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Fri, 21 Jun 2013

Switched Geeksphone to nightly channel

Got my Geeksphone Peak yesterday in the mail, but hadn't had a chance to open the package until today (crazy life stuff).

I'm running Debian Testing and had done some Gaia/FirefoxOS work in late 2012. I had my development environment still set up including adb and fastboot.

I wanted to switch the phone to the nightly channel which is what I was using (or thought I was using) with my Unagi. Mostly I followed Updating and Tweaking your Firefox OS Developer Preview phone/Geeksphone.

After doing that, I moved my SIM card over as well as the Micro SD card I had in my Unagi phone. The Micro SD card has all my media on it---not my suer data. I thought about moving my user data over, but I've had the Unagi so long that I figured my user data is probably in a funky state anyhow and better to start over.

Couple of thoughts:

  1. The nightly build is version 2.0.0-prerelease.
  2. The phone is a lot bigger than the Unagi---it'll take a bit of getting used to.
  3. Most things worked fine. I even got a marketing message from T-Mobile minutes after I inserted my SIM card and got on the network.

There are a few issues (the camera is not working at all). I need to spend some time with Bugzilla to file those with useful data. Regardless, the phone is working pretty well and I'm probably going to switch to it as my primary phone soon. That might give me some incentive to finish rewriting magic10ball.

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