10/21/2016, 08:44 PM
My old Pre 2 has been gathering dust ever since it started mysteriously lighting up at random and draining the battery. I don't really know what the problem is, so I might as well doctor it. Yes, it could be some (fatal) hardware issue or I could completely fix it!
There is a thread on backing up. It seems fairly complete now and just needs organising. Also, this guide is a couple of years old and needs an update or rewrite: Guide: Coming (Back) to webOS in 2014, Part 1 | pivotCE
So, what do I need to do and importantly, what order should I do it in? A first guess:
A. What's the logical order to perform back up? (I've already done the apps). Don't forget the survival kit!
B. Should I remove patches prior to doctoring? Any other preparations?
C. What's the best way to perform the doctor operation (fully charged battery for one!)?
D. With a 'fresh' phone, I guess bypassing activation is the first step. I'll also switch off the back up service.
E. So now I think we're into 'coming back 2014' territory, but also the Service pack thread (below). I want to do the whole OSSL update bit and the C-DAV stuff, so what's the best order to 'rebuild' the software? I was running the uberkernel. Do that first?
F. for Finally, I will need to restore my data. What's the best order for this?
Please comment on my rough order and add as much detail as you can. I will update this post. Once we are in good shape at least on the first step, I will begin and YES this material will be written up into a definitive guide on pivotCE. Let's face it, there's not much left to break and there probably won't be many more fixes. We need our devices to last at least until LuneOS can be a daily driver.