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How to update Sailfish the unofficial way

You know the feeling - you're really excited about the new version of Sailfish, but the official tool to update fails. Probably multiple times. It happened to me with the latest update. So here are steps to update to latest version anyway.

Step 1

Make sure you have developer mode enabled, it won't work without it.

If you never had developer mode enabled before, here are the steps, if you are familiar with developer mode, proceed to step 2.

Step 1.1

Go to Settings -> Developer tools and enable first two options (Developer mode and Remote connection). Then you need to input some password and click save. Don't forget the password.

Step 2

Open Terminal app (which is installed automatically when you enable developer mode) and type these commands, one followed by another (each one is confirmed via enter):

  • devel-su - after pressing enter a prompt will ask you for your password, it's the password you set up during enabling developer mode. Note: you won't see that you're typing your password
  • ssu release 2.0.1.11 - replace 2.0.1.11 by the version you want to install. You can see the newest version in the Sailfish update app in settings
  • version --dup - this will start the process of updating and will take several minutes to complete. You should never close the terminal when you're running this command. You will see some output and percents, it has three parts - refreshing repositories, downloading updates, installing updates, after these three parts are done, you will see message that advices you to reboot your phone, which you should do.

After rebooting your phone just check in Settings -> About product that you have the newest version.

Congratulations, you have the newest version.

I hope this little guide will help someone :)

How to update Sailfish the unofficial wayOS from command line

You know the feeling - you're really excited about the new version of Sailfish, but the official tool to update fails. Probably multiple times. It happened to me with the latest update. So here are steps to update to latest version anyway.

Step 1

Make sure you have developer mode enabled, it won't work without it.

If you never had developer mode enabled before, here are the steps, if you are familiar with developer mode, proceed to step 2.

Step 1.1

Go to Settings -> Developer tools and enable first two options (Developer mode and Remote connection). Then you need to input some password and click save. Don't forget the password.

Step 2

Open Terminal app (which is installed automatically when you enable developer mode) and type these commands, one followed by another (each one is confirmed via enter):

  • devel-su - after pressing enter a prompt will ask you for your password, it's the password you set up during enabling developer mode. Note: you won't see that you're typing your password
  • ssu release 2.0.1.11 - replace 2.0.1.11 by the version you want to install. You can see the newest version in the Sailfish update app in settings
  • version --dup - this will start the process of updating and will take several minutes to complete. You should never close the terminal when you're running this command. You will see some output and percents, it has three parts - refreshing repositories, downloading updates, installing updates, after these three parts are done, you will see message that advices you to reboot your phone, which you should do.

After rebooting your phone just check in Settings -> About product that you have the newest version.

Congratulations, you have the newest version.

I hope this little guide will help someone :)