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HowTo: Instructions for Jolla in developer mode.

asked 2014-03-09 01:41:22 +0300

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updated 2014-12-05 12:19:45 +0300

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A good manual to use the phone in developer mode because if you're a newbie like me you don't now anything about the packages or repositories that are used.Thanks to the community you can find a lot(thanks for that) but a good manual would help a lot of people i think.



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For instructions to enable the developer mode, see HowTo: Access command line with root privileges.

Enable Glance screen - Be wary of power usage. Plus, Usual developer mode caveats apply.

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It may sound a bit harsh, but as long as you don't know what and how you can do anything in developer mode. It should stay off because it's like playing with a loaded gun without knowing what you are doing (ok, ok you can't kill people but your phone ;)). Most things can be done without activating or needing developer mode.

But to get used how everything works, setup a little virtual machine (CentOS, Fedora) with linux and play around with it on your local pc. So you cannot damage your phone.

Sailor ( 2014-03-09 11:15:48 +0300 )edit

@Hans: Since this became a HowTo now, it should be converted to a Wiki.

jgr ( 2014-03-09 12:46:09 +0300 )edit

@jgr How do you convert it to a Wiki?

Hans ( 2014-03-09 13:52:18 +0300 )edit

@Hans when you edit a post, there's a checkbox "community wiki" which turns the post into a wikipost, changed this question to one already.

Acce ( 2014-03-09 15:36:08 +0300 )edit

@Acce Thanks for that and the info.

Hans ( 2014-03-10 08:51:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-09 04:27:16 +0300

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updated 2014-03-09 04:30:25 +0300

What you are asking is very general as the SailfishOS is a linux distribution based on Mer/Nemo using the RPM Package Manager and pretty standard terminal toolsets. A hint on where to look or what to look for you will get from the list below, only the part about SSU is SailfishOS/Jolla specific:

there are not many repositories yet and it is not advisable to actiavate any if you are not knowing what it can cause (warehouse/openrepos made Jolla a headache for example)

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@chemist.Thanks for the info.

Hans ( 2014-03-09 13:47:50 +0300 )edit
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