Sailfish X is Jolla’s officially supported downloadable version of Sailfish OS for selected devices. It’s currently available for the Sony Xperia™ 10 and Xperia™ 10 Plus, Sony Xperia™ XA2 product variants, Sony Xperia™ X, and Gemini PDA. Purchase the software, install it, and experience Sailfish OS on these great devices.


Our aim is to choose only great devices to run Sailfish X: together with our community we aim for devices, which can support all the essential features of Sailfish OS, and which have great specifications. The Sony Xperia™ 10 and Sony Xperia™ XA2 product range and Sony Xperia™ X are stunning devices to run Sailfish OS. Their tech specs, camera quality, screen, and design if you like, will take your Sailfish OS experience to the next level. Sailfish X is also available for the cool Gemini PDA.


Sailfish X is an open source project. Sailfish OS based smart phones are developed and offered in collaboration with Sony Open Devices. Sailfish community members and other developers and enthusiasts are warmly welcome to contribute and to build their own SW images from the sources. Please check the instructions from our blog post.


Sailfish X is currently available for Sony Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, single and dual-SIM variants of  XA2, Xperia XA2 Plus, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia X, as well as Gemini PDA.

There are three product variants: 

Sailfish X Free is a trial version for the supported Xperia devices and Gemini PDA. You can download and install it free of charge to try out Sailfish OS on your device. 

Sailfish X for Xperia 10, X and XA2 devices is available for 49,90 € (including VAT). See the device model numbers from here.

Sailfish X for Gemini PDA is available for 29.90€ (including VAT). Includes all features except Android App Support and predictive text input.

Current availability: EU, Norway, Switzerland.

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Sailfish X is currently aimed for developers and other tech lovers with some skills. This simply means that in order to get the software running properly on your selected device you have to be at least a bit tech savvy to get through the process. Don’t worry though; we have good instructions for you.


Here are some of the most asked questions. If you do not find the answer here, please check the announcement for introducing Sailfish X or join the discussion in

1. Why is it called Sailfish X?
Sailfish X is Jolla’s community program where our vision is to offer Sailfish OS solution available as downloadable solution for all the fans to enjoy in their preferred device. Currently the program officially supports a number Sony Xperia product range models and Planet Computers’ popular Gemini PDA pocket computer.

Within the Sailfish X program you will always get the latest officially supported Sailfish OS version to your device, currently Sailfish 3.

2. Why do you charge 49.90€ or 29.90€ for it?
With the price you get a fully supported commercial version of Sailfish OS that includes commercial components like Android App Support, and MS Exchange support for your Xperia device. You also get support and updates for your OS from Jolla, and you can support the Sailfish OS development. The Gemini PDA version does not include Android App Support. Jolla has invested a lot of time and money for the development of Sailfish OS. Supporting a release officially is also a significant cost and there are licensing costs that Jolla needs to cover when distributing commercial components of Sailfish OS.

3. What is Sailfish X Free?
Sailfish X Free is a trial version of Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X, XA2, XA2 Plus, XA2 Ultra,  Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, and Gemini PDA. You can download it free of charge to your device, and start experiencing Sailfish OS.

4. Which devices is Sailfish X available for?
Sailfish X will be available for more and more devices in the future. Currently, it is available for Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, single and dual-SIM variants of Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Plus, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony Xperia X, and Gemini PDA. See the related device model numbers from here.

5. What happens to my Sailfish X software after one year of purchase, will it still work? This was mentioned when I purchased the original licence.
The Sailfish X software package contains software updates and customer service as long as the device is supported.

6. What computers can I use to download and install Sailfish X to my device?
Sailfish X can be installed on your device using a Linux, Windows or a Mac OS powered computer.

7. Why can’t I use a carrier locked device for this purpose? I have a device, which was originally locked, can I use it?
Unfortunately, Sony does not support unlocking bootloader to install alternative operating systems for devices that have been carrier locked, even after carrier lock has been removed.

8. Can I move my Sailfish X from my old Xperia to a new device or do I need to purchase a new licence?
You will need to buy the Sailfish X software licence per each device you use. Sailfish X software licence is dedicated to one device and it can’t be transferred to another device.

If your device gets broken or is stolen and you want to transfer your licence to another similar device, please connect with our customer care through Zendesk and we’re happy to help you out.

9. If I buy a used Xperia device with Sailfish X already installed, can I use it with my own Jolla Account?
You can use the device with Sailfish OS, but without the commercial content requiring a licence. If you want to have the full experience you need to purchase a new licence.

10. Are you looking into expanding the availability? I live in a country, which is not on the list.
Yes, we are looking into expanding the sales beyond the initial list of countries. Stay tuned for updates.

11. The Android App Support of Xperia X is based on version 4.4.4 now.  Will you update the Android App Support of Xperia X devices?

The Sony Xperia X device has been the pilot and the flagship for the Sailfish X program. It has now been two years since the first release of Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X and we’ve released many software updates supporting it up until now, and with more to come in the future.
Support for new device options is a constant request from Sailfish X program users. Adding new devices to the Sailfish X portfolio comes with a cumulative maintenance cost. This has resulted in a decision that we won’t be upgrading the Android app support to Android 8.1 on the Xperia X, or other older generation devices like the Jolla C.
We simply don’t have the necessary resources to do it justice given the older hardware and several additional HW adaptation versions needed to support them now and in future.

12. Should I post my questions and requests on Sailfish OS Forum or to Jolla Care (Zendesk)?

The forum,, should be the main channel for bug reports as the posts here are visible to everyone. This gives us in Jolla a better understanding of how common or wide-spread various problems/bugs/nuisances are, or how badly-wanted the new features proposed by the community are. And more than that, there are plenty of talented software experts willing to help you out from the trouble. In other words, the Forum is for technical problems. Please check that you would not file a duplicate post (while doing this you might already find an answer to your question).
On the other hand, Jolla Customer Care (“Care”, based on the Zendesk tool) keeps the posts private. If you need privacy and/or prefer instructions in plain English (hopefully) then Care could be your choice.  But note that Care has very limited resources, so getting a reply may take time. Also, Care is trying to avoid the answers requiring the command line interface – the help is rather based on the phone GUI, guidance and best practices. All issues related to access rights, licences and payments belong to Care.