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Hi. I just built Firefox OS using these steps: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Building, and I'm about to flash my phone.

The current version of my OS, as I understand, uses a modified version of the OS - Intex_Cloud_FX_V07 they call it. What could be the harmful consequences, ranging from my phone getting awefully slow to my phone getting bricked, if flash my phone (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Installing_on_a_mobile_device)?

Thanks.

Hi. I just built Firefox OS using these steps: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Building, and I'm about to flash my phone. The current version of my OS, as I understand, uses a modified version of the OS - Intex_Cloud_FX_V07 they call it. What could be the harmful consequences, ranging from my phone getting awefully slow to my phone getting bricked, if flash my phone (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Installing_on_a_mobile_device)? Thanks.

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Hi John Bupit,

Yes, there is a possibility that it can be bricked and then the warranty would fall under the terms of the place of purchase.

The worst case scenario is that it can become unstable if you flash a build that is not meant to perform on that device.

To check if your device is rooted you can run this adb command:

adb shell getprop

If its 0 its unlocked if 1 its locked.

Hope this helps.

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Hi John Bupit,

Yes, there is a possibility that it can be bricked and then the warranty would fall under the terms of the place of purchase.

The worst case scenario is that it can become unstable if you flash a build that is not meant to perform on that device.

To check if your device is rooted you can run this adb command:

adb shell getprop

If its 0 its unlocked if 1 its locked.

Hope this helps.

Hi John Bupit, Yes, there is a possibility that it can be bricked and then the warranty would fall under the terms of the place of purchase. The worst case scenario is that it can become unstable if you flash a build that is not meant to perform on that device. To check if your device is rooted you can run this adb command: adb shell getprop If its 0 its unlocked if 1 its locked. Hope this helps.
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Please also keep in mind that others in the past have bricked the device and lost the ability to adb to it as well, this is why its not recommened if you are using it as a primary device.

Please also keep in mind that others in the past have bricked the device and lost the ability to adb to it as well, this is why its not recommened if you are using it as a primary device.

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Hi guigs2. Thanks for the reply.

I do, in fact, use this as my primary device (for now, at least). So, I guess I'll decide against it. Just out of curiosity though, is there any way to recover the phone once you lose the ability to adb?

Also, building seems to be a bit of a problem now. ./config tarako is unable to fetch B2G code. While trying to fetch from the spreadtrum servers, it times out every time. Here's some part the log:

fatal: unable to access 'http://sprdsource.spreadtrum.com:8085/b2g/android/platform/system/bluetooth/': Failed connect to sprdsource.spreadtrum.com:8085; Connection timed out
Hi guigs2. Thanks for the reply. I do, in fact, use this as my primary device (for now, at least). So, I guess I'll decide against it. Just out of curiosity though, is there any way to recover the phone once you lose the ability to adb? Also, building seems to be a bit of a problem now. ''./config tarako'' is unable to fetch B2G code. While trying to fetch from the spreadtrum servers, it times out every time. Here's some part the log: fatal: unable to access 'http://sprdsource.spreadtrum.com:8085/b2g/android/platform/system/bluetooth/': Failed connect to sprdsource.spreadtrum.com:8085; Connection timed out