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Sailfish on a Raspberry Pi

asked 2014-09-18 00:19:09 +0300

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updated 2018-12-05 17:01:45 +0300

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I'd like to have Sailfish OS running on my Raspberry. Would it be possible to port?

Like the Virtualbox emulator that runs Sailfish OS.

I think peoples could have more fun with the Raspberry Pi if it's running Sailfish OS. Cool VNC, video chat and a lot more fun..

News By locusf: I'm closing this due to there are a tutorials and updates on

pawel: i would like to reopen this, cause sailpi is on sailfish 2.0.0 since 2015/16 i would like to build a piPad but WIH sailfish rather than linux ..

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and is has a large hacking userbase ;)

mosen ( 2014-09-18 08:33:16 +0300 )edit

It is like with all the other news about Sailfish running on this or that device: If there is no install image available, then what is the point of telling the world about it? All rumours, no evidence.

I heard Sailfish would run on the Nokia N9, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and other devices. Yet there is still no way to install it easily, if at all!

Venty ( 2015-02-18 10:29:43 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-17 21:17:59 +0300

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It's already running on Raspberry Pi 2

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Damn, he needs to start up a place for sharing that info :D

kuzeyron ( 2015-02-17 22:39:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-26 19:03:11 +0300

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updated 2015-02-28 12:02:51 +0300

Breaking news! You can now install Saiflish OS onto Raspberry Pi 2 :) (Page is under construction)

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answered 2015-02-17 11:29:33 +0300

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Raspberry Pi 2 is ARMv7 now.

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Yes and as it was reported e.g. here somone already managed to run a bare-bones version of latest SailfishOS on the Raspberry Pi 2. :)

Alex ( 2015-02-17 12:31:11 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-09-19 01:07:06 +0300

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AFAIK it is not practically possible, because Raspberry has ARMv6 and Sailfish requires ARMv7. I don't know/remember the details of why not; this is just what I've understood based on some discussions online.

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Some librarys might have to be re-written?! :)

kuzeyron ( 2014-09-19 09:36:54 +0300 )edit

@AmadeusXnet: No different CPU architecture. So everything needs to be recompiled.

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-09-19 11:24:22 +0300 )edit

Okey! But maybe someone who can will make it possible. Thumbs up!!!

kuzeyron ( 2014-09-19 13:27:56 +0300 )edit

Raspberry Pi 2 now features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, and 1GB RAM.

pmelas ( 2015-02-02 14:43:47 +0300 )edit

Maybe I should re-open this question :)

kuzeyron ( 2015-02-02 14:58:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-18 20:53:12 +0300

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Sailfish running on Raspberry Pi2 by locusf!

Testing it right now :)

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How do you do the edge swipes and two finger pinches with a mouse? ...or do you use a touchpad?

vattuvarg ( 2015-02-18 21:52:45 +0300 )edit

Locusf and I are trying find a way to fix it :)

kuzeyron ( 2015-02-18 23:12:17 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2014-09-18 00:19:09 +0300

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