It is surprisingly easy to install the Sailfish OS on a Raspberry Pi 2. There’s an official blog for all this and I just thought I’d share a few notes here for convenience. This took me about 5 minutes.
A: Preparation of SailPi
sailfish image (511.5MB)sailfish image (218M, updated October 25, 2015) provided by sailpi
sfos-rpi2-glacier-03272015.img.xzsfos-rpi2-18.104.22.168.img.xz – I used 7-zip
sfos-rpi2-glacier-03272015.imgsfos-rpi2-22.214.171.124.img to SD – I used Win32DiskImager
- Insert the SD to rPi2, connect network and power-up
- SSH to sailpi using default user:password (root:root)
MD5: 29edd5770fba01af5c547a90a589a22a SHA-1: 156ea9d01b862420db0b32de313e6602865cb8f9
B: Configuration of SailPi. I simply verify I am running Sailfish (Jolla), change the root password, and change the desktop orientation to horizontal.
- [root@Jolla ~]# uname -a
Linux Jolla 3.18.8-v7+ #2 SMP PREEMPT Mon Mar 9 14:11:05 UTC 2015 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
- [root@Jolla ~]# passwd
- [root@Jolla ~]# vi /usr/share/lipstick-glacier-home-qt5/nemovars.conf
It almost was too easy.
In theory this could be the start of a home-made smartphone. The official SailPi blog talks about steps to enable bluetooth as well as adding a PiScreen and GSM board.
4 thoughts on “SailPi: Install Sailfish OS on Raspberry Pi 2”
If I can find a waterproof touchscreen display I could make this into a motorcycle GPS system with Waze.
the sailfish image download link is dead… :/
updated link. thanks
Is it also possible on the raspberry pi 4?
Also with the new sailfish version?