Monday, 8 June 2015

System update 1.1.6 Aaslakkajärvi available for test users

Release notes: Sailfish OS Aaslakkajärvi (Early access release) for Jolla phone

Jolla has released their next Sailfish OS system update to the users signed into the Early Access program. They have also shared the official release notes and the change log for this next Sailfish OS version. The public release should be available in a week or two, here's what's coming up:

Sailfish OS system upgrade 15 - Second info (First info can be found here)

First, the numbering of the system upgrades (earlier: updates) have been a mix while recently some releases seems to be dropped early. For clarification:
  • this Sailfish OS is named as Aaslakkajärvi (early access release)
  • if released to everybody as suspected, this will be the 12th published upgrade (excluding the initial release)
  • it's also known internally (among Sailors) as upgrade 15, or shortly put, u15
But now, into the news, shared today by Soumya Bijjal on TJC:

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First released to Early Adopters

This is the early access release of upgrade 1.1.6 (1.1.5 got dropped early in the RC phase). During the next week we will collect feedback, amend this page and fix issues, if necessary, followed by releasing this upgrade to all users

If connected to the internet, and your account is subscribed for early access releases, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.

Before installing
  • Please ensure that you have ~1.5GB of free disk space before attempting to upgrade your Jolla
  • If you use phonehook from OpenRepos, uninstall it before upgrading
  • If you use patchmanager, revert all applied patches before upgrading
  • If your device is running software version lower than and have WareHouse app installed (i.e you are using OpenRepos), disable all openrepo repositories before attempting to upgrade your device
  • Take a backup of your data before attempting to upgrade your device. A successful backup operation is indicated by a green dot in the UI

While installing
  • Do not reboot the device while the update is in progress.
  • The device screen may blank out during the update process, you may waken the display by a short press on the power key to monitor the progress.
For detailed instructions on updating software, visit Zendesk

  • Search emails by keyword via the pulldown menu in Mail app
  • Ability to select and mark multiple emails as read/unread
  • Private browsing mode in Browser
  • Detailed new on memory (disk) usage usage via Settings > System > 'About Product' page (tap on the Memory usage info circle)
  • Import calendar entries (.vcs, .ical) transferred to your phone via Settings > System > Transfers to Calendar app
  • Option to send read receipts to senders of MMS messages (Settings > Apps > Messages)
  • Show notification if an email attachment cannot be opened
  • View phone number of a contact in the call log via tap-and-hold on the call log entry.
  • Notification on file system getting full in Events view indicating that some data should be moved out from the phone memory
  • Quick launch of CSD tool from Settings > System > 'About Product' page > 5 taps on the OS version number (Note: the tool has been translated to English and Chinese only)
  • Voicemail notifications UI - availability differs depending on countries and operators
  • Reset MMS settings to default values from the pulley menu in Settings > System > Mobile network > MMS access point page
  • Better OS upgrade handling: OS upgrade notifications update automatically in case there is a newer OS version available
  • Filesystem optimizations prior to installing OS upgrades. This will be effective from the next upgrade onwards.
  • We've recently received approval from Facebook on our new implementation. The account should now work after a re-login.

Security fixes

Upgrade version history
  • (8.6.2015): Initial early access release

Known issues
  • If you have phonehook from OpenRepos installed uninstall it before upgrading.
  • Currently, checks on available disk space happens very late during the OS upgrade process and will fail in the installation phase if the disk space is low. Normally there should be an error note asking you to free some disk space and try again, but in some marginal cases it might not be shown. Should this happen, free some disk space and try to install the OS update again.
  • OS update may fail due to some other reasons too, for example it may have installed some packages from the new release and still have something left from the old. If the device can boot up, you can try to recover by doing the following. If not, you can attempt to recover the device using the recovery mode:
    • Delete the file /home/nemo/.cache/store-client/os-info
    • Stop the store-client process (for e.g. pkill store-client)
    • Reopen Settings app, check for updates again and attempt to install the OS update again
  • We have also noted that if the OS update is attempted while there is long queue of installation of apps from the Store, the system may end up in mixed state (for e.g. select all the apps from startup wizard, and start the system update already while the apps are being installed). In such cases, the OS update appears to be stalled, however it is just waiting for the installations to complete before attempting to upgrade the OS. Just wait patiently, the worst thing to do here is to reboot the device!


The full changelog is available in this TJC post

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Via: TJC
Published: 2015-06-08 10:55 UTC
Updated: 2015-06-08 11:19 UTC


  1. Great news, thanks for sharing! Does Aaslakka mean something? Some kind of cloudberry?

    1. I'm sharing more on the naming part when the release is published to everybody, but in short it relates to male first name "Aslak" used in Lapland and translates from northern Same word "Ásllat". Thanks for asking :)