We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

[wiki] State of Sailfish X, sensors, apps and Android™ support on Sony XA2 variants

asked 2019-02-01 11:01:12 +0200

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

updated 2020-07-30 19:18:34 +0200

Sebix gravatar image

This is intended to collect android apps and other new features (camera quality, bluetooth, NFC, etc...) working on the XA2 series with the new Sailfish X and AlienDalvik for Android 8.1 compatibility. It might help the developers, especially in beta phase. And it helps potential users and users of other Jolla phones to make an educated decision whether it suits their needs.

Please edit the main post with your information since this is a wiki post.
Please try to separate apps from other phone features and use common sense.

Table of contents:

Sailfish X - General

  • Almost continuous minor stuttering in both native and Android UI (XA2 dual sim / 3.0.1 / 2019-02-03)

  • Hotspot (wifi-sharing) only works correctly when the password has been changed at least once. ( / 2019-02-09)

  • No delivery reports for SMS. Confirmed for multiple variants on 2019-02-22

Sailfish X - Sensors

  • Fingerprint reader - working (XA2 single/double sim []), but seems to consume a lot of battery (minus ~20% overnight VS minus ~5% with sensor off - https://together.jolla.com/question/210790/stronger-battery-drain-since-310-seitseminen/?answer=212698#post-id-212698).
  • GPS - working (XA2 Dual SIM H4113); took a long while until GPS position was found initialy, since then it is fine
  • GPS - partially working (XA2 Plus Dual SIM H4113); Intial position quick, but half speed displayed (native apps & android apps)
  • Compass - working (XA2 Dual SIM H4413). Needs calibration (e.g. from within Jussi Vuorisalmi's compass app) before results make sense.
  • Proximity Sensor - currently buggy (either triple-press the bower butten or see workaround here)
  • Flip cover - The flip cover doesn't work as expected during calls (link)

  • earphone jack - (XA2 single sim []) finaly works without problems. Looks like some layers of the male 3,5 plug were not supported or defined (link)

  • handsfree set - set with a mic and volume +/- buttons works well on XA2 Dual sim; set with answer button is not tested.

  • ... - ...

Sailfish X - Apps

working 100%

  • (not listed here)

partially working

  • Browser (Native) - Playback of videos are not working i dr.dk (National TV). After 10 sec. of viewing, view will be zoomed in and playback speed will be changed.

    • Camera - When a picture is taken, the preview is shown and after that the camera takes the actual photo. If the phone is moved during the preview animation or right after that it will lead in to a blurry photo.
  • Take the photo when the camera button (SW or HW) is pressend and then show the preview animation, or
  • Take the photo and simultaneously show the preview animation

  • Slightly better performance on the camera in [], still the photo gets blurred if the phone is moved after taking the photo.

    • Situations - Cannot sense which cell towers are in range. Possibly related to this bug? ([] / 2019-04-26)
    • Predictive text input - if you type a text, and immediately start typing another one, the new one will start and begin with the last typed word from the previous text (only noticed with Android apps ex: WhatsApp)

not working

  • ...

Aliendalvik Android™ support - General

  • Sailfish Contacts show up in Android Apps, Calenders not.
  • Actually, Sailfish contacts do only partially show up in Signal

  • No access to SD card.

  • Photos taken with android camera apps show up double in android galleries (at least if the are displayed by folder)

  • Sometimes open/running androids apps appcomplaintear double on main sailfish screen

  • Sometimes opening/running android apps, screen goes all black. Pressing the on/off button flashes an image of the android app, then turns off screen again. A second press sends you back to the lock screen.

  • SCP/rsync to ~nemo/android_storage causes aliendalvik crash

  • sometimes android system notifications pop up ("app X is using battery" / low battery warnings)

  • "Allow app background process to be started on boot" (loosely translated from Finnish) isn't respected. If the setting is off, the app will still start which will increase the memory usage a lot.

  • Edit: For reference, here's two screenshots from my "usual" home screen. First one is with the Android support turned off, second one is with the Android support on, without opening any additional apps (ok, CargoDock open...):

  • "usual" home screen: https://together.jolla.com/upfiles/15494797664559088.png

  • with Android support turned on: https://together.jolla.com/upfiles/15494798688161383.png

  • Copy and paste does not work from Android to Sailfish (as stated in release notes) but some users report it also does not work the other way around. ([] / 2019-02-09)

  • Text-To-Speech seems broken. With OSMAnd and BikeCitizen it does not work. Also when navigating with here maps several popups appear that "TinyTTS" stopped working.

  • Display blanks even when viewing videos or during navigation. It seems Android apps can't prevent screen blanking at the moment. ([] / 2019-04-26)

  • Screen goes blank when stopping Android support ([] / 2019-04-25)

  • Automatic Rotation of the screen: when turning the phone from portrait to landscape, pressing your finger on the screen prevents the Automatic Rotation from happening only as long as you keep your finger there. Once you lift it, the Automatic Rotation does happen. Works properly on Sailfish apps. (2019-08-03 still an issue in [])

  • Keyboard sticks to the screen on Android apps. On Jolla 1 and Jolla C and Jolla Tablet, you could get rid of the keyboard by tapping somewhere else on screen. On Sailfish X, the only way is to background the app and foreground it again. But certain banking apps (e.g. Säästöpankki Tunnistus) seem to reset if they're backgrounded. Which means that you cannot complete the initial login to the app since the proceed button is under the keyboard. (Xperia XA2 Dual Sim,, 2019-04-04) [2019-08-03: I managed to get around this issue on on OmaTunnistus app by closing the keyboard by dragging it downwards from the keyboard's top row.]

Aliendalvik Android™ support - Sensors

  • Fingerprint reader working (XA2 single sim [])
  • GPS works (XA2 [])
  • NFC does not work (XA2 [])

Aliendalvik Android™ support - Apps

working 100%

Hint: Please try and keep alphabetical order. Thanks!

  • Amazon Music (XA2 Dual Sim [])
    • Including Alexa
  • APKPure(XA2 single sim [])
  • Aurora Store (XA2+ Dual Sim [])
  • BNPParibas app in France (XA2 h3113 []) If the app does not work open a ticket to have a new "digital key". Do not worry about messages of the app who ask to you to update Google Play ;-) [edit 2019-12-04 : if the digital key is disable, you need to re-able it in "mon profil")
  • Burger King DE (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Credit Mutuel (XA2 Single SIM) : PSD2) starts working on v7.10.0 app revision
  • Danfoss Link (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])
  • DB Navigator 19.12.p01.04 (XA2 single sim []) google services warning appears but it works fine!
  • dict.cc (XA2 [])
  • Duolingo (XA2 []) App says it won't work without Google Play Services, but actually it does.
  • Dropbox (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • EDF & Moi (XA2 mono sim [] seems OK. EDF is a french electric supplier and it's possible to pay invoices on his app.
  • eLiksa (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])
  • ePassi (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Facebook (XA2 single sim [])
  • Fahrinfo (works on XA2 Dual Sim since [] works but in a strange way if you press after the stationname a no network concection error accurs. Enter the name waiting without enter works...
  • Firefox Focus (XA2 Ultra Single Sim [])
  • Firefox Klar (XA2 single sim [])
  • Firefox Lite (XA2 dual sim [])
  • Google Translate (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Kicker (XA2 single sim [])
  • LIFX (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Maps.me (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Memrise Lesring Languages (XA2 Dual Sim [])
    • only the sound is not so loud.
  • Messenger Lite (XA2 single sim [])
  • Microsoft OneDrive (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Mi Manga Nu (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Mobile Pay (XA2 Dual Sim / H4113 [])
  • Moovy
    • Requires up-to-date Google Services, provided by e.g. MicroG
  • Netflix v4.15.1 (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Nextcloud PhoneTrack (XA2 Dual Sim []) (whats that, there is no such Android App) => https://f-droid.org/de/packages/net.eneiluj.nextcloud.phonetrack/ Nordea Mobile (Suomi) and Nordea Codes (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Opera (XA2 single sim [])
  • OsmAnd only partially since [], works on XA2 Dual Sim []
  • Payback DE (XA2 Dual Sim [])
    • Except Payback Pay
  • Plex (XA2 Dual Sim [], XA2 Ultra Single Sim [])
  • Protonmail (XA2 single sim [], XA2 Ultra Single Sim [])
  • Qobuz (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Roon (XA2 Dual Sim [], XA2 Ultra Single Sim [])
  • Sonos App (XA2 single sim [])
  • SoundHound (XA2 single sim [])
  • Sp-Mobiili (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])
    • Does complain about phone being rooted, but works
  • Stocard (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Strato HiDrive (XA2 Dual Sim [], but hints for missing Play Servics)
  • Säästöpankki tunnistus (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])
  • Tidal (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Toon, Eneco smart thermostaat app (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Trust Smart Home (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Telegram (calls not yet working with wifi, but working great with mobile internet) IN XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Urban Sports Club (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])
  • Viber (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Vienna Airport (XA2 [])
  • VUE NL (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Wallabag (XA2 H3113 [])
  • willhaben (XA2 [])
  • Wilma (XA2 Dual SIM [])
  • Wunderlist (XA2 single sim [])
  • Yalp Store (XA2 single sim [])
    • minor bug: the "Updating" animation (spinning circular arrow) doesn't work.
  • Yesss! (XA2 [])
  • YLE Areena (XA2 dual sim [
  • Yle.fi news app (XA2 dual sim [])

working except notifications

  • DHL Paket (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Flipboard (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Logi Circle (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • MeWe (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Slack (XA2 [])

partially working

Hint: Please try and keep alphabetical order. Thanks!


  • complains about missing play services, but works fine otherwise after dismissing the complaint popup. If microg is installed and configured correctly, then the app is working fine without the popup [])

Berlin.de Service-App

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim [])

Business Calendar 2 (XA2 single sim [])

  • not able to sync calendars with Fruux Android App (that works on Xperia X without problems)


  • no internet connection on mobile data (XA2 single sim [] XA2 plus dualsim same behavior, stays the same with [])
  • buying tickets works on mobile however

Cityflitzer (XA2 single sim [])

  • can't find a location, no GPS
  • do not update to V 1.7.3 as it requires Google Services and does not start anymore, last working is V 1.7.2

Conversations (XA2 PLUS dual sim [])

  • doesn't work with mobile data

Deezer (XA2 single sim [])

  • not working on mobile data

Denon 2016 AVR Remote

  • Works after enabling WiFi from android settings
  • When it starts, a black window is opened, and notification "App is running in the background" is displayed. It takes several minutes before the app actually starts.

eBay Kleinanzeigen

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim [])

Espresso House (Works now after [] and uploaded from Aptoide)

  • The map does not work especially with Here wego. Otherwise seems to work.

Eufy Home

  • Crashes when trying to pair a home device with Eufy Account (Xperia 10 Dual Sim & XA2 Dual Sim []). Pairing has to be performed with an Android/iOS phone. Afterwards the app works on Sailfish X without issues.

Foobar2000 (10 Dual SIM [])

  • file picker doesn't work (opens, but can't make a selection)
  • playback from SD card works if you manually add the location as file:///storage/UUID/Music

Foreca weather

  • Cannot get the current location - locations can be manually selected

F-Droid Store

  • 2019-02-01 - XA2 Dual Sim (F4113) [])
  • Mobile network doesn't work (fixed in [])
  • images not displayed (app icons / screenshots)

Firefox (not Klar nor Lite)

  • 2019-02-01 - Xperia XA2 (F4113) []
  • Video playback doesn't work (works in as long as one doesn't turn off the screen)
  • Sync won't authorize (fixed in [])
  • FF won't start syncing ([] / XA2 F4113)
  • setting as default with Mimer won't open links anymore after a while (at least in variants like Fennec or IceCat from f-droid)
  • does not work with mobile data ([] / XA2 Dual SIM)

Flinkster (Car sharing app)

  • 2019-06-15 -Xperia XA2 Dual Sim []
  • Runs but needs for booking Google Services

FUT Companion

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim [])

Here Maps 2.0.13173 (XA2 single sim []) not working with mobile data

  • Everything works except text-to-speech (TinyTTS) for navigation. Using a recorded voice should work however. (XA2 single sim [])

Heartstone (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Everything works but only in WiFi
  • Without Google Services Store is closed


  • Works after enabling WiFi network in the Android settings


  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim [])

K9 Mail (XA2 dual (H4113) [])

  • IMAP idle not working (only polling works)
  • no sound / vibration / LED for notifications
  • notifications appear twice in events view
  • does not sync on mobile network (manual polling works)

Magenta Smart Home (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Mobile Network doesn't work
  • Google Play notice on start

Mapy.cz (XA2 Single Sim [])

  • GPS locks on fast, searching and routing works, off-line maps can be downloaded
  • the app isn't connected when using wi-fi, mobile data work (annoying when you want to download large maps)

Messenger * Works with mobile data (XA2 dual sim * doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim []) * sharing some content from Facebook via Messenger works with mobile data

Microsoft Edge (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Mobile Network doesn't work

NetFlix (XA2+ Dual Sim [])

  • Installed via Aurora Store
  • WiFi Only
  • No Download to App.
  • Version 4.12.2 -> WiFi needed at launch then mobile data works.

Nextcloud (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • New on-device media content is discovered only after full reboot of the device.

Nextcloud Talk

  • in a chat on mobile messages can be send, but the view is not updated
  • video calls not working

* ÖBB Scotty* (XA2 [])

  • Works except for Map view (requires Google Play services), but works with MicroG

OP-mobiili (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Complains about missing network connection on mobile data

OsmAnd (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • import (of tracks e.g.) isn't possible anymore since, app crashes

Pix-Art Messenger (XA2 PLUS dual sim [])

  • doesn't work with mobile data

Quip (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Mobile Network doesn't work

SeriesGuide (XA2 dual (H4113) [])

  • does not fetch new episodes
  • episode screenshots not displayed

Shazam 8.4.2-190521-c3ef0e2 (XA2 single sim [])

  • not working with mobile data

Signal Secure Messenger (XA2 Dual Sim [>=])

  • contacts are not synched with SailFish OS, only a handful of the last added contacts are visible within Signal

Sony Headphones Connect (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • App starts up, but isn't functional when running
  • It tries to turn on bluetooth, but fails - even when bluetooth is enabled and/or headphones are already paired in the sailfish settings
  • Pairing with the WF-1000X case using NFC does not work


  • not working on mobile data (XA2 [])
  • working on mobile data (XA2 []) - android app permissions diskspace enabled
  • working media keys in SFOS lock screen (XA2 []) - android app permissions diskspace enabled
  • No media keys in SFOS lock screen
  • Cannot find chromecast devices for streaming audio to them ([] / Requires a working Google Home, maybe?).

Sricam (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Works Wi-Fi only
  • On mobile data crashes if you try to connect to the camera

Suomi.fi (XA2 Dual Sim [])

  • Doesn't load messages


  • working now with mobile data in XA2 Dual Sim [] connection only through wifi, not working on mobile data (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Call voice comes from main speakers instead of on-ear speaker FIXED FOR MOBILE INTERNET CALL(not yet working with wifi) IN XA2 Dual Sim []
  • Cracking sound during calls FIXED FOR MOBILE INTERNET CALL(not yet working with wifi) IN XA2 Dual Sim []
  • Vibration works for incoming calls, but there is no visual UI to accept a call (partly fixed, visual UI still only when you open the app, following the notification, in FIXED IN XA2 Dual Sim []).

Tesla App

  • @Breeze: "Can't use my phone (XA2 single SIM) as a key on my Tesla Model 3 (uses bluetooth). Can connect with bluetooth for media files, calendar, phonebook and recent calls, but not as a key. Summon and Location doesn't work because of lack of Goolge Play Services. Everything else works fine."

Threema 4.3 (XA2 single & dual sim [])

  • messaging works fine, except threema-web, works just with mobile data see here

  • Threema phone, works only with mobile data

  • Taking pictures within the app is only working by taping on the camera symbol in the textfield. With the adding attachment and the system camera is not working

Tiny Tiny RSS (XA2 single sim [])

*not working on mobile Data

Todois (XA2 single SIM [])

  • Only works with MicroG installed.

Toshl Finance (XA2 single sim [])

  • doesn't work with mobile data

Twitter (XA2 single sim [])

  • partially doesn't work with mobile data, some parts work

Vainglory (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])

  • Sometimes stucks for 1s or more but it s completely playable later

Verisure (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])

  • Works on Wi-Fi (fixed in [])
  • Doesn't work over mobile data (fixed in [])

Viber (10 dual SIM [])

  • calls work, can't set custom ringtone

WhatsApp (XA2 Plus Dual Sim [])

  • Initial setup needs to be done with Wi-Fi (mentioned in the release notes)
  • Notifications show up double
  • Background process dies occasionally (need to have the app cover active to receive notifications)
  • Background process dies if app is closed by swipe or from home screen (x)
  • Video call works, but there's no audio on the receiving end
  • Watching videos requires a small workaround
  • QR-code scanner sometime not responding (XA2 Dual Sim [])

** Zedge. Does not work in XA2 4113. It was earlier possible to enable Jolla tunes for notifications in Android WA and Telegram etc by means of Zedge. Zedge uploaded from Aptoide.


  • shows banner when on mobile data that there's no connection but it actually works (XA2 single sim [])

not working

Hint: Please try and keep alphabetical order. Thanks!

  • 0100100 Merellä - refuses to start on a rooted device
  • Airbnb (XA2 Dual Sim []) - requires Google Play / Seems to work when installing this way: https://together.jolla.com/question/203485/how-to-install-a-split-android-apk/
  • Aktia Wallet - The most important feature, seeing your credit card information for paying, doesn't open. You can't even pay online (not to mention paying with NFC)
  • AMEX DE (Play Services and App crashes after complaining)
  • Beter Spellen / NU Beter Engels - No login screen, so content cannot be viewed (Dutch spelling test)
  • Bitpanda (XA2 Plus Dual Sim []) - starts, but can't login
  • BOOM (XA2 Plus Dual Sim []) - start, but can't find bluetooth-speaker, also connected ones
  • DAZN: Sport & Fußball Live Stream - app starts but doesn't load the login page
  • DB Navigator 20.04.p04 hangs at startup (XA2 Dual Sim []); older version (19.10) does work
  • Duckduckgo: Cannot be installed (window closes after pressing "install" in the Android App installation widget),
  • Easy Park - starts up telling that won't work without G services, then closes itself
  • ElsterSmart - display protection required
  • Flickr (XA2 Dual Sim []) - if it can't get network connection clear its app cache
  • Flightradar 8.8.1 (XA2 Dual SIM []) - app start fails. With MicroG stuck on app start screen.
  • G7 Taxi (XA2 mono sim H3113 []) Needs Google Play and/or Google Services
  • Gadgetbridge (Androidapp via F-droid) - doesn't get a bluetooth connection even when bluetooth (and GPS, per suggestion of gadgetbridge) in Sailfish are on
  • Garmin Smartphone Link version 2.9.8 - doesn't get a bluetooth connection even when bluetooth in Sailfish is on, and Garmin Zumo is already connected; OpenAndroid Settings menu "Connected devices (Bluetooth, Cast)" cannot be opened.
  • Google Duo . Installation does not succeed in / XA2 4113.
  • Google Home, for home automation & streaming to chromecast devices. (XA2 Dual Sim [] - Requires Google Play
  • Google Calendar does not start nor will alternative android calendars sync
  • iRobot Home: can't log in to older version, new version doesn't start at all
  • Imgur: does not start
  • Jakdojade: public transport, crashes during startup (XA2 Dual Sim [])
  • Jitsi (XA2 monosim h3113 [] cf: https://together.jolla.com/question/219001/bug-jitsi-does-not-stream/
  • Lumos (XA2 Plus Dual Sim []) - show "Bluetooth is off" , but it is enabled
  • MagentaSport (crashes on start)
  • Magisk & Magisk Manager
  • Mindfulness App (XA2 []) -freezes to first screen complaining "please verify that you have internet" even with WLAN on
  • Moovit: Cannot be installed (window closes after pressing "install" in the Android App installation widget), XA2
  • MyFritz!App 2 (XA2 Plus Dual Sim []) - show "enable Wlan", but it is enabled, after click the button to enable Wlan inside the app nothing happens)
  • Nest (message, during installation: App not installed)
  • ORF Tvthek
  • PayByPhone (XA2 Dual Sim [] - App doesn't start
  • Pivo (XA2 Plus Dual Sim []) - during installation: App not installed
  • PlantNet (XA2 Single SIM []) - Only opens with MicroG installed and cannot take/choose pictures.
  • Pôle Emploi (France) (XA2 mono sim H3113 - - the app start but no connection at all (wifi or data) :-(
  • PostNL (app has no icon, only name/text; won't open/run)
  • RATP (France) [XA2 mono sim H3113 -] : needs all Google Tools.
  • (Samsung) Galaxy Wearables App. / Samsung Gear S3 App. (for both Android & Tizen) with Aliendalvik Android 8.1 beta, too. No BT connection. Can not enter to setup of eg. Galaxy Watch 46 mm.
  • Signal Secure Messenger (XA2 Dual Sim [] "incompatible" according to yalp store)
  • Steam link (XA2 Dual Sim [] cannot start and crashes
  • Teamspeak 3 3.3.5 (XA2 Dual SIM []) - "Critical Payment Error!" for payment verification upon start, also with MicroG
  • Tibo Audio (XA2 Dual Sim [] Cannot connect, WIFI not working :-( . Tibo audio works on a Sony Xperia X :-) )
  • Ticketmaster (message: Ticketmaster won't run without Google Play services, which are not supported by your device)
  • TrackerControl (XA2 Mono Sim - h3113[] dowloaded with Fdroid : 0 tracker observed but Aurora Store says that some android apps have trackers.
  • Trainline.eu from Aptoide (XA2 H3113 [][3.2.1][]) Can connect on your account but fail on synchronisation of your datas. So impossible to see your previous travels, your future travels, or valid your basket.
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Uber: Cannot be installed (window closes after pressing "install" in the Android App installation widget), XA2
  • ViaNavigo (France) [XA2 mono sim H3113 -] Will never work on a "modified android" :-(
  • Oslo Bysykkel (Oslo City Bike, no.urbansharing.bysykkel), (XA2 Dual Sim []) - requires Google Play
  • ZDF Mediathek (XA2 single sim []) - Google Play services required
  • Zedge / from Aptoide. (XA2 4113 []) - Not working
edit retag flag offensive close delete


Well this is coincidence... I wanted to create the same wiki just now only to see that you already did it 6 minutes ago :D

I think it should be structured into 4 categories:

  1. Sailfish in general (with sensors)
  2. Sailfish apps
  3. Aliendalvik in general (Android™ support)
  4. Android apps

For android apps we should also write if internet access with mobile data connection works.

I just noticed that topic 2 will most probably only list 100% working apps ;)

Yo ( 2019-02-01 11:13:20 +0200 )edit

How 'bout changing the topic to State of Sailfish X, sensors, apps and Android™ support on Sony XA2 variants?

Yo ( 2019-02-01 11:19:23 +0200 )edit

I hope nobody is offended by the way I restructured and renamed the wiki page.

Now let the content arise!

Yo ( 2019-02-01 11:53:46 +0200 )edit

I have no karma to edit I guess, but here's my take on XA2 Plus Dual Sim:

  • Authy : partially working (google services warning appears, auth codes and account sync work correctly though)
  • Bitwarden : not working, at least for me (fails to detect internet connection on WLAN and mobile)
orangecat ( 2019-02-01 13:00:06 +0200 )edit

Firefox Beta, OsmAnd+ and NewPipe are all working flawlessly, even on mobile data.

XA2 Single Sim

laubblaeser ( 2019-02-01 13:12:26 +0200 )edit

50 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2019-02-06 17:46:23 +0200

voilier gravatar image

Sony Xperia XA2 (single sim) - sailfish

Not working at all:

1) hotspot (wifi-sharing) the linux-pc tries to connect to the XA2-genereted hotspot, but doesn't succeed. The prompt for the network-key appears, but the inserted key is not accepted (although it is the one provided by sailfish in setttings/hotspot).

2) usb-tethering installed as described here: https://sailfishmods.de/2018/11/tippstricks-usb-tethering/ tethering-option appears when connecting via usb; but the linux-pc doesn't connect successfully (connection-process appears in the pc's network-manager, but fails).

3) signal (messenger) installed via aptoide; authorisation for contacts, camera etc. is given.

  • no contact-names indicated
  • no sms shown although authorisation given
  • doesn't show pictures/movies
  • after new installation of signal, the app doesn't seem to work any more: sending of messages unclear; does not receive messages any more; old conversation disappeared completely.
  • freezes from times to times

Any ideas?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


XA2 Dual sim here, Wi-Fi hotspot works just fine. Haven't installed the usb-tethering and don't use signal, but I've read that the app does have some issues with the XA2 Android.

raketti ( 2019-02-06 20:39:24 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the heads up on the Signal update. I face the same issue: can receive text, but cannot send. I’ll wait a bit longer before I install the update, so I can at least keep receiving these texts.

tom-dr ( 2019-02-07 00:47:24 +0200 )edit

Wifi Hotspot worked for me after I set the key manualy. I also could not connect to the hotspot with the key automatically provided by SFOS

AkiBerlin ( 2019-02-07 09:17:29 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the good morning-news on Wi-Fi hotspot. One question: How can you set the key manually? In settings/hotspot I could not find any option therefore, even in developer-mode.

voilier ( 2019-02-07 11:02:53 +0200 )edit

@voilier, there should be a password entry field in the settings.

raketti ( 2019-02-07 12:06:06 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-03-29 22:14:07 +0200

donni106 gravatar image

updated 2019-05-08 23:02:31 +0200

I didn't have enough karma to edit the main post.

Meanwhile I have enough karma and edited the main post with infos about

Aliendalvik Android™ support - Apps

working 100%

  • Facebook (XA2 single sim
  • Firefox Klar (XA2 single sim
  • Kicker (XA2 single sim
  • Messenger Lite (XA2 single sim
  • SoundHound (XA2 single sim

partially working

eBay Kleinanzeigen

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim

FUT Companion

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim


  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim


  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim
  • sharing some content from Facebook via Messenger works with mobile data

Toshl Finance

  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim


  • partially doesn't work with mobile data, some parts work (XA2 single sim


  • doesn't work with mobile data (XA2 single sim
edit flag offensive delete publish link more


meanwhile I have enough karma and edited the main post with infos about

donni106 ( 2019-05-08 00:47:30 +0200 )edit

Android app partially working:

  • Tesla app

Can't use my phone (XA2 single SIM) as a key on my Tesla Model 3 (uses bluetooth). Can connect with bluetooth for media files, calendar, phonebook and recent calls, but not as a key. Summon and Location doesn't work because of lack of Goolge Play Services. Everything else works fine.

Breeze ( 2019-05-08 01:56:59 +0200 )edit

@Breeze thanks, I added it to the main post.

donni106 ( 2019-05-08 23:07:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-05 16:06:07 +0200

TNZ gravatar image

updated 2019-02-07 11:33:16 +0200

Sony XA2 Plus Dual (H4413), Sailfish

I lost network connexion for Android apps. I saw few parameters screens and I believe I broke something about network activation in Dalvik.

How to restore network ? Is there a way to re-access to config screens or must I re-flash the XA2 ?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Complementary info : Firefox Beta works with 4G connexion. But other Android apps do not like Store, Candy Crush etc ...

When they worked, I was on wifi@home. So I guess, there's a trouble with connexion type in Dalvik.

TNZ ( 2019-02-05 16:24:02 +0200 )edit

Already with 4G connexion : Amazon apps is ok, F-Droid doesn't connect.

TNZ ( 2019-02-05 16:44:10 +0200 )edit

Connectivity overview of my Android apps

Wifi only

Skype for Business
Candy Crush Saga
Google Maps (plante carrément au démarrage sans wifi)

Data & Wifi

Firefox Beta
Amazon Apps
20 minutes
TNZ ( 2019-02-07 11:34:32 +0200 )edit

@TNZ are you able to get Waze to actually navigate? It keeps crashing for me once it finds the route

rgp ( 2019-02-10 03:54:18 +0200 )edit

Waze starts normally, but I don't use for travel yet.

TNZ ( 2019-02-14 11:55:11 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-12 23:00:43 +0200

VincentB gravatar image

updated 2019-02-12 23:02:40 +0200

Xperia XA2 single SIM

Can't get Slack connected, either in WifI or mobile data.
I can create Workspace. workspace icons are the good ones, so, connections are no totally off.
Slack from Yalp

I will use slackfish, but thread and medias are very usefull in my job.

Any ideas?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Slack seems to fully work with the spoofed MicroG.

Bundyo ( 2019-05-09 20:33:37 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-23 16:28:19 +0200

juru2 gravatar image

updated 2019-05-28 19:40:32 +0200

I would have liked to edit the wiki, but don't have enough karma. My phone is Sony XA2 dual sim 2019-02-23

Perfectly working:

  • Trello
  • kvv app (after reinstalling!)


  • Whatsapp (videos with workaround see comment below, no voicecall), notifications appear twice

  • Phone calls: Sometimes the phone rings, but the screen stays black and I can't answer the call I need to push on/off button very quickly two or three times. Sometimes it just works fine. Sometimes I can't hang up a call because the screen stays black.

Partly working (but not functional):

  • DB Navigator: Unable to connect to internet when researching timetables, unable to buy tickets. But: I could log on my account and download tickets both of which need internet connections (?) Workaround: Buy tickets from browser at www.bahn.de logging into your accout (didn't work on Jolla Phone, but does on XA2)

  • Signal (secure messenger): only working with wifi

  • Telegram: only with wifi

  • Smart Doc Scanner: issues with saving scans to the storage (however this might also be "nudge" to go pro)


  • Battery use: no longer an issue with (Hossa)

  • Aptoide wants me to update "contacts", which I don't have

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



XA2 Dual Sim Workaound for watching Whatsapp videos - click video open, click sharing/forwarding arrow, go back and then video can be played.

macro ( 2019-04-14 12:45:30 +0200 )edit

Thank you, works like a spell!

juru2 ( 2019-04-27 11:31:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-24 18:11:20 +0200

Georgi Kolev gravatar image

updated 2019-02-25 11:11:07 +0200

Sony Xperia XA2 (Single Sim) Sailfish OS


  • Double tap to unlock - now working
  • Fingerprint sensor - not working


  • WiFi - Working but drains the battery in 24h unless in phone in 'power safe mode'

Android applications


  • Store
  • Waze
  • PagerDuty
  • BubbleUPnP for DLNA

Not working

  • Slack - Installs fine, cannot connect on WiFi or Mobile.
edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Double tap seemed not to work even on android side. Sony forum says it also https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XA2-Ultra/How-to-double-tap-to-sleep-xa2ultra/td-p/1301536#

mSorvisto ( 2019-02-25 07:52:51 +0200 )edit

Android app partially working:

  • Tesla app

Can't use my phone (XA2 single SIM) as a key on my Tesla Model 3 (uses bluetooth). Can connect with bluetooth for media files, calendar, phonebook and recent calls, but not as a key. Summon and Location doesn't work because of lack of Goolge Play Services. Everything else works fine.

Breeze ( 2019-05-07 22:03:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-03-09 19:12:55 +0200

TBK gravatar image

The lack of NFC support is from my research related to libhybris not having it implemented for Xperia X/XA2 - https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Correction it seems Jolla for some reason has chosen not ship nfc support: - https://github.com/libhybris/libhybris - http://releases.sailfishos.org/sources/ (libhybris/libhybris-

TBK ( 2019-03-09 19:50:15 +0200 )edit

So on Sony XA2 it isn't possible to use NFC with SailFish OS?

TW1920 ( 2019-05-08 13:47:31 +0200 )edit

When I tap my train pass (an ITSO card) on the XA2 with NFC turned on, the phone vibrates but nothing else happens. This would imply that the phone detects the card at least. There is a file /etc/nfcd/ndef-handlers/org.sailfishos.sytems_nfc.handleNfcTag.conf


that makes me think it might handle a URI delivered by NFC. I will see if I can find one of the NFC-enabled bus stops in my city and let you know if it gives me a timetable.

tehhel ( 2019-06-11 17:28:27 +0200 )edit

I did not find a bus stop yet. I think that Sailfish uses libnfc, there is an nfcd process running and pkcon has libnfc packages available.

tehhel ( 2019-06-12 14:47:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-04-04 21:38:05 +0200

jpichon gravatar image

Not enough karma for wiki edit. Running on XA2 Single SIM.

Aliendalvik Android™ support - Apps

Working 100%:

  • AnkiDroid
  • Headspace
  • Podcast Republic

Partially working:

  • Signal: The first messages took a very long time to send (~1h) but it seems to work for me now (version 4.36.2, I only use messages). Contact list doesn't really sync but that's no worse than on Jolla C.
  • Skype: no sound during calls (same as https://together.jolla.com/question/203259/skype-has-no-sound/ probably)

Not working at all:

  • LINE (the Japanese messaging app): It crashes on boot, sometimes can see the startup screen.

I'm also having the same issues already mentioned for notifications not showing until I open the app, background processes don't seem to persist. That's despite not being able to uncheck the "run in the background" option for Android apps.

If someone has a pointer to a wiki or instructions how what I can do to debug the LINE issue or at least get a more informative error, I'd appreciate it!

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Do you have the 'normal' Xa2, or the Ultra/Plus? I own the basic/'normal' model and really would like Signal to work so I can start using it daily. Do you use the Signal from the Android store and did you do anything special to get it working?

Will-Do ( 2019-04-06 10:01:12 +0200 )edit

I'm also interested in reading a bit more about your experiences with the Signal Android app because the development of Whisperfish (a native Signal client) has been stopped.

  • What exactly does not work about the contact syncing? Can't you see any of your contacts? Does it only update your contact list very infrequently or when you force it to?

  • Have you tried connecting your Signal account with the desktop client? Does syncing messages work?

laubblaeser ( 2019-04-07 20:08:22 +0200 )edit

Hey, I have the 'regular' XA2, single SIM. I installed the apk with the direct download from https://signal.org/android/apk/ . Except for waiting a while for that first message to go I didn't do anything special.

The contacts issue is like with Jolla C, I only see phone numbers with no names on my chat list. It does seem to show my contact list + names (after a few seconds) when trying to start a new conversation, which didn't work on Jolla C. I don't use any other client.

jpichon ( 2019-04-12 00:18:20 +0200 )edit

@jpichon thanks for answering! When I try to download Signal from the Signal-website it sends me to the google play store. After logging in it notes that it's installed. When I click I wanna install it again I get prompted that there's no device associated with that Google account and I ave to do that. How did you get past that?

Or did you just download the APK?

Will-Do ( 2019-04-12 00:44:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-05 12:18:51 +0200

sergey.savoskin gravatar image

Sony XA2 Plus Dual (f4413), Sailfish Doesn't work anything at all. No icon neither for Aptoide, nor for HereWeGo Maps installed through Jolla Shop, downloaded apks don't install through FileBrowser((((

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Have you installed Android Support from the Jolla Store?

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2019-02-05 12:42:13 +0200 )edit

First I installed system as an update from, then flashed from the store after payment, and yet it doesn't work( I don't see anyAndroid Support in the Jolla Store. If you mean Aptoide, then it seems not to work too: no icon, no icons for HereWeGo Maps (if the found in Jolla Store app means that it was installed through Aptoide).

sergey.savoskin ( 2019-02-05 12:44:36 +0200 )edit

Is your Jolla account logged in properly on the phone? Go to Settings App> Accounts > Jolla account Next to Account status it should say 'Active'.

Then press on Account web page and login to the web site using the same credentials then press the menu button on the top right, select devices and check if your XA2 device is listed.

rgp ( 2019-02-05 13:37:50 +0200 )edit

Yes, everything is correct on both sides (web page too), but I can't find no Android support at all(

sergey.savoskin ( 2019-02-05 14:32:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-06 15:11:28 +0200

Stanislav1988 gravatar image

updated 2019-02-09 16:48:12 +0200

Yo gravatar image

I have succesfully run google play services, and install some apps from yalp or store:

  • Google Music (work, but after log into account I can't see my playlists and albums) it seems like Google Music can't sync a data.
  • Google Chrome (work but can't choose your account)
  • Google Maps (work, but can't get current posiotion ... android apps can't use location service at now)

Edited for better readability. Just use single quote as apostrophes.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


How did you do it?

Malinux ( 2019-02-07 15:14:03 +0200 )edit

@Stanislav1988 Compared to procedure upon Xperia X how did you launch "Phonesky"after restarting AlienDalvik? All other folders in system/priv-app contain an "OATfile" compared to added Phonesky, GSF, PrebuiltGMSCore,GMSCoreSetupPrebuilt, GoogleoneTimeInitializer and GooglePartnerSetup ones.

aspergerguy ( 2019-02-21 21:48:08 +0200 )edit

@aspergerguy use tutorial in topic (link is one post up than yours) you must unsquash system.img and after repack you must copy modified system.img to/opt/alien /system

Stanislav1988 ( 2019-02-24 17:54:13 +0200 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2019-02-01 11:01:12 +0200

Seen: 49,628 times

Last updated: Jul 30 '20