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[release notes] 2.1.3 / Kymijoki [released]

asked 2017-10-31 11:47:07 +0300

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updated 2018-02-15 18:24:52 +0300

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This update, 2.1.3 alias Kymijoki brings Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X. All Sailfish devices get fixes for some recent well-known security vulnerabilities, including WPA issues and Bluetooth Blueborne. Kymijoki contains connectivity improvements made for Qt and Android apps and fixes dozens of other issues, too. Lastly, go try the new "Flow" ambience! Please check the new product page:

Many thanks to you our active contributers for your feedback and proposals!

Update version history

  • 2017-10-31: released to Early Access subscribers.
  • 2017-11-13: released to all (not Aqua Fish).
  • 2017-11-20: downloadable image for Xperia X available for Sailfish X licensees.

Size of update

The download size of the update depends on the device type and on the OS version currently in the device. Some typical values below:
- Jolla Phone from to 170 MB
- Jolla C from to 350 MB
- Jolla C from to 240 MB
- Jolla Tablet to 190 MB
- Xperia X to 80 MB.

Release Highlights

This list contains examples of new features (and some bug fixes) added to SailfishOS since the 2.1.2 release. The release notes of upgrade 2.1.2 can be found here:

Instructions for installing Sailfish OS to Sony Xperia X devices are here - covering Windows, Linux and Mac computers.


Aliendalvik (Xperia X only)

  • Updated Android Support of Xperia X from version 1.0.75-1 to 1.0.82-1 (no update for other devices but Xperia X), fixing:
  • "Waiting for connection" issue fixed in case of Facebook Messenger.
  • Restarting of Android Support fixed.
  • Aptoide app icon should now appear in the app grid after installation of it.
  • Android apps can recover mobile data connection.
  • Camera keeps working now also after using it in some Android apps.
  • Android market place installations again in Startup Wizard.


  • New ambience by the name "Flow" introduced (the default on Sailfish X, available from Top Menu on other devices).


  • Blueborne fixed (on all Sailfish devices).


  • Fixed the issue of detecting Jolla Browser as a mobile browser on some Chinese websites (already deployed as an OTA update from
  • Browser configuration tuned to be more suitable for FullHD display.


  • Media Booster added to all Sailfish OS devices equipped with 2GB of memory or more to speed up startup times.
  • Xperia X: hardware shutter button now supported, press half-way to focus.


  • Connectivity breaking on many apps when switching from mobile data to WLAN fixed.
  • Ofono and connman logs protected from unauthorized access.

Device management (MDM)

  • Email provisioning and SSL certificates handling introduced.

Home screen

  • Swiping between lock screen and device lock keypad from both left and right allowed (proposed by a community member).
  • Running app is closed when it is uninstalled.
  • Homescreen layouts polished for higher resolution displays.
  • Device backspace is easier to press now.

HW adaptation (Xperia X only)

  • Flashable images for Xperia are packed to zip now (instead of tar.bz2) to make extracting easier on Windows.
  • Support for Sailfish X installation to Xperia X using Windows PC.
  • Support for Sailfish X installation to Xperia X using Linux PC.
  • Support for Sailfish X installation to Xperia X using Mac.


  • Switched OMXCodec for MediaCodecSource for video recording.


  • WPA security issues: CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13079, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081, CVE-2017-13082, CVE-2017-13086, CVE-2017-13087, CVE-2017-13088.
  • kernel: CVE-2016-4485, CVE-2016-5244.
  • Blueborne: CVE-2017-0781, CVE-2017-0782, CVE-2017-0783, CVE-2017-0785; CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-1000250.
  • connman DNS proxy: CVE-2017-12865.


  • Regression with low disk notification not opening Storage settings fixed.
  • Internet calling tone until the VOIP feature is officially supported in the OS.

Start-up wizard

  • Installing Android app stores possible.

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 into 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 or Callrecorder from OpenRepos, uninstall it before upgrading.
- If you use oFono from OpenRepos, revert to the official oFono before upgrading.
- 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:

About SD cards

Please read our help article on SD cards supported by Sailfish OS:

Known issues

  • Volume keys on tablet do not seem to work during playback.
  • After entering an incorrect WLAN (WPA) password the device may not present a new password dialog but keeps searching and using the incorrect password. In this case stop the search, turn WLAN off and on, and search again: the password dialog appears.
  • Bluetooth pairing may fail with some car models. Sometimes synchronizing the phonebook may fail, too.
  • VPN is still at beta level.
  • Two of the Utilities do not work currently.
  • New pictures sometimes appear at the bottom of Gallery.
  • 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.

Known issues specific to Xperia X

  • Manual network/carrier 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.
  • Mobile data connectivity: In some cases using "Prefer 2G" for a while, then reverting to "Prefer 4G", may help.
  • VPN does not work.
  • Bluetooth: problems with car equiment, some audio devices and computers.
  • Waking up the device by double-tap does not work
  • New pictures may appear at the end of the Gallery (the fix is being prepared)
  • 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 but the hotspot can be controlled at the command line, see this Zendesk help article.
  • Issues with video playback and video recording (less than before).
  • 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 20:52:40.613070



Updating went without any problems for me (Xperia X). The only thing that irritated me was that the red led is shining while the phone shuts down. Didn't noticed that behaviour previously and got a bit nervous when updating ended with just the red led and ablack screen for some seconds :)

Also, I had to disable and re-enable the "Show reboot option in top menu" option in the Developer Tools to get the reboot option back, but that's no big deal.

ghling ( 2017-10-31 12:35:53 +0300 )edit

new flow ambience introduced - what does that mean?, anyone care to enlighten?

Edz ( 2017-10-31 12:49:24 +0300 )edit

Probably just a new ambience named "Flow"..?

TomC ( 2017-10-31 13:05:18 +0300 )edit

good point @TomC, I didn't interpret it that way at all.

Edz ( 2017-10-31 13:09:36 +0300 )edit

@TomC: that is correct. @Edz: sorry for the Finglish expression....

jovirkku ( 2017-10-31 13:50:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-11-02 13:35:43 +0300

treeman gravatar image

As it is a known issue with the Xperia, the double-tap on screen to wake up my Jolla1 does not work (update from 2.1.3 to There are further screen issues e.g. when making a call screen is getting black after a fraction of a second. Pressing the power button helps to see the screen for some fraction of second. Reboot/Restart does not solve the problem.

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answered 2017-11-14 13:11:43 +0300

micha77 gravatar image

SailfishX, In contrast to the description above i must say that the physical camera button doesn't focus on half-way pressed. It simply doesn't function. It is still not possible to take a sharp foto with the main camera. If i zoom in a made image everything is blurred. By pressing the camera button the camera app should open simultaneously, this function should be able to be adjusted in the settings, as it is now it just makes little sense: first i have to open the device, next i must run the app, then i can use the physical button. When the app is opened i can easy use the onscreen button, so for what? It would be even better if it is possible to open the camera with the shutter button and take a picture when the device is locked. It should be possible to take the locked device out of the pocket and shoot a photo immediately with the help of the camera switch without opening the device.

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It works for me quite fine. I'd only say it's a bit sensitive i.e. half-press vs. full-press eq. take picture is not well controlled.

Agree it does not open camera from long screen on long press as it did on original Android. But this was not mentioned in the release notes. Thus I'd assume it is not implemented (yet).

Valentin ( 2017-11-14 18:32:46 +0300 )edit

Excuse me, imo the focus by half-pressed button doesn't function. First if i touch the screen somewhere something happens, but this can't be the intention. Also i must say that the quality of the taken pictures is just too bad. Photos taken inside are too dark, and there is no sharpness. This is not state of the art. If i compare the quality of the photos now with the photos for example of a Lumia 950 or even of the XperiaX before flashing there are worlds in between. It is a pity, but I have to say it unfortunately, the camera quality now is the quality of a very, very cheap device.

micha77 ( 2017-11-15 13:13:40 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-01 00:40:45 +0300

schmittlauch gravatar image

Same small issue like with previous update: Directly after the update the home screen shows the loading animation (the spinning circle) for multiple minutes and is apparently hanging, not making any progress. But as the power button menu has already loaded, doing a normal reboot is possible which fixes the issue. So just a minor annoyance.

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answered 2017-11-01 21:21:41 +0300

Rikujolla gravatar image

@JollaC lock screen and device lock keypad is not a full carousel. Actually I do not see any change in behaviour between Kiiminkijoki and Kymijoki.

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Mmh, it is mentioned here, but not in the changelog.

olf ( 2017-11-01 23:32:40 +0300 )edit

works for Xperia.

XFish ( 2017-11-02 01:36:34 +0300 )edit

@XFish: Really?
It does not work on my Jolla 1 phones, as for @Rikujolla on a Jolla C device.

So IMO, listing point in the section Issues reported by the community at and fixed in this update here is IMO not correct (i.e. no carousel, yet).

olf ( 2017-11-16 21:41:22 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-14 22:56:46 +0300

olcell gravatar image

updated 2017-11-14 23:01:08 +0300

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 : or

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answered 2017-11-15 20:34:47 +0300

simosays gravatar image

updated 2017-11-15 20:53:39 +0300

For some reason most of the virtual keyboards disappeared after updating. I'm using Aqua Fish (Jolla C). Only English and two Chinese keyboards available in settings -> keyboard layouts.

Edit, I'm guessing that there should be more files in layouts folder.

[nemo@Sailfish layouts]$ pwd 
[nemo@Sailfish layouts]$ ls -la
total 32
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 14 22:55 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Nov 14 22:55 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4716 Sep 23 12:21 en.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   66 Sep 23 12:21 layouts_en.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  198 Sep 23 12:21 layouts_hwr.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  166 Sep 23 12:21 zh_hwr_simplified.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  167 Sep 23 12:21 zh_hwr_traditional.qml
[nemo@Sailfish layouts]$
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you can install other keyboard layouts like this:

pkcon install jolla-keyboard-layout-all


pkcon install jolla-keyboard-layout-western
atlochowski ( 2017-11-15 21:08:10 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the help, just found For some reason packages couldn't be found.

[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ devel-su
[root@Sailfish nemo]# pkcon install jolla-keyboard-layout-all
Command failed: This tool could not find any available package: could not find jolla-keyboard-layout-all
[root@Sailfish nemo]# pkcon install jolla-keyboard-layout-western
Command failed: This tool could not find any available package: could not find jolla-keyboard-layout-western
[root@Sailfish nemo]#
simosays ( 2017-11-15 21:18:36 +0300 )edit

After running pkcon refresh package was found. All good now :)

[root@Sailfish nemo]# pkcon refresh
Refreshing cache                                                               
Waiting in queue                                                               
Waiting for authentication                                                      
Waiting in queue                                                                
Refreshing software list                                                       
[root@Sailfish nemo]# pkcon install jolla-keyboard-layout-all
Waiting in queue
simosays ( 2017-11-15 21:50:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-12-08 15:31:39 +0300

Otaq gravatar image

Hello, I updated my Intex Aqua Fish (I made factory reset, then updated to latest release and loaded backup from SD card) and there is still an old bug present:

Some Android apps are not showing in app list. I have to open Store app (Aptoide) and launch apps from there. In my case it doesen't show Aliexpress and Google Play Store apps.

Also the new Ambiance "Flow" is not present in the pull down menu or Ambiance list in Settings.

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answered 2017-11-06 16:52:30 +0300

SpacemanSpiff gravatar image

Uninstallation of "Phonehook" seems not to be necessary anymore: Can anyone confirm?

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To be honest, I have never uninstalled it before upgrading, and haven't had any problems... YMMV!

Direc ( 2017-12-09 15:43:57 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-14 11:35:41 +0300

wvh gravatar image

There are some issues with audio quality when using wired headphones. Especially on low volume, like when songs start and end or when there is only a drum beat, there is a lot of distortion and digital noise in the audio. Something's not right with the audio output, I don't know if it's related to sampling (configuration) or some device-level power-saving.

This is on SailfishX with the official media player and wired headphones, playing CD-quality FLAC audio. Note that this was not an issue when I briefly tested the Xperia X running Android.

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Build: When putting a phone call on speaker the volume is much too low...

DK-Sailor ( 2017-11-14 11:51:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-16 02:13:31 +0300

Update broke my jolla system probably because of some patch i installed or some zypper in via terminal that i should have avoid ^^ My jolla work great again restored factory settings via putty

sorry for my english THX for great work you all do, really. love my jolla, screen broken but still working. i can find new one so it is perfect again?

thank you again for great work

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