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Unable to unlock lock screen [answered]

asked 2017-11-30 01:47:11 +0200

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updated 2017-11-30 15:06:48 +0200

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After removing the meecast lockscreen widget and rebooting,I can no longer access the phone: at reboot (and all subsequent reboots) only a plain ambience-screen appears. The phone does not ask for lock-code, nor either of the PINs, it just looks like a lockscreen with no way to trigger the unlock-sequence. The only things working are swipe-from-bottom (gives me camera, as it should) and swipe-from-top (which gives me ambience pulley menu). Volume keys also work, but nothing else dose, so I am unable to use the phone for anything. I've tried https://together.jolla.com/question/171477/missing-number-pad-on-lock-screen-unable-to-unlock/ but that does not help. Any ideas how to recover?

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Do you have ssh access to the device?

juiceme ( 2017-11-30 07:57:08 +0200 )edit

The last resort (if you know the security code) would be factory reset in recovery mode:

jovirkku ( 2017-11-30 10:09:02 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-11-30 15:38:33 +0200

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I guess this was using lockscreen widget manager. if you can access the device via ssh then you need to manually change two files in /home/nemo/widgetManager. In both PortraitWidgets.qml and LandscapeWidgets.qml you need to remove references to meecast widget including:

import "file:///usr/share/widgetManager/widgets/meecast-widget"


MeecastWidget{ id: meecastwidget anchors{ top:parent.top topMargin: 491.0 left:showcalevents.left leftMargin: 0.0 } }

It should work after that.

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answered 2017-11-30 22:54:19 +0200

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Thanks for a proposed solution anig, but don't know if it works because I got around fixing it myself. I do think your solution would have worked though because the problem was indeed an interplay between widget manager and meecast daemon. Your solution, if it works, is better than mine, because it would work in recovery mode, mine needs ssh access (or I suppose recovery mode with enough mount points active to make rpm work).

My solution: 1. Reboot 2. Check if wifi comes up (it has never been 100% reliable on Sailfish), if not, go back to 1, otherwise go to 3. 3. ssh in the phone 4. uninstall (rpm, zypper, pkcon, you name it) all meecast packages. 5. reboot.

In the step number 4 I am pretty sure removing just meecast daemon would be enough but in the middle of the night I just wanted a working phone and go to bed so I removed them all.

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