Leaving Apple & Google: /e/OS is available for download on FP4, the best devices to use /e/OS in North America, V0.21 release

  • You can finally install /e/OS on the Fairphone 4
  • What are the best devices to use /e/OS in North America?
  • V0.21 is out!

You can finally install /e/OS on the Fairphone 4

Our team is extremely happy to announce that /e/OS for the new Fairphone 4 is now available for download! From now on we could provide you with all the options to enjoy the /e/OS on Fairphone 4. The FP4 owners that are willing to install /e/ on their phones can do it by following the step-by-step instructions provided by our development team.
Our partnership with Fairphone takes a big step towards a sustainable smartphone that cares about your data privacy without sacrificing its performance. The Murena Fairphone 4 is the latest product of our collaboration that we are extremely proud of  thanks to the addition of 5g and the modular design that make this phone compatible with newer networks. The Murena FP4 with the preinstalled /e/OS can be ordered in Europe on www.murena.com

What are the best devices to use /e/OS in North America?

We often get questions around device support in the USA and in Canada. There aren’t that many phones that are compatible with /e/OS and that are supported and whitelisted by the main carriers.

Furthermore, with carriers retiring 3G and 2G networks, you will be forced to find a model that supports 4G calls or VoLTE and that has been approved on their networks. If not, you won’t be able to register your phone line on your carrier network.

Next to the Teracube 2e, there are a few Motorola models that you can source easily, within the G7 series, like the Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Plus, or G7 Power, but the list is quite short.

To offer more options to use /e/OS in North America, we have just added more Pixel devices to our list of supported phones. Most of the phones in the Pixel line up are meeting the different criteria for usage in North America, such as network bands support and VoLTE support. Most of the Pixel line up is whitelisted by the major carriers in the US and in Canada.

That being said, it is important to look for carrier unlocked versions, as these are the only versions that will allow you to access and unlock the bootloader, which is a crucial step required to replace the default Android and install /e/OS instead.

Within the Pixel line, we strongly recommend the following carrier unlocked models:

  • Pixel 3 (G013A)
  • Pixel 3XL (G013C, G013D)
  • Pixel 3a (G020E, G020F, G020G),
  • Pixel 3a XL (G020A, G020B, G020C)
  • Pixel 4 (G020I, G020M, G020N)
  • Pixel 4A (G025J)
  • Pixel 4XL (G020J, G020P, G020Q)
  • Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
  • Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)

Looking for more details on these models or on other supported phones, check our full list of supported devices.

V0.21 is out!

Discover our latest V0.21 release. Some important updates concerned eDrive, Maps, MicroG and BlissLauncher display. The system cameras’ detection was also improved on some devices. In addition, this update brings /e/ theme almost everywhere on Android R.

You can easily update your phone in ‘System updates’ in your phone settings menu.

As always, make sure you have the latest update running on your phone!

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