It’s been a week and we were waiting for some interesting news from Jolla which is still living or better said hiding in a cloud of unknown. But at the same time we’re aware that right after the famous legendary tweet from Stefano Mosconi (@zzste) which said a legendary week is up ahead, he tweeted this which was a bummer (almost)
Thanks everyone for all the love shown. I said it is going to be legendary but I didn’t necessarily mean for everyone 🙂 #Jolla
— Stefano Mosconi (@zzste) October 28, 2013
So we’re back to the normal which is being patient and have faith in them.
But no worries! We have good news for the long awaited “Sailfish on N9” requesters!
This week is going to start with some people porting or rather, installing Sailfish (SDK version) on their beloved Nokia N9s. But as the blogger who posted it said: “Please note, an official guide is coming up from Jolla, which demonstrates this entire process into making an image. This guide will be updated with instructions regarding that.”
So therefore we will update you here as well in case you haven’t been following Mr. ALEKSI SUOMALAINEN and his blog
And we quote:
CAUTION: Might break your stuff, back up your nemo installation
beforehand if you want to be cautious. You have been warned!
Please note, an official guide is coming up from Jolla, which demonstrates this entire process into making an image. This guide will be updated with instructions regarding that.
First things first, you need a working copy of Nemo Mobile running on N9, you can grab one from this link. I will not cover the installation of Nemo Mobile for your N9, you can follow this guide to do that.
You also need a working copy of Sailfish SDK running. I will also not cover the installation process here but its quite straightforward to setup. After having a Mer SDK virtual machine instance running, do this to gain ssh access to the virtual machine:
ssh -i ~/SailfishOS/vmshare/ssh/private_keys/engine/mersdk mersdk@localhost -p 2222
In this ssh shell, run:
sb2 -t SailfishOS-armv7hl -m sdk-install -R zypper mr -k -all
sb2 -t SailfishOS-armv7hl -m sdk-install -R zypper in -t pattern jolla-ui-wayland
This generates rpm packages to /parentroot/srv/mer/targets/SailfishOS-armv7hl/var/cache/zypp/packages/jolla/ subdirectories, copy them all over to a separate directory on the host machine as one flat directory, like this:
cp ./*/*/*.rpm ~/sailfishrpms/
Copy these over to Nemo Mobile running in N9, using eg. scp. Usually one wants to copy over entire directory like the above sailfishrpms.
Then in the device, over ssh, execute:
zypper install –force *
This will install all of the generated rpms to the device, afterwards reboot to gain access of the Sailfish, SDK version, homescreen.
CAUTION: Might break your stuff, back up your nemo installation beforehand if you want to be cautious. You have been warned!
Hope it was useful for you all and you enjoyed a little taste of Sailfish on your Nokia N9, till the final cooked image comes out.
Sepehr Noori (James)