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Supported Sony Ericsson 2011 Xperia devices

  • Arc/Arc S (anzu)
  • Live (coconut)
  • Neo V (haida)
  • Neo (hallon)
  • Pro (iyokan)
  • Mini Pro (mango)
  • Active (satsuma)
  • Mini (smultron)
  • Ray (ururhi)

Steps to install

  • Install adb and fastboot on your workstation :
    • Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
    • Fedora: yum install android-tools
    • Mageia: urpmi android-tools (included in upcoming relase of Mageia 5).
    • OpenSUSE: zypper in android-tools
    • Mac OS X: Install Homebrew from, then: brew install android-platform-tools
    • Windows: See for instructions
  • CWM ClockWorkMod Recovery tool is also included in the Sailfish kernel (hybris-boot.img, needs to be extracted from Sailfish image zip file) and can be installed during installation LegacyXperia cm-11.0 instead of installing LegacyXperia kernel.
  • You may follow the instructions at to prepare the sdcard for installation of Sailfish. In the end you need to have two partitions on sdcard, partition 1 FAT32 formatted and partition 2 ext4 formatted (preferably at least 4GB, will contain Sailfish and user data, absolute minimum 1 GB). You may use whatever tool you want for repartitioning the sdcard, easiest on pc with memory card reader.
  • The following instructions use iyokan (Xperia Pro) as an example, replace the device codename with the correct one for other devices.
  • IMPORTANT! Format android system partition in the recovery of the Sailfish kernel (or kernel from cm-11-20150723) before installation of cm-11.0!
  • If you did not already install Sailfish kernel during LegacyXperia cm-11.0 installation then you now need to extract hybris-boot.img from Sailfish image zip file and install it using fastboot following the procedure described in the LegacyXperia cm-11.0 installation instructions.

How to Build Image

  • TODO

Hardware Support

Legend:  Y  - Working (y=hack),  Y  - HAL works, not hooked up to UI/MW/init yet,  N  - Not working,  ?  - Untested,  N/A  - N/A on device.
Device released Linux
Display Touch LED Audio NFC Bluetooth GSM WLAN GPS Camera Fingerprint Sensors Keys Vibra Haptics Power
USB FM Radio
SMS Voice Data Connect Hotspot ALS PS Accel. Gyro. Magne. Vol+/- Home Net. Charge
2011 3.4.0 Y Y Y Y N/A Y Y Y Y Y  ? Y Y  ? Y Y Y N/A Y Y QWERTY Y Y Y  ? Y Y  ?

Known Issues

(Issues marked with [FIX] have a known fix and will be resolved in next release)

  • Jolla Store available only on iyokan (Xperia Pro).
  • SIM pin query currently not supported, please remove pin query using LegacyXperia or another phone.
  • No OTA updates.
  • Proximity sensor problems during calls.
  • Keyboard layout changing works but layouts are incorrect. (iyokan, mango)
  • Bluetooth contact sync does not work to device but works from device.

Refer to bugzilla for list of other known issues.
XDA discussion and updates:


Alpha4 - 26 June 2016

  • Sailfish OS
  • Mobile networking regression in last image is now fixed
  • WLAN selection fix for devices with small resolution display
  • Fix for video recording in camera (I had to reduce the video resolution to 864x480 to get it working reliably)
  • And a possible fix for camera flash on urushi
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