Patchmanager 3.0

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Patchmanager 3 public beta

Make sure to unapply patches before upgrade from Patchmanager 2. Installation will fail if any patch is applied.

If you have installed prepatch, please remove it before patchmanager3 installation.

Changes between version 2 and version 3:

  • Not changing original files. Patches applied to fakeroot located at /tmp/patchmanager
  • OS update friendly. Patchmanager3 automatically detects when user start downloading an update and unapplying all patches
  • Patches can be reordered to be applied in correct order. Just drag to left and drop at required position
  • Collect information about possible conflicting patches. Visit patch info page.
  • Automatic check for updates for online catalog patches. Notificaiton will popup if new version of patch will be released
  • Patchmanager settngs are located inside Settings application as entry

Patchmanager daemon acts like proxy, filtering open calls and decide if application should open original file or fake one.

Target application translations

Add to your patch new import:

import org.SfietKonstantin.patchmanager 2.0

Add property to the root object:

property bool pmTranslationLoaded: PatchManagerTranslator ? PatchManagerTranslator.installTranslator("name-of-your-patch") : false

Change most visible text to:

pmTranslationLoaded ? qsTr("Normal text if all is okay") : "Please update patchmanager!"

Useful environment variables:
NO_PM_PRELOAD=1 disables preload plugin from filtering calls
PM_PRELOAD_DEBUG=1 enables additional stderr output for preload plugin

Keep in mind this is beta version and should contain a lot of bugs. However it was tested for a while.

Please report all bugs to:

You can collect patchmanager logs by running:
devel-su journalctl -al _COMM=jolla-settings + _EXE=/usr/sbin/patchmanager + _EXE=/usr/bin/patchmanager-dialog > patchmanager.log

Sources available here:

Translate project:


Big thanks jakibaki for Prepatch. This was very good idea to create such way for applying patches. You can review my plugin here:

See this TMO thread for more information.



Application versions: 
File patchmanager-2.3.3-10.41.1.jolla_.i486.rpm240.99 KB28/07/2017 - 16:26
File patchmanager-2.3.3-10.41.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm234.42 KB28/07/2017 - 16:26
File patchmanager-3.0.62-1.136.1.jolla_.i486.rpm357.76 KB10/11/2019 - 21:19
File patchmanager-3.0.62-1.136.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm346.03 KB10/11/2019 - 21:19
File patchmanager-3.0.63-1.137.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm345.99 KB11/11/2019 - 16:38
File patchmanager-3.0.63-1.137.1.jolla_.i486.rpm357.62 KB11/11/2019 - 16:38
File patchmanager-3.0.64-1.144.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm347.1 KB17/11/2019 - 20:09
File patchmanager-3.0.64-1.144.1.jolla_.i486.rpm359.16 KB17/11/2019 - 20:09
File patchmanager-3.0.65-1.149.1.jolla_.armv7hl.rpm347.8 KB29/04/2020 - 19:32
File patchmanager-3.0.65-1.149.1.jolla_.i486.rpm359.6 KB29/04/2020 - 19:32

Added support for main-light.png patch icons for light ambiences

Added plugin class to inject translate strings to target applications. Read description.

Fixed check for updates scheduler

Removed freeze when opening patch info

Watching jolla-settings process for qml errors and automatically disable all patches
Fetched translations


Mariusmssj's picture

I am getting an odd issue when trying to install it on my Intex Aquafish


Any ideas what could be causing this?

coderus's picture

pkcon refresh

florifreeman's picture

HELP: Cant get rid of the LPM Patch, does not correctly uninstall! Still get the LPM Screen when using the phone.

There´s no folder with that patch, so i dont know, what to do :-(

coderus's picture

There is no lpm patch, there is a patch enabling lpm settings. You need to apply patch again, go to settings and disable lpm screen.

erlen's picture

hello, I made the update from the patchmanager 1.0. the patchmanager icon has disappear but no new icon for patchmanager 2.0. No way to launch the new application.

Do you have any idea how to.fix it ?

coderus's picture

Any additional info maybe? Device model and sfos version?

erlen's picture

I found it in the settings. is it now the only place to find the patch manager ?

coderus's picture

this is the only and the best place for patchmanager

sfbsfb's picture

dear coderus, this is the most awsome update / enhancement ever. thank you so much. like the idea of the webcatalogue and patch settings inside patchmanager a lot.

DameCENO's picture

Great update coderus, thumbs up... but an option to uninstall patches would be awesome

coderus's picture

it is possible to uninstall only new patches from web catalog.

Schturman's picture

Hi Coderus. I tried 3 new patches from web catalog. It installed and applied without any problem. Now I unapplying this patches and tried to uninstall them, but it not possible. I don't see option "uninstall" in any place. Tried to press on word "installed", but also without result. How exactly to uninstall patches ?

P.S. doesn't matter, already got the answer :) Long tap...

dalas_revo's picture

hello coderus and many thanks for this new version. when the web catalog is filled.a.little more, it will be very useful, I guess :) 

I have one (most likely stupid) question: how do I actually aplly a patch? I open mazelock from catalog and see it is compatible with and now? there is no pulldown and long-press in catalog doesn't do anything either. 


carmenluci's picture

May something is wrong, I have same issue

gedeon's picture

Hi mate. Just tap on a file version and wait few secs. ;)

dalas_revo's picture

Thank you very.much for your help!

Now I understood how to do it in principle. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I tap on the file version, it counts down. And then nothing happens. I tried with Mazelock on It doesn't install, but I don't get an errormessage either.

ferlanero's picture

Thank you for this awesome version!

I tryed to install patchmanager 2.0 on a Sailfish tablet but it wasn't unable. See atachment, please.

eriklundin's picture

ferlanero: This is because there is no x86 build of ausmt. I asked about it in the ausmt discussion.

coderus's picture

thanks, added ausmt i486 to repo

Piece_Maker's picture

I'm getting that same error on a Nexus 4, which I don't think is an x86 device! Is this a package only available on Jolla's?

coderus's picture

exactly same? show please.

Piece_Maker's picture

Made a slight mistake, sorry about that! 

The error is actually slightly different, pic attached:


coderus's picture

thanks, added missing files to repo.