Harbour Hotspot: A Simple Application For Turning Your Jolla Device Into A Hotspot

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. Sami Remes, a third party developer has created a simple application called harbour-hotspot, that enables the users to easily share their Jolla’s wireless connection with other devices, by creating a hotspot.

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Harbour Hotspot: A Simple Application For Turning Your Jolla Device Into A Hotspot

The application works quite well, but it wasn’t tested enough to be added to the Jolla Harbour, but the rpm package can be downloaded from GitHub and installed via both the file manager or the terminal.

Since we are all geeks, I will show you how to install the harbor-hotspot app via the terminal, on your Sailfish OS-running Jolla device.

1. Download the harbor-hotspot from GitHub

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the harbour-hotspot rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local harbour-hotspot-0.1-2.armv7hl.rpm

Recent and related Jolla news: A WhatsApp client (called Mitakuuluu) with native SailfishOS support has been ported.

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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