I want to bring VoLTE support to SailfishOS and/or have a workaround to forward 3G connections. Let’s hack this feature into existence! If we can do it, Jolla will have to implement it, even if it just becomes an rpm install-able in the Jolla Store or OpenRepos.net…
My Ideas include:
Enabling VoLTE in Android before flashing.
Tweaking file settings within the installer (related to the AOSP stuff or the Xperia Binaries).
Forwarding connections from 3G to SIP.
Forwarding connections from 3G to 4G.
Creating a “fake” VoLTE instance and forwarding 3G.
Sideloading VoLTE-related APKs into Alien Dalvik.
Getting VoLTE working in AlienDalvik and passing 3G to AlienDalvik.
I guess the best to mess around with this is to get a Gemini device since many of the relevants bins/libs are already there and probably only need to be configured/utilized.
First task would be to authenticate the simcard and obtain the credentials to authenticate the VoIP-stack (which is also already there but not fully implemented). Then, ofono should be patch to route calls through the voip-stack once that is authenticated and available.
Last but not least seamless handover should be implemented to allow switching networks between 2G/3G/VoLTE and WiFi.
PS: Maybe it would be worth to implemented VoIP and simcard authentication at first. No Handover possible then, but at least calls should be feasible whenever there is internet access available.
I’d messed up getting it enabled on my Xperia 10 Plus (I didn’t make sure that VoLTE was enabled and working in Android first). If I’d’ve gotten VoLTE enabled and then flashed, it may have made a difference, but I will try on my Xperia XA2 (after I finish migrating from it).
Does this mean that it’s possible to enable VoLTE on a X10 under Android? So that it’s necessary (or possible) to flash back to Android, enable VoLTE in the system settings, and then reflash SFOS, to make the phone hardware ‘fit for the future’ also under SFOS? (when VoLTE will be enabled in the future)
I did not enable some VoLTE related settings under Android before flashing SFOS. Should I better have done this before?