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Sailfish X Xperia Android 10 Build and Flash

Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit for Sony Xperia 10 II

Here you will find instructions how to build Sailfish OS image and flash it to Sony Xperia 10 II device, which can be used as reference to port any other Sony Xperia Open Device that has Android 10 support.


  • 2021-02-12: Published as technical guidance for Android 10 64bit ARM adaptations


Please download the latest Sailfish OS HADK (Hardware Adaptation Development Kit) from within this link.

Please check the requirements for your build host:

Minimum Sailfish OS version for this port is 4.1.0.

If you are new to HADK, please carefully read the disclaimer on page 1, then chapters 1 and 2.

The disk space requirement for this build is not what HADK says, but around 200GB . The download size requirement is around 50GB.

HADK uses LineageOS/CyanogenMod as reference base. Here we’ll instead have AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 10.0. Now you can read through chapter 3 of the HADK.

If you ever run into difficulties, please look through the links in the topic of the #sailfishos-porters channel on IRC at

In chapter 4 (Setting up the SDKs) setup the environment as requested in ~/.hadk.env, but then set and add the following additional variables (here we’ll build for Sony Xperia 10 II Dual SIM variant):

export VENDOR=sony
export DEVICE=xqau52
export HABUILD_DEVICE=pdx201
export FAMILY=seine

Follow through the chapter 4 until the end, and ignore chapter 5, instead perform the following:


sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
sudo mkdir -p $ANDROID_ROOT
sudo chown -R $USER $ANDROID_ROOT
git clone --recurse-submodules$FAMILY .

git config --global "Your Name"
git config --global ""

repo init -u git:// -b $HAVERSION -m tagged-localbuild.xml
# Adjust X to bandwidth capabilities
repo sync -jX --fetch-submodules
git clone --recurse-submodules droid-src
ln -s droid-src/patches
droid-src/ --mb
./ --mb

source build/
export USE_CCACHE=1
lunch aosp_$DEVICE-user
cd kernel/sony/msm-4.14/common-kernel
./ -d $HABUILD_DEVICE -O $ANDROID_ROOT/out/target/product/$HABUILD_DEVICE/obj/kernel
# FIXME after this is merged:
cp dtbo-$HABUILD_DEVICE.img $ANDROID_ROOT/out/target/product/$HABUILD_DEVICE/dtbo.img
cd -
git clone external/droidmedia
make -j$(nproc --all) hybris-hal droidmedia
# This might take some time (1 hour on Intel Xeon's 12 cores)

If you encounter errors, check with HADK’s section 5.5 “Common Pitfalls”.

Once you have hybris-boot.img, hybris-recovery.img, and droidmedia files (including mini*service et al.) successfully built, go through chapter 6 of the HADK document.

Ignore chapter 7, but do the following instead:


sudo zypper ref
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --droid-hal
git clone --recursive$FAMILY hybris/droid-configs -b master
if [ -z "$(grep patterns-sailfish-consumer-generic $ANDROID_ROOT/hybris/droid-configs/patterns/patterns-sailfish-device-configuration-$" ]; then
  sed -i "/Summary: Jolla Configuration $DEVICE/aRequires: patterns-sailfish-consumer-generic\n\n# Early stages of porting benefit from these:\nRequires: patterns-sailfish-device-tools" $ANDROID_ROOT/hybris/droid-configs/patterns/patterns-sailfish-device-configuration-$
if [ -z "$(grep jolla-devicelock-daemon-encsfa $ANDROID_ROOT/hybris/droid-configs/patterns/patterns-sailfish-device-adaptation-$" ]; then
  sed -i "s/sailfish-devicelock-fpd/jolla-devicelock-daemon-encsfa/" $ANDROID_ROOT/hybris/droid-configs/patterns/patterns-sailfish-device-adaptation-$
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --configs
cd hybris/mw/libhybris
git checkout master
cd -
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --mw=
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --mw # select "all" option when asked

Without waiting for the middleware to finish, open new shell terminal.


sudo mkdir -p $ANDROID_ROOT-syspart
sudo chown -R $USER $ANDROID_ROOT-syspart
cd $ANDROID_ROOT-syspart
# if you plan to contribute to syspart (/system partition), remove "--depth=1" and "-c" flags below
repo init -u git:// -b $HAVERSION -m tagged-manifest.xml --depth=1
# Adjust X to bandwidth capabilities
repo sync -jX --fetch-submodules -c
ln -s rpm/patches .
rpm/ --mb

source build/
export USE_CCACHE=1
lunch aosp_$DEVICE-user
# Ensure the middleware in the previous shell terminal has finished building
# Change $(nproc --all) to your building capabilities, it will be very heavy on RAM if you go for more cores, proceed with care:
make -j$(nproc --all) systemimage vendorimage
# This might take some time (~2.5 hours on Intel Xeon's 12 cores)

mkdir -p $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp
sudo mkdir -p $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-system
simg2img $ANDROID_ROOT-syspart/out/target/product/$HABUILD_DEVICE/system.img $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp/system.img.raw
sudo mount $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp/system.img.raw $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-system

sudo mkdir -p $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-vendor/vendor
simg2img $ANDROID_ROOT-syspart/out/target/product/$HABUILD_DEVICE/vendor.img $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp/vendor.img.raw
sudo mount $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp/vendor.img.raw $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-vendor/vendor

cd $ANDROID_ROOT/hybris/mw
git clone --recursive$D
cd $D
sudo droid-system-device/helpers/ $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-system/system $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-vendor/vendor rpm/droid-system-$HABUILD_DEVICE.spec
# You can commit the changes, but before you push them out, make sure:
# - to check binary file/repo size limits
# - to rename the public repo as droid-system-sony-$FAMILY-$HABUILD_DEVICE
# - to not contribute binary files to this *-template repo
sudo chown -R $USER .
sudo umount $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-vendor/vendor
sudo umount $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-system
rm $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp/{system,vendor}.img.raw
sudo rm -rf $ANDROID_ROOT-mnt-{system,vendor}
rmdir $ANDROID_ROOT-tmp || true

You can now close the above shell terminal. Next, please proceed with:


rpm/dhd/helpers/ --gg
git clone --recursive$FAMILY hybris/mw/droid-hal-img-boot-sony-$FAMILY
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --mw=$FAMILY --do-not-install --spec=rpm/droid-hal-$HABUILD_DEVICE-img-boot.spec

rpm/dhd/helpers/ --mw= --do-not-install --spec=rpm/droid-system-$HABUILD_DEVICE.spec --spec=rpm/droid-system-$HABUILD_DEVICE-$DEVICE.spec

git clone --recursive$FAMILY hybris/droid-hal-version-$DEVICE
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --version

# The next two variables are explained in chapter 8
export RELEASE=
export EXTRA_NAME=-my1
sudo zypper in lvm2 atruncate pigz android-tools
sed -i "s @DEVICEMODEL@ $DEVICE " $srcks
rpm/dhd/helpers/ --mic

The command above will yield a flashable archive, such as $ANDROID_ROOT/SailfishOS-release-<version>-<device>-my1/SailfishOS--my1-<version>-<device>-<hw-version>.zip that you’ll use to flash your device as explained in the next section.


You will find the instructions on our website (yet use your own built .zip bundle!):

Adaptation Status

Feel free to help out in areas that you like.

What works:

  • audio, gps, bluetooth, wifi & internet sharing, modem, camera
  • fingerprint works (but is not available for the community build)
  • USB networking

Known issues:

  • Multiple camera support is available via community’s app
  • First boot after flash makes speaker emit a frequency test
  • Mobile data over 3G and 2G connections might not work. LTE/4G does work.
  • While restarting the phone for the 1st time after completing the startup wizard, Xperia 10 II tends to lose the saved WiFi network(s). This does not happen on the following restarts, though .
  • There may be issues with routing the voice to some headsets (need to tap the Loudspeaker icon, followed by Headset icon). In addition, the speaker’s voice may be echoed to his/her ears with unnecessarily high volume with some headsets.
  • Wired headset microphone does not work, you will need to talk into the phone’s microphone during phone calls (this is a side-effect of fixing a very broken routing in
  • You’ll hear your own voice through the wired headset, it’s an intended feature called “sidetone” (it helps to avoid talking louder). Unfortunately it will currently be picked up from your phone’s microphone, as per the issue above


If you find bugs while building an image from this page, please report them in our IRC channel.

Have fun and enjoy the fully-flashable Sailfish OS image built by you! Your Jolla HW Team