Try this at your own risk!! There were reports of bricked devices. we’ll be back with more info when the issue was solved.
Ever thought of fiddling with your Jolla in Terminal and then got scared of breaking stuff and not being able to fix it?
I have had that thought a lot and that is probably one of the reasons that I’m not a pro dev right now. Oh and I also am indeed too lazy to back every needed file up!
So it turns out that although we have a small, yet growing community, there are some key people who really *really* keep it alive by their work. From replicating a more beautiful WhatsApp client (Mitäkuuluu) for us Sailfish OS users as a native app while we were being ignored from the bigger companies to making Sailfish UI more useful by writing and developing the Power Menu app it’s no one but the famous CodeRus (Andrey Kozhevnikov) whom has been with our community even before the beginning which takes us back to Nokia days!
He has made a backup solution for all of us Jolla users by backing up every necessary file on OpenRepos servers for us to easily download them and enabled us to freely tweak out phones without being even slightly worried.
Have you messed up your phone by accidentally or even intentionally deleting/editing a file? Worry no more.
— Кожевников Андрей (@iCODeRUS) October 19, 2014
In THIS LINK (Well, it’s the same as the link in the tweet above) you can easily find your desired files for returning your phone back to normal.
1. Format your sdcard to ext4
2. Unpack jolla-sailfish-188.8.131.52.tar.xz and put jolla-sailfish-184.108.40.206.img to sdcard
3. Boot your phone to recovery mode, enter shell
mount /dev/mmcblk1p1 /sdcard
dd if=/sdcard/jolla-sailfish.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p28 #change jolla-sailfish.img to real filename if needed
5. Your Jolla should boot normally
As easy as that. But if you are in a deeper situation, visit the mentioned page above and go further down for more guidance. I basically don’t wanna copy everything here 😉