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Filesystem level clone onto another Jolla Phone leaves wireless non functional

asked 2017-02-17 16:37:06 +0200

Tajo gravatar image

I have two Jolla Phones, one with a broken screen. To migrate all data from the broken device to the other I booted them into recovery mode and performed a filesystem level copy (rsync) of the root filesystem /dev/mmcblk0p28 and the /home subvolume.

After adapting the filesystem UUID in /etc/fstab (since I did not reformat or do a blocklevel copy) the new device boots fine with the old data, but when I try to enable WLAN I only get the error message "Networking is not available. Please restart device". Bluetooth works, I have not tried GSM yet.

Where else are hardware specific files which I should keep? Are there other btrfs subvolumes or partitions with that data? Would a blocklevel copy of certain partitions help or would I risk bricking the phone?

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Has anybody successsfully cloned a Jolla Phone using USB or through a desktop terminal, offload old phone, load onto new phone?

I did a simple copy paste entire /nemo/HOME directory which was a disaster because on the new phone the permissions werent properly applied based on original file settings and i had to recursively fix all the messed up folder, file permissions.

DarkTuring ( 2017-02-20 05:10:10 +0200 )edit


i made a dd once and it worked after some smaler issues: link text

BlaeX ( 2017-02-20 16:19:32 +0200 )edit

@BlaeX thats great, could you walk me and Tajo through your process and describe the issues you faced?

DarkTuring ( 2017-02-20 18:14:13 +0200 )edit

@DarkTuring: jupp, i write it together this weekend

BlaeX ( 2017-02-24 14:46:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-02-17 17:13:10 +0200

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I think this is Wi-Fi kernel module version mismatch, since the kernel and Wi-Fi kernel module stays in the different partition. One of the solution could be transplanting BOOT partition to the new device.

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