Jolla’s Sailfish OS spotted running on the Google Nexus 4 (Video)
Jolla has previously stated that their new Sailfish OS would be compatible with hardware that wasn’t necessarily designed for it, and the Finnish company wasn’t kidding. Even though the Sailfish OS is barely 2 months old, we’ve already seen it ported to devices like the Nokia N9 and Nexus 7, and now the LG-made, Google Nexus 4!
Much like the developers of Ubuntu have done, Jolla is planning on eventually releasing official tools to allow users to installing the Sailfish OS onto devices with unlocked bootloaders. Evidently, someone got tired of waiting…
A YouTube user that goes by the name sledges, just posted the above video which shows Sailfish OS being flashed via the ClockworkMod recovery. Once everything is installed and the Nexus 4 has rebooted, we see a glimpse of the initial setup process the same as it appears on the official Sailfish OS.
This marks the first time we’ve seen the Jolla Sailfish OS running on the Nexus 4 and it’s a bit exciting for anyone who owns LG’s first Nexus smartphone and likes to tinker. The Video isn’t very long and don’t show much of the OS, but everything that is shown appears to be running quite smoothly for a pre-alpha build.
As far as we know, the flashable zip file that was used to install the Sailfish OS as seen in the video hasn’t been released yet, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.