Jolla Sailfish OS with Nokia X Android Store

| March 2, 2014 | 40 Replies


More worlds colliding; Here’s Sailfish os on Jolla with the Nokia X Android Store. Although Nokia went with Android, they flooded the handset with their own services as well as that from Microsoft.

XDA developers (previously an enthusiast community mainly for the Windows side, hence XDA, are now mainly those tinkering with Android) have the Nokia Store SDK for download here:

Then instructions on what to do are found here:

1. Download a Sailfish file browser with root access. I recommend “Filetug” with “StartAsRoot for Filetug” available in Warehouse (or via this link at

2. Use Android Nokia Store and download an application (ignore the error message). Make sure you remember the downloaded file size – leave the store open.

2. Go to Nokia Store cache usually under: data/data/ (you need to be root!)

3. There you find files with random number – search for the file with the right file size and copy/cut it.

4. Move the file to Downloads (or anywhere you want) in “Home”, rename it and add .apk to the file name.

5. Install it via Filetug or other Saiflish file browsers which support Android app installation.

Usual disclaimers about potential harm to your device when you do this. Do at your own risk.

Cheers Janne for the tip!


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