How useful is Sailfish on the N9?

asked 2017-03-17 22:03:45 +0300

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updated 2017-03-20 08:59:25 +0300

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I had originally planned on buying a Nokia N9 and porting Sailfish over to it, just for fun really. But I had planned to use it as my main phone it worked well.

But I have heard that while it can be ported over, it isn't much use as it there are aspects of the OS that doesn't work on the N9.

Can anyone tell me how usable Sailfish is on the N9?

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I don't know, but the hardware is old.

If you really want to know and are serious, then buy a device and get porting;

Edz ( 2017-03-17 22:14:08 +0300 )edit

If you want to get a feel for Sailfish I would try to find a 64GB version, easier said than done however so can still use Harmattan side as much as you want. Remember that you will probably be stuck upon Sailfish 1.xx, although YouTube videos of N9 running 2.xx exist I don't think that "how to" has been posted but may be wrong. I don't think that N9 running Sailfish as "daily driver" is going to be very practical and I would check out Wiki as installation as not for the faint hearted:link text

aspergerguy ( 2017-03-17 22:40:02 +0300 )edit

why don t you wait for sony community devices? n9 old. no dalvik...

pawel ( 2017-03-18 09:02:02 +0300 )edit

@pawel the N9 is still pretty solid for a phone of its time, Nokia knew how to build to last. But Alien Dalvik I gotta admit I dont know much about it...

I probably will wait for the Sony device, but fancied the fun of porting it.

willmason5 ( 2017-03-18 09:07:26 +0300 )edit

Don't waste your time with experiments.. Sailfish itself on Jolla is an experiment.. Meego Harmattan is STILL so better than Sailfish OS, upon everything..

palikao ( 2017-03-18 17:07:24 +0300 )edit