Video: Sailfish OS running on Nokia N9 (+ guide)

| December 10, 2013 | 36 Replies

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News of Sailfish running on the N9 has been circulating the interwebs for a bit. I’ve been using it on one of my N9s for a few days, and made this little video showing it off.

Now, the easiest way to install it is to follow the guide for installing Nemo and replacing the Nemo.tar.bz2 file mentioned, with the file from here (direct download). (There is also a image, though that involves a little more work – you need to extract it over the other image, and then copy files over so you can get access to root etc. If you’re interested in that, come chat on irc at #nemomobile on freenode)

There are of course bugs such as:

  • Android layer not working
  • Swipe down to close, actually being swipe right-to-left
  • Time not setting properly
  • Camera and GPS does not work
  • Apps may need to be launched twice (crashes first time)

Also, note that the sailfish tar I linked above is from a users device, and he/she has been silly enough to leave a few personal things (like a test contact, test SMS, WiFi networks etc), so please don’t abuse that, and just remove it.


Category: How to:, Jolla, Linux, N9 Hacks, Nokia, Nseries, Video

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Hi! My name is Michael. I currently live in Sydney, working on all things Digital Marketing. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]