FreePBX 12 Release Candidate Released

I hope everyone in the United States had a happy Labor Day weekend and for those of you outside the US I hope you had a happy Monday (or Tuesday for those of you living a day ahead of us) just the same. In case you haven’t been keeping an eye on FreePBX’s Module Admin we have made public the “FreePBX Upgrader” for all 2.11 systems that are not a FreePBX Distro based system. This give you the ability to be able to upgrade to FreePBX 12. But before you do that I advise you read the rest of this post (and make a backup… You did make a backup right?). If you don’t know why you should upgrade to 12, I highly recommend checking out our previous blog about the beta cycle:

A few of the features included in the FreePBX 12 release are:

  • Asterisk 12 Support Allow a system to run both chan_sip and pjsip
  • Allow Extensions to be able to be switched between the two
  • Added an Asterisk Rest Interface Manager module to add users to be able to utilize Asterisk’s new Rest Interface
  • New User Control Panel that replaces ARI "UCP"(Please check online and download the module after upgrading to FreePBX 12)
  • Presence
  • Call History
  • Widgets/RSS Feeds
  • Modular design allows FreePBX hook into UCP
  • Settings- Find Me/Follow Me, VmX Locator, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb
  • Voicemail
  • WebRTC
  • Conference Pro
  • Fax Pro
  • SMS Support in UCP for SIPStation customers
  • Brand New Dashboard
  • Updates to Module admin

  • CDR Reports now support html5 playback, no need to have quicktime player

The full list of features can be viewed here:

The requirements for FreePBX 12 are simple:

  • Asterisk 1.8 through 13
  • PHP 5.3.3 or higher

Upgrade and Download Plans

The easiest way to get access to the Release Candidate is by downloading the FreePBX Distro at and following the steps in You can also download the tarball of just FreePBX manually from and run through the setup processes documented in

Andrew - On Behalf of the FreePBX Team!



Is FreePBX FOP Framework supported in FreePBX 12?

Thank you.

FOP is an independent project not managed by FreePBX

We have built in support for iSymphony which we feel is a superior product.

If you are asking about the original FOP that has not been supported in FreePBX for years.

I can not wait for direct transfer to parking lots.

I moved a post to a new topic: Cant make calls with FreePBX 12

Yep. I am happily running the very original FOP in FreePBX and was just wondering will I be able to continue using it if I go to 12.

Can I test iSymphony side by side with the original FOP in FreePBX before I commit to 12?

BTW, I looked up iSymphony. It is an overkill for a home user like myself.

When will FreePBX 12 RC be available in the distro?

8+ days ago …

When I go to: I don’t see a stable 12 distro, only the beta…?

RC is “Release candidate”, this is a level of BETA. There is no “stable” 12 build.

I moved a post to a new topic: Can’t listen to call recordings in CDR or UCP

My bad, any ideas on when the stable/rtm build will be released?

I’d also like to know the milestone date for 12 to enter stable status.

It will be before or during Astricon 2014.

cool, installed rc1 - how do i upgrade to Asterisk 12?


I had a disappointing time upgrading to this release. I was running 1.8xx.210.57 and that wasn’t patched for shellshock, so I figured it would be time for an upgrade. I followed the instructions here which totally didn’t work as I was going from 32bit to 64 bit and the module path changes to /usr/lib64/asterisk also the pjsip running by default meant that all my chan_sip extension configurations didn’t do anything until I moved pjsip out of the way. I have it running now, and I will look into enabling pjsip at some point, but the upgrade was quite a long way from “just works”