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asked 2019-02-05 19:23:55 +0200

williamb gravatar image

updated 2019-02-05 19:26:43 +0200

Hello everyone,

Except for not having been able to import my sms in spite of the various topics on this subject, my biggest fault is the following one: When the alarm sounds, the display remains off. It's really very embarrassing to turn it off .... Does anyone have the same problem? or a solution?

(Excuse my approximate english ...)


(Sailfish X Beta

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Here everything works well... (SfOS, Xperia XA2)

Rafael Flores ( 2019-02-06 00:59:07 +0200 )edit

No problems here (, XA2). I used the workaround for the proximity sensor... You can find it through the search function

nepomuk ( 2019-02-06 11:31:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-02-06 06:26:39 +0200

Kopekenscheich gravatar image

It's the proximity sensor acting up. You need to disable it, then everything will be fine.

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Also, snooze via power button works even when display is off -> immediate relief from getting the alarm to stop ringing -> you have five minutes to do something about the p-sensor.

Such as doing a triple power key press to temporarily disable p-sensor (the triple press tracking is done independently from other power key functionality, so invoking it will also snooze the alarm and most likely power up the display too) -> display can be powered up -> start clock app -> disable (and re-enable) alarm so it will not ring again after snooze period is over.

spiiroin ( 2019-02-06 09:28:39 +0200 )edit

Thanks a lot ! Since I have switch off proximity sensors, display works fine !

williamb ( 2019-02-07 20:15:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-06 12:25:12 +0200

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updated 2019-02-06 12:26:10 +0200

To copy SMS/MMS, copy the folder ~/.local/share/commhistory from the old phone to the new one. Close the message app and remove (or rename) the old folder on the new phone, first.

I did this some days ago, and ended up with all SMS / MMS inclusive the images. I had to add a .nomedia file to commhistory to stop the tracker from adding all the images to my gallery.

WARNING: Any SMS/MMS you have received on the new phone will be lost!

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Hello, I did not specify that I come from Android. Your method works only from SOS to SOS, is that correct?

williamb ( 2019-02-06 19:18:40 +0200 )edit

Yes that is correct. I have never used Android so I cannot tell you if it is possible to import sms and mms from there.


Kim ( 2019-02-06 23:40:51 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-12 22:07:22 +0200

williamb gravatar image

I am trying to answer my own question.

  • About the proximity sensor (thanks to Kopekenscheich):

I disabled it and it works very well, except to hang up a call. The other does it for me in general.

  • About the import of sms:

I used the following method, which stopped on invalid characters (error referred to a " d") In fact, this method does not support emojis. Not knowing the method to convert them, I removed them from the xml using the search function (; & # *;), and it worked. Only MMS, as expected, were not imported. If it helps someone to definitely switch to Sailfish OS ...

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