch Level: 5th May 2023

Changes

  • If you use a work profile on your Fairphone, we have removed some unnecessary background applications.

 

Fairphone OS version B.065

Release date: 8th May 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP28.B.065
Security Patch Level: 5th April 2023

Changes

  • Further personalize your Fairphone with accent colors. System menus and buttons will automatically change color, depending on your Home Screen wallpaper.

 

Fairphone OS version B.058

Release date: 7th Apr 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP25.B.058
Security Patch Level: 5th March 2023

Changes

  • Improved position of Home and Wallet shortcuts on the Lock Screen.
  • Added one-handed mode. This can be enabled from the Accessibility settings.
  • Added "Screenshot" button to the Recent apps screen.
  • Fixed a bug, which caused 16:9 photos taken by the main camera to be slightly cropped on all sides.
  • Fixed a bug, which caused the battery percentage to be pushed outside the screen border when there were many other icons in the notification bar.

 

Fairphone OS version B.048

Release date: 3rd Mar 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP21.B.048
Security Patch Level: 5th February 2023

Changes

  • Experience-related improvements
    • The automatic minimum brightness has been reduced, following the feedback received from our users.
  • Other improvements
    • A bug that was causing the Bluetooth audio to stop working when the aptX HD codec was selected has been fixed.
    • Third-party apps are now also able to access and use the wide-angle sensor of the camera module.

 

Fairphone OS version B.041

Release date: 1st Feb 2023
Android version: 12
Software Version: FP4.SP1Y.B.041
Security Patch Level: 5th December 2022

Changes

  • Upgrade to Android 12:

    • Conversation Widgets
      An all-new conversation widget puts the conversations with the people you care about front-and-center on your home screen so you never miss a chat from your loved ones. You can even see missed calls, birthdays and more at a glance.

    • Mic & Camera Indicators and Toggles
      With Android 12, you can see when an app is using your microphone or camera thanks to a new indicator in your phone’s status bar. And if you don’t want any apps to access your microphone or camera, you can completely disable those sensors using two new toggles in quick settings. Simply flip the switch.

    • Approximate Location Permissions
      While some apps need precise location information for tasks like turn-by-turn navigation, many other apps only need your approximate location to be helpful. With Android 12, you can choose between giving apps access to your precise location or an approximate location instead.

    • Privacy Dashboard
      The Privacy dashboard gives you a clear and comprehensive view of when apps have accessed your location, camera, or mic over the past 24 hours. If you see anything that you’re not comfortable with, you can manage permissions right from the dashboard.

      …and much more.

  • Added a toggle in the Camera app, which allows the user to save selfies as previewed (mirrored). Disabled by default.
  • Fixed an issue, which was preventing the adjustment of display brightness via the accessibility menu shortcut.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 


List of Android 11 releases

Fairphone OS version A.179

Release date: 3rd Feb 2023
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP4K.A.179.20230116
Security Patch Level: 5th Jan 2023

Changes

  • January 2023 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version A.175

Release date: 19th Dec 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP4I.A.175.20221207
Security Patch Level: 5th Nov 2022

Changes

  • November 2022 security patch.

 

Fairphone OS version A.170

Release date: 3rd Oct 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP4G.A.170.20220920
Security Patch Level: 5th Sep 2022

Changes

  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.163

Release date: 12th Sep 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP4D.A.163.20220826
Security Patch Level: 5th Aug 2022

Changes

  • The layout of the status bar has been adapted to better fit the display size.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.149

Release date: 8th Aug 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP44.A.149.20220722
Security Patch Level: 5th Jul 2022

Changes

  • The camera’s auto-focus and white balance features have been improved.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.142

Release date: 11th Jul 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP40.A.142.20220628
Security Patch Level: 5th Jun 2022

Changes

  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.
  • Camera tuning update.

 

Fairphone OS version A.128

Release date: 30th May 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3W.A.128.20220516
Security Patch Level: 5th May 2022

Changes

  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.
  • Added automatic power-off when idle in Fastboot mode for 10 minutes.
  • Improved performance of microphone in Signal app.
  • Improved retention of mobile network settings after update.

 

Fairphone OS version A.116

Release date: 25th Apr 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3V.A.116.20220414
Security Patch Level: 5th Apr 2022

Changes

  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.
  • Improved OIS calibration experience after installing new camera module.

 

Fairphone OS version A.107

Release date: 4th Apr 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3T.A.107.20220316
Security Patch Level: 5th Mar 2022

Changes

  • Addressed an issue that was causing, under certain conditions, the microphone to record with a lower volume than normal in some third-party apps.
  • Addressed an issue that was causing pictures taken in 48MP mode to be overexposed, in certain conditions.
  • The “TCO Certified” logo has been added to the boot-up screen.
  • Addressed multiple minor issues that were causing, in rare conditions, certain apps/services of the device to crash or to be unresponsive.

 

Fairphone OS version A.103

Release date: 4th Mar 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3S.A.103.20220221
Security Patch Level: 5th Feb 2022

Changes

  • MyFairphone app updated to version 2.1.5
  • Addressed an issue that was causing an incorrect message to be shown when trying enable OEM unlocking with no internet connection.
  • The default date has been changed to 11/11/2021 during the Setup Wizard (OOBE) when no internet connection is available.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.099

Release date: 4th Feb 2022
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3R.A.099.20220112
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2021

Changes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Google Play system updates to be unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing errors during SD card formatting and use.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.094

Release date: 21st Dec 2021
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3Q.A.094.20211213
Security Patch Level: 5th Dec 2021

Changes

  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.

 

Fairphone OS version A.091

Release date: 29th Nov 2021
Android version: 11
Software Version: FP4.FP3N.A.091.20211118
Security Patch Level: 5th Nov 2021

Changes

  • Added the possibility to hide/show the network name on the status bar when on the main screen.
  • Fixed some incorrect animations during the Setup Wizard.
  • The network compatibility for several carriers has been enhanced.