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Transfer Jolla license to a non-official phone

asked 2018-01-11 14:44:23 +0300

Federico gravatar image

Can I transfer a Jolla license to a non-official phone for which Sailfish OS can be installed, for instance a OnePlus X, so that I can install the limited apps (Android support and text prediction, for instance) on it? I am asking both if it is allowed by Jolla and if it is actually possible to do that (the OS is more or less open source, and Jolla only "sees" a stream of bits coming to their servers, so in principle it should be possible to take a OnePlus X and have it mimic an official Jolla phone, whether they like it or not).

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Once a license is paid for, I can't see why you couldn't use it on any device you want it on. This is purely conjecture on my behalf. Perhaps to aim an email at jolla care and see what they say.

Edz ( 2018-01-11 15:45:37 +0300 )edit

fairphone with dalvik support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This would be awesome!!!

ray-ven ( 2018-01-11 21:07:46 +0300 )edit

Probably in the realms of wishful thinking in as much port to OPX unlikely to leave beta and any progress beyond Lijoki dependent upon efforts of one individual now.

aspergerguy ( 2018-01-11 21:44:27 +0300 )edit

I can help you out with a few add ins. Send me an email at rmitchell006 at google mail. Found most of the new OPX's you have to roll back the version of Android. Talk of it being too hard to flash ROM. Have a look at xda forums before you buy. I have one for sale I could post to you too.

rmitchell ( 2018-01-12 09:59:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-01-11 21:49:26 +0300

Android Aliendalvik is device and kernel specific. The Aliendalviks of other phones aren't running on Oneplus X.

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answered 2018-01-13 15:09:50 +0300

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updated 2018-01-13 15:15:59 +0300

As much as I am in favour of your suggestion, according to the Sailfish X license agreement it is not only tied to your Jolla account, but also to be used solely on Xperia X devices. Reference:

The same applies to native Jolla devices.

So for the time being I am afraid the correct answer seems to be no :( (except of course for the free community version of SFOS).

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