Sailfish OS 220.127.116.11 release5 is now ready. Installation and update instructions can be found at Adaptations/libhybris/Install SailfishOS for fp2 - Mer Wiki (use version 18.104.22.168 instead of the version mentioned in the instructions).
Note that updating to this release is required before updating to the next release. If you are updating from a release older than 22.214.171.124 read the instructions carefully to see which intermediate updates are needed. Latest image can be found here. Highlights of the new release:
Updated to Sailfish OS 126.96.36.199
Based on Android 6 (18.04 release)
Camera configuration files are no longer used, please report any issues with cameras
I use it as my only phone and I am happy with it. Performance is low, some website cause issues but overall I get done what I need to. Keeping it up-to-date once @mal provides an update seems crucial though, so you’d definitely sign up for a quite a bus factor.
I have been able to buy DB tickets from my FP2 via SFOS most of the time since I got it. The main issue seems to be that the SFOS browser is usually quite outdated and not considered by big tech, so you’ll have solve Google’s Captchas when logging in to prove you’re not a robot for not using Chrome and might run into a ‘Too many requests’ error when Cloudflares DDOS-protection agressively filters uncommon browsers. This has happend to me even from my desktop Linux computer though using ‘niche’ browser like qutebrowser and is neither specific to the FP2 nor to SFOS.
There is now Sailfish OS 188.8.131.52 available in the repos, please update to it. Main improvements in it are some browser related fixes and OAuth2 support for Microsoft Exchange accounts which is now required if you need such accounts, more information at [Release notes] Vanha Rauma 184.108.40.206 - Announcements - Sailfish OS Forum. I will update the release image soon.
I’m still struggling with a battery that’s dead within 24 hours, recently i was testing with the connmanctl command and found that the command conmanctl technologies lists my GPS as “Powered = True”, even when “Location” in the GUI is switched off and no app is using GPS.
If this statement from connmanctl is true that could explain why my battery drains and we can’t find anything on the software side. Is it normal for connmanctl to report the GPS as powered? And if not, how do i change it?
@juri.gagarin.ii apart from the battery drain issue i’m having (which seems to be specific to my device) SFOS is my favorite mobile os. There is no Apple/Google spyware to worry about and is does everything i need