Friday, 18 July 2014

Jolla guide for installing Sailfish OS to Android phones

Porting Sailfish OS for Android? Hardware Adaptation Development Kit

"This is a guide to help you understand how you can port Sailfish OS to devices running the CyanogenMod flavour of Android"

"By following this guide you can set up a Mer-core based Linux system that will run on an Android device, on top of the existing Android Hardware Adaptation kernel and drivers"

Update, February 1, 2015: HADK version 1.0.3 published

Jolla guide for installing Sailfish OS to Android phones

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Carsten Munk's developing team has published an official guide (copyrighted by Jolla Oy) to help developers in installing Sailfish OS on Android devices. The latest guide is 62 pages long, including parts like:
  • Mer core: The Linux userspace core
  • Android Hardware Adaptation (HA/HAL), consisting of:
    • Device-specific Android Kernel
    • Binary device drivers taken from an Android ROM (e.g. CyanogenMod)
    • The libhybris interface built against the binary drivers
    • Middleware packages depending on hardware-specific plugins
    • A Qt/Wayland QPA plugin utilizing the Android hwcomposer
  • • Sailfish OS components

Link to version 1.0.3: Read or download the full guide here (pdf, 62 pages) 

Read also: The Hacking has started - Sailfish OS Nexus 5

Published: July 18, 2014 09:24 UTC
Updated: February 1, 2015 14:29 UTC

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