Android Nougat ROM For FairPhone 2 [FP2]
What’s A Modular Phone Without A Modular OS On It Am I Right?
If you clicked on this post then you probably already have read the title and know what this post is all about so I’ll just start directly. Today, thanks to the effort of countless people over at Fairphone Forums as well as XDA. People rocking the Fairphone 2 can now install Android Nougat On It! Yay! Of course, it’s not an official update and I doubt that it’ll ever come by the way the company has been performing. but hey, If you bought the Fairphone 2 for the Nobel cause it does and now you’re kind of stuck with it. Upgrading to android Nougat might just give you the strength to carry on this phone a little while longer!
So if you’re one of those people that are looking to upgrade their FairPhone 2 to Android Nougat. Then you’re at the right place! All you need to do is make sure that your FairPhone 2 is Rooted along with a Custom Recovery & you’re good to go 🙂 If However, You Don’t Know How To Install TWRP Recovery on your FairPhone 2, You Can First Check Out This Guide!
Sadly, I haven’t done any rooting guide on this phone since there aren’t really that many guides on this phone (seriously this phone is underrated ). The bootloader comes unlocked out of the box so rooting this phone is a lot easier than you might think! If you still can’t do it and want me to guide you through it then that’s fine too! I love to help, (unless I’m under student debt) Just fill up this Request Rooting Method Forum Here!
What’s LineageOS Anyways?
Before you flash the ROM it’s kinda natural that you wanna know more about the ROM that you’re flashing So here’s a quick little summary of the new ROM development group Lineage OS. For those who already know about it or don’t care about them skip this part.
Okay, If you’re in the Android community for a while there’s a high chance that you might’ve heard of this ROM development group before named “CyanogenMod”. If you don’t know, “CyanogenMod” was famous for making some of the best Custom ROM’s for android. Period,
But just a few months ago Cyanogen INC. the company that provided source codes to CyanogenMod community, was forced to shut down its doors which caused the whole CyanogenMod community to go down as well.
You can actually read the full article about this that I did back then here –>
After a week of being closed down some members of the Scattered CyanogenMod community grouped up and created the new ROM Development group “Lineage OS” claiming to be the next successor of the CyanogenMod ROMs.
Anyways, I think that should be enough for a quick intro you can always learn more about the group through their Wikipedia page
Android Nougat ROM FairPhone 2 [FP2] Download & Install Guide - AndroidCUT
LineageOS 15.0 Android Oreo Screenshots
3. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
4. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
5. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
6. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
7. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
8. LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat Screenshots
The screenshots provided above are the sample ones. Though to be honest LineageOS will look pretty much like stock anyways…
Features Of The ROM
- Based On Android Nougat
- Nougat framework
- Good Charging time
- Good Battery backup
- Good call sound
- Better Wifi Reception In Some Models.
- Both Cameras working
- Smooth and fast
- Clean bloat free interface
- IT’S STOCK ANDROID WHAT ELSE YOU WANT?
Bugs Of The ROM
- May Hang At Some Places.
- Stock Camera App Might Not Work On Some Models. Please Install Third Party Ones.
- Please Comment More If You Find Other Bugs.
Download Android Nougat ROM For FairPhone 2
Users who are interested in the ROM can download it from the Official LineageOS Download Page. Currently, the ROM is available for these models so please tap on the download link specific for your device.
FairPhone 2 [FP2]
How To Flash A Rom Tutorial
So if you’re interested in trying out the ROM (Which you should) But you don’t know How To Flash A ROM then you can check out this little tutorial that I’ve written on How To Flash A ROM On Your Device.
NOTE: The Tutorial Used Below Is A Universal One Because I Can’t Rewrite One For Every single Phone. Due To That, The ScreenShot You May See Below Show A Different ROM.zip But Don’t Worry The Steps Are Legit And Will Work On Every Phone Running TWRP Recoveries 🙂
- Your Device Should Be Rooted With TWRP Custom Recovery Installed.
- Backup Your Current Data.
- Battery Should Be Above 25%.
- Download The Android Nougat ROM From Above.
- Put The Downloaded ROM In Your SD Card.
Step 1: Entering Recovery Mode
Shut Down Your Device and wait till it’s completely turned off (You’ll hear a buzz sound when it’s completely turned off) after which enter the Recovery mode by pressing the Home Button + Volume Up + Power Button at the same until you see the Samsung boot logo pop-up.
Step 2: Wiping The System
Once you’re in the recovery, The home screen would look like this. In the menu that you can see, tap on the “Wipe” Tile to enter the Wiping Zone.
Step 3: Advance Wiping.
Once you enter the wiping zone. Tap on “Advance Wipe” & select all the following items.
- Dalvik/ART Cache.
Once you’ve selected these items, slide the bar below to wipe. After the wipe is done, Go back to the home screen by pressing the software keys at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Installing The ROM
On the home screen, Tap on the “Install” Tile to open Installation menu. In the Installation menu browse through the files & select the ROM that you’ve downloaded.
- Example – Storage/ External_SD-Card / Custom ROM / Custom_ROM.zip
Browsing For ROM [Part 2] [TWRP 184.108.40.206] - AndroidCUT
Browsing For ROM [Part 1] [TWRP 220.127.116.11] - AndroidCUT
NOTE: Of course, You’re Not Suppose To Flash The “Custom ROM.zip” It’s Just An Example ScreenShot I’ve Put There Just To Make Things Easier To Understand. (Also I Can’t Possibly Add A New Screenshot To Each Post)
Once you’ve found the ROM, tap on it to select and just like last time, Slide the bar on the bottom to flash it. The ROM flashing process will now start & will take 4-5 Minutes to complete After which you need to flash the Pure Android Nougat 7.1.2 GApps.
- Don’t Know What Are GApps Or How To Flash Them? No Worries! Check Out Our Full Guide On How To Flash GApps On Any Android Phone.
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