/e/ on Fairphone 4

Come on, you are a really enthusiast :flushed:

Yesss :slightly_smiling_face:


But can we test ?


No. The team is not yet done with the porting. First we will test internally and then share with the testing team. This information on the release in early 2021 was shared in this same thread


excuse me. But I read this announcement quite differently…
Did not run optimally, I would say :wink:

I hope users understand that first the developers create a build internally or port the device to run with /e/. This is then tested and finally released for all users. This is a screenshot of the build when it was ported. The idea is to give a correctly working build to the users.


Well, he could certainly have mentioned that they had booted it successfully in development, and that public release would follow as soon as internal testing completes.

Commiserations to all /e/ staff who are now left with sweeping up the shards.


I look forward to this release. Ultimately I would like to buy mine from e, to support them.

For me having a Fairphone with a back up battery that I can quickly swap, will be a great combination.


What release do you plan to publish at first release directly?

/e/R builds v0.19?
/e/R builds v0.20?

Will the foundation give us a christmas present???

Did we get presents for major festivities of other world religions? Equal rights for everybody, /e/ is global :wink: .

yes, we did. why not…


Nice :smiley: Any link to download the OS and install it ? (like https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP4 for FP4 - actually it’s Info about Fairphone FP3/3+ - FP3 for FP3)
Thanks a lot for your help :slight_smile:

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Frankly, I think it’s a mistake to separately buy a Fairphone 4 and then install /e/ on it.
There are two reasons : one, installing /e/ is rather long and a bit complicated; two, by directly buying an /e/ Fairphone on the /e/ shop you help them with a couple of €.

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Maybe. But it’s too late for some of us who already have their phone. So I’ll gladly take the OS and installation process any time.

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I installed /e/ OS on my FP2 1,5 years ago. Now I got the FP4 (after waiting 2.5 months for it) – and of course I want to use the Fairphone 4 only with this OS :wink:

… so I have the same question: when will /e/ OS be available for download? This information or a general information about it is missing in the post.

All the best and best regards,

I already have a FP4. I also got a FP2 and FP3 (that died after contact of water :cry:) and installed /e/ on both of us. Furthermore, I also made French tutorials about it (Blog | La Francos'Fair) so I can handle the installation on myself and I hope I can share my knowledge to community :slight_smile: But yes, you’re right, unfortunately it doesn’t give money to /e/ team; maybe I’ll buy some more cloud to do that.


It is free, so you don’t have to pay for it

It’s free but it costs money to develop and maintain. And since the OS in itself is not a source of revenue, some of us want to give money to the project to make it go on.


You can always make a one-time or recurring donation to e-Foundation: