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Fairphone OS for Fairphone 2 Release Notes

Fairphone OS 1.11.1 – released in January 2017 – is the latest version available for the Fairphone 2.

You can easily update your Fairphone 2 to the latest software version through the built-in Fairphone Updater app. We highly recommend to install new software updates once they become available.

Below you'll find the release notes for our updates, which includes (security) fixes, improvements and new features.

Fairphone OS version 1.11.1 - 19 January, 2017

Highlights

  • Camera improvements*
  • Security fixes (Android Public Security Bulletin from January, 2017-01-05 security patch level)

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  • *Camera improvements:
    • Corrected flash brightness
    • Improved autofocus in video mode
    • Improved automatic white balance stability for mixed light conditions
    • Improved brightness in all conditions
    • Improved contrast of images - dark areas are more visible
    • Improved exposure stability
    • Improved frame rate in video mode
    • Improved noise level in all conditions
    • Improved saturation in shadows
    • Improved saturation of outdoor images
  • Improved the built-in Hiccup stability reporting tool
  • Improved the built-in Checkup hardware diagnostic tool
  • Improved the visibility of the new icons introduced in Fairphone OS 1.10.1 (Fairphone Updater, Notifications and Phone app)
  • Downgraded the built-in Amaze File Manager app to version 3.0.1 due to some issues with version 3.1.1 included in Fairphone OS 1.10.1
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2015-3288, CVE-2016-3911, CVE-2016-6710, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-8422, CVE-2016-8444, CVE-2016-8450, CVE-2016-8452, CVE-2016-8458, CVE-2016-9754, CVE-2017-0381, CVE-2017-0382, CVE-2017-0384, CVE-2017-0385, CVE-2017-0386, CVE-2017-0387, CVE-2017-0390, CVE-2017-0392, CVE-2017-0393, CVE-2017-0394, CVE-2017-0395, CVE-2017-0396, CVE-2017-0397, CVE-2017-0398, CVE-2017-0399, CVE-2017-0400, CVE-2017-0402, CVE-2017-0403, CVE-2017-0404

 

Fairphone OS version 1.10.1 - 19 December, 2016

Highlights

  • Fine-tuning of the voltage regulator settings for the LPDDR3 memory to ensure proper regulation in some units under certain conditions that could cause occasional crashes
  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security Bulletin from December, 2016-12-05 security patch level)

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  • Added new wallpapers, designed by Fairphone (available under Settings → Display → Wallpaper)
  • Improved the built-in Fairphone Updater app
  • Improved the built-in Hiccup stability reporting tool
  • Updated the built-in Amaze File Manager app
  • Updated the built-in iFixit app
  • Updated the built-in Phone app icon
  • Updated the built-in Notifications app icon
  • Removed the Mood Changer feature (screen color connected to the battery level), which interfered with the wallpaper colors
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-1583, CVE-2016-3862, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-5419, CVE-2016-5421, CVE-2016-6690, CVE-2016-6704, CVE-2016-6755, CVE-2016-6756, CVE-2016-6757, CVE-2016-6758, CVE-2016-6759, CVE-2016-6760, CVE-2016-6761, CVE-2016-6762, CVE-2016-6763, CVE-2016-6764, CVE-2016-6765, CVE-2016-6766, CVE-2016-6768, CVE-2016-6770, CVE-2016-6772, CVE-2016-6791, CVE-2016-8391, CVE-2016-8392, CVE-2016-8399, CVE-2016-8401, CVE-2016-8402, CVE-2016-8403, CVE-2016-8404, CVE-2016-8405, CVE-2016-8406, CVE-2016-8407, CVE-2016-8410, CVE-2016-8411, CVE-2016-9120.

Fairphone OS version 1.9.3 - 23 November, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security Bulletin from November, 2016-11-05 security patch level)
  • Added Checkup, a hardware diagnostic tool (available under Settings → Maintenance)
  • Added Hiccup, a stability reporting tool (available under Settings → Maintenance)

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  • *Security fixes: CVE-2012-6702, CVE-2014-9908, CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2015-8963, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-2184, CVE-2016-3754, CVE-2016-3862, CVE-2016-3911, CVE-2016-3912, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6700, CVE-2016-6702, CVE-2016-6703, CVE-2016-6704, CVE-2016-6705, CVE-2016-6711, CVE-2016-6712, CVE-2016-6715, CVE-2016-6717, CVE-2016-6719, CVE-2016-6719, CVE-2016-6720, CVE-2016-6720, CVE-2016-6722, CVE-2016-6723, CVE-2016-6724, CVE-2016-6725, CVE-2016-6737, CVE-2016-6738, CVE-2016-6740, CVE-2016-6741, CVE-2016-6742, CVE-2016-6743, CVE-2016-6745, CVE-2016-6748, CVE-2016-6752, CVE-2016-6828, CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2016-7915, CVE-2016-7916.


Fairphone OS version 1.8.1 - 12 October, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security Bulletin from October, 2016-10-05 security patch level)

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  • *Security fixes: CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-3905, CVE-2016-3909, CVE-2016-3910, CVE-2016-3911, CVE-2016-3912, CVE-2016-3913, CVE-2016-3914, CVE-2016-3915, CVE-2016-3916, CVE-2016-3918, CVE-2016-3919, CVE-2016-3920, CVE-2016-3921, CVE-2016-3924, CVE-2016-5342, CVE-2016-5343, CVE-2016-5344, CVE-2016-6675, CVE-2016-6676, CVE-2016-6683, CVE-2016-6684, CVE-2016-6685, CVE-2016-6689, CVE-2016-6690, CVE-2016-6691, CVE-2016-6692, CVE-2016-6693, CVE-2016-6694, CVE-2016-6695, CVE-2016-6696, CVE-2016-7117.


Fairphone OS version 1.7.1 - 26 September, 2016

What's new?

  • Increased Security Patch level to 2016-09-06 (CVE-2016-5340, full QuadRooter fix) 


Fairphone OS version 1.7.0 - 12 September, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security Bulletin from September, 2016-09-05 security patch level)
  • Further improvements to the proximity sensor calibration which caused black screens when hanging up a phone call (refer to our troubleshooting guide)

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  • Minor improvements to the Fairphone Updater app
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2013-7446, CVE-2014-4655, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2016-2427, CVE-2016-2495, CVE-2016-3134, CVE-2016-3822, CVE-2016-3859, CVE-2016-3861, CVE-2016-3862, CVE-2016-3863, CVE-2016-3865, CVE-2016-3867, CVE-2016-3870, CVE-2016-3871, CVE-2016-3872, CVE-2016-3879, CVE-2016-3880, CVE-2016-3881, CVE-2016-3883, CVE-2016-3885, CVE-2016-3888, CVE-2016-3890, CVE-2016-3892, CVE-2016-3893, CVE-2016-3896, CVE-2016-3897, CVE-2016-3898, CVE-2016-4470, CVE-2016-4805, CVE-2016-4998.


Fairphone OS version 1.6.2 - 23 August, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes (Android Public Security Bulletin from August)
  • Initial improvements to the proximity sensor calibration which caused black screens when hanging up a phone call

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  • Fixed freezing bootup animation introduced in Fairphone OS 1.5.1
  • Fixed inability to use extra USB storage (USB On-The-Go feature)


Fairphone OS version 1.5.1 - 14 July, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes (Android Public Security Bulletin from July)

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  • Introduced searching through installed apps in the All Apps section
  • Introduced the Google Messenger app
  • Fixed error message in Recovery Mode
  • Fixed low audio volume when using WeChat’s speaker mode
  • Improved Fairphone Updater
  • Improved translations for several languages in the lockscreen Clock widget


Fairphone OS version 1.4.2 - 14 June, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security Bulletin from June)
  • Device stability improvements
  • Updated rear camera image sensor settings to reduce noise and improve general image quality

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  • Introduced adjustable brightness for wallpapers (in Settings > Display > Wallpaper)
  • Fixed disappearing Portable Wi-Fi hotspot icon in Quick Settings
  • Fixed distorted Clock widget when using increased system font size
  • Fixed translation errors for several languages in the lockscreen Clock widget
  • Fixed the ownership duration in the lockscreen Clock widget
  • Fixed SIM configuration query loop issue with some specific MNO SIM cards
  • Improved built-in apps: Calculator, Email and Sound Recorder
  • Improved Fairphone Updater
  • Improved Fairphone Launcher
  • Changed behaviour of the physical camera button in video recording mode
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2015-3847, CVE-2016-0830, CVE-2016-0847, CVE-2016-2062, CVE-2016-2428, CVE-2016-2463, CVE-2016-2464, CVE-2016-2465, CVE-2016-2467, CVE-2016-2469, CVE-2016-2474, CVE-2016-2488, CVE-2016-2489, CVE-2016-2494, CVE-2016-2495, CVE-2016-2496, CVE-2016-2499, CVE-2016-2500.


Fairphone OS version 1.3.6 - 23 May, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes* (Android Public Security bulletin from May)
  • Improved Bluetooth audio quality and device compatibility (i.e. wireless headsets, car audio system, etc.)
  • Improved display backlight stability (“flickering screen”)
  • Fixed the Privacy Impact behavior that caused certain apps to stop functioning properly once the Privacy Impact pop-up was disabled
  • Initial improvements for camera noise reduction in low-light conditions

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  • Fixed the Wi-Fi overview that was partially hidden by the software buttons
  • Improved translations of Fairphone widgets/lockscreen in many languages
  • Improved Fairphone Updater
  • Improved mobile data icons
  • Fixed MMS configurations for certain networks
  • Disabled the Quickboot feature in system Developer options
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2015-0571, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-2447, CVE-2016-2448, CVE-2016-2449, CVE-2016-2450, CVE-2016-2451, CVE-2016-2452, CVE-2016-2457, CVE-2016-2458, CVE-2016-2459, CVE-2016-2460.


Fairphone OS version 1.2.8 - 6 April, 2016

Highlights

  • Security fixes*
  • Improvements to increase device stability
  • Improvements to correct touch-screen over-sensitivity
  • Fixed and improved behavior of the notification/charging LED
  • Improved charger compatibility

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  • Fixed icon glitches: SIM card icon size, mobile data icons, shifting Wi-Fi icon and roaming indicator while using Wi-Fi
  • Fixed inconsistent preferred calling SIM card
  • Fixed phone crashes when there is only a roaming SIM card in second slot
  • Fixed the inverted stereo audio: now left is left and right is right
  • Fixed the charging animation when device is off
  • Fixed the camera identifier in photos’ EXIF data
  • Fixed inconsistent data format according to the regional settings
  • Fixed inconsistent duration for peace of mind/phone ownership
  • Fixed ability to use images from an external memory as wallpaper
  • Removed unnecessary Privacy Impact pop-up after updating an app
  • Removed vibration when booting in charging mode
  • Disabled screenshot sound when device is on Silent/Vibration mode
  • Disabled camera shutter sound when device is on Silent/Vibration mode
  • Added the EAP-SIM feature to Wi-Fi networks
  • Added the 6 megapixels picture size to 16:9 rear camera format
  • Set the default USB computer connection to MTP
  • Set the Fairphone OS version name to numbers only
  • Reduced the minimum headset volume
  • Improved boot time
  • Improved the Privacy Impact behavior that caused certain apps to stop functioning properly once the Privacy Impact pop-up was disabled
  • *Security fixes: CVE-2015-5310, CVE-2015-6611, CVE-2015-6614, CVE-2015-6616, CVE-2015-6617, CVE-2015-6618, CVE-2015-6619, CVE-2015-6620, CVE-2015-6621, CVE-2015-6622, CVE-2015-6623, CVE-2015-6624, CVE-2015-6625, CVE-2015-6626, CVE-2015-6627, CVE-2015-6628, CVE-2015-6629, CVE-2015-6630, CVE-2015-6631, CVE-2015-6632, CVE-2015-6633, CVE-2015-6634, CVE-2015-6636, CVE-2015-6637, CVE-2015-6638, CVE-2015-6639, CVE-2015-6640, CVE-2015-6641, CVE-2015-6642, CVE-2015-6643, CVE-2015-6644, CVE-2015-6645, CVE-2015-6646, CVE-2016-0801, CVE-2016-0802, CVE-2016-0803, CVE-2016-0804, CVE-2016-0805, CVE-2016-0806, CVE-2016-0807, CVE-2016-0808, CVE-2016-0809, CVE-2016-0810, CVE-2016-0811, CVE-2016-0812, CVE-2016-0813, CVE-2016-0815, CVE-2016-0816, CVE-2016-0818, CVE-2016-0822, CVE-2016-0824, CVE-2016-0826, CVE-2016-0827, CVE-2016-0828, CVE-2016-0829, CVE-2016-0830, CVE-2016-0831, CVE-2016-0832, CVE-2016-1621.
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