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Sailfish OS Port for Galaxy Ace II request [libhybris] [jolla] [sailfishos]

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By rafalo1333, Senior Member on 25th July 2014, 06:40 PM
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Hello,

First I want to thank everyone that contributed in development of software for our Samsung Galaxy Ace II. Especially Team Canjica, Rox and many many others!

Jolla, the producent of Sailfish OS, has just released the LibHybris 1.0, which allows the devs to build the Sailfish OS for ANY Android device running CyanogenMod 10.1. It is THE BIG CHANCE for our device!

Sailfish OS is a lot faster and smoother OS than Android. Our device with just 768 MB RAM and dual core Novathor CPU should perform a lot better on Sailfish than on Android. And it is possible to run Android apps on Sailfish too!

http://www.jollausers.com/2014/07/sa...t-release-1-0/

So I want to ask our great community to try to port Sailfish OS for our device. We have the very good working CM 10.1, so we should try! It can be the second life for our device

I hope we will start the great discussion and the devs will be helpful

Please, port this amazing system to Ace II

Cheers
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26th July 2014, 12:56 AM |#2  
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I dig this! If someone wanted to develop this i would be happy to try this os.

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26th July 2014, 05:02 PM |#3  
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Even though I'm migrating to the fastest android phone ever, if SailfishOS is released for the Ace 2, I would be a VERY happy man! Please make it happen! Many of us don't use the Ace 2 for 3D gaming anyway, so a lack of apps on SailfishOS is negligible!
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28th July 2014, 11:59 AM |#4  
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Any response from developers?
28th July 2014, 12:12 PM |#5  
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Well, i do not know how it's done, but cm 10.1.x is quite slower, than 10.2's, so wouldn't be lost what is gained?
28th July 2014, 05:54 PM |#6  
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Only the kernel from CM 10.1 is used for drivers purposes. Anything else is just pure Sailfish, and it should be A LOT MORE FLUID AND FAST than any Android version.
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28th July 2014, 06:09 PM |#7  
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Only the kernel from CM 10.1 is used for drivers purposes. Anything else is just pure Sailfish, and it should be A LOT MORE FLUID AND FAST than any Android version.

...if you say so..ok, thx for clarification. but you know , that newer kernels(10.2 minimum) are main source of speed of actual roms? Even not roms itself, you know..
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...if you say so..ok, thx for clarification. but you know , that newer kernels(10.2 minimum) are main source of speed of actual roms? Even not roms itself, you know..

I dont think that kernel in CM 10.1 is a lot different than kernel from CM 11. We must ask @Rox, but I think that backporting some features from CM11's kernel wont be too hard. Lets hope so
28th July 2014, 06:18 PM |#9  
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I dont think that kernel in CM 10.1 is a lot different than kernel from CM 11. We must ask @Rox, but I think that backporting some features from CM11's kernel wont be too hard. Lets hope so

...well, optimist, good luck..
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...well, optimist, good luck..

I think they are a realist myself, as this is an old, yet highly dev supported, phone, and due to it's rubbish GPU, will highly benefit from SailfishOS, as 3D games are useless on this device.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/joll...e-1-0-t2820012

Also, this.
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Supposedly most android apps should be compatible too so this should be a fun experience
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