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[release notes] 2.1.0 / Iijoki [released]

asked 2016-12-15 13:52:07 +0200

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updated 2017-10-02 22:03:57 +0200

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This update, 2.1.0 alias Iijoki (pronounced "ee-yo-kee".) brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, Bluez5 Bluetooth protocol (ready to be deployed for development purposes), basics for the 64-bit architecture and text selection in browser. Included is also a beta level implementation for Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (please read chapter "Privacy" below) and the first version of QML live coding support. In addition, 2.1.0 adds bigger fonts to the UI, improves the use of camera and fixes a number of errors, many of which were reported by our developer community.

Thank you for your contribution in improving Sailfish OS!

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Release Highlights

This list contains examples of new features (and some bug fixes) added to SailfishOS since the 2.0.5 release.


  • We have started to work on the support for Aarch64 (the 64-bit ARM architecture). This will make it possible to run Sailfish OS on processors having the ARMv8 architecture in the future.
  • Special thanks for contributing to this goes to Franz-Josef Haider (krnlyng), Martin Ghosal (ghosalmartin), Matti Lehtimäki (mal), Nikita Ukhryonkov (TheKit), and the whole #sailfishos-porters Freenode IRC channel.


  • Bluez5 (5.43) is included in this update but not yet enabled (so Bluez4 is still in use). It is however possible to turn Bluez5 on in the developer mode for development purposes. The benefits that Bluez5 brings in the future:
    -- better API support for a range of profiles
    -- support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    -- newer profile features
    -- OBEX integration
    -- proper support for custom profiles.

  • It possible to install Bluez5 libraries to Jolla C and Intex Aqua Fish devices in developer mode with command zypper in bluez5 (Jolla1 and Jolla Tablet not supported) - recommended for developers only.

  • Bluetooth UI system dialogues and windows redesigned to make it consistent with Sailfish OS style.


  • Basic text selection (copy-paste) from web pages added. Currently selection of other editable content is not supported.
  • Smart phone number text selection. User can initiate call from browser when text selection is a phone number.


  • Focus handling and options simplified. Instead of the selectable modes Spot, Auto and Infinity, the camera now always defaults to Auto. Tapping the screen forces the Spot mode from which it returns after 10 seconds of no actions. There is no Infinity any more.
  • Exposure menu kept visible when selecting a value. Previously when selecting a value the menu was dismissed; now click outside is needed for dismiss.
  • Focus icon removed from the front camera.
  • Redesigned shutter animation that considerably speeds up the shooting experience.
  • Fixed the issue of camera ticking noise on Jolla C devices. Special thanks for contributing to this goes to Franz-Josef Haider (krnlyng).


  • Touch events are now filtered with Kalman filter to eliminate occasional jitter.

Events view

  • Application update notifications are now user removable. OS notifications are still persistent until OS update installed.


  • Facebook Notifications removed from Sailfish OS before the Graph API 2.4 deprecation date on 2017-03-27. This also removes the Facebook microblog service (which used to sync the notifications). This change is unfortunate. It is caused by the service provider who wants to reduce the services available through the public interface which Sailfish OS relies on. The Android Facebook app should still serve you fairly well on Sailfish OS.
  • Fixed the issue launching the Android Facebook app on Jolla C devices.

Home view

  • Some missing Android notifications were given the priority status: TextSecure, Threema, Conversations, and K9-Mail. This makes them appear on the lock screen. They also unblank the display when the notification banner is shown.

Input and Keyboard

  • Keyboard layout for Bulgarian language added.
  • Keyboard layout for Gujarati language added.


  • Gujarati system language added.
  • Umpush font included for Thai.
  • Special thanks for translating Bengali goes to Biraj Karmakar (professional translator, who volunteers to support FOSS and independent projects), Kelvin Kuniyanthodath and the whole for Malayalam, Sai Karthik Karra for Telugu, Varad Dingankar for Marathi, and to the most resourceful community member Raju Nirmala Devidas from India, who introduced all these people to Sailfish OS.

Logging and debugging

  • Display wakeup reason logged to journal now. This should help finding some hidden issues.


  • Qt 5.6 framework taken into use.


  • Annotation support for PDF documents added. Proper icons for PDF annotation toolbar created.
  • It is now possible to move back after tapping an internal PDF link - back button added.


  • VPN support for OpenVPN and OpenConnect included. Further options and protocols will be added in upcoming releases. This is a beta level implementation targeted for very experienced VPN users with intent to collect feedback. The current implementation is not considered fully stable. No support exists yet for common protocols like PPTP and L2TP/IPSec.
  • Easy configuration of OpenVPN by importing .ovpn file.
  • Currently there is a single VPN connection which is automatically reconnected (the most recently activated connection).


  • Name "Platform SDK" taken into use, replacing "Mer SDK".
  • We're rolling out the first version of QML live coding support. Feedback is highly appreciated (bugs, issues in developer experience, etc).
  • Applications' internal QML module naming rules relaxed. Harbour allows application internal QML imports without the "harbour" prefix.


  • Backup now gives more helpful error messages, for example when there is not enough space to make the backup.
  • About device page has "Sailfish OS 2.1" now.


  • Setting for increasing Sailfish OS font sizes added. Options: Normal, Large, Huge.
  • Button group layouts aligned across the OS.
  • Combobox description label layouts aligned across the OS.
  • Fingerprint UI polished.

Issues reported by the community at and fixed in this update:


For detailed changelog, see

Updating your device

Your device must be connected to the Internet and signed in to your Jolla account. If your Jolla account is registered for Early Access releases you should receive an OS update notification when an update is available. If you have decided not to take the Early Access registration then you will get the OS update typically one week later.

We warmly recommend making some 3-4 GB of free space to the internal storage of your device before starting the update. Move your pictures and videos to the SD card (or to your PC or cloud service). After the upgrade turn on the option to save pictures and videos directly from the camera to the memory card (Settings > Apps > Camera). This is important particularly in case of "Jolla 1" devices (product name "Jolla" in Settings > About product).

This is the usual drill before attempting to update your devices:

  • If you use Phonehook from OpenRepos, uninstall it before upgrading.
  • If you use oFono from OpenRepos, revert to the official oFono before upgrading (or else you may face problems with LTE etc.).
  • If you use Patchmanager, revert all applied patches before upgrading.

Take a backup of your data before attempting to update your device and save the backup to an SD card or to some other off-device location (PC, your cloud service). Note that videos and images are not included in cloud-based backups. Do not reboot the device while the update is in progress. Do keep the phone connected to a battery charger during the whole process. 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.

For detailed instructions on updating software, visit Zendesk [ ].

Known issues

  • If you have an OS version earlier than in your device we recommend taking a backup of your data before seeking for OS update. This is because the backup option in the Sailfish OS update dialogue tends to stall in some cases with earlier OS versions (after which the device must be rebooted). Backup works okay if initiated from "Settings > Backup".
  • Reliance Jio SIM cards (India) work in SIM slot #2 only according to some reports. We are not aware of similar issues in other networks.
  • Bluetooth pairing may occasionally fail (on Jolla Tablet, in particular), or turning Bluetooth ON may fail. In such cases it is best to restart the Jolla device and try again.
  • Bluetooth equipment on some car models may not be able to receive the phone book or the call history from the phone.
  • Toggling the Internet sharing on and off may make Jolla 1 devices restart.
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by olf
close date 2017-10-02 22:04:24.423870


Is there a new sdk version available with this new Qt version ? Qt Quick controls will be available for native jolla development ?

condo4 ( 2017-01-02 22:50:19 +0200 )edit

I don't think Controls will be available in Harbour, not immediately at least from the list of allowed QML imports.

Damien Caliste ( 2017-01-03 10:39:51 +0200 )edit

Regression for me with PBAP/Car Kit (CK3100), and no response from a sailor.

pigg ( 2017-01-28 00:38:06 +0200 )edit
3 I still hope, one day we will receive every call on the device.

x1f ( 2017-02-08 16:06:12 +0200 )edit

this is the first updated of which i am able to pronounce the name :)

itdoesntmatt ( 2017-02-08 16:18:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-03-23 15:06:35 +0200

japsi gravatar image

updated 2017-03-23 15:10:16 +0200

Finally I can hear the silence when using camera with EA in Jolla C. No clicking or ticking afterwards anymore, my ears thank you...

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so far so good.... :)

coley ( 2017-03-23 15:48:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-02-09 09:16:47 +0200

wosrediinanatour gravatar image

When I did the upgrade, a new version of Sailfish-browser couldn't be installed due to Meerun. Only Zypper helped. But there are still other programs that are not compatible like Sailogram.

Btw: everything seems to be smoother an faster now (Jolla 1)

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answered 2017-03-01 22:12:31 +0200 gravatar image

After update browser can't save logins and passwords

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Start a new topic. Release notes is a bad place to report issues.

ApB ( 2017-03-01 22:30:20 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-02 13:02:33 +0200

Xeno_PL gravatar image

'Doh and still no presence status selector in events screen :(

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answered 2017-04-01 21:44:55 +0200

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Several Issues Still Exist in newest IIjoki 2.0.1 update, on Aquafish phone, running Jolla C configuration:

  1. ticking sound still occurs but in speaker once in a while,
  2. Keyboard often covers up text input box, especially in browsers in landscape and portrait mode,
  3. In Alien Dalvik Android app text input field often shows select, copy paste, indicator when you wanted to just start typing, it doesnt show the keyboard properly at all times when selecting within box or string,
  4. after installing tor SFOs browser applet and removing it again the browser cant connect to any website,
  5. during unlocking with pin, the pin pad disappears quickly the very first time on screen activation, not giving you enough time to enter the pin, you have to re-double tap the screen,
  6. The performance and rendering is shot resulting in delayed response during keypad text entry, swipe entry, left right swipe initial (better but not fixed),
  7. The GPS aquisition and starting of tracking using Alient Dalvik offline maps apps is slow, it takes about 3minutes to start, this is one EDGE 2G connection,
  8. keyboard too large on 5.0" aquafish screen,
  9. VPN still doesnt work for me,
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answered 2017-05-07 23:23:30 +0200

DarkWhite gravatar image

updated 2017-05-07 23:24:41 +0200

Any news when the source code in will be available? I have been patienly waiting for it for Jolla Tablet :)

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answered 2017-02-09 12:51:43 +0200

Alexanderius gravatar image

I have Jolla 1 smartphone. Faced the same problem like in

Made a Factory reset via Recovery Mode (standard settings factory reset did not removed contacts/photos/accounts).

Then updated from factory version to (through all intermediate versions appeared) after final update to got a white screen after reboot like in

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Same here on Jolla1. White screen after update and reboot.

Q-Master ( 2017-02-09 15:32:26 +0200 )edit

After repeating the factory reset and updates again now eveything is ok.

Alexanderius ( 2017-02-10 09:01:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-02-13 21:36:13 +0200

singhnsk gravatar image

Reliance Jio SIM cards (India) work in SIM slot #2 only according to some reports. We are not aware of similar issues in other networks.

I'm using Reliance Jio fine in the Slot 1 of my phone. So, I don't know why it won't work for others :|

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answered 2017-02-14 00:17:45 +0200

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I have two issues with I did a full factory reset of the device before the update, because I had troubles with mobile data connection since That issue was solved by factory reset and did not reoccur on updating to latest sfos. However I encounter those 2 issues:

1st issue is with owncloud sync. After setting up my owncloud account, the contacts are synced as expected (at least it seems so), but no calendars appear. It showed the possible calendars in settings page, but I can't see any of those calendars in calendar app. When choosing "Manage Calendars" none of the owncloud calendars are shown as it has been used to.

2nd issue is with backup/restore. I did a full backup before the factory reset to memory card. When I open the backup settings page and want to restore that, I only have a button "Update backup data" and if I press that, a "progress bar" moves forever without anything happening. After closing settings page, and reopening backup, I will have that "Update backup data" button again.

Does anybody else have similar issues (or is something similar reported already - couldn't find anything though)?

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After enabling some logging I now probably found the problem. The sync process seems to process events and after some time I get following error-message:

[W] unknown:0 - Error saving base incidence of resource "/remote.php/dav/calendars/****"
[D] unknown:0 - Total Number of Notebooks in device =  3
[D] unknown:0 - Deleted 1 notebooks
[C] unknown:0 - CalDAV sync failed: 401 "unable to write notebook changes"

(The * have been inserted by me for privacy reasons)

Any suggestions how to further investigate and solve?

naytsyrhc ( 2017-02-14 10:53:54 +0200 )edit

The server logs of my owncloud server state:

Message: HTTP/1.1 401 No 'Authorization: Basic' header found. Either the client didn't send one, or the server is mis-configured

I didn't change anything server-side and my other clients seem to work flawlessly so I think that may be a problem with caldav sync on sfos client side?

naytsyrhc ( 2017-02-14 11:10:18 +0200 )edit

Concerning my 2nd problem: I read the "Known issues" stating backup problems with sfos version earlier than , but I did a backup directly before doing factory reset and updating to 2.1.0 and have been on 2.0.5 when doing the backup. So maybe this problem is not known.

naytsyrhc ( 2017-02-14 11:15:19 +0200 )edit

My nextcloud calendar synchronization seems to have some issues too. I haven't reset my Jolla phone. At least it's working partially. It can fetch calendar entries from the server but I'm not able to create new events or modify existing ones. Always when the calendar tries to synchronize all events from that server disappear and reappear some seconds later.

scharelc ( 2017-02-15 16:31:52 +0200 )edit

Fixed with

naytsyrhc ( 2017-03-24 19:40:15 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-23 18:14:13 +0200

hoschi gravatar image

Thanks! fixed the calendar issues for me:

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