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Any instructions on how to install Sailfish OS on Samsung hardware?

asked 2014-10-08 09:18:41 +0300

updated 2015-03-06 09:33:17 +0300

eric gravatar image

Hi everyone, for some time now, I come across this video which shows Sailfish OS installed on Samsung Galaxy S3:

Are there any instructions on how to do it? I would like to try it myself but I can't find any instructions or flashable Sailfish images. Where can I get them?

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answered 2014-10-08 10:32:50 +0300

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updated 2018-03-29 16:12:17 +0300

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Sure, it is possible but I doubt there are any ready-made images available.

If you are intrested in porting, I suggest you check IRC channel #sailfishos-porters where you can get help.

There is a good porting guide available. It covers the basic requirements and setting up your build machine pretty well:

You need to have some basic developers skills however :) It took me about a week to finish porting to Nexus7 but that was mostly due to the fact I had a pretty non-standard filesystem layout on my build server... and Nexus if fairly easy case.

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Thanks, it's all clear now. From that table I see the Galaxy S3 camera is not supported so my interst drops significantly for this matter. Maybe later Jolla will do something about this.

lhorga ( 2014-10-08 10:39:43 +0300 )edit

One more thing, any idea why the camera does not work on Galaxy S3 with Sailfish? Is it possible to fix the issue without writing a driver for it?

lhorga ( 2014-10-08 10:46:10 +0300 )edit

@ihorga, if the camera works on CM10 then it can be made to work on SFOS port too. (and I bet it does work)

Mainly what's needed is fixing the adaptation layer, since the driver for it is the same driver used in CM and wrapped with libhybris. I'd say a nice project for you to work on :)

juiceme ( 2014-10-08 11:03:45 +0300 )edit

@juiceme, I am a programmer and I would start right away if I only had the time. But currently I am swamped with other projects (paid ones :) ) so at this point I would rather pay someone to do it instead :) But who knows, maybe I will fall short of projects sometime and I will give it a try.

lhorga ( 2014-10-08 11:08:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-08 10:41:16 +0300

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You can see what is in the works and if someone put a rom up here

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I wonder if the Google Nexus S (made by Samsung) would be viable. I have one lying idle.

Sanjay Mehta ( 2014-10-09 18:43:23 +0300 )edit
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