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[release notes] 2.1.3 / Kymijoki for Sony Xperia X [released]

asked 2017-10-06 21:46:49 +0300

jovirkku gravatar image

updated 2018-03-06 20:57:47 +0300

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  • 2017-11-14: has rolled out. The release notes are at https://together.jolla.com/question/172002/release-notes-213-kymijoki/ - we discontinue posting here. Instructions for installing Sailfish OS to Sony Xperia X devices are at jolla.com - covering Windows, Linux and Mac computers.
  • 2017-10-20: Sailfish X instructions improved. RC4 expected next week.
  • 2017-10-11 RC3 : Roll out to all Xperia users. No over-the-air update available. Must be flashed to devices.
  • 2017-10-06 RC2 : NOTE: Partitions changed. Must be modified on device before updating to RC2.
  • 2017-10-04 RC1 : Initial release to cbeta


Sailfish X version is the first official OS release for Sony Xperia X devices.


Follow the instructions here, please: https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/


Visit Jolla online shop: https://shop.jolla.com


  • Camera: video recording and still camera fixed in Android apps
  • Camera: HW shutter button added
  • Camera: focus modes added; focus of front camera fixed
  • Connectivity: switching from mobile data to WLAN improved
  • Dropbox account: sign in fixed
  • Longer buffers for music playback in use
  • New default ambience added
  • Youtube video playback fixed in landscape fullscreen mode
  • Blueborn CVE fixed
  • Other CVE fixes
  • Fix for phone call mute
  • PIN/PUK dialogs fixed
  • installing local rpm's works now
  • creating ambiences works better
  • gallery with lots of content more robust
  • more CPU cores in use.
  • working sensors: accelerometer, gyro, light, proximity.


  • Manual network/operator search lists all networks by the same name (the name of the SIM provider). Use automatic search. If not possible, you need to try several items in the manual search results, unfortunately. The top most item is not necessarily the one that can serve you.
  • Bluetooth: implementation not complete (beta)
  • Waking up the device by double-tap does not work
  • New pictures may appear at the end of the Gallery
  • WPA2 Enterprise connection fails after first entering an incorrect password
  • Sensors:
    • not working: fingerprint, barometer, step counter
    • compass (or gyro?) working in Google Maps, not yet natively
  • Internet sharing (WLAN hotspot, tethering) does not work. However, it can be turned on at the command line: help article
  • Issues with video playback and video recording
  • FM radio missing
  • Even though all CPU cores get eventually enabled, foreground apps do not always run on the big cores
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by olf
close date 2018-03-06 20:54:17.519420



Wanted to wait few days first, but made my mind up. tonight is the night Hooray

pawel ( 2017-10-11 19:45:28 +0300 )edit

Why can´t I buy this Sailfish OS to my Xperia? If I press buy now, I will get answer "Sorry, not available in your country". When it is available in Finland?

Kada ( 2017-10-11 19:50:38 +0300 )edit

Does this strictly for 5121 only? I have 5122.

orol ( 2017-10-11 20:04:34 +0300 )edit

Just flashed, looks great! :D - But now I'm puzzling why I installed Windows in a VM and installed EMMA...

breiti_oi ( 2017-10-11 20:06:25 +0300 )edit

My Xperia is now flashed too! Great work Jolla! Hopefully you can get these fixed soon: -Waking up the device by double-tap does not work -Internet sharing (tethering) does not work

Otherwise flashing went smoothly, but it took some time to download everything and have Android Studio installed (to get the bootloader unlocked)... after everything was ready to go, the bat script that flashes the phone was executed in just two minutes and Sailfish was ready to use.

goldenm ( 2017-10-12 00:03:25 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-10-27 16:25:08 +0300

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Regarding the upcoming RC4 update, do you plan to update the kernel a tiny bit ?

  • The current Sailfish X uses a slightly older 3.10.84 kernel (same as Sony's Android 6.0.1 Mashmallow) , which has a bug causing some muSDHC and muSDXC card to not even be detected when inserted in the tray (it's not an exFAT partition format problem. The slot doesn't even detect the presence of a card in the tray to begin with. No /dev/mmcblk1 device ever gets created)
  • The kernel version 3.10.10x-something-ish currently used in the most up-to-date Sony official firmware (34.3.A.0.238 / Android 7.1.1 Nougat) has the bug fixed and the same Xperia X phone can detect the presence in the tray of the same cards that are invisible to Sailfish X

Feature Request

Also bonus point if you could either activate support for BTRFS (or at least turn on the support for modules so we could add them ourselves).

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The AOSP binary packages for Nougat and Oreo are packed with kernel 4.4. Also, a Jolla employer has said in a IRC chat that they may update the kernel in some later Sailfish X release. That seems a major effort to me, so don't hold your breath just yet... Let's hope :)

Direc ( 2017-12-05 08:49:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-10-12 00:39:44 +0300

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Go in Settings, Time and date, turn on "Automatic update" and the time zone changes to "Finland, Helsenki"

Expected behaviour: Turning on "Automatic update" must not change time zone!

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Is 'Finland, Helsinki' not correct time zone? To my understanding changing timezone is the behavior normally in case 'automatic update' of time is selcted.

abanai ( 2017-10-12 07:47:25 +0300 )edit

Do you mean that wrong time zone gets selected?

Joona Petrell ( 2017-10-12 09:31:25 +0300 )edit

@Joona Petrell yes, turning on "Automatic update" changes the time at "Finland, Helsenki" time zone. On jolla1 this works fine and there isn't this bug, but on xperia x it changes time zone and the time.

paolomi ( 2017-10-12 09:48:13 +0300 )edit

@paolomi Please provide more information:

  • What timezone do you live in?
  • What country do you live in?
  • Does the device show the correct time (e.g. in the lock screen) when the Helsinki timezone is shown?
  • Is your SIM card operator a Finnish company?
Direc ( 2017-10-18 15:00:51 +0300 )edit

@paolomi Had the same problem. OS needs an inserted SIM card otherwise won't find time zone, and everything messed up. If you haven't done so, restart device with a SIM card, and also you might need to reset your device. I don't know if it still continues to work if you remove your SIM card and then work via wifi.

julfox ( 2017-10-20 12:35:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-13 12:24:52 +0300

JoHe gravatar image

According to this announcement the update was released an hour ago. Super! Thanks a million.

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answered 2017-11-15 00:03:52 +0300

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updated 2017-11-15 00:05:05 +0300

[BUG] : No voicemail notification with Sailfish X (with or without this release). It's ok for the J1 but not with the Sony. So this bug is to re-open : https://together.jolla.com/question/8779/no-notification-when-new-voicemail/ or https://together.jolla.com/question/128509/bug-no-more-voicemail-notification/

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