Hammerhead Torch

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A simple torch app, originally written for the LG Nexus 5 (codename "hammerhead") port of Sailfish OS. Uses GStreamer by default, with hardware specific workarounds for some other ported devices.

Now supports:

  • Nexus 5 ("hammerhead")
  • Jolla phone
  • Fairphone 2
  • Motorola Photon Q
  • Motorola Moto-G (2013)

Hardware specific workarounds for devices where gstreamer is not fully supported can be added easily for any other phone with a simple control file that turns the LED on depending on its content (i.e. 1 for on, 0 for off) - get in touch if you would like me to add support for your device!

License: GPLv2+

Source: https://github.com/sam-hobbs/harbour-hammerhead-torch

Application versions: 
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm90.37 KB04/01/2016 - 00:31
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm91.38 KB04/01/2016 - 23:33
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm95.68 KB07/01/2016 - 01:43
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm94.78 KB07/01/2016 - 23:16
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm95.54 KB09/01/2016 - 02:44
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm138.22 KB08/06/2016 - 01:23
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm138.53 KB11/06/2016 - 17:33
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm137.93 KB14/06/2016 - 21:55
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.10-1.armv7hl.rpm138.96 KB25/06/2016 - 15:05
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.11-1.armv7hl.rpm140.16 KB28/06/2016 - 00:02
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.12-1.armv7hl.rpm144.09 KB05/07/2016 - 02:28
File harbour-hammerhead-torch-0.13-1.armv7hl.rpm144.18 KB21/01/2017 - 20:31

- Added support for Motorola Moto-G (2013)


Rikudou_Sennin's picture

ah, didn't know :) I thought that the system can use all standard apis. You use hammerhead? I thought myself of buying it, but am not sure. Does it work good with SFOS? Do you think you could write me a little about usability?

Feathers_McGraw's picture

I assumed so too, libhybris is supposed to do all the hardware abstraction, right? I don't know if it's just an imperfect port, or if it's due to some other reason, but the flashlight app in the store doesn't work (and it's closed source too, so I can't pick it apart).

I don't have a hammerhead yet, mine is on the way (I ordered one of the £110 ones from China on ebay so it could take a while). It seems like it's well supported, certainly one of the best:


The flashlight not working was one of the things that was "broken" so I decided my first Sailfish app should be an attempt at fixing it!

That thread is the best place to look for information, there's loads of good information in there :)