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[Release Notes] Software version, Maadajävri

asked 2013-12-27 14:26:11 +0300

Aard gravatar image

updated 2014-01-31 16:21:44 +0300

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What's new

  • Google calendar sync to your Jolla (one way)
  • Camera support in Android apps
  • Updating/uninstalling apps from Yandex store
  • Camera now supports all 4 orientations
  • Advanced recovery mode [details]
  • Ability to accept any server certificates during Exchange ActiveSync account setup

Fetch the update

If your Jolla is connected to WLAN network, an OS update notification should pop up shortly. If you just can't wait, you can manually trigger an OS update check as follows:

  • Open Settings app
  • Go to System Settings -> About Product
  • Pull down the pulley menu and select 'Check for update'
  • Once an OS update notification is received, tap on it and follow the instructions.


This version of the release notes includes update information that was not in the original notes. There was a communication failure during the holidays and not all relevant items related to hardware adaptation and user privacy were included. There was no intention to hide anything and the changes are mentioned in the RPM changelogs on device.

Highlights of improvements

User privacy

  • It was discovered that it was possible to access the data of a device even when locked with a device lock code. This could be done through the fastboot protocol of the device bootloader without OEM unlocking the device (making it obvious that a breach had been made) or entering device lock code. A change was made that closed this security hole.

  • The philosophy regarding security which we follow in Jolla is that we'd like to protect a user's data against attacks, be it physical attacks (somebody steals your device), application/malware or security exploits. Our focus is on user privacy.


  • Improvements in exposure time and auto focus in low light conditions
  • Improved switching from rear to front camera


  • Connection switcher in Settings no longer sticks even when the network is not fully registered
  • Static IP settings bug fixed
  • Access point selection steps can be reversed without causing an issue.
  • Retries are now possible if you input a wrong WLAN password

Home / Events / Notifications

  • Only important notifications (missed call, chat, messages, mails) are shown on Lock screen, all notifications are visible in Events
  • Facebook and Twitter notifications no longer have LED indicators
  • Disabling Facebook/Twitter feeds now removes them from Events
  • Better support for high flow of tweets
  • Twitter feeds now show the real name of the user
  • Notification clearing improved
  • Updates no longer re-appear after reboot
  • USB mode selection is no longer shown when device is locked/suspended
  • Fixes an issue where Home displayed as a long scrollable list
  • Entering incorrect code on device lock screen now has haptic feedback


  • Improvements in jolla account creation steps


  • Call volume can now be adjusted before outgoing call is answered
  • Phone call UI does not show Bluetooth indicator when connected to a device that does not support phone call audio
  • Previous caller's avatar no longer flickers before the current caller's avatar is displayed
  • When powering up the device now registers directly to 3G instead of first registering to 2G and then switching to 3G


  • Messages application keeps the active page and message text when re-activated from Launcher
  • Message notifications now remain cleared and group correctly after rebooting
  • Modifying contacts now shows available message conversation options immediately
  • Imported contacts with unknown IM accounts no longer appear as apparently usable messaging options
  • Multiple recipients can now be picked from favorites
  • Words with a dot in the middle are no longer recognized as a URL when entering the message


  • Phone numbers with dialling card prefixes are no longer merged with their un-prefixed versions
  • Fixed confusing behaviour while editing contacts that have only nickname
  • Search results in People are now correctly highlighted


  • Uninstalling the app cancels outstanding alarms
  • Clock now shows the correct time in alarm list and cover for all timezones


  • OBEX push requests from trusted devices are now automatically accepted
  • A more informative progress bar is shown during BT discovery


  • Minor UI fixes and performance improvements
  • WebGL performance improved significantly
  • Fixes an issue where browser stopped to open links

Store client

  • System update check is only done over a WLAN connection
  • Connection dialog and status indication no longer suggest that a check is in progress without a connection
  • Speed up app installation process


  • Time display in Settings now respects the selected time zone
  • UTC offset shown now takes DST into account
  • Developer mode: Fingerterm default settings are more user friendly
  • USB default mode of "Always ask" is respected even after unlocking the device


  • Improves support for accounts where service username is different from email address
  • Improves standard folders handling
  • Fixes an issue in the communication with SMTP servers that don't require authentication
  • Fixes an issue related to email sending for some servers using ecrypted password(CRAM-MD5) for authentication
  • Fixes an issue in attachments handling in POP3 accounts
  • Fixes an issue in email deleting in POP3 accounts
  • Fixes an issue related to email signature handling in draft emails
  • Fixes an issue in the unread email count for local only folders
  • Fixes an issue that prevents long email subjects to be shown in the email info view
  • Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification
  • Fixes an issue related to replying to html only emails

Exchange ActiveSync

  • Improved error reporting when an account can't be configured


  • Opening a document from a mail attachment works even if another document is being viewed.
  • Documents from transfer UI can now be opened with Office app


  • Start time of the first calendar appointment now displays correctly
  • Calendar alarms are now visible in silent mode
  • Some situations causing a crash or hang are now fixed

Android runtime

  • Audio and video are now in sync when watching videos in Netflix or other video applications
  • Fixed issue where remote keyboard stops occasionally
  • Location status is now checked before attempting to search for GPS
  • Fixed issue where typed characters appended to an underlined word in predictive keyboard
  • Applications using audio integrate better with native SailfishOS apps
  • Network state detection improvements
  • Application pause/resume improvements

Recovery mode

If a factory reset cannot be performed or if the device has booting issues,

  • Unplug USB cable and turn off device
  • Press volume down and power on the device
  • Plug in USB cable and using USB networking telnet to or and follow the instructions

Note: it is still possible to break the Recovery mode in developer mode.

Known issues

Some of the android apps are still unable to connect to mobile data network if the SIM PIN code is entered after a measurable delay on boot up. This is due to the incorrect 3G connectivity detection API used by them.

There are 2 ways out of this situation:

  1. Reboot the device and enter the PIN code promptly when asked OR
  2. Restart android runtime service as follows from the Terminal app (requires developer mode enabled )
[nemo@localhost ~]$ devel-su 
[root@localhost nemo]# systemctl stop aliendalvik.service
[root@localhost nemo]# systemctl start aliendalvik.service

Also sometimes Android apps don't play any sound anymore. Here as well restarting Aliendalvik service fixes the issue.

Tinker-ability regression

  • Due to the bug fix to protect user privacy, it is not currently possible to utilize the fastboot protocol to boot other kernels. This is naturally a regression in tinker-ability and a temporary problem that we will fix in an upcoming update when it can be done in a secure manner with respect to device lock and user privacy.

  • There is no intention to lock down the device and disallow tinkering and we'll seek to remedy this regression when possible.

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No fix for the Other Half NFC power issue?

pnuu ( 2013-12-27 14:28:59 +0300 )edit

Not yet, we are working on it.

bijjal ( 2013-12-27 14:33:52 +0300 )edit

We're working on that.

Aard ( 2013-12-27 14:34:45 +0300 )edit

Thank you, guys! Happy new year to you all!

w32blaster ( 2013-12-27 14:34:53 +0300 )edit

Is it the BIG update you, Jolla people, spoke about (and normally should be delivered in January) ?

mousse04 ( 2013-12-27 14:57:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-27 22:14:25 +0300

pnuu gravatar image

If you find issues fixed by this update, and have confirmed they work, please marked those issues "answered" or add a comment so that someone with enough karma can do that and close the issue.

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Unfortunately Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification is not fixed.

Milhouse ( 2013-12-28 14:24:00 +0300 )edit

Same here. I've had blank pages opening HTML mail from a notification after the update.

aegis ( 2014-01-01 21:10:46 +0300 )edit


Still having the same problem also.

Rauha ( 2014-01-02 12:37:20 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 11:49:23 +0300

Stskeeps gravatar image

I've added additional release notes about a change related to user privacy and tinker-ability that was not properly communicated during the holidays. Please read, and if there's any questions, I'm more than happy to help answer them.

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Maybe implementing partition encryption would be a better idea for securing user data? User data can be stolen anyway if user data partition is not encrypted, right? I know this might not be an easy thing to do but better as a long term solution (and would be optional - activated per user needs).

Nux ( 2013-12-28 23:04:22 +0300 )edit

Great and important adds, too bad they come afterwards not before - but better later than never. I'm really looking forward for the tinker-ability mentioned.

simo ( 2013-12-29 12:55:47 +0300 )edit

Agreed, it came a bit late. There was an honest problem relaying the information about the change to the 'friendly' changelog (which is different from RPM changelogs) so proper information wasn't presented. Terribly sorry about that. Now back to getting it possible to unlock.

Stskeeps ( 2013-12-29 13:55:24 +0300 )edit

Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate the way you are handling the situation.

raimue ( 2013-12-29 14:30:53 +0300 )edit

Development of an unlock option is great news.



richardski ( 2013-12-30 14:30:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 00:16:25 +0300

nodevel gravatar image

updated 2013-12-28 17:48:02 +0300

EDIT: Jolla has updated the release notes. Original post below:

The most important change is missing from these release notes:

With this update, Jolla locked the bootloader and made it impossible to boot custom kernels or unlock the bootloader.

Very, very disappointing from Jolla. Because of this change, the community loses also developers like djselbeck or nieldk... Sad. More info in this thread.

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Please give us some information why did you do this?

Sailor ( 2013-12-28 00:28:07 +0300 )edit

apparently some devs are internally thinking that this is initially a good idea wrt user privacy, though they still want to reopen the possibility to boot other kernels, in a secure way where the phone owner can decide that

AL13N ( 2013-12-28 00:40:41 +0300 )edit

Very disappointing behaviour by Jolla especially after all the publicly stated claims to support FOSS principles.

If you cannot have full and unfettered access to hardware that you have purchased you may as well throw it into the sea.

Locking the boot loader means it is harder to ensure that NSA, GCHQ or other snoopers are kept out of your system. Makes me wonder if there was any pressure applied to the Jolla team from interested parties like the Chinese to lock down these phones for the purposes of state control of users.

Just so glad I read this before updating my phone. Unless this policy is reversed then this will be the fastest self obsoleting piece of hardware I have ever purchased


richardski ( 2013-12-28 04:17:38 +0300 )edit

@richardski It's still possible to unlock the bootloader, just in a different way. It is also promised that the next update will make it easy once again.

Venemo ( 2013-12-28 11:43:33 +0300 )edit

@Venemo promised? so what if what @richardski said was proised first? And? You can't ride two horses same time, seems Jolla want to make "hackable" device and at the same time to lock user. I know they call it "hackable" already, but it's them who have access and abilities not us:(

ZogG ( 2013-12-28 13:45:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 15:35:14 +0300

Kontio gravatar image

updated 2013-12-27 22:18:54 +0300 is called Maadajävri (no typo, it's jävri (Same/Lapish) not järvi (Finish) which some people might expect)

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In Finland is lot of lakes, so we can wait lot of updates and new features.

pazix ( 2013-12-27 22:27:28 +0300 )edit

From the letter "ä" we can tell it's a Skolt Sami name. Correctly written it's "Maadâjävri" and there are actually two lakes that have the same name. In Finnish they both have been named "Tyvijärvi". Source: National Land Survey of Finland.

hana ( 2013-12-29 08:51:43 +0300 )edit

Northern Lapland areas of Inari and Utsjoki have a high number of lakes and ponds. A lake can even have 4 different names, in Finnish and 3 Sami languages. So there will be a lot of updates for sure!

hana ( 2013-12-29 08:53:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 02:09:44 +0300

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updated 2013-12-29 15:37:27 +0300

jjaone gravatar image

Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification. Not ;)

this is still a issue see

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Unfortunately latest version of email client had to be pulled from the update due to cross dependencies that caused issues with the store for some users, so many of the things mentioned in the release notes are not in yet.

VDVsx ( 2014-01-07 11:48:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 21:34:12 +0300

Luilutin gravatar image

In new update Android have camera in some applications, but example in whatsapp android camera don't work, because It want use Android-camera app.

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Working: Skype video calls (both cameras, changing camera, video messages) Not working: Facebook (picture can be taken, but it can't be shared and doesn't appear to the gallery) Not working: Twitter

simo ( 2013-12-28 00:42:38 +0300 )edit

Instagram works fine too.

teemupa ( 2013-12-28 13:50:56 +0300 )edit

Now camera works in BBM

onion ( 2013-12-29 13:47:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 15:23:06 +0300

tja gravatar image

So where to enable the gcal syncing? I can't find an option for it in the calendar, or in the accounts.

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You just have to log out and log in to your Google account.

juju_des_highlands ( 2013-12-28 18:13:05 +0300 )edit

yup, that did it, thanks!

tja ( 2013-12-28 19:35:55 +0300 )edit

I have logge out and in.. and, where is it then? In my phone afrer upgrade there is no Google Calendar sync (if that is what gcal means). Only, Google calendars appear as read-only in Calendar app (but I wouldn't call that "sync"", cause you can't edit entries or manage calendar sharig etc..)

jjaone ( 2013-12-29 15:41:05 +0300 )edit

I think that's what they mean by "one way" sync. Hopefully proper sync is coming at some point. This is isn't very usefull at the moment. It also seems to take quite a long time for the changes in Google calender to sync to Jolla.

hetas ( 2013-12-29 20:29:06 +0300 )edit

Google calendar sync is not so good. I'm having some 6 days events, ... and just the first day is indicated in the calendar... Really hope for a normal calendar view and sync !

Cyrillin ( 2013-12-30 13:06:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 19:10:37 +0300

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I'm really glad to see you are working on improving things, even over holidays. Keep it up, and if the process is not too complicated, try to bring updates as soon as you have them (as opposed to waiting until you have a large number of fixes).

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Well, I would guess someone needs to make sure the whole "fix bundle" actually works together and does not introduce more bugs that it fixes. :)

MartinK ( 2013-12-27 20:05:38 +0300 )edit

Which is much easier to check when the number of changes is smaller.

clau ( 2013-12-28 00:31:20 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 00:06:09 +0300

Okerampa gravatar image

I have an issue whith upgrade :( I had every apps upgrade notification, then notification about OS upgrade. But now, touching the notification don't do anything. Neither I can open the jolla store now :( It says "loading" then exits. Any command I could run to see why this is not working ? (like pkcon or whatever). Or anybody having a similar issue ?

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Perhaps this helps? Or maybe check if terminal command pkmon shows activity?

pnuu ( 2013-12-28 00:13:47 +0300 )edit

Yes !! Many thanks ! pkcon install store-client and pkill store-client did the trick ! After that, touching the system update worked.

Okerampa ( 2013-12-28 00:45:44 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-29 12:47:27 +0300

JorgeMartinez gravatar image

Hi all,

I'm new in Jolla, i received now my phone and i have the notification of upgrade, but when push on it, don't happen nothing, what am i doing wrong?


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Hi Jorge, and welcome along. This subject is discussed here:

Oh, and by the way... I advice to remove the space from your name tag (it enbles using the @JorgeMartinez -handle, which sends you a note when someone mentions you here in Together)

simo ( 2014-01-29 15:11:47 +0300 )edit

@simo thx!!! now i can update the phone, also i change my screen name :)

JorgeMartinez ( 2014-01-29 20:15:00 +0300 )edit
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