Update sailfishOS from 220.127.116.11 (Aurajoki) to 18.104.22.168 (Fiskarsinjoki)
(for Intex Aqua Fish, Model: l500d)
Latest preview build for SailfishOS - Fiskarsinjoki(22.214.171.124) is released and available for download. SailfishOS uses Mer middleware, has Linux kernel and developed by jolla. The latest release is not yet available on air but can be upgraded using developer mode.
Enable remote SSH
With SailfishOS, debugging a phone is quite simple, one just needs to enable Developer mode & Remote connection from Developer tools. Provide the password for user nemo(Yes, the default user is ‘nemo’) or generate password if you choose not to enter password of your choice.(I never managed to ssh to IP-address 192.168.2.15 even by setting similar network space)
psachin@nubia:$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org The authenticity of host '10.42.0.85 (10.42.0.85)' can't be established. ED25519 key fingerprint is SHA256:oLCSaLDMyRlfBe4jZ/paFblizD5siujbCve7buatako. ED25519 key fingerprint is MD5:73:37:37:37:37:37:37:37:37:37:37:85:37:37:7e:31. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added '10.42.0.85' (ED25519) to the list of known hosts. email@example.com's password: Last login: Tue Nov 1 09:12:42 2016 NOTICE: Env value ignored HYBRIS_LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/libexec/droid-hybris/system/lib:/vendor/lib:/system/lib ,--- | SailfishOS 126.96.36.199 (Aurajoki) (armv7hl) '---
Login as root using the command
[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ devel-su Password: [root@Sailfish nemo]#
Verify the current release by using the command
version. Check the
latest release on wiki.
Say you want to update to latest release(188.8.131.52, at the time when
this post was published), set the release version using command
ssu release 184.108.40.206 version --dup
This should take a while.
Remove default package
To remove preinstall package like gaana, search by name using the
pkcon(PackageKit Console client).
[root@Sailfish ~]# pkcon search name gaana Searching by name Waiting in queue Starting Refreshing software list Querying Installed sailfish-content-partnerspaces-intex-gaana-0.1.5-10.8.1.jolla.armv7hl Gaana partner space application for Intex
Once the exact name of the package is found, go ahead and remove the
pkcon remove PACKAGE_NAME. Exclude version number.
pkcon should behave like any other package manager found in various
[root@Sailfish ~]# pkcon remove sailfish-content-partnerspaces-intex-gaana Removing Waiting in queue Starting Removing packages Resolving dependencies Removing packages [================================================] The following packages have to be removed: feature-intex-0.1.5.1-10.7.6.jolla.noarch Feature package for Intex content sailfish-content-partnerspaces-intex-0.1.5-10.8.1.jolla.armv7hl Partner space applications for Intex sailfish-content-partnerspaces-intex-gaana-0.1.5-10.8.1.jolla.armv7hl Gaana partner space application for Intex sms-activation-intex-0.0.5-10.3.1.jolla.armv7hl Intex SMS activation service sms-activation-intex-conf-0.0.5-10.3.1.jolla.armv7hl Environment configuration for sms-activation-intex Proceed with changes? [N/y] y Removing Waiting in queue Waiting for authentication Waiting in queue Starting Removing packages Resolving dependencies Removing packages
Verify & install package
Sometime you may want to check the integrity of an OS. In this case
version --verify will come handy as demonstrated below.
Verify an update
After an upgrade, login to the device and verify few parameter as show below.
Finally here’s a screenshot of About product screen showing latest release and device info.
I found SailfishOS much more comfortable to use. The best part is it
has very good user interface as compared to other mobile UI like
Android. Once you have an Jolla account, the device has access to all
package repositories. It has early access to latest version and
upgrade is quite simple. The device comes pre-rooted with entire
GNU/Linux OS and package-manager(
pkcon). One can install all Android
apps either from Jolla store or using Google Play store.