Dear early adopter of Sailfish OS for Android devices. This is important - read this whole mail through and follow all steps exactly as written.
IMPORTANT: If you choose to publish this mail through blogs, news sites, forums, or others, quote it as-is and in complete form ONLY, or people's devices may be at risk.
We are extremely happy to release the EA1 version of the Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK), which describes how to port Sailfish OS to existing devices based on CyanogenMod 10.1.
CM version 11.0 and AOSP versions will be supported eventually (and you can help to make this happen faster!)
Note that Sailfish OS images yielding from this documentation are likely to be under Sailfish OS EULA.
We are excited to welcome you all to this adventurous porting journey. We want to build a community around Sailfish OS for Android devices that is based on mutual trust and respect for what we are all doing. Hence -- we ask that whenever you do screenshots, videos, forum or blog posts or the like (and we're happy if you do!), you emphasise that this is an work-in-progress effort and not a productised release. It is important for Jolla that correct expectations are set for those who might be users of the final product -- and that they understand what they see is not a released product
Read through other notes in previous Nexus 4 EA image release emails, as they are all relevant (cached: [June 23] Sailfish OS for early adopters released for Nexus 4 - Post #433 - XDA Forum
HADK manual can be downloaded from (yes, you finally reached the essential part of this announcement ) : http://releases.sailfishos.org/sfa-e...lopmentKit.pdf
We will all meet in the support channel called #sailfishos-porters on irc.freenode.net and please use us (thp, alterego, Stskeeps, lbt, sledges) to work together, report any bugs, graphical glitches or missing functionality that you find, which are not included in the release notes above. You can also find the hardware adaptation source code at https://github.com/mer-hybris
You are also welcome to participate in threads such as Nexus 4 General - XDA Forum
about Nexus 4 and Sailfish OS as well as for more general Sailfish OS topics at Sailfish General - XDA Forum
Release Notes/Known Issues in HADK v1.0.1-EA1:
- Resulting HADK image for any device will not have Jolla Store support (whereas as official Nexus 4 >=EA3 images by Jolla have). We are working on Jolla Store integration into HADK (aiming for Nexus 4 as very first)
Will be fixed in the next release of HADK:
- HADK PDF has line-wrapping issues in pages 16, 19.
- PDF readers which can copy out-of-bound text: okular, Firefox PDF viewer. Readers which cannot: evince, epdfview, mupdf
- PDF contains no table of contents
- Page 9: single quotes should be used to avoid early variable evaluation for '[insert value of your choosing]' and '$MER_ROOT/android/droid'
Simonas Leleiva (sledges) on behalf the Sailfish OS for Everyone team
Engineer @ Jolla