To make a long story short, my lipstick crashed due to missing libEGL.so.1, which, after checks was supposed to be installed. This possibly signals either a filesystem issue or some package conficts. Whatever. Trying to reinstall the package failed due to failure of authentication with the jolla server, which is not nice…
Last resort, factory reset with recovery mode. Doing so, I am landing on a recovery menu which is not the one I used to have, so, somehow, a SailfishOS upgrade has changed this. I would like to personally congratulate the genius who designed the new recovery menu and software.
This is what happens:
Jolla Recovery v0.3.1
Welcome to the recovery tool!
The available options are:
- Reset device to factory state
- Reboot device
- Bootloader unlock [Current state: locked]
- Try btrfs recovery if your device is in bootloop
Type the number of the desired action and press [Enter]:
ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED! Clears everything from the device and reverts the
software back to factory state. This means LOSING EVERYTHING you have added to
the device (e.g. updates, apps, accounts, contacts, photos and other media).
Are you really SURE? [y/N] y[CLEANUP] Starting cleanup!
[CLEANUP] Umounting top volume…
[CLEANUP] Deleting /mnt
[CLEANUP] Cleanup done.
Mounting /dev/mmcblk0p28 on /mnt
sh: unlock: unknown operand
Type your devicelock code and press [ENTER] key:
(please note that the typed numbers won’t be shown for security reasons)
[WARNING] Wrong code, try again (4 left)
As you can see, the recovery tools search for “unlock”, which seems to have been forgotten in the recovery firmware… Of course, even though I am entering the correct code, there is no way that the recovery program will go further. All usable options to fix the phone would require the unlocking to work.
I really have nothing more to say than, BRAVO to the World Champion Software Developer who designed the new recovery tool. You’re a genius man!
Well, that’s the end to my jolla 1 phone, which was working till yesterday perfectly. Unless someone knows a way to really flash the phone?
I am really not sure if I’ll buy ever again Sailfish OS, this started as a nice story and ended up with this kind of amateur-programming stunts