SailPi: Install Sailfish OS on Raspberry Pi 2

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

  1. Download sailfish image (511.5MB) sailfish image (218M, updated October 25, 2015) provided by sailpi
  2. MD5: 29edd5770fba01af5c547a90a589a22a 
    SHA-1: 156ea9d01b862420db0b32de313e6602865cb8f9
    
  3. Extract sfos-rpi2-glacier-03272015.img.xz sfos-rpi2-1.1.9.28.img.xz – I used 7-zip
  4. Write sfos-rpi2-glacier-03272015.img sfos-rpi2-1.1.9.28.img to SD – I used Win32DiskImager
  5. Insert the SD to rPi2, connect network and power-up
  6. SSH to sailpi using default user:password (root:root)

B: Configuration of SailPi. I simply verify I am running Sailfish (Jolla), change the root password, and change the desktop orientation to horizontal.

  1. [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

  2. [root@Jolla ~]# passwd
  3. [root@Jolla ~]# vi /usr/share/lipstick-glacier-home-qt5/nemovars.conf
  4. GLACIER_NATIVEORIENTATION=2


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”

  1. If I can find a waterproof touchscreen display I could make this into a motorcycle GPS system with Waze.

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