Tuesday, 19 January 2016

System update 2.0.1 Taalojärvi available for test users

January 19, 2016: Sailfish OS Taalojärvi (Early access)

April 28, 2016: Sailfish OS Taalojärvi (Early Access)

Jolla has released their next Sailfish OS system update to the users signed into the Early Access program. The Early Access group is testing the release before it's shared for everybody.

Sailfish OS 2.0.1 Taalojärvi - First info

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Update, April 28, 2016: 2nd test round starts
The new logo of Sailfish OS
New Sailfish OS logo

After some bug fixing and security patching, Jolla has today released another Early Access version for test users. A bug on Sailfish OS affecting to received phone calls getting ignored might not be fixed quite yet, but more logs are now enabled to co-operate with the testers. Incoming calls might still get silenced after a few seconds. If not fixed, this release is at least addressing the issue.

Sailfish OS carries 2 new security updates, the more important being a fix for glibc vulnerability CVE-2015-7547. The other fix is for CVE-2016-0800

And a few more updates included on, not yet on
  • curl: updated to version 7.41.1
  • libsailfishapp: support for multiple icon sizes
  • rpm-install: exclude doc files (saves space)
  • fix alarm and home from being hidden when they shouldn't
  • openssl: updated to version 1.0.2g
  • openssh: updated to version 7.1p2
  • python-M2Crypto: update to version 0.23 + backwards compatibility
  • sailfish-maps: Depend on translates-pack
  • sync: Fix Google Calendar syncronization issues
  • phone: add logs to catch calls getting silenced issue

If Sailfish OS Taalojärvi is found stable enough in the Early Adopter testing, a public release for phones can be expected in a week or two. The latest public release
  • for Jolla Phone: Sailfish OS Saimaa
  • for Jolla Tablet: Sailfish OS Taalojärvi
    (the phone call bug never affected tablet users)

Update, February 5, 2016: Public release delayed

Test group "Early Adopters" has reported several bugs, and Jolla has not released this system update to everybody yet. Following typical schedule, public release is released in a week after test release IF it has been found stable enough. This time also fixing some of the found issues seems to take longer, as also the Early Adopter team is still waiting for fixed release to be tested.

It seems there will be yet another test release, added by another testing week before everybody get their hands on the update. You can find all bug reports sent by Early Adopters here, vote up for those you'd like to see fixed prior.

For an unknown reason, Sailfish OS 2.0.1 Taalojärvi has been available to all Jolla Tablet users for download, even for those not signed into the Early Adapter program. This might be another bug in the update service itself. There are not many, as only 121 tablets have been shipped so far.

Original post, January 19, 2016:
The old logo of Sailfish OS
Old Sailfish OS logo

Sailfish OS is an early access release of upgrade 2.0.1. to mobile operating system by Jolla.

First released to Early Adopters

During the next week Jolla will collect feedback from the testing group, fix issues if necessary, followed by releasing this upgrade to all users.

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

For joining the Early Access testing group, you can activate the option in your Jolla Account settings. Members of this group are reporting any issues they find on TJC.

Our top picks from the change log
  • Gallery: Share pictures to your Dropbox or OneDrive account
  • People: Past communication events displayed on contact cards
  • Events: Access to Events settings from Events View shortcuts menu
  • Home: Flicking between Homescreen views made easier
  • Calendar: Improved day view layout
  • Browser: Update Aptoide installation support
  • Keyboard: Hindi language added
  • MS Exchange: Support for global address book
  • Tablet: Landscape support for Bluetooth pairing and file transfer dialogs
Android support related improvements
  • Sailfish sharing options added into Android sharing menu*
  • Camera issues with Android apps fixed
  • SMS sending support added
  • telephony enabled
  • Tablet: Android app media buttons to the lock screen

    *So far, working only with text content with certain Android apps
Privacy related improvements
  • Allow installing untrusted software without Jolla account
  • Allow toggling password text visibility in password fields across the OS
  • openssh upgraded to 7.1p1
  • Fix CVE-2015-5986, CVE-2015-5722, CVE-2015-5477, CVE-2015-4620, CVE-2015-8126, CVE-2015-7981
3rd party devices related improvements
  • Allow lipstick to start/stop partner spaces
  • Enable configuration of multiple partner space applications
  • Updated ofono nettime plugin to support more than one modem

Planned for later releases

  • Opening external links should open a new browser tap from Sailfish OS 2.0.2 onward (currently, tapping on links opens them in the latest active tab)
Known issues
  • Google contact sync may sometimes hang up and drain the battery
  • PC connection mode (MTP) does not work with Windows 10 in all cases
  • In some cases pending updates for store applications or applications installed from 3rd party repositories may block the system update. Installing the application updates first should fix this.
  • Stella TOH might not work as expected after updating
Full Changelog

Notes before installing
  • Please ensure that you don't have more than 10GB of your storage space used 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
Notes while installing
  • Do not reboot the device while the update is in progress
  • Ensure there's enough of power with keeping the charger connected
  • 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

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By: Review Jolla
Sources: TJC (extended with posts also on other TJC threads)
Published: 2016-01-19 14:20 UTC
Updated: 2016-04-28 18:50 UTC


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  2. In my case, MTP connection with Windows 10 works well. ( Taalojärvi)

  3. Cant install it. stuck on optimalization on memory format part

    1. Try to move some files to SD Card / computer, and uninstall some unnecessary apps. Optimization might require a lot of free space, sometimes even 6GB. Hope it helps

  4. first four alphabets in bottom line of 2/2 of hindi keyboard are giving wrong result when pressed.

  5. me gustaria saber si alguien mas tiene problemas con los
    servicios de google play y si se van a solucionar con esta actualizacion, gracias

  6. hum maybe a peanuts details, and maybe embarrassing, but the old logo of sailfish is still used for the by the option app at the update menu.... oups
    As i told that's peanut

    1. Well 2.0.1 was originally released in the times of old logo (public for the Tablet back then), and got a hotfix after the logo was changed. Maybe the logo update was not seen too important yet, sailors focusing on the needed fixes. Nice that you noticed though.