Early Adopters Of Sailfish OS Can Now Install SailfiSh OS On Their Nexus 4


Are you an early adopter of Sailfish OS? If yes, you might want to check out your email because Jolla finally released Sailfish OS for the Nexus 4.

Early Sailfish OS Adopters are receiving email from Jolla that they can now install Sailfish OS on their Nexus 4. For those who are asking on how they become an Early Adopter, they asked to be an Early Adopter on Sailfish Freenode IRC

According to the email they will also publish the images for the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. However, not all features are working as Carsten noted.

Dear early adopter of SailfishOS for Android devices.

 We're kicking off today by publishing the first Early Adopter Release of SailfishOS ( for Nexus 4 (mako) to early adopters. Please make sure to read this whole e-mail through.

 Later we'll be publishing images for Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (i9305) and we'll be delivering updated images as we go along for each device as hardware support improves. This is just the beginning.

 We are also working on the SailfishOS hardware adaptation development kit, which describes how to port SailfishOS to existing CyanogenMod 10.1 devices. Later versions of CM will be supported eventually. We'll publish the HADK in the next few weeks if everything goes well.

 This installation image is for early adopters only, meaning we know that some things are not functional or perhaps even broken -- please see release notes below. We think it's worth sharing already now to get all of you properly included in the early stages of the project.

 We want to build a community around SailfishOS for Android devices that is based on mutual trust and respect for what we are all doing. Hence -- we ask that whenever you do screenshots, videos, forum or blog posts (and we're happy if you do!) or the like, you emphasise that this is an under-development snapshot and not a final product release.

 It is important for Jolla that the correct expectations are set for those who might be users of the final product -- and that they understand what they see is not a released product.

 WARNING: Modifying or replacing your device’s software may void your device’s warranty, lead to data loss, hearing loss, hair loss, financial loss, privacy loss, security breaches, or other damage, and therefore must be done entirely at your own risk. No one affiliated with this project is responsible for your actions but yourself. Good luck.

 NOTE: You will lose your on-device data, so make a proper backup.

 To install this release of SailfishOS on a Nexus 4 device:

 * Install adb and fastboot
 a. Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
 b. Fedora: yum install android-tools
 c. Mac OS X: Install Homebrew from http://brew.sh/, then: brew install android-platform-tools
 d. Windows: See http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Doc:_fastboot_intro for instructions

 * Install Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) to your Nexus 4
 a. Instructions here: https://developers.google.com/androi...s#instructions
 b. Download links can be found here: https://developers.google.com/androi...ges#occamjdq39

 * Download CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for your Nexus 4
 a. The file you want to download is cm-10.1.3-mako.zip
 b. Download links can be found here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_mako

 * Download the SailfishOS for Android image for "mako"
 a. The file you want to download is http://releases.sailfishos.org/sfa-ea/sailfishos-mako-release-

 * Install CyanogenMod 10.1.3 on your Nexus 4
 a. Follow the instructions at: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_mako

 * After flashing the "cm-10.1.3-mako.zip" file, flash the SailfishOS .zip file in the same way ("on top of it")
 * Reboot bootloader, SailfishOS should boot and be visible

 We can recommend reading through http://jolla.com/guide/ -- some parts may not apply to Nexus 4

 If you want to go back to normal CyanogenMod:
 a. Boot into recovery mode
 b. Choose "Wipe data / factory reset"
 c. Flash cm-10.1.3-mako.zip
 d. (to go back to SailfishOS, flash the SailfishOS .zip on top of it)

 To SSH into your device via USB (Linux)
 1. Enable remote connection in Settings->System->Developer mode
 2. Set your USB interface on host machine to IP
 3. ssh nemo@
 4. Use the password from developer mode to log in
 5. Use the 'devel-su' command with the same password in order to gain root
 6. To SSH over WLAN, use IP listed in developer mode under "WLAN IP address"

Release notes and Known issues for Early Adopter Release 1 for mako/Nexus 4:
 * We have a subtle watermark underneath the UI at all times stating
“SailfishOS development software” “This is not production quality”.
Developer mode is activated at all times.
 * Modem and related functionality works, 3G data, SMS but no call audio
 (comes in next release). There has been no throughout testing of telephony
 related functionality (roaming, airplane mode, data counters,
 etc) and any use of this functionality is at your own risk.
 * Sensors, Device clock/alarms, Reset device, Bluetooth, USB control + MTP,
 Bluetooth, WLAN hotspot, Camera (photography, video recording), and video
 playback is not supported in this release.
 * Jolla account / Store is removed from the image due to problems with
 registering with Jolla infrastructure.
 * The image SW is not currently upgradeable, nor is any typically licensed
 multimedia codecs (MP3, etc), HERE maps, Android application compatibility
 layer, or word prediction for virtual keyboard preinstalled.
 * After returning from suspend, UI may be slow for a moment. It is not
 possible to double-tap to wake up the device. Power button may fail to wake
 device at times, check if you are covering the proximity sensor.
 Powering off device puts it into a state of deep slumber; possible to get
 out of by holding power button and volume down key with a bit of
 * Fingerterm applications may fail to launch during first attempts.
 * FPS drop while scrolling in homescreen due to non-batching when rendering
 of application icon grid
 * Icons/graphics appear unproportionally small in browser toolbar, time
 select widget, and Settings favourite icons
 * Multiboot / multirom is not supported currently
We will all meet in #sailfishos on irc.freenode.net and please use us (thp, alterego, Stskeeps, lbt, sledges) to work together, report any bugs, graphical glitches or missing functionality that you find, which are not included in the release notes above. You can also find the hardware adaptation source code at http://github.com/mer-hybris .

 You are also welcome to participate in threads at http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-4/general about Nexus 4 and SailfishOS as well as for more general SailfishOS topics at http://forum.xda-developers.com/jolla-sailfish/general

 Best regards,
 Carsten Munk (Stskeeps) on behalf of the SailfishOS for Android devices team
 Chief Research Engineer @ Jolla

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What’s on your Jolla, Carol Chen?


To celebrate the launch of Sailfish OS 1.0 we will interview Jolla Officials and Jolla Fans to share their favorite apps, Other Half and learn how they make the most of their Jolla. Today we start with Jolla’s Community Manager and Devaamo co-founder Carol Chen. Here’s a look at what’s inside:

1. What apps have you prioritized and why?

Messaging – because that’s really 3 apps in one (text messages, FB messages, gtalk messages).
Browser – because I always need to look up some website or search for info..
Email – I dislike the fact that I receive too much emails, but work depends on it. LINE – main form of communication between my family across 3 continents

2. What apps/games do you use to pass the time?

Media – listening to music;
Tweetian /Friends – read posts from Twitter and Facebook;
Free Fall – a silly disney game but I’m addicted

Continue reading at http://www.thejollablog.com/whats-jolla-carol-chen/

Watch: Sailfish OS Running on Samsung Galaxy S3


Last month,Jolla announced that they are going to release a Sailfish OS Rom for Android Devices. At MWC 2014, Jolla displayed a couple of Android Devices where they successfully ported Sailfish OS like the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Xiaomi.

Thomas Perl, uploaded a video about their progress on Sailfish OS for Android

Are you excited to port Sailfish OS on your Android Phone? Tell us in the comments below!

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Sailfish OS Update Timeline + Update 5 Will Sail To Your Jolla Soon


After releasing Sailfish OS 1.0 yesterday Jolla’s COO Marc Dillon confirmed on Twitter that they are about to finish the Sailfish OS Update 5

Ohijarvi or Update 4 is the biggest among the four updates, Ohijarvi is a software update for Jolla Phone that brings a host of new features. Things like new camera options, internet sharing,improved keyboard, extended landscape support, enhancements to the Jolla store, new general settings, and many more

Dillon also confirmed that MMS is included in the next update, the only thing that is missing is LTE support. Although there’s an app for that, it is better to have it on settings.

Are you excited about the next update? Tell us in the comments below!

Thanks for the tip Ru!

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Sailfish OS 1.0 Ohijarvi Is Now Available!


Its finally here. Sailfish OS 1.0 Ohijarvi Update is now available for the Jolla Phone. It was announced by Jolla that the update will be available in the beginning of March. Ohijarvi is the fourth software update for Sailfish OS , with this update Sailfish OS is finally out of beta.

Ohijarvi Update is a software update for Jolla Phone that brings a host of new features. Things like new camera options, internet sharing,improved keyboard, extended landscape support, enhancements to the Jolla store, new general settings, and many more.

Read the full story on our new site: http://www.thejollablog.com/sailfish-os-1-0-ohijarvi-update-now-available-jolla-phone/

Customize Your Boot Screen With Shutdown Graphic Changer


Today for the first time, I actually really felt that Jolla lives in the same community where MeeGo once lived!
All those who would have used MeeGo MUST remember the good old N9 Quick Tweak App that was developed by Schturman Yesterday, Nokius  released a very playful and very familiar script.

Shutdown Graphic Changer provides a shell script that allows you to add a personal shutdown graphic on the shutdown/boot screen.  The app is straightforward, once you open it will open the shell script. After opening it will present you with a list of options

1. Load Shutdown Graphic to personalize
2. Set personal shutdown graphic
3. Backup shutdown graphic
4. Restore shutdown graphic backup
5. Restore original shutdown graphic
6. About
7. Quit

Please remember that you need to activate Developer Mode before using this application.
For editing copy the Shutdown Graphic with help of scp to and from your Jolla to your PC and the other way

scp nemo@IP:home/nemo/shutdowngraphic/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png ~/path/you/wanted
from PC to Jolla
scp ~/path/to/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png nemo@IP:/home/nemo/shutdowngraphic/graphic-shutdown-480x854.png

Download Shutdown Graphic Changer at OpenRepos  or simply search it via Warehouse!


Source:  TalkMaemo

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Sailfish OS Launcher on Android Beta


Last month, Jolla announced that they are going to release a Sailfish OS Launcher so that Android Users can experience Sailfish OS on their phones.

At MWC, Jolla showcased some Android Phones running Sailfish OS like the Nexus 4, TCL, Samsung Galaxy S3 etc. They also demonstrated the Sailfish OS Launcher for the first time, James from Jolla Users uploaded a video showing the full Sailfish OS Launcher on the Xperia Z1

Watch it below

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