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Phonehook is a multi-purpose Sailfish application to enhance phone functionality.


Caller Lookup

Information will appear in an overlay on top of the incoming call screen. This information is extracted directly from different online phone number directories.

Call Blocking

You can block unwanted callers by adding them to the block list. You can either pick a contact from your phone or add a number manually. Support for wildcards means you can block calls from a certain country or region. You can also add a source for automatic call blocking. All numbers flagged as spam by this source will be blocked. Since this feature could potentially end up blocking calls you actually want, use with caution! Check your blocked calls history now and then, and if you notice some source blocking calls it shouldn't, please report the issue on gituhub.

Directory Search

With the search functionality, you can search for people or businesses and call them directly from the app. You can also bring up the maps application for the listed address or save the result to your contacts. Some sources requires you to log in before this will give results.


Source code and issue tracker available on GitHub:

Phonebook sources are available on Github:

Special Thanks

Finnish Localization - Termitebug
Russian Localization - Ancelad
Spanish Localization - Carmen F. B.
Swedish Localization - Åke Engelbrektson
Czech Localization - Malakay
Polish Localization - atlochowski
Chinese chinese - dashinfantry

About Sailfish OS Updates

Sailfish OS upgrades recommends uninstalling phonehook before upgrading. If you are running a somewhat recent version of phonehook (0.4.0 and later), this recommendation is no longer relevant. Newer versions of phonehook do not interfer with OS upgrades. Version 0.3.x and earlier modifies the Sailfish homescreen, which may cause issues in some scenarios. 0.4.0+ does not modify the homescreen.


Planned Features

  • ✓ Contact creation
  • ✓ Automated call blocking
  • ✓ Offline caching
  • ✓ Lookup recent incoming calls
  • ✓ Name search and dialing
  • ✓​ Manual & contact call blocking
Application versions: 
File phonehook-0.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm128.93 KB09/01/2015 - 18:04
File phonehook-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm162.31 KB18/01/2015 - 21:36
File phonehook-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm169.79 KB21/01/2015 - 19:27
File phonehook-0.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm240.67 KB23/02/2015 - 17:59
File phonehook-0.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm243.78 KB25/02/2015 - 20:13
File phonehook-0.3.3-1.armv7hl.rpm240.34 KB28/04/2015 - 16:54
File phonehook-0.4.0-1.armv7hl.rpm255.08 KB16/05/2015 - 20:57
File phonehook-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm256.6 KB28/06/2015 - 16:19
File phonehook-0.5.0-2.armv7hl.rpm290.26 KB09/08/2015 - 00:27
File phonehook-0.6.0-2.armv7hl.rpm278.56 KB25/11/2015 - 16:08
File phonehook-0.6.1-1.armv7hl.rpm303.84 KB16/08/2016 - 11:27
File phonehook-0.6.2-1.armv7hl.rpm304.12 KB18/10/2016 - 14:11
File phonehook-0.6.2-2.armv7hl.rpm313.18 KB20/10/2016 - 12:17
File phonehook-0.6.3-1.armv7hl.rpm306.81 KB17/02/2017 - 15:23
File phonehook-0.6.3-3.armv7hl.rpm311.71 KB29/03/2017 - 13:46
File phonehook-0.7.0-1.armv7hl.rpm316.36 KB06/07/2019 - 15:31
File phonehook-0.7.1-1.armv7hl.rpm342.99 KB31/07/2019 - 23:16
File phonehook-0.7.2-1.armv7hl.rpm344.98 KB03/08/2019 - 13:46
File phonehook-0.7.3-1.armv7hl.rpm350.77 KB05/10/2019 - 21:47
File phonehook-0.8.0-1.armv7hl.rpm351.55 KB01/11/2019 - 18:41
File phonehook-0.9.0-1.armv7hl.rpm351.66 KB03/11/2019 - 18:15
File phonehook-0.10.0-1.armv7hl.rpm373.75 KB18/10/2020 - 22:38
File phonehook-0.10.1-1.armv7hl.rpm372.53 KB20/10/2020 - 19:10


  • fixed issue with SailfishOS 3.4 when using ther old overlay design


  • fixed issue with SailfishOS 3.4
  • Added Edit for blocks page (thanks to a-dekker)


  • polish popup translation (thanks to atlochowski)
  • chinese translation (thanks to dashinfantry)


  • polish translation (thanks to atlochowski)
  • improvements to call block page (thanks to a-dekker)


  •  improvements for dark themes (thanks to a-dekker)
  •  improvements for high DPI screens (thanks to a-dekker)
  •  improvements regarding reinstallation (thanks to a-dekker)


  • german translations
  • fix to czech translations


  • improved image quality
  • czech translations (thanks to Malakay)


  • Updated for compability with Sailfish 3


  • Updated for compability with Sailfish 2.1 (pre-release)
  • (0.6.3-3) Built with SDK 1701-1 to fix missing translation issue.


  • Restored missing translation files
  • Restored order of input fields on configuration page


  • New configuration/activation functionality for sources
  • Fixed issue with multiple SIM slots
  • Added Finnish translation (thanks Termitebug)
  • Added Russian translation (thanks Ancelad)


  • Added automatic update for sources (can be turned off). Data fetched directly from GitHub
  • Backported some code from Android port
  • Added Spanish localization (thanks Carmen F.B.)


All planned features complete!

  • Fix for obscured status bar
  • Fix layout breaking when swiping forward to search
  • Added full localization support (+ Swedish translation)
  • Added contact save feature on popup and search function
  • Added more views to call log (incoming, outgoing, missed calls)



  • Added automatic call blocking (Use with caution)
  • New popup look and functionality. If you want the old look back, there is a setting for that (requires daemon restart).
  • Added offline caching of results and HTML-responses
  • Added new OAuth-like login functionality (experimental)
  • ​Various GUI improvements


  • Fixed issue with lookups not working after phone reboot


  • Added call blocking function (beta). Number (with wildcard) and contact blocking.
  • Added recent call list lookups
  • No longer modifies homescreen
  • GUI navigation changes
  • Removed dependency to patch binary
  • Removed SMS lookups (for now)
  • Removed compability mode


  • Added popup timeout setting
  • Removed forcible uninstall of broken installation
  • Removed dependency on nemonotifications library


  • Possible fix for uninstallation/upgrade issues with earlier versions
  • Fixed scrolling problems on several pages
  • Scraper upgrades


  • Fixed broken connection manager dialog in Sailfish OS 1.1.2
  • Scraper upgrades


  • Added phonebook functionality (search for people & businesses)
  • Added cover action (Search)
  • Popup uses ambience colors
  • Popup no longer displays above the lockscreen
  • Added a compability mode to be used when the standard popup is not available
  • Added support for international numbers (will attempt to use foreign lookup sites if incoming call is from abroad)
  • Fixed uninstall issue when patch had been reverted before uninstall
  • Daemon now auto-starts with GUI
  • Improved daemon startup time
  • Added capability listing for sources (phonebook/lookup)
  • Numerous other small changes


  • Workaround for broken "Connect to Internet" dialog
  • Cleaned up "Add Source" page, auto-detects and defaults to users country.
  • Added setting to enable while roaming (default = not enabled)


  • Added cookie caching
  • Better handling of password fields
  • Added link field for sources
  • Source metadata stored in local db
  • Fixed gzip decompression bug


omnight's picture

Not quite sure what the question is. Phonehook doesn't do any patching since 0.4.0

BobTheBodybuilder's picture

In Sailfish when you search something you can see half of the main page in the background. There might be some other places that this happen. Like when you add new service if I remember correctly.

omnight's picture

Weird, I'm running, but I have never seen that occur. Does it happen every time?

BobTheBodybuilder's picture

Yes it does happen every time. I have only used Fonecta so I don't know how it behaves in other services.

Edit: If I press search it works ok but if I swipe then this happens.

omnight's picture

Yeah now I see it, I usually always press Search when I do searches, which is why it never happens for me.

I wonder if I'm doing something wrong in the app or if it's a Sailfish issue with swiping dialog windows. I'll do some research when I get the time.

luxbrux's picture

Data sources and settings for Italy where I can find them, or how can I best configure phonehook for numbers Italians ....

omnight's picture

Hi! I have added as a data source now, so you can check that one out.

Generally the advice is to use the global directories if no specific ones are available to your country, and since laws and such differ between countries, that may sometimes be the only choice.

okourkoulos's picture

Hi again,

Will you be making a version for 1.1.9, or 2.0?

omnight's picture

If there are any issues that needs to be fixed then I will make a new version. I'm currently running on my phone, and everything still seems to be working.

If you find anything, please let me know.

virgi's picture

hey man! thanks for great app!

please, consider adding following functionality: ability to set "busy/auto-reply" mode. In that mode when you receive phone calls from any number (except for some kind off white list), phone automatically sends sms with chosen body (i.e "i' busy, will call you back")

omnight's picture

Thanks for the suggestion, I will add it to my list and see if I can work it into a coming version.

carmenluci's picture

Thank you for this app, it's great!!

Could you add Directory search for Spanish numbers? For example:


Thank you very much!!


omnight's picture


I had a look at that site, but I can't find a way to do lookups for numbers, only search for names. The name search also requires that you specify the region you want to search in. If you find a site where you can enter numbers and get names, let me know and I can try to work with it.

carmenluci's picture


This site ( is only for searching numbers. I use truecaller, but there are some sites for reverse caller lookup in Spain:



omnight's picture

I've tried adding the two new sites you listed, they should be visible in the app now. The site requires some changes to the app (dropdown select of regions) before I can make a search function for it.

carmenluci's picture

Great!!! Thank you so much!!!

explit's picture

Hello and thanks for the app first.

I have a problem with the newest Version 0.5.0

I uninstalled the old 0.4.x and deleted the phonehook Folder.

When i start the phonehook, anything looks fine, until i try to add a source.

The Program try to add it, then the fialog pop up: Phonehook not responding -> Wait or Close the program.

When i just wait and do nothing, after a couple of seconds, the phonehook app closes. After i start it again, the source is not added.

Do you have an idea, what i can do?


Here is, what happens in bash, when i start phonehook from the bash


omnight's picture

My bad, there was an error in the DB update script. Try deleting the phonehook folder and installing the new 0.5.0-2 version.

TurpoUrpo's picture

Fonecta service is very unreliable. About 99% of the time it does not succeed on getting any numbers. Even using "search" inside phonebook app.


Anything you could do about it?

omnight's picture

Hi! Tested it a bit and it seems to work for me. Are you on latest version? (0.4.1)

If you're having trouble, verify that you can manually surf to fonecta through your phone and get search results. Fonecta may be having server issues or your internet connection might be bad.

Also make sure that your login details are correctly entered.

TurpoUrpo's picture

im on latest version of phonebook and fonecta service. i can surf with browser and i do get results after login.

when using phonebook, i dont get calling number 99% of time, sometimes it works. then if i use search for name i get 1 to 10+ results but most are just "hidden name" even when i know they are not hidden. when searching my own number i get "hidden name" even though its not hidden and i can find it using fonecta websearch or fonecta caller.

pyysa's picture

I had the exactly same problem: almost all searches from phonehook ended up with hidden name, and with "test number" option in fonecta rev settings the result was "no results" if i remeber correctly.

Solution: after trying about everything else I signed in with my laptop to service, and while signing in the website gave me a note that signing in with phone number is outdated and that i should sign in with a verified email address, well i had already a verified email address so i changed to that and did the same on phonehook and after that everything has worked as they should.

I dont know if you have the same issue but just wanted to share this because years ago it was completely legit to sign in with phonenumber, actually i think it used to be the only option.

omnight's picture

It sound as if there is some problem with the login. Fonecta gives very limited results for non logged in users, I think you can only see businesses and not people, also numbers should not be hidden when the logged in.

Usually I try to detect the login status and show an error if it fails, but maybe there is something special with your account? If you want me to investigate more, you can PM me the login details you are using.

nkadithya31's picture


Could you please add a feature of google authentication like there is
facebook authentication for truecaller?



omnight's picture

Hi! I will look into the possibility of doing this.


Update: Version 0.5.0 has added reworked how logins work and added google authentication.

okourkoulos's picture

App won't work!

Both in 1.4 and 1.6.

When someone calls, the window opens but always finds nothing.

Tried checking "When Roaming" and unchecking "Only for unknown contacts".


One of my favourite apps won't work. Please help me.


omnight's picture

Hi! I'm not sure what causes this yet, but I will try to look into it.

okourkoulos's picture

I use greek source "11888".

app version latest 0.4.

no greek number is showing.

usually numbers are 003069xxxxxxxx

site itself works.

tried some numbers from call log and searched again from "lookup".

some (2) unknown contact nubers were found but when they did ring (actual call), names didn't show up as they should.

still, just only unknown numbers and only just a couple of them.

previous versions worked like a charm, just fine and faster.

how do I get log file?

thanks for all your help, much appreciate it honestly.



omnight's picture

I have tried the site a bit now and I'm getting some results I find a bit strange. If I search for a name, say "John", and then try to reverse search for the numbers that are listed, most of them don't give any results, but some do.

I maybe misunderstanding something here, but this doesn't seem right. If you have a number that gives correct results when doing reverse lookup on the site, but not in the app, then you can PM me that exact number.

okourkoulos's picture

Reverse lookup in the app works 80% of the telephone numbers

Same numbers won't show when they call me.

Don't think it has something to do with the site, since in previous versions of phonehook, app worked OK.