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Firefox OS download.

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Is it possible to buy and install the OS for a non-supported tablet?

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Hi norvell84,

For more information on how to port Firefox OS, you can go to MDN (Mozilla Developer Network):

Please be aware that this is for advanced users, and as Andrew mentioned - it can brick your device leaving it completely unusable.

Thanks,

- Ralph

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It might be possible if you know what you're doing with the tablet. There is always the risk of bricking the tablet and leaving it completely unusable.

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Hi norvell84,

For more information on how to port Firefox OS, you can go to MDN (Mozilla Developer Network):

Please be aware that this is for advanced users, and as Andrew mentioned - it can brick your device leaving it completely unusable.

Thanks,

- Ralph

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Hi,

When will the mobile Firefox OS be available in the US? I'd like to get a 'smart' phone with the Firefox OS installed on it. Does anyone have an idea as to when/where/if it's available in the US?

Thanks for the help!

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Hi justacafe,

There is currently no information available about when Firefox OS will be available in stores through mobile operators in the US. However, there are 3 devices that you can currently buy online and have shipped to the US:

  • Flame Reference device - This is Mozilla's reference device, used by internal teams for development and testing. Comes rooted and unlocked.
  • ZTE Open C - This is ZTE's offering for a developer device. Comes unlocked, and may be rooted with an update.
  • ZTE Open - This is ZTE's first offering of a Firefox OS developer device. It is the first generation of device, so it has less power, but is slightly cheaper.

I hope you find this information useful. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

- Ralph