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Bug: Can not enable developer mode [not relevant]

asked 2014-07-28 17:40:16 +0300

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After updating to the last release Tahkalampi I got frustrated with the buggy, sluggish and non existing performance of my Jolla and decided to revert to factory settings after backing up everything to a memory card.

The good part: After factory reset I downloaded and installed the (3?) suggested updates and got back my smoothly performing Jolla. Nice!

The bad part 1: I needed to re install all the applications, even the ones installed from Jolla store.

The bad part 2: I wanted to install the Google Play to get back by applications that are only there. (why can't there be a guided application for installing Google Play? Not everybody wants to toy around with this either.) But to install Google Play, you need to enable developer mode. That just does not happen. reproducable? every time

Network: both 3g and WLAN, verify connection at Jolla Store date: current release: language: Finnish Steps to reproduce: 1. Go to settings -> developer mode -> development tools -> Developer mode ->accept terms 2. Screen title "developer tools". Watch the endless row of little worms making their way to the right side of the screen, with text "enabling developer mode" 3. Watch a progress bar reach 2/3 of the destination. then get stuck 4. after about 1 minute, quick message on top:"problem at store: installation failed: jolla-developer-mode" 5. swiping from the bottom you find notification: Problem with installation: 1 minute ago jolla-developer-mode 6. you tap on the notification, you get: Screen title: store, package jolla-developer-mode can not be found from Store.

futher more; At settings -> developer mode -> development tools: SSU -> allow development updates, it will ask you to register your username and password, but nothing happens after that. You can do that over and over again, but when returning to Developer Tools, you don't have it highlighted,

the rant: I strongly suggest an update that would make a clean install of everything without losing all the good stuff that is already installed. Should be smart enough to have the information of previous app installations. I'm sure there are many many Jolla users out there that are not prepared to toy around with their poorly performing device and are ready to try something else. My wife being one of them. I suspect that there are many that we are not hearing from.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by r0kk3rz
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Surely you will disable such UI components in future releases.

peinu ( 2014-08-18 14:08:43 +0300 )edit

The other way round, they will enable developer updates.

chemist ( 2014-08-18 14:21:48 +0300 )edit

I agree that the SSU thing has no place in the UI though. It's something a developer can and should do via terminal.

nthn ( 2014-08-18 14:34:14 +0300 )edit

@nthn the developer mode in general or the developer updates bit? People install developer mode as they think it does give them freedom... that freedom means responsibility is most of the time denied by such users - maybe it should be hidden behind a terms-of-use disclaimer... just to make people aware that it needs an extra "yes I understand" to go there...

chemist ( 2014-08-18 14:40:18 +0300 )edit

Just the developer updates bit, I have no problem with a switch for turning developer mode itself on/off in settings.

nthn ( 2014-08-18 15:18:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-07-28 20:27:51 +0300

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I'd try to go factory-reset -> enable develmode -> upgrade -> install backups

Just a week ago I reset my device like 7 times as I did not get it to reboot properly or upgrade properly after applying any backups, not even thevault ones only.

allow development updates is not of any use yet, jolla does not allow access. In the beginning, you were punished for even trying to enter credentials as something got stuck in the background -> factory reset needed.

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Now it is not installing anything else either. Plan: backup, factory reset.

peinu ( 2014-07-28 22:05:29 +0300 )edit

That is what used to happen after touching "devel updates" :( - good luck

chemist ( 2014-07-28 22:43:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-08-18 14:24:18 +0300

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This happened to me when I first got my Jolla, and it was because I was trying to enable developer mode before I had created my Jolla Account.

Make sure your Jolla is configured with Jolla account before trying to enable developer mode

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