Sailfish Update 1.0.3.8: Have You Updated?

Recent Sailfish update 1.0.3.8 (Naamankajärvi released 31/01/14) appears to have brought many improvements to the table for which we are eagerly looking forward to, including an apparent fix to the NFC issue.    From reading around, there are a few who experienced issues so make sure to backup before you proceed to the update in case you hit any problems.

Having been away this last week, my question is have you updated to the latest software yet, and to those that have updated would you recommend updating yet and if so have you found any problems ?

Anyhow, here are some details of the latest software release:

What’s new

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- Landscape mode for Browser, gestures and notifications
- Pinch to zoom support in Camera viewfinder
- SMS support in Android runtime environment
- Clearly distinguish Android apps from native apps in Store
- Settings to disable/enable Quick call support in Phone app (from
  Settings->Apps->Phone)
- 'Clear clipboard' functionality
- Delete all contacts in one go ( via pulley menu option in People app
  settings)
- Improved recovery mode functionality introducing new features such as
  bootloader unlocking, shell and filesystem recovery options
- Exchange ActiveSync policies introduced ('DevicePasswordEnabled' only)
- Event location support to calendar events

Fetch the update
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Important: You need a working Jolla account configured on your device in
order to receive update notifications. If you are unable to successfully
configure the account, please visit account.jolla.com and try to reset
your password.

If your Jolla is connected to WLAN network, an OS update notification
should pop up shortly. If you just can't wait, you can manually trigger
an OS update check as follows:

- Open Settings app
- Go to System Settings -> About Product
- Pull down the pulley menu and select 'Check for update'
- Once an OS update notification is received, tap on it and follow the
  instructions.

Do not reboot the device while the OS update installation is in
progress. The process takes up to 10 minutes. During the update, the
device screen might blank out. You may awaken the display by a short
press on the power key to monitor the progress. When the upgrade has
completed successfully, you will see the LED light up red before the
device restarts.

SOURCE

 

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  1. upgraded, smooth ‘sailing’ here, except it wiping a few app data configs, tidings etc, but much improved overall, landscape browsing and nfc drain are the main ones for me! :)

  2. Thanks @Quaddy

    The loss off settings/config data was/is a concern to me and the instructions in the link you kindly shared are not super simple to me (not very experienced with Linux at all :( )

    The link you sent also has an very interesting link from @THP

    Some explanation why the path was changed in the first place, why leaving the old things as-is wasn’t an option (for architectural and/or time resource reasons) and what app developers and users can do to work around the breakage: http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1410600&postcount=76

  3. My battery used to last 3 times longer before update with tohd service stopped, than after update with or without it stopped :P
    Am I the only one?

  4. After updating I’m not being able to configure any Mail for Exchange account. Proccess terminates stating the device doesn’t support required policies. It worked fine before the update. On e of the excahnge accounts is an in-house Exchange testing server without any policy requirement except PIN lock. Anyone experiencing this issue?

  5. Thanks for the update! Btw, when’s the update coming that includes for example MMS sending? At least I didn’t find that feature in the instructions manual nor in the phone… And, there was also another feature that I’m missing before I will change to Jolla totally… Thanks!

  6. after update my phone behaves strange when battery capasity is under 10%. If battery goes empty then next bootup is a mess. I have taken the battery out for a while in order to get phone back to senses.