Sailfish OS for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/ 5 Plus (vince)

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Sep 18, 2011
It's Okay. But i suggest you flash LOS 14.1 and the lastest 14.1 base sailfishos zip file.

Thanks for your suggestion. I can run latest Sailfish on LOS 14.1. - and it is absolutely great (I use it as my daily driver)

I was just wondering if anyone else experienced similar issue to mine (I could see a guy's case with exactly the same problem in couple of posts earlier).

But anyway, you've previously mentioned there is no big difference between running sailfish on base 14.1 vs 15.1 so I will stick to 14.1. - I am sure that I am doing something wrong when I try to install LOS 15.1 so gonna find it out somehow.

Edit1: Can a newer vince firmware than suggested one ( be flashed? Or this firmware version is mandatory in order to run sailfish ? I just read in different forum thread that it solved the vendor image mismatch issue for a guy.

Edit2:By reading previous posts within this thread I see there are many others who have the same installation issue with flashing latest sailfish over LOS base 15.1. If someone found the solution please share it here as I am still investigating about it.

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Nov 12, 2018
Tried running anbox on sailfish 3.,got this error..can somebody help me please


Apr 10, 2015
I want to try sailfish os but before that I would like to ask a few questions. Are android apps working? Also, is there anything else which I need to keep in mind before switching from android 10 to sailfish os?

Is fingerprint working now?
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May 12, 2013
Hello Guys!

I see this device is still receiving sailfish updates.
Can somebody tell me if this port can be used as a daily driver?
Also, how's the battery life on sailfish OS?

I just might buy this one just for running sailfish OS :)


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    Change log:

    • 2021-10-08 update to
    • 2021-07-08 update to
    • 2021-03-08 update to
    • 2020-11-20 update to
    • 2020-05-02 update to
    • 2019-11-16 update to
    • 2019-09-27 add 15.1 base sailfishos
    • 2019-09-09 update to
    • 2019-05-11 update to
    • 2019-03-30 update to
    • 2019-03-25 fix FM radio on
    • 2019-01-26 update to
    • 2018-11-10 update to
    • 2018-09-25 fix browser video playback bug(by @PiggZ)
    • 2018-07-22 fix FM radio and power key wakeup delay bugs
    • 2018-06-29 delete some zip, because of some bugs
    • 2018-06-15 fix video record freeze
    • 2018-06-13 fix video thumbnails in Gallery, if you use OTA, you need to remove ffmpeg and install libav, and rm -rf /home/nemo/.cache/org.nemomobile/thumbnails/*
    • 2018-06-10 update to
    • 2018-05-17 gps and sensors fixed
    • 2018-05-16 sailfish browser fixed, use "zypper ref && zypper up" to upgrade

    What works:
    • calls/SMS/data
    • audio
    • video
    • wifi
    • bt
    • camera
    • sensors
    • GPS
    • FM

    what's not:
    1. fingerprint(as the stuff not done yet)
    2. IR(no 32bit lib)

    How to install

    1.packages need to be downloaded:

    2.install steps:
    1. unlock bootloader, you will need to wait some days
    2. rollback to miui 9?(android 7.1 based version) if you are on miui10
    3. flash twrp
    4. flash (flash only once)
    5. flash in recovery
    6. reboot to recovery, flash sailfishos-vince-release-$VERSION-devel-$
    enjoy :)

    OTA updates
    To upgrade to a new Sailfish OS release, enter these commands as root
    ssu re #change it
    version --dup

    For update to, you need do some more
    ssu ar sfos-test
    ssu dr adaptation-community-common
    ssu dr adaptation-community
    ssu re
    version --dup

    WIKI Page

    Bug report
    freenode: #sailfishos-porters or #jolla-cn

    First of all, very thanks to zhxt, no him no this.
    Also thanks @TingyiChen , PiggZ and zamoroz from github. mal,sledges,ghosalmartin,krnlyng from #sailfishos-porters.

    6 version has too many bugs, so i delete some on , i suggest you install, it's only has one bug(fixed in, i will try to fix it in
    FM radio was fixed, use " zypper ref && zypper up " to upgrade
    Update: 2018-11-10
    upgrade to on testing branch), devel branch need obs maintainer change latest repo to
    If you are on testing branch, you can use ssu re and version --dup to upgrade now.
    If you are on devel branch, you need to wait a little longer.

    Chech which branch you are
    [[email protected] ~]$ ssu lr|grep adaptation-community|grep testing
     - adaptation-community        ... [url][/url]
     - adaptation-community-common ... [url][/url]
    Sensors fixed!(rotation sensor and magnetometer sensor not work)
    use zypper ref && zypper up to update