post updated with download links
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Today is the day!
If you are by any chance registered yourself to adopt Sailfish OS on your Nexus 4 before others do, today was your chance to receive an email containing a lot of new information about Sailfish Os image for your nexus 4!
Download Links will be shared soon
Although the links are available in the emails sent, I have been told to hold on before sharing them because we want to make the ones who registered feel special for a few days, so please if you are one of them, hold on until we release them here.
We will share the details with you all if you wanna know what works and what doesn’t!
Release notes and Known issues for Early Adopter Release 1 for mako/Nexus 4:
* We have a subtle watermark underneath the UI at all times stating
“SailfishOS development software” “This is not production quality”.
Developer mode is activated at all times.
* Modem and related functionality works, 3G data, SMS but no call audio
(comes in next release). There has been no throughout testing of telephony
related functionality (roaming, airplane mode, data counters,
etc) and any use of this functionality is at your own risk.
* Sensors, Device clock/alarms, Reset device, Bluetooth, USB control + MTP,
Bluetooth, WLAN hotspot, Camera (photography, video recording), and video
playback is not supported in this release.
* Jolla account / Store is removed from the image due to problems with
registering with Jolla infrastructure.
* The image SW is not currently upgradeable, nor is any typically licensed
multimedia codecs (MP3, etc), HERE maps, Android application compatibility
layer, or word prediction for virtual keyboard preinstalled.
* After returning from suspend, UI may be slow for a moment. It is not
possible to double-tap to wake up the device. Power button may fail to wake
device at times, check if you are covering the proximity sensor.
Powering off device puts it into a state of deep slumber; possible to get
out of by holding power button and volume down key with a bit of
* Fingerterm applications may fail to launch during first attempts.
* FPS drop while scrolling in homescreen due to non-batching when rendering
of application icon grid
* Icons/graphics appear unproportionally small in browser toolbar, time
select widget, and Settings favourite icons
* Multiboot / multirom is not supported currently
If you want the Hardware Adaptation source code
You can go >> Here << and get them all in one place.
If you want to see what works and what doesn’t in a chart; They got your back!
download links and instructions:
WARNING: Modifying or replacing your device’s software may void your
device’s warranty, lead to data loss, hearing loss, hair loss, financial
loss, privacy loss, security breaches, or other damage, and therefore must
be done entirely at your own risk. No one affiliated with this project is
responsible for your actions but yourself. Good luck.
NOTE: You will lose your on-device data, so make a proper backup.
To install this release of SailfishOS on a Nexus 4 device:
* Install adb and fastboot
a. Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
b. Fedora: yum install android-tools c. Mac OS X: Install Homebrew from
http://brew.sh/, then: brew install android-platform-tools d. Windows: See
Doc:_fastboot_intro for instructions
* Install Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) to your Nexus 4 a. Instructions here:
b. Download links can be found here:
* Download CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for your Nexus 4 a. The file you want to
download is cm-10.1.3-mako.zip b. Download links can be found here:
* Download the SailfishOS for Android image for “mako”
a. The file you want to download is
* Install CyanogenMod 10.1.3 on your Nexus 4 a. Follow the instructions at:
* After flashing the “cm-10.1.3-mako.zip” file, flash the SailfishOS .zip
file in the same way (“on top of it”)
* Reboot bootloader, SailfishOS should boot and be visible
We can recommend reading through http://jolla.com/guide/ — some parts may
not apply to Nexus 4
If you want to go back to normal CyanogenMod:
a. Boot into recovery mode
b. Choose “Wipe data / factory reset”
c. Flash cm-10.1.3-mako.zip
d. (to go back to SailfishOS, flash the SailfishOS .zip on top of it)
To SSH into your device via USB (Linux)
1. Enable remote connection in Settings->System->Developer mode 2. Set your
USB interface on host machine to IP 192.168.2.2 3. ssh email@example.com 4.
Use the password from developer mode to log in 5. Use the ‘devel-su’ command
with the same password in order to gain root 6. To SSH over WLAN, use IP
listed in developer mode under “WLAN IP address”
Special thanks to Mariano Florton for sharing the images of his Google Nexus 4.
it feels so good a real multitasking device
— Mariano (@marianoflotron) March 27, 2014