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This is not the main support thread for SailfishOS on the Nexus 5 (XDA Thread) nor a discussion thread for other devices (Porting Sailfish to Android Devices). The current port is - with few minor restrictions - usable on a daily basis.

General stuff
Compared to the Jolla phone the Nexus 5 has a bigger screen, from my viewpoint a better haptic and it is a wonderful device to test different operating systems using Multirom. You can boot to some Android flavors, SFOS, Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS ...

Main contributors
  • sledges - a Jolla employee who coordinates different ports, go-to guy if you don't know whom to ask
  • alin, situ, vgrade ... - main Nexus 5 porters
  • tassadar - multirom guru
  • msameer - master of camera and multimedia stuff
  • krnlyng, nh1402 - Android support
  • And many more contributors, testers ...

Current version
Beta 1 based on SailfishOS 2.0.0.10 via OTA, coming from beta0 SailfishOS 1.1.9.28.

What's hot?
Sat, 12.12.2015: Running complete (underlying) CyanogenMod / Android within a SFOS window, see sfdroid

What works and what not? Comments
  • To avoid black rectangle just create your own ambience
  • GPS works - thanks to mal- hint: you can transfer and install jolla-here app from your Jolla phone
  • OTA updates work
  • Cameraplus / harbour-camera video recording crash (regression)

Installation
Follow the Wiki. Grab it from http://images.devaamo.fi/sfe/hammerhead/

Bugtracker
See and please contribute (!) to our bugtracker

Most annoying bugs from my point of view
Bug 835: [hammerhead][alpha12][cameraplus] crash upon stopping video recording
Bug 837: [hammerhead][alpha12] Bad battery life caused by sensors

Support
XDA thread and IRC Freenode #sailfishos-porters and
http://piratepad.net/hadk-faq

Tips and tricks
  • Backup and restore
    From your home directory on the Jolla phone do
    Code:
     tar cvf vault.tar .vault
    and transfer the tar file to your Nexus 5 and restore it using the Jolla backup and restore from the settings app.
  • Install keyboard prediction as root
    Code:
     pkcon install jolla-xt9
  • Activate Low Power Mode
    Code:
    pkcon install mce-tools
    mcetool --set-low-power-mode=enabled
  • Copy over maps package from Jolla Phone
    Code:
    pkcon download . sailfish-maps
  • Dbus command for persistent 3G technology setting in mobile network settings (survives reboots)
    Code:
    dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.ofono /ril_0 org.ofono.RadioSettings.SetProperty string:TechnologyPreference variant:string:umts

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I was tooling around with SFOS on my Nexus 5 this morning and I figured out how to mount Android user data so that it is accessible via SFOS. I did the following:

Code:
devel-su
mkdir /android
mount /dev/mmcblk0p28 /android
User data is then available in:
/android/media/0/

I also updated my fstab file by adding the following line at the end:
Code:
/dev/mmcblk0p28 /android ext4 rw,relatime,data 0 0
 

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I've been following this for a little while. I didn't know they finally got MultiROM support. Seems to be a couple more bugs fixed since I last checked.

I'm tempted to grab a Nexus 5 just to play around.
Hmmm, let's just check my bank account first?
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ive ordered a nexus 5, waiting on it, cheers for this, itll make my setup much much easier.

but what if you mounted the android data were the sailfish android data is, cant you then have some sort of sync in terms of your applications across the two OSes?

does double tap to wake not work?

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does double tap to wake not work?
No not working


What I also noticed is that on the nexus 5 gstreamer regulary freezes. At least I can't even watch a small movie or clip. LLs video player just freezes and I need to force close it.
Maybe this should be added to the list of problems aswell.
edit: Just to clarify. Audio is working fine. Just video freezes. So might be also a video driver issue.
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Originally Posted by llelectronics View Post
No not working


What I also noticed is that on the nexus 5 gstreamer regulary freezes. At least I can't even watch a small movie or clip. LLs video player just freezes and I need to force close it.
Maybe this should be added to the list of problems aswell.
edit: Just to clarify. Audio is working fine. Just video freezes. So might be also a video driver issue.
Can you give more information on the codec your videos are using? I don't use video playback often but in my occassional usage I haven't experienced any issues.
 
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Oh it doesn really matter. I tried mp4 youtube streams and flv files and ogg files.
Pretty much every video file caused some freeze after a couple minutes.
Sometimes also the video is not shown correctly.

Can you try to reproduce it with LLs video Player ?
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Originally Posted by Demati View Post
I was tooling around with SFOS on my Nexus 5 this morning and I figured out how to mount Android user data so that it is accessible via SFOS. I did the following:

Code:
devel-su
mkdir /android
mount /dev/mmcblk0p28 /android
User data is then available in:
/android/media/0/

I also updated my fstab file by adding the following line at the end:
Code:
/dev/mmcblk0p28 /android ext4 rw,relatime,data 0 0
Thank you, i added this to the 'Tips and tricks' section.

Originally Posted by llelectronics View Post
Oh it doesn really matter. I tried mp4 youtube streams and flv files and ogg files.
Pretty much every video file caused some freeze after a couple minutes.
Sometimes also the video is not shown correctly.

Can you try to reproduce it with LLs video Player ?
Reproduced with all available players and added to the list of issues. The usage of videos is overestimated
 

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A quick question. Is Sailfish OS is also availabe for Galaxy S4 I9505 ? I want to give it a try.
 
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Originally Posted by panjgoori View Post
A quick question. Is Sailfish OS is also availabe for Galaxy S4 I9505 ? I want to give it a try.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=92506
https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris
 

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