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will there be a graphical installer for xperia x in the near future?

asked 2018-01-12 14:19:43 +0300

pillenpepi gravatar image

Yes, i read the new year's news, but the anouncement was not accurate enough. Since i have no time for trial and error with the current installation procedure, will there be a graphical installer for xperia x in the near future?

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How soon is the "near future"?

vattuvarg ( 2018-01-12 15:13:04 +0300 )edit

Soon, I guess.

ossi1967 ( 2018-01-12 15:15:43 +0300 )edit

When it's ready

nick75 ( 2018-01-12 16:46:07 +0300 )edit

Who are you asking?, the community of Jolla? (a little tip for you; Jolla doesn't answer questions here)

"I have no time for trial and error" - lol, then you mate, are in the wrong place, EVERYTHING here, is trial and error.

Edz ( 2018-01-13 12:08:27 +0300 )edit

You can try it, its not too complicated imo. Don't know if they will release a GUI for this. I personally hope not. The system needs a lot more fixes in other high priority areas. If you don't want to use a terminal at all SFOS saddly maybe the wrong OS for you.

h.berd ( 2018-01-13 15:33:16 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-01-13 21:46:00 +0300

pillenpepi gravatar image

i did try and spent about 6-8 hours to install the os. Thats enough spare time for that kind of stuff, i rather like to spend my time with my Kids, and keep android on my phone. So, thanks for the advice, that i should leave this 'wrong place'. Maybe i am on the wrong track, but maybe you are, too.

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Just describe here, where the problem was in detail. I'm sure the community will help you. IMO the install process is a big entry barrier, but SFOS itself needs improvement in many other areas. Installation can be done in 20 min via terminal and you only have to do it one time. Other problems like camera and bluetooth are a problem every day and ressources of jolla are very limited afaik.

h.berd ( 2018-01-13 22:23:32 +0300 )edit

If part of your answer is aimed back at me for my comment about "being in the wrong place", then no, I am where I want to be. I've been with Jolla since the beginning and have deliberately not bought into SailfishX, I am still a happy Jolla1 user, albeit I do have gripes and occasionally I post them here, but in general, SailfishOS does what I need it to do, I make calls, I do texts and I read emails, anything else I couldn't really careless about.

SailfishOS is a project and should be regarded as such. It is not really aimed at the regular 'iPhone/Android' type user who perhaps expects everything to work out of the box. Even Jolla1 is not really suited for your average (non-techy) everyday user who simply does not expect to be using terminal to perform ANY function on his/her phone, but for me, I came from Nokia N9 which was a bit of both, most of it worked out of the box but still a fiddle here and there was needed, which I found interesting but then, I'm a little bit geeky!

Personally, I am on the right track, I do not have a wife/girlfriend/kids/mortgage, so I can spend hundreds of hours doing what I want, so my time is not limited, whereas, your time IS and I don't blame you for wanting to spend more time with your kids/family.

I will not be taking part in the project known as SailfishX, just as I didn't with the JTablet; as I still feel there are plenty of existing problems and unpolished corners of the first project ~ Jolla1.

Edz ( 2018-01-14 11:37:29 +0300 )edit
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