Jolla Phone Factory reset. What happened? [not a question]

asked 2018-03-30 15:33:27 +0300

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Today I did a factory reset on my Jolla 1. This brought it back to version SFOS 1. Funny enough, this felt like an upgrade. Everything was so beautiful and smooth, the fading in and out, the easy gestures. I immediately found my way.

This really leaves me wondering: what happened? So I started the update process towards the newest version. (This process took forever, I had to take every update, I couldn't just download the newest version. FIX THIS)

Now on Sailfish 2 I really feel like I'm browsing through ugly tiles. Not butter-smooth UI flows but really blocks moving. The gestures don't feel natural, I generally don't feel at home. 2 years of using Sailfish 2 destroyed in 10minutes.

Anyway, I'd like to know, how did these changes happen? Was it the community? Did we all together evolve in a bad direction, without a future vision? Or is it just me who feels like this?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "not a real question" by nthn
close date 2018-03-31 10:52:37.916786



SailfishOS 2 is much more fluid at the GUI for most Jolla 1 users than versions before 1.1.9. So I assume something went wrong in your device.
Did you follow Jolla's Zendesk article for Factory Reset?

BTW, there are technical reason, why one has to update the recovered, original SailfishOS to the recent release via some Stop Releases, but by far not "every update".

olf ( 2018-03-30 17:48:58 +0300 )edit

The problem with the Jolla 1 is the tiny amount of RAM which causes continuous swapping to flash with subsequent slowdowns.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2018-03-30 18:01:36 +0300 )edit

Yes, I had the same feelings when I did that recently. There's a gap between "better" (more functions, more security, more modernity) and "better" (more easy, more handy, more fluently). I was pretty excited with the first sailfish versions on J1, and deep in my mind is a remaining reflection of this awesomeness.

I have SailfishX in daily use now, but it's no love anymore. It feels like having an unwilling companion, not like a friend as J1 with Sailfish1 did. It was an odd friend with some strange habits indeed, but a friend.

I don't think the changes are community based. In contrast the community requested and made a lot of patches to save some of the characteristics of the initial user interface even in the newer versions. But also these things are dissolving slowly, along with the disappointed community....

Robomike ( 2018-03-30 21:48:39 +0300 )edit

First people clamored "it must be more like the N9!". Jolla soon made it more like the N9, now people say "no, it must be different from the N9 and everything else!". All those "revert 2.0 to 1.0!" patches are dying because the people developing them started to realise that hey, 2.0 is actually pretty good.

nthn ( 2018-03-31 10:52:23 +0300 )edit