Sailfish OS (also styled as SailfishOS or abbreviated to SFOS) is a mobile operating system combining the Linux kernel for a particular hardware platform use, the open-source Mer core middleware, a proprietary UI contributed by Jolla, and other third-party components.
It's a beautiful OS developed by the Jolla and the mer team. The UI is totally guesture based. So say good bye to your boring Android navigation bar. The OS is fast and butter smooth with zero lags. This is a totally new experience and certainly a delightful one from the same old boring mundane Android which has had almost the same UI since 5.0 .
Note: This has to be flashed over CyanogenMod 12.1
1. Download CyanogenMod 12.1: CM 12.1(Download it from here. Looks like CM servers are officially down.)
2. Download Sailfish OS 2.0: Sailfish 2.0
3. Wipe cache, dalvik cache system and data. Copy the two ROMs to your phone.
4. Flash CM 12.1 first, then Sailfish 2.0 .
5. Wait. It doesn't have a bootanimation yet so it will stay on the bootlogo for a while (5 mins max)
This is an alpha release. There are some bugs that will be fixed in a while. Here are the bugs:
4. Front cam has issues.
Detects SD card
Sometimes, if you cannot download some apps and the app store says failed, got to
Settings -> Developer Settings -> and setup a password there.
Then go to terminal and type these commands one by one.
devel-su (Enter your password that you had set earlier) ssu dr adaptation-community zypper ref
Not very convenient but you can use android apps. You have to restart everytime you want to use android. I will be providing two more images available in the links below (boot.img and hybris-boot.img).
When ever you want to use android, just flash boot.img via recovery. Similarily, flashing hybris-boot.img will take you back to sailfishOS. A little inconvinient, but until i try to get sfdroid support, this is the best catch.
So flash like this:
Gapps 5.1 (ARM) ----- (This so that you will have GPlay functionality when you go to android).
New screenshots added!!
@CyanogenMod/Lineage OS team
@jolla and Mer Team