Sailfish OS on X

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Oct 18, 2015
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For some reason with this build the system-icons vanish for me after restarting the device once :/

I had much better results using this build.

Also by default (at least with the image I linked) only two of the 6 cpu-cores are enabled. To fix that one must add this under the init-section of the /init.loire.pwr.rc file and reboot (All credit for this go to abranson from the #sailfishos-porters irc).
 
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Oct 18, 2015
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i never make something like this in MacOS (i have Macbook Air, but also with Windows), can you write step by step how to make it. This is something totally new for me (i flashed hundreds of XPERIA smartphones, i have Emma tool, but never try this...)

Sure thing :)

First of all your bootloader needs to be unlocked. I'm assuming you already did that but if not you should read about backuping your drm-keys because otherwise they can't be recovered after unlocking your bootloader unless you do that.

If you don't have fastboot installed yet follow this guide.

After that download the first file linked at the top of this thread.

Unpack the archive (if you can't open it I recommend "the unarchiver" from the app-store).

Place both this file and the zip from the third link at the top in the unpacked folder (in the path where the flash.sh is). Don't unpack the .zip file!

After that open a terminal and navigate to your unpacked folder (if you don't know how to do that google for "terminal tutorial mac").

Run
Code:
chmod +x flash.sh
chmod +x make_ext4fs
to mark the flash-script and the make_ext4fs-file as executable.

Boot your device into fastboot mode (hold volume up while it's turned off and plug in your usb-cable) and finally run

Code:
./flash.sh

to install sailfishOS on the device.

If there is a "hybris-recovery.img" file in the directory (can't quite remember if that's the case with this build) also run

Code:
fastboot flash recovery hybris-recovery.img

to install a sailfishOS specific recovery.

After that you can reboot your device and enjoy Sailfish OS :)
 
Oct 18, 2015
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Friend, is there a tutorial for Windows installation? To be more detailed, this is my first contact

Right now there is no windows support. The final build (which will be officially sold by Jolla) will make windows-installation possible.

If you know your way around cygwin you could probably get it to flash using windows (other than the flash.sh script there's nothing *nix-exclusive).
 

Gatze99

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Is the rom stable enough for daily use ? and is Alien Dalvik available in this rom to run Android apps ?
 

m4r0v3r

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no android dalvik or any software that needs license, this version is just community version like aosp without play store.
 
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pp03

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when flashing there's error make_ext4fs: no such file or directory, when i use the second one there's error: wrong exec format
 

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    do you have any status when you going for the new .img

    plus only let u know that file has problem with the md5sum i had to use another...
    when you try to install.

    having some issues with some errors atm so no eta. this version has no apk support or any native whatsapps
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    Updated the link to sfos 2.1.2.3 and new instructions. this build needs to be a fresh start after this OTA will be easy to do :)
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    keep going till then, also ive updated the above link
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    i never make something like this in MacOS (i have Macbook Air, but also with Windows), can you write step by step how to make it. This is something totally new for me (i flashed hundreds of XPERIA smartphones, i have Emma tool, but never try this...)

    Sure thing :)

    First of all your bootloader needs to be unlocked. I'm assuming you already did that but if not you should read about backuping your drm-keys because otherwise they can't be recovered after unlocking your bootloader unless you do that.

    If you don't have fastboot installed yet follow this guide.

    After that download the first file linked at the top of this thread.

    Unpack the archive (if you can't open it I recommend "the unarchiver" from the app-store).

    Place both this file and the zip from the third link at the top in the unpacked folder (in the path where the flash.sh is). Don't unpack the .zip file!

    After that open a terminal and navigate to your unpacked folder (if you don't know how to do that google for "terminal tutorial mac").

    Run
    Code:
    chmod +x flash.sh
    chmod +x make_ext4fs
    to mark the flash-script and the make_ext4fs-file as executable.

    Boot your device into fastboot mode (hold volume up while it's turned off and plug in your usb-cable) and finally run

    Code:
    ./flash.sh

    to install sailfishOS on the device.

    If there is a "hybris-recovery.img" file in the directory (can't quite remember if that's the case with this build) also run

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery hybris-recovery.img

    to install a sailfishOS specific recovery.

    After that you can reboot your device and enjoy Sailfish OS :)