[GUIDE] How to access Google Play Store on your Jolla smartphone

Jolla's newly launched smartphone The First One” is powered by open-source operating system Sailfish. One of the things that makes Sailfish OS special is the fact that it can run almost all of Android applications, however accessing the Google Play Store through Sailfish OS is legally not possible due to Google’s policy. Luckily there's a quick trick to access Google Play Store from Jolla smartphone
[NOTE] Please note that this is not an officially supported method and that you will be attempting it at your own risk. This website will not be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur.

[NOTE] Please backup /opt/alien/system before you proceed.
  1. Enable Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection (also set password).
  2. Download http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip and extract it.
  3. Plug your Jolla with USB to computer in normal mode.
  4. Copy system-folder from your extract files to Jolla.
  5. Open SSH-connection to your phone and login. (user: nemo).
  6. Write “devel-su” and press enter. After that, write your password.
  7. Write command: rsync -av –ignore-existing /home/nemo/system /opt/alien
  8. Reboot phone
  9. Install Google Play services to Jolla
  10. Install Google Play Store to Jolla
  11. Start Play Store and do updates.

source - Symbian Tweet

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