[Release notes] Software version, Tahkalampi [released]

asked 2014-07-14 17:42:22 +0300

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updated 2017-08-03 00:01:01 +0300

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Release date : 14.7.2014

Download size : ~440MB

We are happy to release Tahkalampi, our summer release, that improves the overall user experience in handling open Android apps. A special thank you to our dear supporters who subscribed for the opt-in testing of the new connectivity stack. With your help, we are now confident to roll-out the new stack with this release.

Read on to know more about what this update brings to your Jolla. We will take a break now and get back crunching with a new software update early September.

Whats new?

  • Easily switch between open Android apps in the homescreen by tapping on their respective active covers i.e they are no longer grouped into one cover (experimental 1)
  • Add shortcuts to webpages in the app launcher area
  • Set separate synchronization schedules per mail account
  • Upload multiple files via Browser and be able to filter files by file type during file selection
  • Define email signature and sender name per account
  • Save unsent messages as drafts when messages app is pushed to background
  • Search word auto-completion in Jolla Store
  • Use stroke input method for writing in Chinese
  • Define an end date when creating/modifying recurring calendar events
  • Artist search support in Media player

1 This feature is experimental. You may face some issues while interacting with open Android apps, for e.g while running concurrent apps playing audio, closing apps that have been in the background for days etc.

Fetch the update

First to first ones

The software update will be first available to our dear users owning "The First one" covers. The rest of our user base will be able to update their devices on the same day, but a few hours later.


  • Working Jolla account configured on your device
  • Charger connected
  • Device connected to WLAN or mobile data network

If you are unable to successfully configure the account, please visit account.jolla.com and try to reset your password.

Users running software version <

If your device is running software version lower than and have WareHouse app installed (i.e you are using OpenRepos), disable all openrepo repositories before attempting to upgrade your device. Else, you risk breaking the device. Read important-steps-to-do-before-updating and how-to-disable-openrepos-repositories posts for more information.

Update the software

If your Jolla is connected to internet, 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 > Sailfish OS updates
  • Pull down the pulley menu and select 'Check for update'
  • Once an OS update notification is received, tap on it and follow the instructions.

Do not reboot the device while the OS update installation is in progress. The process takes up to 10 minutes. During the update, the device screen might blank out. You can awaken the display by a short press on the power key to monitor the progress. When the upgrade has completed successfully, you will see the LED light up red before the device restarts.

In rare circumstances, you may have to try a second time to get through the update successfully.

View detailed instructions at Zendesk.

Highlights of improvements

First time usage

  • New version of tutorial app for beginners
  • Improved "Get your content" page in the Startup wizard


  • New version of the connectivity stack


  • Enhanced day view: sparser background, support for 12h clock, all-day events shown right aligned near the top right corner when active
  • App cover no longer displays already occurred events
  • 'Edit' option is now available in the context menu (in addition to 'Delete')


  • Fixes kernel vulnerabilities CVE-2014-0196, CVE-2014-2851 and CVE-2014-3122

Jolla store

  • Displays top categories (Apps, Games, Jolla, Marketplaces) in the landing page and access sub-categories using left flick
  • Displays OS update size before downloading the update
  • Sorts "My apps" in alphabetical order


  • Enhanced layout for accounts settings
  • Displays account status information (disabled/not-logged in) and sync status of newly created accounts in the accounts overview page
  • Allows disabling/enabling accounts from the context menu on the accounts listed in the accounts overview page
  • Checks for missing profiles before doing a profile sync, and only syncs the required profiles


  • Improved HTML email viewer
  • Ensures email accounts are automatically enabled/disabled if Mail app is installed/uninstalled
  • Email signature and sync settings options removed from Mail app settings, instead can be set from the corresponding account settings

Active Sync/Exchange

  • Updates default protocol used from version 12.0 to 14.0
  • Improves handling of provision policy checks


  • Implements reliability fixes to call duration logging
  • Does not force minimized calling view to foreground during an active call
  • A third incoming call (waiting call) is now handled properly when there are already two calls active
  • DTMF tones and other indicator tones played during the voice call now follows the voice call volume


  • Increases opacity and font size for message legibility


  • Sharing options list layouts have been polished


  • Improves detection of suitable Bluetooth devices for file sharing by checking whether the device offers 'Object Transfer' service.

Android runtime

  • GPS is now disabled only when all Android apps exit
  • Application data for Android applications that are no longer installed will be cleaned up on boot
  • CalendarProvider support added, Citrix GoToMeeting app no longer crashes
  • Improves keyboard opening/closing transition
  • Fixes device name to "Jolla" and displays it correctly in the Spotify Devices list
  • Hides native keyboard when Android runtime surface loses focus
  • Improved implementation of time zone information retrieval

Known issues

  • Virtual keyboard pops up even though HW keyboard is connected via Bluetooth
  • Unable to change the layout of the Bluetooth enabled hardware keyboard (default is US layout)
  • Facebook account may need re-signing in on first boot after the upgrade
  • WLAN positioning does not work when internet sharing is enabled
  • In some very rare occasion, sending SMS might not work, only a reboot fixes this issue
  • Some GPS crashes might occur on both native and Android applications
  • Search slider doesn't work on the 1st video taken from camera. Adding another video solves the issue
  • Sometimes backups are not fully restored, a new trial usually fixes the issue
  • Running concurrent Android apps playing audio is still experimental, for the time being we recommend to only use one at a time

Note to developers

As a follow up to the Changes to RPM side-loading and packagekit authorization thread in the mailing list, we will introduce a polkit UI in one of the upcoming releases, so users can confirm installation requests. Some apps such as Warehouse will be affected by this change and need to be updated, i.e the app needs to either white-list itself in the polkit policy rules or provide a built-in polkit authentication agent as described in freedesktop.org documentation.

Highlights of bugfixes

  • [BUG] 2 Jolla accounts
  • [BUG] Cannot create Google account if Email app is not installed
  • [BUG] Account reverts to not-signed-in status if settings are changed after re-signing in
  • [BUG] Can't access my facebook account after updating to (release)
  • [BUG] Facebook account: credentials issue, needed to sign in again
  • [BUG] Connection dialog incorrectly pops up when updating new Twitter of Facebook account for the first time.
  • [BUG] jolla-settings-accounts.ts refers to some translation IDs without Engineering English entries
  • [BUG] Google account: credentials issue, needed to sign in again
  • [BUG] Updating sign-in credentials of Jolla account with incorrect username/password deletes the account!
  • [BUG] Store app claims that there's no Jolla account even though one exists
  • [BUG] Deleting a contact from Exchange (or Google) does not delete it from device
  • [BUG] Problems with Exchange contacts sync after protocol version switch
  • [BUG] Contacts sync fails with large number of contacts
  • [BUG] Front camera upside down in Android apps
  • [BUG] Android application windows don't respect the switcher ordering
  • [BUG] interacting with an apk without android support
  • [BUG] receiving several sms at the same time makes ringtone skip
  • [BUG] Clicking on twitter mention in EventsView shows mention N-1 instead of N on mobile.twitter.com
  • [BUG] isSignalConnected crashed calculator
  • [BUG] All of the data isn't updated when updating the old results
  • [BUG] Index letter from old results is not visible on the left most entry
  • [BUG] Calculator crash
  • [BUG] calendar's event editor doesn't handle removed notebooks
  • [BUG] calendar hour view doesn't honor 12h setting
  • [BUG] msyncd crashes in KTimeZone related code (from mkcal call)
  • [BUG] Shutter sound plays too soon.
  • [BUG] alarm ui delays end of alarm signaling
  • [BUG] WLAN does not connect automatically to saved network
  • [BUG] Connection dialog stays in busy state forever after wrong password is entered
  • [BUG] When connman dies wlan settings should hide more stuff
  • [BUG] We have potentially incorrect and/or misleading mobile APN options available.
  • [BUG] Data counters page needs last cleared timestamp
  • [BUG] Wrong information for user after entered wrong password to new network
  • [BUG] Select mobile network page busy state does not follow platform style
  • [BUG] WLAN in half-enabled state and mobile data in disabled state
  • [BUG] Problems with manual selecting network
  • [BUG] Wrong connection icon in Status area: should be only mobile data, but corrupted 'mobile&wlan' is shown
  • [BUG] "Problem with connection" is shown if user toggles WLAN or Mobile Network multiple times
  • [BUG] When internet sharing over wifi is ongoing user is able to start wifi network search
  • [BUG] cannot enter wlan password after wrong password has been entered
  • [BUG] changing tethering ssid & password does not really change it
  • [BUG] When internet sharing over WLAN is used in 4G, the agps doesn't seem to work
  • [BUG] device lock code query has inconsistent colors
  • [BUG] New tutorial can't be skipped
  • [BUG] When disabling/enabling developer mode notification about usb cable is seen even when no cable is attached
  • [BUG] There is no remorse timer when clearing the notifications in event view
  • [BUG] Custom clock alarm is not taken into use by custom ambience when the phone is in silent mode
  • [BUG] Can't delete picture received through email or bluetooth
  • [BUG] Share via MMS behaves badly
  • [BUG] Documents does not recover from hidden state when showing PDF documents
  • [BUG] Discard rearrange mode after entering a new app folder
  • [BUG] After boot returning from Events view fades to black
  • [BUG] folder name editor should set keyboard enter icon
  • [BUG] Homescreen/Lockscreen Operator Name not updated (3HK)
  • [BUG] Black bar on right side of Nexus 4 SFA home screen in devel
  • [BUG] PIN code query input activated before PIN query visible
  • [BUG] SIM ATK IdleModeText overlaps date when date is split over two lines
  • [BUG] Ambience swicher is visible if there is only one favorite ambience.
  • [BUG] lockscreen date string overlaps with notification
  • [BUG] Minimum indication led brightness is too high
  • [BUG] mce display stm goes amok if suspend policy is disabled while display is off
  • [BUG] Simulated double tap does not work in nexus 4
  • [BUG] MCE defines variables in header files
  • [BUG] Sometimes first touch in lock screen is ignored
  • [BUG] Device boots wrongly to landscape actdead after flashing
  • [BUG] Systemd save persistent journal on release image
  • [BUG] Handwriting - 2nd word is not recognised
  • [BUG] Wrong strings on Traditional Chinese handwriting keyboards buttons
  • [BUG] phone number layout missing press highlight coloring from button character string
  • [BUG] Change layout of Italian keyboard
  • [BUG] Inconsistency between Delete and Deleting in the remorse timer.
  • [BUG] Private number shown unlocalized
  • [BUG] Remote security features -application name not localized in Settings > System
  • [BUG] Unlocalized message when typing wrong credentials in preyproject
  • [BUG] New twitter mentions notification shows untranslated label
  • [BUG] Cell measurement API returns sometimes serving cell also in neighbor list
  • [BUG] Selecting an album in Media app doesn't work
  • [BUG] No placeholder in All songs when view is empty
  • [BUG] New message draft not saved after going to background
  • [BUG] Power key should be inactive during the system update installation phase
  • [BUG] "Delete note" from note page can delete wrong note
  • [BUG] New note contains text from previous one
  • [BUG] RecipientField with multipleAllowed: false doesn't allow selecting a recipient
  • [BUG] People app editor does not remove trailing spaces
  • [BUG] "Muted" is overlapped by long names stored in People
  • [BUG] Calls from private numbers cause several problems in voicecall-ui
  • [BUG] Unanswered call symbol remains on main page after calling back
  • [BUG] Call again is not working after rejected call by other participant
  • [BUG] User can enter a useless 'w' in dial string
  • [BUG] Phone comes back to foreground when outgoing call starts ringing
  • [BUG] Visual glitch when answering call waiting call
  • [BUG] Call counter overflows after 24hrs
  • [BUG] Previous call's duration is displayed after rejecting current ongoing call
  • [BUG] msyncd is taking a lot of CPU and syncing in 30 seconds interval
  • [BUG] jolla-settings-system-tests fail
  • [BUG] Not able to setup remote security account on device when account's password has a space?
  • [BUG] Cell measurement API updates LTE serving cell ID later than PCI or earfcn
  • [BUG] New tutorial app does not scale
  • [BUG] Disabled Switch cannot be removed from favorites
  • [BUG] Ringtone selection from setting goes to wrong state
  • [BUG] SIM ATK should not print passwd:true-query input as clear text to journal
  • [BUG] Transfer from ACTDEAD to USER should not be allowed if battery level is < 2%
  • [BUG] Likes are not updated to the store client application grid
  • [BUG] Attaching an empty TOH tries to install ambience of the previously attached TOH
  • [BUG] Mediaplayer all songs search fails to show song names with ampersand
  • [BUG] Context menu opening autoscrolling is broken
  • [BUG] ComboBox with > 6 items doesn't trigger it's MenuItem's onClicked
  • [BUG] Sometimes view "Bounce" effect does't work
  • [BUG] Orientation handling in ApplicationWindow works only inside QQuickView
  • [BUG] WhatsApp voice recorder did not work well (voice sounds abnormal)
  • [BUG] remove Android app icons from covers
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by olf
close date 2017-11-10 20:22:33.440181



Yay!!! Well done guys! Thanks for yet another update! My phone is en route to Jolla though to get some HW repaired, so I have to wait for it to come back!

cquence ( 2014-07-14 18:19:02 +0300 )edit

Thank you! Installing

Blizzz ( 2014-07-14 18:22:39 +0300 )edit

\o/ \o/ \o/

Jollabullad ( 2014-07-14 18:25:24 +0300 )edit

Mhm... Did I miss the glance screen (tagged "jul14" only a few days ago) in the release notes?

ossi1967 ( 2014-07-14 18:27:51 +0300 )edit

Glance screen is already available by mcetools

Whippler ( 2014-07-14 18:34:00 +0300 )edit