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My experience :

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # *) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, one needs to enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline.

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # *) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, one needs to enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline.

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth: Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # *) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, one needs to enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline.

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth:bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # *) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, one needs to enable either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline.commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

to be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

Finally migrating to SailfishX

Application problems have been fixed by workaround:

  • OsmAnd Voice: Fixed by installing Google TTS Engine (Poor Maps is a very interesting native alternative, but not mature enough yet for my usecases)
  • CodeReader: Problem fixed in Git Repository, but it is block from Jolla Store because of other issues. So switching to android code reader "QR scanner" (from FDroid repository).
  • SpeedCrunch: Buttons in app not useable, but you can switch to Sailfish keyboard to type in your terms

=> Finally migrating from Jolla1 to Sailfish X (06.01.2018)

Process went very smooth via backup to SD and restore from SD in "Settings".

Data migrated via backup/restore: - addressbook - SMS - calender events - notes - pictures

Data not migrated via backup/restore (manual migration necessary): - music - installed native apps + data - installed android apps + data

I'm curious about, how Sailfish X is performing "in production". :) But I guess, very well.

to To be continued...

My experience :

Buying Sailfish X

Once my Xperia X device had been delivered, I wanted to purchase and download Sailfish X to jump straight into falshing action... But this flow was abruptly interrupted at noticing Jolla will only accept payment via credit card. Since I do not own a credit card, flashing time was over for this day. :( See jolla-shop-sailfishx-purchase-method

Thankfully I found a relative, who could help me out in this issue, so purchase and download worked and the journey could continue.

Time to read some documentation:

  • https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/
  • flashing-README.txt provided in SailfishOS-2.1.3.5-1-f5121-0.0.1.16.zip, which you download from https://shop.jolla.com/downloads/

Updating Android software version

I bought a new Xperia X with locked (but unlockable) bootloader. The initial system version was 34.2.A.0.333, so I started the update process... For me this was a very long prozess: I guess 6 hours of download, install, download, install, ... of different software updates. Here is the full list my Xperia X went through:

  • starting at 34.2.A.0.333
  • update to 34.2.A.2.47
  • update to 34.2.A.2.69
  • update to 34.3.A.0.194
  • update to 34.3.A.0.206
  • update to 34.3.A.0.217
  • update to 34.3.A.0.228 (<- the desired target version)
  • update to 34.3.A.0.238

At least the Xperia X does the most part unattended. You only have to tab "install new update now" once in a while. So you can do this along the way doing other stuff.

Maybe faster (but more complex): I have read (https://together.jolla.com/question/168870/versionnumber-build-number/?answer=168914#post-id-168914) that one can use the Emma tool to directly install version 34.3.A.0.228, but this would require time to install the Emma tool first. ;)

Unlocking the bootloader and flashing:

Using the tutorial sailfish-x-install-flash-on-linux and a linux pc, this process worked like a charm. No struggling with Windows driver issues or installing large Android SDKs. On Debian linux I only had to install android-tools-fastboot (118 kByte) and the whole unlocking and flashing process took 30 minutes (+ time reading the documentations).

Very first steps in the new SailfishX:

  • The display looks way better than the one in my Jolla1 (brighter and sharper) :)
  • Why do I have to go to the tutorial again? Where is the option to skip it? Fortunately it is not very long. :|
  • Installation of android support failed :(
  • Installation of predictive keyboard failed :(
  • No "double tab to turn on display" :(
  • Hmm, I can't close apps by wiping down on this device - Guess, I need to check the device settings

Time to call it a day. Configuring and (re-)installing apps will be done tomorrow.

Hardware test after flashing

I tested the Xperia hardware before flashing (using the Android/Sony test tools of the "service menu", which you can find by calling * # * # 7378423 # * # ) and now it is time to test the hardware after flashing, again. To get access to Sailfish test utilities, either call # * # 310 # * # * or (enable developer mode and type csd on the commandline).

Test results:

  • OK:
    • LCD (no dead or broken pixels)
    • LCD touch
    • buttons
      • power button
      • volume up/down
      • photo button (two-step-functionality missing, only "full press" == "take photo", no "half press" == "focus")
    • phone call
    • mobile data
    • back camera
    • camera flash
    • front camera
    • WLAN
    • proximity sensor
    • light sensor
    • gyro / accelerometer
    • top / bottom microphone (there are two separate tests, but it seems to make no difference, whether I speak in the top or the bottom microphone!?!?)
    • loudspeaker (this test is great! It definitely is a loud speaker! :)
    • left/right speaker (make sure, you have the smartphone in landscape orientation)
    • headset
      • headset button
      • volume buttons
      • headset microphone
      • headset audio (without the crackling of my Jolla1)
    • GPS
    • LED
    • vibration
    • USB charging
    • read/write SD-card
  • FAIL: (exactly those mentioned at the Jolla Shop disclaimer, so I knew what I bought; that's fair)
    • compass
    • fingerprint sensor
    • bluetooth (test pass in "csd", but no devices found in "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Search for devices")
    • FM Radio

=> Conclusion: The most important stuff is working. :) But it would be nice, if Jolla staff would get bluetooth in a "working" state, too. Keep going. cheer :)

Update on bluetooth

Having read https://together.jolla.com/question/169519/sony-xperia-bluetooth/?answer=169564#post-id-169564, I gave connecting by bluetooth a few more tries (about 10 or 20). In the end I managed to send a picture from Jolla1 to XperiaX. But this process needs some more fixing by Jolla staff to work more flawless.

Application check

Applications, which worked without problems:

Applications with problems:

Finally migrating to SailfishX

Application problems have been fixed by workaround:

  • OsmAnd Voice: Fixed by installing Google TTS Engine (Poor Maps is a very interesting native alternative, but not mature enough yet for my usecases)
  • CodeReader: Problem fixed in Git Repository, but it is block from Jolla Store because of other issues. So switching to android code reader "QR scanner" (from FDroid repository).
  • SpeedCrunch: Buttons in app not useable, but you can switch to Sailfish keyboard to type in your terms

=> Finally migrating from Jolla1 to Sailfish X (06.01.2018)

Process went very smooth via backup to SD and restore from SD in "Settings".

Data migrated via backup/restore: - addressbook - SMS - calender events - notes - pictures

Data not migrated via backup/restore (manual migration necessary): - music - installed native apps + data - installed android apps + data

I'm curious about, how Sailfish X is performing "in production". :) But I guess, very well.

Minor issues during migration: - contacts from SIM card are displayed in address book - delete those - contacts disappear - reboot - contacts back again => soluition

To be continued...