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developer mode not working [not relevant]

asked 2014-02-20 23:29:45 +0200

wcr gravatar image

updated 2014-02-20 23:30:36 +0200

It is mentioned in some posts but without answers to this problem: for me, developer mode cannot be enabled anymore, for no apparent reason. I have checked my jolla account credentials, everything fine there, I am on my own WLAN which also works. But the progress bar in developer mode enabling stops about a quarter of the way, waits for some minutes, and then gives the Developer tools screen back.

What can I do? Would really like to avoid the factory reset...

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by r0kk3rz
close date 2015-07-01 16:02:23.409847


I assume you have tried to reboot the device?

Mariusmssj ( 2014-02-21 00:12:13 +0200 )edit

absolutely, a number of times. And I am using it every day. Then sometimes I try to enable the developer mode, and it fails in the same way as before.

wcr ( 2014-02-21 00:16:01 +0200 )edit

I am a little surprised by that suggestion, but indeed, it fails in precisely the same way whether or not WLAN is connected. And until last week, it used to work just fine no matter whether I had WLAN or not. There has always been a fully working SIM in the phone, with 3G etc.

wcr ( 2014-02-21 00:35:17 +0200 )edit

why would the phone even have a restricted mode? Given the target audience it makes no sense to me.

torpak ( 2014-02-22 16:10:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-22 13:46:02 +0200

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Since nobody seemed to have a suggestion for solving this, I ended up doing a factory reset nevertheless. Now everything works, but I would like to have a better solution, in case this happens again.

I have a small nagging suspicion that the culprit could be openssh, which I did not specifically reinstall after the reset. There seems to be a fully function ssh already in the default system.

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answered 2014-02-23 00:20:48 +0200

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In my thread about ssh, someone confirmed that a broken openssh package was likely the reason for my connection problems. It seems to me likely that the problem described here could have the same origin - but I do not wish to tinker with my system in order to find out.

Maybe someone else can confirm this? If so, we could close this question.

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