Hello Sailfish OS Enthusiasts. The fifth update of Sailfish OS, called Sailfish OS 188.8.131.52 Paarlampi has been released, coming with both interesting new features and bug-fixes.
Since it comes with a lot of fixes and new features, read all about them on Jolla Together.
Important before you start the upgrade process: Disable the openrepos repositories, in order not to brick your phone!
The easiest way to do this is to enable the developer mode, connect to the phone via SSH and paste the below oneliner (the oneliner is from here):
for i in $(ssu lr 2>&1 | grep openre | cut -d" " -f3); do ssu dr $i ; done
Now you can upgrade your phone. After the upgrade process has been done successfully, re-enable all the previously disabled openrepos repositories, via this oneliner:
for i in $(ssu lr 2>&1 | grep openre | cut -d" " -f3); do ssu er $i ; done
Also, worth mentioning: after you perform the upgrade to the latest Sailfish OS version, all the Android apps will be automatically reinstalled, so don’t panic if upgrade progress will take some time to finish.
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.