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Sailfish OS on Sony Xperia X Compact

asked 2018-06-14 10:56:48 +0200

domino4evers gravatar image

Hi there

I have been running Sailfish since my first Jolla (The First One), then I bought a Jolla C (But my First on is still my favourite)....

No I want a new phone, but the Sony Xperia X is to large on my pockets, i want a smaller phone, so I have been searching for someone who tried to put Sailfish on the Sony Xperia X Compact?

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Consider carrying your phone in a bag. Because it may not be health to keep a phone on your body (in a pocket). And size doesn't matter in this case.

Marzanna ( 2018-06-14 14:06:15 +0200 )edit

Consider carrying your phone in a bag

Good joke, not everyone is wearing a bag.

lolek ( 2018-06-14 18:27:32 +0200 )edit

I prefer smaller phones as well and I really thought about buying the Compact variant -- until I went to a shop and compared it to a full sized Xperia X in real life. The Compact is indeed smaller, but the downside is, it is much thicker and has sharp edges. I think the full sized model fits my pocket even better than the Compact! But YMMV...

Olsen ( 2018-06-14 21:17:53 +0200 )edit

True, Xperia X size is ok when we consider only a pocket but it's way different when you try to use the phone with one hand only.

lolek ( 2018-06-14 23:57:08 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-09-04 23:37:47 +0200

g7 gravatar image

updated 2018-09-04 23:38:04 +0200

I've developed a compatibility layer that permits to run official Sailfish X images on the Xperia X Compact.

I've been running it as my daily driver since April and it works fine, including OTAs and 3rd-party components like Alien Dalvik and Text Prediction.

More details on how it works and how to patch here: https://github.com/g7/sailfishx-patcher-f5321

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Awesome- I don't have an X to get an official image from. Is there any non-sketchy way to use this to patch an image, and then share it? If not, I guess the only audience for this would be people who have both phones? If so, can you get me an X image? (unless this will work - http://images.devaamo.fi/sfe/suzu/). Also, 2.2.1 just released, going to support that too? Thanks for your work

Levone1 ( 2018-09-04 23:55:04 +0200 )edit

The official Sailfish X image can be downloaded from the Jolla Shop, but you have to purchase a Sailfish X license.

g7 ( 2018-09-05 00:03:33 +0200 )edit

Also, not sure how it behaves with the 2.2.1 images (the image hasn't been released yet, as it's in EA). But the OTA upgrade works fine, I'm running 2.2.1 currently on my daily driver.

g7 ( 2018-09-05 00:04:29 +0200 )edit

Can't buy in US... Maybe some kind of location spoof would work or something.

Levone1 ( 2018-09-05 00:10:56 +0200 )edit

Vpn opera browser

Cavalier ( 2018-09-05 00:54:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-06-14 10:59:52 +0200

atlochowski gravatar image

there is community version for compact https://together.jolla.com/question/180109/announcement-community-sony-xperia-x-compact-release/

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If it is a community port, you will probably not have Alien Dalvik (Android layer). Just noting this.

Marcel Pol ( 2018-06-14 15:22:37 +0200 )edit

Don't forget to vote for this thread, X Compact needs strong voice to convince Jolla there's enough interest in this phone to provide official port.

Xeno_PL ( 2018-06-14 16:14:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-06-14 17:19:16 +0200

Oleg gravatar image

@domino4evers Yes, X_Compact SfOS_Edition is my everyday device.

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Mine too. Still hoping for a future SFos update.

Cavalier ( 2018-06-14 18:21:55 +0200 )edit

Mine too. Using it since October last year. Just great. @steph did a great job. I hope Jolla will support it officially as one of the next devices now that all sister devices (standard X and dual SIM X) are officially supported already.

naytsyrhc ( 2018-06-14 22:12:36 +0200 )edit

mine too, thoroughly enjoying after having android in between. aiming to install dalvik support though, too crippled otherwise.

edgar ( 2018-08-04 15:26:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-01-13 22:36:15 +0200

flanker gravatar image

Hello there. Did you notice some voice echoes during calls on Xperia Xc. Mostly, people which calls me, hear it. Something about it was mentioned here: https://together.jolla.com/question/204988/microphones-swapped-in-csd-tests-only-on-xperia-x-compact/ But no (other) solution. Pls, share your finding. Thanks.

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Still no echo issues on mine. It is not that I'd be unfamiliar with it; I have experienced it in last 20 years with random feature phones as well as many smartphones. I personally think that echoing is more often caused by operator side gear, as when it happens it does not happen with every call and with everybody.

Manatus ( 2020-01-14 11:45:25 +0200 )edit

Yea, I had same experience / opinion, but with Xperia X compact it happens me with every call (callers said me about it). I tried switch 2G, 3G, 4G network, but mostly same problem occurs. That's why I tried to find people with similar problem like on previeous link ...

flanker ( 2020-01-14 13:44:00 +0200 )edit

Ok, that sounds bad. :( For the reference mine is pretty vanilla in that I haven't installed any patches on it.

Manatus ( 2020-01-14 15:01:53 +0200 )edit
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