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[Release Notes] Software version, Maadajävri [released]

asked 2013-12-27 14:26:11 +0200

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updated 2017-08-02 23:53:04 +0200

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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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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by r0kk3rz
close date 2015-07-15 15:22:53.845334



No fix for the Other Half NFC power issue?

pnuu ( 2013-12-27 14:28:59 +0200 )edit

Not yet, we are working on it.

bijjal ( 2013-12-27 14:33:52 +0200 )edit

We're working on that.

Aard ( 2013-12-27 14:34:45 +0200 )edit

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

w32blaster ( 2013-12-27 14:34:53 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 11:49:23 +0200

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 +0200 )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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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

raimue ( 2013-12-29 14:30:53 +0200 )edit

Development of an unlock option is great news.



richardski ( 2013-12-30 14:30:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 15:35:14 +0200

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updated 2013-12-27 22:18:54 +0200 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 +0200 )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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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