Sailfish OS beta4 release

Actually, you don’t need to boot to your OS at this point! Once you flashed the system.img and the NON-HLOS.bin, just reboot to TWRP recovery and install the sailfishos zip.


As Fairphone announced the next beta with a lot of bug fixes (e.g. switching off with new camera modules and so on), a build.on the basis of the coming version could be a good idea.

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@mal I am.using the port for several days now and I have a huge battery drain. Top/htop shows that there are processes

/usr/sbin/sensorfwd -c=/etc/sensorfwd/primaryuse.conf --systemd --log-level=warning --no-magnetometer-bg-calibration

These processes use 10…15% (according to htop), battery drains fast and the whole system feels somehow slow, e.g. characters show up with a short delay after typing and so on.

Have I f***** up something?

Did you correctly flash the old modem partition as mentioned in instructions:

  • Download
  • Extract files from the zip and locate file NON-HLOS.bin
  • Run as root: fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
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Thank you! I’m 99% sure I did it, but just to be 100% sure I did it again and will check it’s behavior over the day.

Shame on me, it seems I may have forgotten the step… After flashing SFOS to my FP2 so many times it finally happened :wink:

OK, the battery drain is gone, but the phone still seems somehow a little bit slow in every aspect. Like there was a small delay. But maybe it is just me, as I have an XA2 with just beside the FP2?

I added a kernel fix for the device shutdown issue when using new camera. It’s now available in devel and testing repos. To update your device run version --dup. I didn’t update the release images so the fix is currently only available via OTA update. I will include it in release images for next Sailfish OS release when that happens.


Thank you @mal !
Update successful and no more reboot when shutting down :slight_smile:

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The open terminal on my Ubuntu laptop told me: “Flashing successful! Your Fairphone 2 will now run Fairphone Open 18.04.1.” The second time ever I used the fastboot command.
I am so very happy. I had to remove the battery in between because the phone continued its starting/switching off without ever stopping, after my last trial. I used my first FP (the one which stays mainstream because I need the app from the Deutsche Bahn) to recharge the battery.
Over the next days I will play around with FP OOS before going on to Sailfish OS. FP OOS could possibly go on my first FP if I find a solution for the railway tickets. This second one with Sailfish OS is meant to be a gift to somebody.
This is to say thank you to you all for your help.

For that you could need installing MicroG on FPOOS (guide) or going towards LineageOS+MicroG


Thank you. I will try this later. Right now I have installed Sailfish OS.

How did you exactly do this? My FP2 does it since the FPOOS install, and now with Sailfish OS it keeps doing it. At least I got the battery drain thing fixed according to the instructions from mal.

I followed the instructions on wiki, chapter " Over-the-Air updates, Updating Sailfish OS via commandline:"

In summary, instructions are:

  • Open shell with normal nemo user preferrably via ssh
  • ssu release
  • ssu lr
  • devel-su zypper clean -a
  • devel-su zypper ref -f
  • version --dup
  • sync
  • poweroff
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Thank you, now the phone stays put when shut down.

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I too can confirm that after an OTA update I can now finally poweroff the phone for good without any issues. :tada:

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@mal Hello mal,
i tested your Camera app and it works very well.
Two things i will remark.

  1. The pictures always numbered beginning with …0001. This will lead that syncing the pictures (and deleting on the phone) replace the older once. I think it is better to use the date-time format (same as original Camera do it).
  2. I did not find how to zoom?

With both Camera apps the battery discharge rapidly. May be because the display will change fast. I have the feeling, that any display interaction, regardless because of the Camera apps or playing a game with (e.g. moving cards, …), will lead to a fast battery discharge.

I cannot compare with Android behavioer, may be it has the same problem.
I’m also not tested what is making a video, but i thing videos could only be at least ten minutes …

Could this problem be reproduced by you (or any other)? Or is this a problem with my phone?
The i have to check the Android behavioer with my phone.

Btw: Is 3.0.2.X on the way for the FP2? And do you rebase on a newer FP2 Android?

Regardless - Many Thanks for you continuously support for the FP2 :slight_smile:

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It’s quite common that camera usage consumes a lot of power because display is on (which is one of the biggest consumers of power in a phone) and also because video encoding and decoding (for viewfinder) and other things have to be done all the time.

The picture naming is indeed bad, I think it should be changed, I’ll discuss a better naming scheme with other developers of that app, I’m just one of the developers. Zoom feature is not yet implemented, it’s on our todo list. The app is still in quite early stage so many issues exist. Currently the app doesn’t even support video recording yet.

Sailfish OS 3.0.2.x will be done once it’s officially released, I don’t know yet which Android base it will be built on because the Android 7 sources are not yet available.

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This is not necessary. I’m using DB Navigator without Google’s app suite just fine. The only thing that doesn’t work in the app are functions depending on maps. That’s all.

Hello @mal:
i see the new version seems to be ready.

Could we install it (and also the 18.04 modem file)?

Again many thanks


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