Thursday 24 September 2015

System update Eineheminlampi available for all

Sailfish OS Eineheminlampi for everybody

Released to public on September 24, 2015, this is the same as the 1st Early Access release from September 9th. Early access stage was very active, providing more than 90 bug reports. Two of them were serious enough to be added to the release notes. In general, a lot of users are claiming this is a step away from "unlike", but still welcoming some of the new features

Sailfish OS Eineheminlampi

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None of the reported bugs was found too serious by Jolla, so the version released to Early Access customers was decided to release to everybody. Two new findings were added to the known issues on the release notes.

At first glance this seems like a superb update with the whole new user interface and all the great improvements. However, there's also unconfirmed possibility for an Android app to install another Android app without notifying the user about it (possible privacy issue). Update is forced through if you are currently running on Sailfish OS version older than that, and that includes a bug causing update process to sometimes freeze (feedback wished).

Our humble suggestion is that IF YOU'RE HAPPY with the release currently on your Jolla Phone, you might hold on for few days and check what kind of new feedback there will be on TJC.

All the earlier default ambiences you have are lost during the update process. They will be replaced with a new set of default ambiences, having images from the winners of Jolla's ambience photo contest. Earlier ambiences created by you, or received among a TOH, will still be there.

For those who decide to update, there are some great improvements listed below. Some of these are polished and fully functional, some still waiting for fixes (for example new silent ambience not providing a silent device, or real multitasking struggling with Android apps and browser)

Top 12 features and fixes - picks from the changelog

  • User interface: New simplified and beautiful UI with fresh and enhanced features, including:
  • Visual  improvements: Home, buttons, menus, time picker, volume bar, remorse timer and Events view. Events are now more configurable, and there's enhanced weather view (5 days forecast) and a calendar widget showing youur upcoming calendar events.
  • Home carousel: Change between Home and Events with a simple flick, left or right. While app is on the foreground, you can enter the carousel screens via swipe from outside the screen instead
  • Multitasking: Home now keeps all app covers visible, not removing them automatic. If an app get killed for example due to too low memory, the app cover is still shown with dimmer visuals
  • Always accessible App Grid: Swipe from bottom can be used whenever launching an app
  • Always accessible lock/ambience menu: Swipe from top will drop down a menu including locking option and set of ambiences. One of the ambiences is for silencing the phone
  • Redesigned app covers: Gallery, Notes and Camera has a new home screen cover layout
  • Improved apps: Jolla Store, Camera and Gallery. Also the tutorial app is updated to introduce the new user interface.
  • New settings: More personal user experience via new options to tune up the gestures. For example the top swipe can be set to either open the lock/ambience menu, or to close an app, or swipe from left can be set to always open the Event view
  • Notifications: Android apps are now able to use vibration and LED when receiving notifications via them.
  • Notes: Written notes can now be shared as text files
  • Lock screen: Media controls for the native Media app

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Twitter and Facebook implementation is downgraded, feed sync features removed. This downgrade should be temporary. 
Unofficially, Facebook contacts and IM (chat) is tested to work using this workaround. After updating, if you face issues with the workaround, you might need to delete, reboot and add again the account.

Eineheminlampi is already tested by Early Adopters

  • (2015-09-09): Initial early access release
  • (2015-09-24): Same as earlier, but now rolling out to all users
Jolla announced Early Adopter Program on January 2015, enabling delivering the release candidates to volunteers among the customers earlier than the update is released for public. They are reporting their findings on TJC, and those are supposed to be either fixed or edited into the release notes. Find more at:

The next Sailfish OS update?

Sailfish OS 2.0.x.x, introducing more of the still missing elements of SFOS2 user interface is probably under internal testing. It should include camera upgrade to h264 videos, USB OTG, full transition to Sailfish OS 2.0, and for 3rd party devices for example this: Introduction to Partner Space (Intex brand)

Intex Aqua Fish, 1st smartphone from 3rd party manufacturer designed to run Sailfish OS, is launched to markets in India during October. It's expected that it's launched including the Partner Space screen, which suggests that we will see Sailfish OS 2.0 already on this month.

Before installing

  • According to TJC, you should have 2.3GB of free storage space before updating. In most cases this might do, but recommended max used storage is 10 GB (3.7 GB free) according to Jolla Zendesk. You can check your storage space in Settings > System > About product.
    Note: To play it safe, it's probably the best to follow the largest official information and arrange 3.7 GB of free space. We've informed Jolla that the required amount differs between TJC and Zendesk announcements.
  • 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

  • Keep your Jolla connected to charger
  • 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

Known issues on the update process

  • OS update may remain at about 95% for a long time. If you have developer mode enabled, you may enable persistent logging to help us get logs to identify this issue: In /etc/systemd/journald.conf change Storage=volatile to Storage=automatic and create /var/log/journal before downloading the update. Change it back to volatile after the upgrade went through.
  • 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!

Previous updates

Sailfish OS Eineheminlampi - the name

We've kept you up to date with the Finnish lakes which Jolla is using in their release naming. Eineheminlampi is a rather small lake, I almost wouldn't call it a lake. Also difficult one to translate, so take this with a grain of salt:
  • "Eine", used on the area of the lake, is old word for breakfast
  • "Einehen" is a synonym for Eine, but not common in the area...
  • "hem" is also a Swedish word for home, but Swedish is not commonly spoken there either...
  • "-n" ending is for owning/having
  • "lampi" is a pond or a very small lake
  • The whole name "Eineheminlampi" doesn't translate totally, no matter how I turn it around, but it has something to do with breakfast. A direct translation would be "Einehem's pond"
...and a "breakfast" it is, if the lunch is Sailfish OS 2.0

There are 187 888 lakes in Finland, including the small ones, so we might have more than a few updates coming up. It'll be interesting to see if Jolla will change to bigger lakes after advancing to the 2.0.x.x branch.

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Sources: TJC(1), TJC(2), Zendesk,
Published: 2015-09-24 15:06 UTC
Updated: 2015-09-25 04:27 UTC


  1. Thank you for the review! And for the finnish lakes names explanation ))) But I think you have to correct the info in the very beggining. Not all old ambiences are deleted, only those that were originally pre-installed on your device. Any ambiences installed with TOH or created/downloaded by you stay intact. Please, read here comments under OP:

    1. Let's have a breakfast :) And thank you for noticing the ambience issue! Fixed now

  2. Great update ☺ Fortunately, inszead of the expected 1 to 1 1/2 hours it needed only 20 minutes to complete ☺ I have to get used to the new surface, but I like the lock-screen, it looks somehow romantic �� Greetings to everybody - Roland