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How canI change the date format from mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy in FirefoxOS?

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I have just received and am trying out things my new Alcatel Fire E with FirefoxOS 2.0.0.0 (just updated).

It is usual in most operating systems to be able to customize the date and time settings (amongst other things). After a few fruitless hours fiddling with the phone and checking various forums, I've come to the conclusion that this is currently not possible on my phone with this version of FirefoxOS. Or have I simply missed something?

Achim

I have just received and am trying out things my new Alcatel Fire E with FirefoxOS 2.0.0.0 (just updated). It is usual in most operating systems to be able to customize the date and time settings (amongst other things). After a few fruitless hours fiddling with the phone and checking various forums, I've come to the conclusion that this is currently not possible on my phone with this version of FirefoxOS. Or have I simply missed something? Achim

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Hi achim_59,

I understand you would like to configure the date format to display dd/mm/yyyy on your Firefox OS device.

This feature was implemented on Firefox OS v2.1. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable on v2.0:

For further questions regarding updates and implementation of features on your specific device, please contact the manufacturer of your device, Alcatel.

- Ralph

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Can u please me the method of updating phone to 2.0

Can u please me the method of updating phone to 2.0

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mohd.afzal97 said

Can u please me the method of updating phone to 2.0

Since I don't have the old version anymore, the following might not be 100% accurate. Note that my device is in English.

Go to the Settings app and select "Device information". You can either choose "Check now" or select "System Updates" and then "Check for Updates". If there is an update available you'll be notified. What it won't tell you is which version the new one is, at least I did not recieve that information. I thoughT I was updating to 1.4.x, not 2.0.

You should be given the choice to either update or not. You can ignore the update if you want (like if you don't have the time, or something.

A couple of words of warning: 1. Make a backup of any important data first. 2. It takes quite some time to download all the update data and this might bust your limit depending on what your service provide allows. I avoided this by doing the update whilst connected to a WLAN (also known as WiFi) which has no data restriction. This can be set in "Check for Updates > Settings".

Hope that helps.

Achim

''mohd.afzal97 [[#answer-710207|said]]'' <blockquote> Can u please me the method of updating phone to 2.0 </blockquote> Since I don't have the old version anymore, the following might not be 100% accurate. Note that my device is in English. Go to the Settings app and select "Device information". You can either choose "Check now" or select "System Updates" and then "Check for Updates". If there is an update available you'll be notified. What it won't tell you is which version the new one is, at least I did not recieve that information. I thoughT I was updating to 1.4.x, not 2.0. You should be given the choice to either update or not. You can ignore the update if you want (like if you don't have the time, or something. A couple of words of warning: 1. Make a backup of any important data first. 2. It takes quite some time to download all the update data and this might bust your limit depending on what your service provide allows. I avoided this by doing the update whilst connected to a WLAN (also known as WiFi) which has no data restriction. This can be set in "Check for Updates > Settings". Hope that helps. Achim

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Ralph Daub
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Hi achim_59,

I understand you would like to configure the date format to display dd/mm/yyyy on your Firefox OS device.

This feature was implemented on Firefox OS v2.1. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable on v2.0:

For further questions regarding updates and implementation of features on your specific device, please contact the manufacturer of your device, Alcatel.

- Ralph

Hi achim_59, I understand you would like to configure the date format to display dd/mm/yyyy on your Firefox OS device. This feature was implemented on Firefox OS v2.1. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable on v2.0: *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1063839 Bug 1063839 - The "Date Format" is missing from settings] For further questions regarding updates and implementation of features on your specific device, please contact the manufacturer of your device, Alcatel. - Ralph

Question owner

Thanks Ralph,

I guess I'll have to wait until Congstar release version 2.1 ... always assuming it is compatible with the Alcatel Fire E. I'll get onto Alcatel about that.

Achim

Thanks Ralph, I guess I'll have to wait until Congstar release version 2.1 ... always assuming it is compatible with the Alcatel Fire E. I'll get onto Alcatel about that. Achim