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[release notes] 1.1.9 / Eineheminlampi [released]

asked 2015-09-09 15:37:01 +0300

bijjal gravatar image

updated 2017-10-02 21:51:33 +0300

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Update on 2015-09-24: will be rolled out to all our users today. The update process will take a long time to complete (especially the file system optimizations), please be patient.

During this year, we've been working non-stop on iterating prototypes of UI concepts and testing out different possibilities to uplift the Sailfish OS user experience. We are finally ready to introduce the new UI and share the joy of using the reborn Sailfish OS 2.0 user experience with you. This release is especially dear to us as we have also reached the milestone of platform scalability to support multiple devices.

We are happy to announce the 1.1.9 release to our dear users. Thank you for your continued support and patience all through these months where the introduction of new features have taken a back seat.

Upgrade version history

  • 2015-09-09 - - Early access release
  • 2015-09-24 - - Roll-out to all users.
  • 2015-10-22 - - Early access update to correct configurations to facilitate the update to
  • 2015-11-03 - - Roll-out to all users.

Release Highlights

  • Refreshed visual style in Homescreen and Silica components namely button, pulley menu, time picker, volume bar and remorse timer
  • Homescreen is now a carousel, flick to cycle between Events and Home
  • Grouped notifications shown in Events
  • Refreshed active cover layouts for Gallery, Jolla Store, Settings, Notes and Camera apps
  • Refreshed layouts for Calendar, Jolla Store, Clock, Email and Camera
  • Richer and configurable Events via Settings > System > Events
    • New Calendar widget displays your upcoming events
    • Redesigned Weather widget with five-day forecast information (tap on the widget to view it and remember to set your location in the Weather app)
    • Pick your favorite settings shortcuts to be shown in Events on the Jolla Tablet
    • Perform favorite actions directly from Events on the Jolla Tablet like connecting to internet, search the web, find your location, take a photo, make a note or add an reminder
  • New gesture option to enable quick Events access with a left swipe in Settings > System > Gestures
  • Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to open Top menu with lock action and ambiences. The currently active ambience is marked with an indicator.
  • Long-press power key also opens Top menu, but replaces lock action with power off
  • Lock Screen media controls for native Media app
  • Three finger volume control gesture enabled for tablet only
  • Ambience tones now follow global tone settings. You can override global tone settings by adding actions to ambience. Read more to understand the new behaviour better.
  • New ambiences based on the winners of the Jolla ambience photo campaign with Jolla tones set as default actions
  • Support for US English language in the OS
  • Support for Lohit Devanagari font (Indian fonts)
  • Support for Sunday as the first day of the week based on the locale set
  • Receiving multiple files via Bluetooth are now auto-accepted within same session from non-trusted device if initial transfer was authorized
  • Platform upgrade to using a new camera and media stack based on GStreamer 1.x
  • Improved user experience to guide the user on how to install Jolla apps if Jolla account creation is skipped during start-up wizard
  • Tutorial app updated to introduce the new homescreen
  • Notes can now be shared as text files
  • Browser graphics architecture updated
  • Android apps now use the "Chat" system tone for notifications, and alert with vibration and notification LED
  • Android app notifications now wake up the display
  • Camera records video clips in H.264 format now.

The next OS upgrade will include further improvements to the Sailfish user experience, thus completing the transition to Sailfish OS 2.0. Here is a glimpse of the changes expected:

  • Pick your favorite settings shortcuts to be shown in Events on the device
  • Perform favorite actions directly from Events on the device like connecting to internet, search the web, find your location, take a photo, make a note or add an reminder
  • New Settings app layout for both phone and tablet
  • Feeds support in events view
  • Enhance the speed of pulley menu selection animation
  • Improvements to ambience handling
  • Maps app layout updates for the tablet.

Usability changes w.r.t 1.1.7

The main driver for the new UI changes has been to improve the existing functionality while easing the learning curve for new users. We hope this list of changes gives you an insight on the usability changes compared to the old UI framework.

  • No more limitation of having only 9 open apps visible in Home, you can freely scroll to view all open apps
  • The first row of app launcher icons is no longer visible in the homescreen. The app launcher is now accessible from anywhere in the UI with a swipe up gesture from the bottom edge.
  • Open apps remain in the order they were launched in Home. Hence the last opened apps appear in the end of the grid. Now you can also drag to rearrange the apps in housekeeping mode. This change gives you the control to place the open apps in the order you prefer.
  • You will see dimmed app covers when they are closed due to low memory. This way, you can continue to access/relaunch the app from Home.
  • Active cover actions are now tappable. Swipe gestures are now reserved for view navigation in the homescreen
  • Active cover actions limited to one for Browser, Phone, Clock and Mail apps.
  • Enable silent mode by swiping from top edge of the screen and activating Silent ambience
  • Turn off all system sounds by long press on volume down key
  • Presence settings has moved from Events pulley menu to Settings > System > Presence.
  • Manage ambiences under Settings > System > Ambiences, moved from Gallery app. Read more.
  • Feeds support for Facebook and Twitter accounts are temporarily unavailable (will be re-introduced in the next release)
  • SMS and IM notifications use the same icon now
  • Faster flicking speed across the platform
  • Old default ambiences will be removed on upgrade.


Click here to view the detailed changelog.

Upgrading your device

Upgrade path through for early access users

As the issue update to 1.1.7 hang at 95 - 99% remains open, we've enabled persistent logs during software upgrade process in Should this issue reoccur while upgrading to 1.1.9, you will be able to retrieve logs from the affected devices to assist the debugging (they are in /var/log/systemupdate.log). To make this possible, we have forced the upgrade path to 1.1.9 through Therefore, if your current OS version is 1.1.6 or earlier then your device will first get, and once installed it will get

And now to the usual drill before attempting to upgrade your devices,

  • Take a backup of your data before attempting to upgrade your device. A successful backup operation is indicated by a green dot in the UI.
  • Make sure there is at least about 2-3 GB of free mass memory space in your device (see Settings > About product)
  • Restart your device before you start.
  • Do keep your device connected to a battery charger during the whole process.
  • Do not restart the device while the update is in progress, even if it appears to take a long time.
  • The device screen may blank out during the update process, you may waken the display by a short press on the power key to monitor the progress.
  • If you use Phonehook from OpenRepos, uninstall it before upgrading.
  • If you use Patchmanager, revert all applied patches before upgrading.
  • If your device is running software version lower than and have WareHouse app installed (i.e you are using OpenRepos), disable all openrepo repositories before attempting to upgrade your device.

For detailed instructions on updating software, visit our support pages at Zendesk.

If connected to the internet, and your account is subscribed for early access releases, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.

Ambience and global settings

We have harmonized the system default tones and ambience tones to be global tone settings.

  • The system default tones on your device are listed under Settings > Sounds and feedback.
  • Available ambiences are now accessible under a separate menu in Settings > Ambiences.
  • When you create a new ambience from Gallery app,
    • you now have the option to override one or all of the system default tones by adding "actions".
    • this action will change the system default tones to the custom tones set globally, i.e for all ambiences.
    • you can verify this by going back to Settings > Sounds and feedback, you should see your newly set custom tone applied in there.

For example: Consider that you have two ambiences A and B. A has an action for replacing default chat tone and B doesn't.

  • case1: Activating ambience A will change the current chat tone and that tone will be shown in Settings > Sounds and feedback
  • case 2: Activating ambience B will not change the current chat tone, it will continue to use the tone set earlier by ambience A
  • case 3: If you want ambience B also to have a different chat tone, then set an action to change the chat tone to something you want. It will then change the current chat tone.

Known issues

  • When there are no notifications on the lock screen, quick events access by left swipe takes you to Home instead of Events view.
  • In rare cases, Gallery may appear empty after the upgrade. This is due to a glitch in indexing the files. A device restart should set this right.
  • In landscape mode, text field does not autoscroll to visible area.
  • Unable to zoom on text documents in Office app.
  • At times, toggling wifi hotspot restarts the device.
  • Maps app has lags and delays in zooming for long routes.
  • Local changes done to calDAV accounts trigger automatic sync to the servers. The sync schedule has no effect on this. We are working on providing a control point for you to disable automatic sync on local changes.
  • The order of Android app notifications may vary after a restart. This is expected as 1) the order depends on the time the notification was received 2) upon a restart, the notifications are resent, thus the time of arrival may vary.
  • Rendering issues for special characters in Gallery/Media app.
  • Local changes to calDAV account triggers automatic synchronization of changes to the server.. With the next upgrade, we will provide a toggle switch to control the behaviour.
  • First key-press after changing layout comes with old layout when using TOH KBD or bluetooth keyboard.
  • Deadkeys on TOH KBD do not work.
  • Unable to zoom in/out of pictures synced from Facebook in Gallery.
  • After installing Android runtime from Jolla Store, a restart is required before Android apps can start functioning
  • Facebook Android app installed from Aptoide marketplace may take a long time to log in.
  • Password input field in some web authentication forms may not open the virtual keyboard automatically. In such cases, a tap anywhere outside the textbox and back into the password field should bring up the keyboard.
  • The UI does not currently have an option to safely unmount the SD card. Please be cautious to not remove the SD card while it is in use.
  • In rare cases it has turned out to be impossible to log in to an Exchange account.
    SSLv3 is not supported anymore by default by Sailfish OS as it is insecure. Those customers having problems with the Exchange 2003-servers should enable TLSv1-protocolsupport on their frontend Exchange-servers. More information in https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7568. Please contact your Exchange server admin.
  • Clock alarm will not play the sound if you have turned the device off and the sound is in MP3 format. Ensure clock alerts (while device off) by using WAV or OGG sounds for now and keep the sound files in the device memory (not in memory card).
  • Tablet specific:
  • 1080p video recording is not supported yet, will be enabled with the next OS upgrade
  • Viewfinder aspect ratio is shrunk in video mode until you start recording. It is fine in the recorded video itself.
  • Bluetooth keyboard does not work on Android apps yet
  • Camera settings displays incorrect resolution options in Settings > Apps > Camera
  • Photos may have artifacts (e.g. green lines)
  • In rare cases, inserting and removing SD card multiple times may restart the tablet
  • Some Android apps installed from Aptoide (e.g. Facebook, Facebook messenger, Spotify) do not launch on the tablet. We are in discussions with Aptoide to resolve this issue.
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by olf
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Awesome :) Congratulations on the release :D

g7 ( 2015-09-09 15:40:21 +0300 )edit

@bijjal: in "Ambience tones now follow global tone settings. You can override global tone settings by adding actions to ambience. Read more to understand the new behaviour better." the "Read more" link points to a restricted version of TJC.

g7 ( 2015-09-09 15:42:43 +0300 )edit

g7, thanks for noticing, fixing it now.

bijjal ( 2015-09-09 15:44:08 +0300 )edit

what about users who have already what about us in future updates, will they work normally?

maranirhis ( 2015-09-09 15:45:40 +0300 )edit

"Viewfinder aspect ratio is shrunk in video mode" UNTIL you start recording. It is fine in the recorded video itself.

MSameer ( 2015-09-09 15:47:34 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-10 18:38:03 +0300

Crypto gravatar image

I updated. So far, it's insane. Very beautiful. Everything about it is very refreshing. I like it. Can't wait for my tablet

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Though you have an awesome amount of karma (666 at the time of writing), please convert your non-answer answer to a comment. ;)

raketti ( 2015-09-10 20:01:41 +0300 )edit

This is a huge step forward, congratulations to the entire development team.

manu007 ( 2015-09-25 09:41:30 +0300 )edit

BEAUTIFUL! Logics are just enough like my old beloved N9!

kirsikkah ( 2015-09-25 20:13:39 +0300 )edit

When is the next update scheduler to be out?

nkadithya31 ( 2015-10-21 07:00:50 +0300 )edit

@nkadithya31 they have allocated resourses to software release thesting, so I would guess they are pushing the early access version to a releasable condition in any days/weeks now, depending of course how fast they will get it as stable as possible for release.

You can see a mail in the developer mailing list here.

raketti ( 2015-10-21 09:12:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 19:58:42 +0300

malibu1106 gravatar image

Can't keep this UI on my Jolla .. Too much regression. Maybe cool on the tablet, but really crappy on the phone. The most usefull things are gone.

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I'm afraid it's a no return move. Once you have upgraded, there is no way back.

objectifnul ( 2015-09-25 20:18:48 +0300 )edit

Factory reset and retain from upgrading, this however will leave you vulnerable to all security issues. So not really recommended. :)

raketti ( 2015-09-25 20:53:43 +0300 )edit

check out openrepos, you're not alone to feel that way, there are already various patches reverting various parts of the UI!

eatdirt ( 2015-09-25 21:45:11 +0300 )edit

I found it really funny that after the EA release OpenRepos exploded with different patches. :D Wewillstand against progression! :D But, as always different people prefer different things. :)

raketti ( 2015-09-25 21:48:28 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 00:00:58 +0300

JakeTheChangeling gravatar image

I'm currently updating, but only because my Jolla checked for this update even if I set checking for updates to manually only and now I can't get rid of the notification otherwise. Really angry about this, wanted to wait two more weeks before even thinking about trying the new version.

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answered 2015-09-11 08:41:55 +0300

hoschi gravatar image

I cannot see any upcoming events, from my local calendar. I just recognized that tapping on my missed clock alarms opens the calendar.

Anyway. What is the benefit of seeing only today? That is in most cases to late to act. There is already an old patch for upcoming events on the calendar cover, which does the correct thing: It shows the upcoming events of the next days. We need at least seven days or events. So you can buy a birthday present, put gasoline in your car or put together your luggage.

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There's now a thread for this discussion: https://together.jolla.com/question/109366/calendar-and-the-definition-of-upcoming/

Mohjive ( 2015-09-14 14:43:31 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-14 14:17:28 +0300

vishal gravatar image

updated 2015-09-14 14:19:07 +0300


  1. Get's little more time to open Lock Screen.
  2. Playing video in gallery unable to forward/backward while on same screen(as in previous version).
  3. As previous versions(1.1.7), there is no lanscape mode for covers.

And another one issue with my mobile even if i select Vibration for any usage there is no Vibration working, this issue is from when i purchased this mobile (sometimes work with other android apps).

In video mode can team able to provide flash (ON/OFF) option.

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You shouldn't post issues as an "answer" to release notes. Especially since most of your issues are covered by already existing threads here in TJC. Your bullet number 3. on the other hand speaks of a feature that doesn't exist. Hence it's more of a feature request than an issue.

Okw ( 2015-09-14 14:38:06 +0300 )edit

Get's little more time to open Lock Screen. Playing video in gallery unable to forward/backward while on same screen(as in previous version). As previous versions(1.1.7), there is no lanscape mode for covers.

sry i wanted to post like this and need this in feature,.

vishal ( 2015-09-15 10:18:31 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-24 18:27:02 +0300

Pytox gravatar image

Nice update with all the new things,having access to apps screen in all apps is nice and useful! , what i don't really like is the delay with the pulley menu and also I got following question. How do you quickly view notifications now when the phone is locked??? Only can see notifications good now when going to event screen after entering code? :-/ Hope there's a fix for that.

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answered 2015-10-21 11:15:08 +0300

Arthurhkt gravatar image

Thank You for your hardwork Jolla team, I am always amaze and inspired by your hardwork and dedication to the Sailfish and Jolla, thus Sailfish OS is always my preference choice. However, after the 2.0 updates, it can be consider as my phone can't be use as a daily driver, here is the few things that not only annoy but seriously turn the phone nearly to useless:-

1) Android apps constantly lags and crash compare to previous OS release. 2) Android apps constantly restart when I jump out to the notification menu/apps tray/multitasking screen. 3) During using the Android apps and listen to native Media Player or browsing the Sailfish browser in the same time, both the media player/browser will crash and need to restart every time when I am using the Android apps. 4) Sometimes, browsing the Internet with Sailfish Browser and messaging in the same time will crash each other, which need me to reopen the apps again, even thou both are Sailfish apps. 5) Performance are consider quite slow, not to the point unusable but still quite annoying.

These are so far the issue I am facing, not sure it is common issue or only happen to some of us, nevertheless I hope you guys will take note for these issue and might have solution to solve these bugs in the future release.

Thanks Guys, and stay awesome ;)

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answered 2015-09-24 11:33:52 +0300

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Is Twitter and Facebook integration now totaly implemented? In the early release is was not totaly implementated.

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No, it reads in the release notes, they will be available on the next upgrade:

The next OS upgrade will include further improvements to the Sailfish user experience, thus completing the transition to Sailfish OS 2.0. Here is a glimpse of the changes expected:

  • Feeds support in events view
raketti ( 2015-09-24 11:38:26 +0300 )edit

Mmmmm ... so no new fixes that are found by the early group? It is the same update?

richdb ( 2015-09-24 14:29:10 +0300 )edit

Since the version number is the same for both early access and public access, no changes have been made.

nick75 ( 2015-09-24 14:30:49 +0300 )edit

Yes, it would seem so. My guess is that nothing that profound was found during the Early Access, so they felt comfortable to release it. Some issues might be corrected for the next release, if needed, at least the ones mentioned in the release notes.

raketti ( 2015-09-24 14:33:15 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-24 18:02:16 +0300

sedric gravatar image

Just install, work great.

I like the new buttons, new animations, new notifications and notification area. My mind blown up everytime I try to unlock my phone with an gesture from the bottom to the up of my screen, but it will be good.

I just found 2 UI regression : the dock disappears and the "desktop" pulley menu is hard to hit (I will create individual questions for this points if no one already post on it) :-(

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answered 2015-09-24 19:06:48 +0300

xilanaz gravatar image

All I am getting for the last 2 hours is "downloading update..." which after a while jumps back to update available ?

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Yeah, I had it too I think it was just too much traffic or bad network in Italy where I am atm. Started working later in the evening and updated with a small hickup just fine.

miqu ( 2015-09-26 02:18:29 +0300 )edit

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