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[release notes] 2.1.4 / Lapuanjoki

asked 2018-02-15 13:59:39 +0200

jovirkku gravatar image

updated 2018-03-13 13:56:26 +0200

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:

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, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-11176.
  • display driver: CVE-2014-4323
  • 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 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:

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:


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/' /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:

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 +0200 )edit

swap memory not enable?

TMavica ( 2018-02-20 11:40:34 +0200 )edit

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

lispy ( 2018-02-20 16:09:02 +0200 )edit

Hungarian keyboard! Finally - thank you!

zlutor ( 2018-02-20 17:04:28 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-02-20 11:05:25 +0200

ghling gravatar image

Regarding the OpenRepos clients (warehouse and storeman): There is a new version of storeman available already which works with

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The openrepos apps like patches are still present after updating to I wonder if they are still working without Warehouse. I though every openrepos apps will disappear with Warehouse.

N9Sailfish ( 2018-02-20 16:11:57 +0200 )edit

All apps installed prior to the update should still work (unless changes in the SFOS update itself breaks them) as they are normally installed packages. All warehouse or storeman are doing is providing a GUI to browse, enabling / disabling repositories and handling packages (install, remove, update). They provide convenience for all the inexperienced and/or lazy users, you can actually do all those things yourself on the command line.

ghling ( 2018-02-20 16:36:49 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-21 10:02:05 +0200

Dear Jolla, whats the reason of swap memory not enable? I tested with swap memory enabled, I can run as much as apps (Include android app) without phone lagging. If disabled it, OOM always happened when I running too many app

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While I was still using Jolla 1, I used to have swapfile on my SD card and I had disabled the ram-swap (can't recall its name). I think I'll have to monitor my memory usage, although I haven't had any issues with OOM yet...

Direc ( 2018-02-21 23:31:55 +0200 )edit

Won't that kill your flash memory which has limited write cycles? (Even more so on an SD card that has no controller doing wear leveling)

Keeper-of-the-Keys ( 2018-02-27 19:21:32 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-03-07 15:36:03 +0200

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 +0200 )edit

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

Asmir ( 2018-03-08 08:23:08 +0200 )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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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

Blizzz ( 2018-03-13 11:09:16 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-20 16:56:17 +0200

kenya888 gravatar image

Hi, I'm kenya888, the coordinator of Japanese community translation team.

Thank you all Jolla and community folks for great continuous effort of evolving Sailfish OS long time :) We team members are very happy seeing announce of Japanese system language support on SFOS 2.1.4.

I tried v2.1.4.13 early access on Sailfish X now and found that Japanese language support is dropped due to a lack of the file /usr/share/jolla-supported-languages/ja.conf. I can't see the Japanese "日本語" choice on the Language menu of jola-settings.

Here is my investigation.

  • I've confirmed many of *-ja.qm translation files exist in the system.

  • I've also confirmed seeing lang menu entry of Japanese and switching lang setting to Japanese by adding ja.conf file by hand and reboot.

Could you let me know is it what you intended or just a mistake? The Jolla blog entry doesn't mention about Japanese support despite exist in this release note.

We Japanese team will be happy if this issue is resolved.



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You can obtain ja.conf file from openrepos

kenya888 ( 2018-02-20 17:04:47 +0200 )edit

Hi. Sorry for the mistake (of listing Japanese and Korean in these notes). We have the Japanese strings but not the enablers as the input methods are missing. Getting/making them will require a substantial amount of more work. However, support for Japanese and Korean is in our plan. We will keep working.

jovirkku ( 2018-02-20 17:42:51 +0200 )edit

@jovirkku Thank you for your respose. I understand that you don't intend to list Japanese (and Korean) support on this note. Could you let me know a little more about the plan of IM for Japanese and Korean? We Japanese community team would like to put some pre-making feedback( in the other words "Request") to improve user experience with Japanese IM. Could you consider to give us a chance to inform our request to you before deep development of it? Will you feel bad if I open new question about this topic on



kenya888 ( 2018-02-21 02:27:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-22 01:56:16 +0200

wvh gravatar image

What about the audio issues with wired headphones – does music still sound distorted especially when the music is quiet?

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ive just tested and the answer is yes. it still distorts.

clifford ( 2018-02-22 11:13:30 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-20 11:53:25 +0200

mcencora gravatar image

updated 2018-02-20 12:23:01 +0200

I tried updating, but once OS update download was completed and device (Xperia X) has restarted, I got "Unable to update Sailfish OS. Please try again later". Device has frozen on this screen - I cannot reboot it (UI is not responding, and hardware power button has no effect).

FWIW I had manually installed before, and applied the sed replacement as specified above.

[SOLVED] "Power + Volume Up" button combination did the trick

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My xperia booted fine from recovery console.

teve ( 2018-02-20 12:08:32 +0200 )edit

Holding power + volume seems to do a hard power-off

Mazoon ( 2018-02-20 12:22:04 +0200 )edit

Disabled yeoldegrove repository from, did a pkconf refresh and now update is installing. That repo has a gpupg2 which seems to conflict with this update.

Feb 20 12:00:48 Sailfish store-client[6522]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotPackage(PackageKit::Transaction::Info, const QString&, const QString&) 10 "gnupg2;1:2.0.4-1.1.2;armv7hl;jolla" "Utility for secure communication and data storage" Feb 20 12:00:48 Sailfish store-client[6522]: [D] unknown:0 - void Package::DistUpgradeTransactionPkgKit::slotTransactionError(PackageKit::Transaction::Error, const QString&) 37 "Download (curl) error for '':\nError code: Connection failed\nError message: Couldn't resolve host ''\n"

teve ( 2018-02-20 12:42:27 +0200 )edit

how did you get the update log? Mine is empty. I did like to find out what the problem with my device is.

idnovic ( 2018-02-21 03:05:26 +0200 )edit

I've got the same error message during the update process, after a due update for "File Browser" and a "pkcon refresh" the installation went smoothly. Thanks @teve for giving me the valuable hint above!

MeegoUser ( 2018-03-09 01:49:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-20 15:47:20 +0200

R.G. Sidler gravatar image

Hi. I can''t find any reference to the Jolla Tablet - will it receive this update, too?



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At least my tablet did!

vige ( 2018-02-20 17:52:54 +0200 )edit

yes, and the volume issue is resolved!

AkiBerlin ( 2018-02-20 18:24:13 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-21 21:08:10 +0200

peremen gravatar image

Hi, Korean translation coordinator here.

Will this and further Sailfish OS release include Korean .qm files? If it is yes, I will change my package in OpenRepos to just include .conf file. Otherwise I have to distribute .qm files again.

For Korean input methods, what else problem do we have? Licensing issues are getting into my mind so far, but are there other challenges?

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answered 2018-03-01 18:11:04 +0200

pawel gravatar image

Hotspot is now working and bluetooth too

Xperia x

thanks !

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also bluetooth tethering works?

thanks ( 2018-03-01 23:11:57 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-20 19:55:29 +0200

LVPVS gravatar image


Thank you for the Hungarian language and vkb layout!

There is one minor glitch I noticed: after pressing the '?123' key, the first key in the top row should be '0' and not '1'.

Nothing I could not fix but still.


LVPVS over.

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