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Installing Sailfish on Nexus 7? [answered]

asked 2014-02-04 09:38:38 +0300

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Installing Sailfish on Nexus 7?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by dsilveira
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Hi, you'd probably be better off checking out somewhere like; http://forum.xda-developers.com/jolla-sailfish/general as your question isn't really related directly to Jolla&Sailfish. Regards,

Spam Hunter ( 2014-02-04 19:30:22 +0300 )edit

Even if it's your comment, it's not a effective advise. What's needed is an howto. I've got a Nexus7 since few days and I'm wondering about a Sailfish installation on it instead of Andro 4.4.2. So the question is a good one : where can we find a description on howto to install SailfishOS over Androisd on a Nexus7 ?

TNZ ( 2014-04-15 16:40:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-08-13 15:14:27 +0300

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I am currently writing a how to for installing Sailfish OS on my Nexus 7 2012 wifi (grouper). It's not yet ready and I would need a couple of days to finish it (in my spare time). Here the link: https://www.tisno.de/index.php/component/tags/tag/4-sailfish-os

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yes, please! that would be awesome!

shfit ( 2014-08-14 00:01:39 +0300 )edit

That is a great news. It would be nice to have installation instructions also for the 3g model (tilapia).

Jolla095 ( 2014-08-31 22:26:40 +0300 )edit

I published the (main) part 2 where I describe which steps to take to create a Sailfish OS rootfs image which can be flashed on the Nexus 7. @Jolla095 There shouldn't be any difference for the 3g model, you just need to adjust DEVICE=tilapia in the "setup_MerSDK.sh" script. All other steps should be the same.

Now only part 3 is missing which should become a description how to flash and (in case of problems) debug the device.

jobe-m ( 2014-08-31 22:44:28 +0300 )edit

Thank you Marko. I'll have a go and see if I can get it working...

Jolla095 ( 2014-09-01 09:21:10 +0300 )edit

Tried to create image for tilapia but it failed. Tilapia Kernel folder was empty. Maybe there are more files needing to be edited and I don't have the knowledge to do it. I also encountered errors with the script files (common_actions?) which make me suspect that there might be something wrong with my Ubuntu 14.04 setup. Need more practice :)

Jolla095 ( 2014-09-07 23:13:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-09-08 21:46:23 +0300

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There is now also a pre-generated Sailfish OS image for grouper available: https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris/Install_SailfishOS_for_grouper

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