I’d like to give a Xperia XA2 device running Sailfish X as a surprise present to a relative. I already have the device, but it’s still running Android as I haven’t installed Sailfish on it yet (though I have my own XA2 with Sailfish X).
But buying and installing Sailfish X requires a Jolla account; the intended user of the device doesn’t have a Jolla account yet (and even if I could create a Jolla account for them, it doesn’t feel right to do so without that person knowing - and probably would be a violation of law and/or some T&C); and according to the FAQ, the license with the paid features cannot be transferred to another user. So I’m stuck: I can’t buy a license on behalf of the actual user, and can’t use my own Jolla account either as the device/license would then be tied to my own account forever.
I’d still like to preinstall Sailfish on the device before giving it, so that it would be usable for running Sailfish apps right from the start. I’m thinking of installing the Free version of Sailfish; then I could later help the person register a Jolla acoount, purchase the Sailfish X license, and install the extra features. Is this a simple thing to do, or does it require reflashing the device once more?
I found this rather old discussion on TJC which seems to indicate that upgrading from Free to X requires a reflash:
Is this still the only way? I’m wondering if there’s another way, something along the lines of changing the registered Jolla account, buying the license, then downloading the additional apps/features from the Store.
Thanks in advance!