Custom partnerspace screens for Jolla 1/C & Tablet

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Simple package for creating up to 5 custom partnerspace screens with your favorite apps.
Thanks to Dmitriy Purgin for filepicker and to Coderus for sharing how to apply (TJC thread).

* I still didn't find how to change the transparent background for jolla apps on partnerspace screen, but with android apps it work good... If someone will find the way, please report here or to my mail. Thanks.
* If you want this for playing video in background, use LLs player or YTPlayer and for audio default media player. I tested with Android YouTube, but it stop playing when you swipe from partnerspace screen.

- Update for v2.2.1.18 and above.

- QML tuning for v2.1.2.3 and above.
- Added icons for z1.75.
- Attention for AquaFish users! This version DON'T have restrictions for Intex users! Don't use it, I don't know what can happens. If you have AquaFish converted to Jolla C, you can use it on your own risk!..

- Without restriction for Intex.

- Initial release.

Beware, use it on your own risk !!!

Donation are welcome :)

Application versions: 
File custom-partnerspace-0.1-2.noarch.rpm38.38 KB07/06/2017 - 10:40
File custom-partnerspace-0.1-4.noarch.rpm45.38 KB29/10/2017 - 17:46
File custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch.rpm48.83 KB11/09/2018 - 18:14

- Update for v2.2.1.18 and above.


pvcn's picture

Parterspace seems to have changed with Update 4.0 Koli: native Apps now have a fully transparent backround which makes them hardly readable and only one Partnerspace can be set. (At least on my Xperia X Compact)

ahjolinna's picture

noo!! doesn't work/install anymore after v3.3.0 Rokua update, as the update has removed the "cutes-js" -pkgs (which is one of the dependencies)

bandix400's picture

I have the same trouble ; so the problem is :

error: Failed dependencies:
cutes-js is needed by custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch
cutes-json-js is needed by custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch
cutes-narwhal is needed by custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch
dbus-python is needed by custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch

this lib are in


So my hack is in order :

1st : on a Jolla1, before upgrade (mine) or an Xperia with partnerspace manager installed before the upgrade

   mkdir LibCutes
   cd LibCutes
   rpm -qa | grep cutes | xargs rpm -q --list |  while read DATA
     mkdir -p .$(dirname $DATA)
     [ -f "$DATA" ] && cp -af $DATA .$DATA
   tar zcf LibCutes.tgz ./usr
   rm -rf ./usr

copy this LibCutes.tgz on your Xperia (X or 10)

   cd /
   tar zxf ${DIR}/LibCutes/LibCutes.tgz
   cd $DIR
   pkcon instal wget -y
   wget .
   rpm -ivh --nodeps custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch.rpm

It's OK for my Xperia 10 ... bought 2week ago ...


fun isn't it ? ;)

Astaoth's picture


I tried to install the cute-js libraries (packages available here : but I have an error about a missing . Can you search with zypper on your Xperia which package provide this library ?

bandix400's picture


sailfish-utilities is neded for custom-partnerspace-0.1-5.noarch ; so

pkcon install sailfish-utilities


klampfenfreak's picture

please update for landscape

breiti_oi's picture

Just tested, also works on Xperia X. Thank you! :)

renjithm's picture

Kindly do the needful to install this on my intex aqua fish. I tried the .rpm package but not success. Showing error - file'./core/armv7hl/python 2.7.9-1.4.1.armv7hl.rpm' not found on medium ''

Schturman's picture

Try: pkcon refresh


pkcon install python

rdomschk's picture

Thanks for this great app. Now it works also on my "jollatranformed" Aqua Fish! 

Schturman's picture

Good :)

Schturman's picture

I don't have X = can't test... but it should work...

pvcn's picture

Thanks for this, great to have this option! Camera works nice as partner space

Schturman's picture

You are welcome :)

gourav's picture



how can install in intex aqua fish

Schturman's picture

If you Aqua fish converted to Jolla C, you can try this version:

Schturman's picture

I updated to new OS ( with applied partnerspace and no problem at all :)

pasik2's picture

Great app!! Installed on my Jolla phone, Turing phone and Jolla Tablet!

gsalone's picture

Excellent work! One question though, is it one partner space per app? Is it possible to have several apps in one partner space?

Also, should partner spaces be deleted before system update?

Schturman's picture

Hi. For both questions my answer is - I don't know... More detailed is:
1. Don't think so...
2. Don't think it can harm your phone, because my app simply applying dconf command provided by Coderus on TJC and It add another screens with your apps (it not change/patch any files). All dconf values staying after system updates (as far as I know ;) )

gsalone's picture

Thank you. I guess we will find out next system upgrade ;)

I just saw this png and I thought it was possible to have more apps in one partner space. So what is it depicted in this png? Is it Home page? I couldn't replicate it no matter how I tried. Unless this is not for Jolla C?

Schturman's picture

Haaa, it's just LLs Video Player, Like I have wrote in description, the jolla apps have transparent background on partnerspace screen. I still don't know how to fix it :) I added also screenshot of mail app...

gsalone's picture

TBH I like the transparent background. I hope if you manage to find a way to fix it, that you will allow the option to choose it or not :)

Schturman's picture

Ok, no problem :)

lkdhf's picture

It's the main page of LLs Video Player:

Schturman's picture

Yep :)

gsalone's picture

I'll be damned :)

Ok I am totaly embarrased now! I guess it will be good idea to install it and check it out. Thanks!


Schturman's picture

No problem :)

andrik's picture

Very nice! I really like it!

I noticed, however, when you use Whatsapp in a partner space that my status is always 'online'. I presume this probably also means it drains the battery faster?

Schturman's picture

I really don't know how it work or how it should work... My app simply applying dconf command provided by Coderus on TJC. It add another screens with your apps. Maybe it eat battery, maybe not... We should to follow this ;)