Bootloader Unlocking Code for Fairphone 3

Unlocking the bootloader lets you run custom operating systems on your Fairphone 3.

Note: Unlocking the bootloader disables important security features. Only do this if you know what you are doing.

In order to receive a code for unlocking the bootloader of your Fairphone 3, you need to fill in its IMEI and the serial number.

Getting the IMEI

You can find the IMEI by going to Settings > About phone > IMEI (sim slot 1):

  • Go to About phone in the Settings app.
  • You can find the IMEI in the field labeled IMEI (sim slot 1).

Getting the serial number

The serial number is visible in Settings > About phone > Model & Hardware > Serial number:

  • Go to About phone in the Settings app.
  • Next, press Model and hardware.
  • Now you can see the serial number.

Once you have both IMEI and serial number, fill them into the following form to receive your unlock code.

Use this code to unlock your Fairphone 3. See below for details.

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Instructions to unlock the bootloader

With your unlocking code from the form above you can unlock the bootloader of your Fairphone 3. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Enable Developer Mode
    1. Go into Settings > About phone

      Go into About phone in the Settings app.
    2. Press Build number seven times until you see a small message telling you that Developer mode is enabled.
      Press Build number 7 times.
  2. Go to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer options. Make sure you followed step 1 from above if Developer options is not visible.
    Go to System in the Settings app.
    Press Advanced to see more options.
    Press Developer options
  3. Enable OEM unlocking and follow the instructions. You might need to enter the PIN, password or pattern for unlocking the lock screen of your FP3.
    Enable OEM unlocking.
  4. Enter the code from this page and press Enable.

    Follow the instructions and enter the code from the form above.

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