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Downloading outdated SFX images

asked 2018-11-18 19:54:48 +0300

ChrisX gravatar image

updated 2018-11-21 14:00:22 +0300

As some may have noticed, recently I asked a question on here concerning the rather excessive power usage Sailfish X appears to exhibit, ever since I have upgraded from version 2.1.4:

In an attempt to pin-point a potential cause for this behavior, I decided to reflash older versions of Sailfish, including 2.1.4 in an attempt to observe, whether the power draw might have changed in-between versions for unknown reasons. However, up to this point, I have been unable to find an official source for older Sailfish X images.

Thus, I would like to ask whether someone might be able to help me out, either by pointing me towards an official source I may have missed, or by providing these images themselves, should non such official source exist.

Thank you very much for your assistance

Edit: As noted below, it appears that, for unknown reasons, Jolla is seemingly not capable in providing previous versions of their software, even for research purposes, as is the case here. Their inability to meet what by most would be considered the bare minimum of support when selling an operating system is, frankly, disappointing to me.

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you can always.downdate.using.terminal

search here for.manual.update then use a lower version..

pawel ( 2018-11-19 07:51:31 +0300 )edit

Thank you very much, but wouldn't that only work on-device? My question was specifically concerning flashable images, due to me trying to reduce as many variable as possible in an attempt to pin point what might be the cause for the excessive power draw. Downgrading via the terminal on-device would sadly introduce more potential variables, thus making any findings questionable.

ChrisX ( 2018-11-19 13:02:16 +0300 )edit

I don't know where to get but you don't have the original image anymore. The initial version of SFX you've downloaded from the Jolla shop?

Dreej ( 2018-11-19 22:58:19 +0300 )edit

No, I sadly have not kept a copy of my previously downloaded images. I (foolishly) presumed that Jolla, just like most other providers of operating systems would be willing to provide older versions for this very reason.

Even companies like Xiaomi offer their customers the ability to download year old versions of MIUI for their devices. The fact that Jolla, a company that does love mentioning their open source roots (even while not being FOSS themselves) is incapable of providing what in the industry is deemed the bare minimum, i.e. providing previous versions as a fall-back in case of issues, is disappointing to say the least.

ChrisX ( 2018-11-21 13:58:13 +0300 )edit

Don't know if helpful or not, but I know about source files here - I guess if you know what you're doing, you could make imgs? (I don't know what I'm doing, so can't confirm...)

Levone1 ( 2019-01-22 12:48:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-21 16:08:29 +0300

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updated 2019-05-08 15:08:29 +0300

carmeloferso gravatar image

if you trust random community members:

(Note to Jolla officials : If you're uncomfortable with this posting please tell me, or feel free to edit out the magnets)

Disclaimer :

  • These magnets links and Yandex links are provided for research purpose only (basically, to enable comparing with older versions of Jolla (such as the question asker's purpose).

    (also, mer project's git might help in your use case)

  • The flash image require a valid Jolla account anyway to be usable
  • The closed proprietary commercial bit (Android layer, Microsoft Exchange, etc.) requie a valid paid Jolla license and are to be fecthed from the Jolla store anyway (they are not in the flash images)
  • The Qualcom blob firmware require separate download from Sony's website, as per flashing instruction. (they are not in the flash images either)

TL;DR: the content of the official Jolla image are quite close to the community image (and from Xperia XA2 onward are available as a free test too), you can't use the flash image to obtain the licensed parts, you need to pay a license anyway.

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Thank you very much, that would be really helpful and very appreciated if possible.

ChrisX ( 2018-11-30 17:00:59 +0300 )edit

as officials haven't yet jumped in to tell if they consider publishing the binaries okay or not:

  • MP on TMO, I use the same nickname
  • mail me doktor dot yak at gmail.
DrYak ( 2018-11-30 17:13:55 +0300 )edit

Thank you so much for providing this, due to it I have been able to pin point the issue to an actual change in newer versions as, a fresh install of only draws around 1000 mW.

ChrisX ( 2018-12-07 22:58:54 +0300 )edit

glad that I helped!

DrYak ( 2018-12-10 01:03:13 +0300 )edit

@DrYak ... I have the images from Xperia X since the beginning and from XA2. I don't know where to upload, so if you know somewhere where I can upload let me know and will update your post :)

carmeloferso ( 2019-03-08 16:24:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-11-21 21:15:18 +0300

emva gravatar image

If you manage to find here is the MD5 checksum for the files inside my zip file:

ed5a809dc0024d83cbab4fb9933d598d  AdbWinApi.dll
0e24119daf1909e398fa1850b6112077  AdbWinUsbApi.dll
f580bcb4ff080edb89cd1c7af0865441  Jolla-
c980ea6caa9140ee3f30cdc0e98844c4  fastboot.exe
a244c25cf30008cbadb6052fdd40a40d  fimage.img001
ce5e138799be6e57d308f4ec9814f7bb  flash-on-windows.bat
b4b0cf6854d4a7d7183ba119504ee5d6  flashing-README.txt
443f6390be53a665c3f6f909dbded364  hw-release
7c1c8043ca5cef2144f20ef18eea1325  hybris-boot.img
fc8a50f7efdb116fcd96afea70f78701  hybris-recovery.img
bdb099939c1417911a1af98d5bdcab5c  os-release
62c339838b28ba65b8f5176d26d9e239  sailfish.img001

Size: 1132148505 bytes (1079 MiB)
SHA256: D317BC8C046973082E1B6BFACABA7CDC46235E4EEB4F7AF59F96ED1661640DAD
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