Sailfish OS release1 for Fairphone 2

Sailfish OS release1 is now ready. Installation and update instructions can be found at https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris/Install_SailfishOS_for_fp2. Highlights of the new release:

  • Updated to Sailfish OS
  • Based on Android 6 (18.04 release)
  • Enable tracking emergency numbers provided by network
  • Some performance improvements to video decoding

Note: No installation zip available now because of issues in the 3rd party server I have used for hosting the images. If anyone needs an image send me a private message and I can provide a temporary link to the image.

Important notes for updating from old Sailfish OS releases ( beta4 or older)! Because of enabling on-demand proximity sensor support all users can now flash the modem partition from Fairphone Open OS 18.04 release using fastboot. Please check wiki for detailed instructions.

Important notes for updating from Sailfish OS releases before (alpha5)! Please be very careful when during update about flashing the Android system.img. During update process Android system.img needs to be flashed right after updating Sailfish OS and shutting down the device. Do not flash system.img before Sailfish OS update.

Known issues:

  • If anyone still notices the previous issue that updating camera configuration fails during camera module change, update or installation please report it to me and use the fix mentioned in earlier release notes (Sailfish OS beta5 release)

After updating from on my FP2 for the first time in a while when device is switched off irrespective of whether “flashlight” is on it now “reboots”.

I noticed random reboots when trying to turn off device, but it didn’t happen always, I couldn’t see any crashes or related things in logs so not sure how to debug the issue. The issue should not be related to the old similar problem seen long time ago.


Just upgrading to 3.3 on FP2. Thanks and congrats mal! :clap: :muscle:

Btw. concerning the power-off/reboot discovery: I observed a similar behaivour on 3.2 (rebooted once before upgrade because I had issues connecting via ssh). While actually I powered off the device, it rebooted. There is a good chance this is at least not introduced by 3.3. Looks like occasionally some service breaks during shutdown where prbly a systemd (or custom?) watchdog jumps in and triggers a reboot. This would at least explain such behaviour.