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[release notes] 2.1.4 / Lapuanjoki [released]

asked 2018-02-15 13:59:39 +0300

jovirkku gravatar image

updated 2018-06-05 15:50:44 +0300

Update version history

  • 2018-02-20: was released to Early Access subscribers. Japanese and Korean removed from the list of new languages (not yet quite ready).
  • 2018-02-28: was released to Early Access subscribers. BT audio issue on Jolla1 fixed.
  • 2018-03-06: was released to all Jolla users (Jolla1, Jolla Tablet, Xperia X). Aqua Fish and Inoi R7 are pending customer acceptance.
  • 2018-03-13: was released to all Aqua Fish and to all Jolla C users.

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 C from to 380 MB
- Jolla 1 from to 340 MB
- Xperia X from to 390 MB

Release Highlights

This list contains examples of new features (and some bug fixes) added to SailfishOS since the 2.1.3 release. The release notes of upgrade 2.1.3 can be found here: https://together.jolla.com/question/172002/release-notes-213-kymijoki/

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


  • CalDav syncing getting stuck fixed
  • CalDav reminders no longer trigger twice after sync
  • Dropbox account creation failure fixed (recent regression)
  • Active Sync settings UI polished
  • Weather service in Events View now tracks network connectivity status, and automatically refreshes when connectivity is regained.


  • Updated Android Support of Xperia X from version 1.0.79-1 to 1.0.85-1 (no update for Jolla devices), fixing:
  • Add support for camera HAL introduced in Android 7.
  • Prepare for notification improvements.
  • Update device configurations.
  • Improve camera startup speed on Android 7 based devices.
  • Solved an issue where certain apps (i.e. Wechat) were unable to record voice messages.


  • SyncML support dropped.


  • Browser cover no longer flickers during device orientation change.


  • Camera app is launched if shutter key is long-pressed (does not work on lock screen yet)
  • Photo details fixed for Camera photos stored in SD card.


  • WLAN: support for IEEE802.11r enabled. This brings the Fast Transition feature. It is meant to allow faster handoffs for a mobile station between two or more Access Points, a sort of handover for WLAN.
  • Homescreen crash fixed that sometimes happened when connecting to WLAN.

Device management (MDM)

  • Activation displays a disclaimer to user
  • Date and time API extended to support all time zones.


  • Fix a crash when an attachment is opened second time
  • Fix search losing focus after backstepping from Email viewer
  • Downloaded attachments can now be picked as attachments for new emails.


HW adaptation

  • Xperia: support of BTRFS filesystem for SD cards added
  • Xperia: low memory killer enabled.


  • Hungarian and Slovenian layouts added.


  • New system languages: Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovenian, Spanish (Bolivia), Turkish.
    Many thanks to you our valued community people for the translations!


  • Show the correct playback state when the playlist playback stops
  • Order music albums by date released, instead of alphabetically.


  • Send button in Messages app touch area enlarged for easier use.


  • Qt framework updated 5.6.3, including hundreds of bug fixes
  • Tracker updated to the latest V1 version to possibly fix some metadata extraction failures.


  • Search is now supported.


  • Notification banners can now be swiped away with horizontal flick.

OS updates

  • PackageKit framework upgraded to newer version
  • OS updates are now a privileged operation run as proper system-side service
  • OS update process rewritten to reduce dependencies and thus potential causes of failures
  • OS update descriptions now support links.


  • Enable (hint) showing apps in fullscreen on emulator
  • Resize mode set for created views to resize root object conveniently.
  • App icon size variant 172x172px introduced for Full HD displays
  • 3rd party app icons finally scale properly to different display resolutions.


  • kernel: CVE-2014-9785, CVE-2014-9787, CVE-2014-9864, CVE-2014-9865, CVE-2014-9884, CVE-2014-9887, CVE-2014-9894, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2016-5340, CVE-2017-1000364, CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2013-7446, CVE-2016-6786, CVE-2016-6787, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2016-8480, CVE-2015-7550, CVE-2017-7618, CVE-2015-8767 (not yet fixed in jolla1 aka sbj)
  • kernel: CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-11176. (fixed in all kernels: jolla1 is patched)
  • display driver: CVE-2014-4323 (not yet fixed in jolla1 aka sbj)
  • bluez: CVE-2016-7837
  • libav: CVE-2015-8365, CVE-2017-9992, CVE-2017-7862, CVE-2015-8365.

Startup and shutdown

  • Patch for systemd (provided by our community) integrated to reduce logging.


  • Low memory killer enabled on Xperia. This should help preserving an adequate amount of free RAM.


  • relocated in development repositories to make the app resistant against API changes.


  • Android device hardware keys mapped to Silica actions of Sailfish OS on Jala Accione devices.


  • automatic reconnection to saved hidden WLAN network
  • WLAN hotspot a.k.a. internet sharing fixed (Xperia).

Issues reported by the community at together.jolla.com and fixed in this update


For detailed changelog, see https://together.jolla.com/question/179224/changelog-214-lapuanjoki/ .

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:

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: https://jolla.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201836347


If you installed update manually from command line you need to do the following fix to get the repositories working:

[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ devel-su 
[root@Sailfish nemo]# sed -ie 's/releases-internal.jolla.com/releases.jolla.com/' /usr/share/ssu/repos.ini 
[root@Sailfish nemo]# ssu ur


Installing OS update 2.1.4 automatically removes **Warehouse** (versions <= 0.3) and **Storeman** (versions <= 0.0.15) applications.

This is necessary because 2.1.4 brings in the new PackageKit that has changed its API. Warehouse and Storeman are locked against the older version of the library. If they are not removed during the update, they block the upgrade of PackageKit-Qt5, which then breaks all further updates (Settings page would get stuck on 'Preparing update' and version --dup would fail with an InvalidArgs error).

Warehouse and Storeman can only be installed again after they switch to the new PackageKit API.

In addition, take the following advice into account:

  • 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.

About SD cards

Please read our help article on SD cards supported by Sailfish OS: https://jolla.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201997993

Known issues

  • NEW: Jolla1 cannot route audio signal to Bluetooth accessories. => Fixed in
  • Bluetooth pairing and audio connections may still fail in some circumstances
  • Utility "Clear tracker database" ("Refresh media database") is failing - will be fixed in update 2.2.0 (the next one)
  • VPN is still at beta level.

Known issues specific to Xperia X

  • Screenshots are placed to the end of the thumbnails list if Gallery app is open while taking the screenshot.
  • Issues with mobile data persist on some SIM cards
  • Xperia X does not power up due to an alarm
  • 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. (still valid with most SIM cards)
  • VPN does not work.
  • Bluetooth: still problems with car equipment, some audio devices and computers.
  • Waking up the device by double-tap does not work
  • Loudspeaker volume level cannot be adjusted high enough (but echo cancellation was added to the audio path in 2.1.4)
  • Sensors:
    • not working: fingerprint, barometer, step counter.
    • compass (or gyro?) working in Google Maps, not yet natively.
  • 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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Hmmm... Bluetooth nightmare still not fixed or at least improved for Xperia X? I thought I could read it somewhere that this topic was on the list. Hopefully the X can be used now finally.

Anyway many thanks for this large new update package ;)

vision ( 2018-02-20 11:13:31 +0300 )edit

swap memory not enable?

TMavica ( 2018-02-20 11:40:34 +0300 )edit

For me on Xperia X, great update. Thanks for fixing internet sharing.

lispy ( 2018-02-20 16:09:02 +0300 )edit

Hungarian keyboard! Finally - thank you!

zlutor ( 2018-02-20 17:04:28 +0300 )edit

I have been waiting to see Sailfish in my own language for 4 years and 2 months! Thank you, Jolla! Too bad, my The First One does not live to see it.

Anyways, thank you! Köszönöm, LVPVS

LVPVS ( 2018-02-20 19:08:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-03-15 01:37:52 +0300

ing gravatar image

My Xperia X frequently hangs with this update. Before 2.1.4 it was rock solid. Now it hangs so much the phone is essentially useless. I have had it hang in both Browser and Email (with only that app running) as well as other apps. Both and have this issue.

Sometimes if I leave the phone long enough (on the order of 10+ minutes) it will come back. Sometimes it just gets really hot and runs down the battery.

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I started to get randomly closing applications, so I created and enabled a 2GB swap file on my memory card. Zero issues since. Your internal memory may be full, too. Do you have a lot of Android apps installed? Some (namely Facebook) tend to suck up a lot of RAM.

Direc ( 2018-05-13 21:17:18 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-14 13:02:53 +0300

liqquid gravatar image

Firs time when I say this, but this is a terrible update. I didn't know it will be released to everyone without fixing serious issues. Jolla Together app crashing, maybe need an app update? I still can't use my 8gb sd card. I could use my old 1gb sd card for a few days, after I secondly rebooted my phone it is not booting with that card as well (I only saved a backup file on the sd card...). Camera still crap, unusable. Email client the same. Battery life terrible after the update, 1 night 8% battery drain without using anything, it was 1% before the update... Touch scree still unresponsive, nothing changed. Phone still heats up with mobile network on... Etc.! All on Xperia X. I regretted many times now I bought the os for this phone. I used all the previous Jolla phones but never had so many problems like with Sailfish X... I hope it will be fixed very soon but I lost most of my hopes already :( .

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- Jolla together app crashing: yes possibly the app needs an update. But after more than four years without any update, that seems very unlikely.

- Camera quality: with the hack described here autofocus works pretty well. Strange why Jolla wasn't able to fix it so far.

- Laggy email client: a hack is available here. Note that I didn't try it myself so far.

So at least for some of your issues there are workarounds available, some others may be related to faulty hardware (touchscreen). Have you already used tools like battery log, sysmon, or systemdatascope to investigate your battery drain issue?

ziellos ( 2018-03-14 14:35:50 +0300 )edit

That camera fix is not a camera fix, only the focus and made the videofocus unusable. The camera software has other serious issues like too much comressing, low light issues, colour issues, etc. Video mode also can not give even similar experience than it was on android, missing features, lags, bad quality, sometimes doesn't save the file properly... The email client fix is also very alpha and not the simplest method, also you need to undoes it before next update... The touch screen is not faulty, other users also reported this slow response issue, similar problem what was on the Aqua Fish (kalman filter problem) but I would say it is even worse on Xperia... I haven't checked the batter issue yet but I haven't installed any new app since the update and it was ok before... I will check it when I won't be too busy, but I think it is update related.

liqquid ( 2018-03-15 00:21:41 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-13 10:44:28 +0300

Raymaen gravatar image




The above mentioned Problems are stil not fixed! It is not like it is mentioned in the update info.

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answered 2018-03-12 22:03:22 +0300

DarkTuring gravatar image

Ambiences lost (no patches installed) through normal use and when switching between ambiences.
Email webview and browser loads sometimes lagging or where UI actions seem stuck/frozen.

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answered 2018-03-12 00:17:15 +0300

Aposke gravatar image

updated 2018-03-12 00:57:04 +0300

Jolla Phone 1 gets stuck on update screen

After trying to go through the update process as usual, my phone rebooted and showed the "Sailfish OS" install screen with the progress bar. However, it seems to have gotten stuck at this screen and, for the past 5 hours, the progress bar hasn't changed. Is there any safe way to restart the installation process? I don't particularly want to take out the battery and potentially brick my phone.

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My Jolla 1 also stuck on the "Unable to update - Reboot now"-screen (updating from to and I was unable to reboot my J1 even with a minute long power key press, so I was forced to take out the battery and fortunately my Jolla didn't brake and I was able to update after that. :)

Alex ( 2018-03-12 01:39:52 +0300 )edit

Thank you! I tried just removing the battery like you did, and it worked! Everything was fine, and now it's updating normally. Thanks for your help :)

Aposke ( 2018-03-12 02:49:40 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-09 16:38:17 +0300

Malkavian gravatar image

Cannot update. It always say to try later. Last lines of /var/log/systemupdate.log:

Mar 09 15:32:56 Sailfish packagekitd[4921]: Before commit: 873 downloads, 873 installs, 1 removals Mar 09 15:32:56 Sailfish packagekitd[4921]: Byte sizes: 488671224 download, 1140409737 install, 1132796152 remove, 0 cached Mar 09 15:32:56 Sailfish packagekitd[4921]: Download space required 488671224 bytes, available 4769579008 bytes Mar 09 15:32:56 Sailfish packagekitd[4921]: Installation space required 7613585 bytes, available 4769579008 bytes Mar 09 15:33:05 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void PackageHandler::slotUpgradeProgress(int) 10 Mar 09 15:33:05 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotPackage(PackageKit::Transaction::Info, const QString&, const QString&) 10 "harbour-meecast;1.1.15-4;armv7hl;store" "Weather forecast application for SailfishOS" Mar 09 15:33:05 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void DBusConnector::storeCredentials(const QDBusMessage&) Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish kernel: PK-Backend(4921) send signal 9 to ssu(5233) Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotTransactionError(PackageKit::Transaction::Error, const QString&) 4 "Installation aborted by user\n" Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish mce[653]: modules/display.c: mdy_datapipe_packagekit_locked_cb(): packagekit_locked = 0 Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotTransactionFinished(PackageKit::Transaction::Exit, uint) 2 11796 Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void PackageHandler::slotUpgradeFailure(const QString&) "Installation aborted by user\n" Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] expression for onOsUpdateResult:55 - System upgrade failed! Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - Wrapped transaction failed: "Installation aborted by user\n" Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - Resetting ssu version Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::RepositoryTransactionPkgKit::setSsuVersion(const QString&) new version "" current version "" Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - changing SSU release: "" Mar 09 15:33:06 Sailfish store-client[5023]: [D] unknown:0 - virtual Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::~DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit()

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Uninstall meecast and try to update again.

atlochowski ( 2018-03-09 18:10:54 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your reply. I had already tried removing Situations. Then said that, so I tried to remove and reinstall harbour-meecast and did nothing. I tried to remove it as you said and now it say the same about file-browser. No time now for continue trying this way, but I will do. If you had another idea or want me to send some data which could help, tell me please. Log about file-browser:

Mar 09 17:31:24 Sailfish store-client[5096]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotPackage(PackageKit::Transaction::Info, const QString&, const QString&) 10 "harbour-file-browser;1.7-0;armv7hl;store" "File Browser for Sailfish OS"

Malkavian ( 2018-03-09 18:36:30 +0300 )edit

I got the update going by installing the latest update for File Browser and by executing a "pkcon refresh" in the Terminal.

MeegoUser ( 2018-03-09 19:52:54 +0300 )edit

Uninstalled harbour-file-browser, downloaded update again ¬¬, updating.... error, now it talks about harbour-sailseries. Uninstalled, downaload AGAIN ¬¬, updating... It worked finally! Thank you

Malkavian ( 2018-03-10 18:38:19 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-07 15:36:03 +0300

PhixGre gravatar image

Hello, one day after the release, the update is still not available to my Jolla C (currently in I rechecked a couple of minutes ago but I didn't try to force the update by hand... Is there a problem with Jolla repositories?

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Finally, I've force the update with "ssu release && version --dup"

PhixGre ( 2018-03-07 18:05:34 +0300 )edit

There is no any problems with Jolla repositories. My JollaC was updated -> using standard tools

Asmir ( 2018-03-08 08:23:08 +0300 )edit

@Asmir I think the problem seems to be an updating from version -> and not for the early access subscribers, which had ->

peter-berlin ( 2018-03-09 15:22:08 +0300 )edit

there is still no update for my jolla c ( does anyone have details whats going on with jolla c and update to

codeandcreate ( 2018-03-13 09:16:08 +0300 )edit

Same for me, no update is being offered. V "Up to date". Also on Jolla C.

Blizzz ( 2018-03-13 11:09:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-07 10:07:46 +0300

stefano gravatar image

From Vesa-Matti Hartikainen post on blog.jolla.com : "Our next release will be 2.1.4 Lapuanjoki. It’s almost ready and should go out in a few weeks. Specifically for Sailfish X there are fixes in Bluetooth support, ..." but this problem is always in "Known issues" on this release. Why is this happening?

On my Xperia the bluetooth still not working well, I have always glitch on music streaming. Please fix it.

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By "glitch on music streaming" do you mean the periodic break caused by wlan scanning?

Just turn off wlan when listening to music, that's what I do.

juiceme ( 2018-03-07 10:35:18 +0300 )edit

Yep same on my side, nothing has changed, sound is still systematically jerky. It sometimes stabilizes but with a few seconds delay, really annoying for videos. (Local videos/podcasts, no wlan enabled)

Sthocs ( 2018-03-07 16:18:31 +0300 )edit

Even with WLAN and Location disabled, it still 'glitches'. I have tried many BT headphones, but no one works.

magullo ( 2018-04-09 18:37:57 +0300 )edit

@juiceme Thank you! Your trick is good for me: with wlan disabled periodic break "glitch" on music streaming disappeared but is still a trick. Jolla please fix it.

stefano ( 2018-04-10 09:41:22 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-01 18:11:04 +0300

pawel gravatar image

Hotspot is now working and bluetooth too

Xperia x

thanks !

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also bluetooth tethering works?


c.la ( 2018-03-01 23:11:57 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-02-27 12:19:49 +0300

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Hi, I have some problems with new sailfish. My Jolla 1 restart much time if read immediately the sim after the pin code, and camera video when I recorder or answer a call the phone automatically shutdown. I try to restore my phone and update again but I still have this error.

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