Session start fails, need to reinstall?
I posted the same question 5 days ago in "getting started" but perhaps it wasn't the right place.

I received my pinephone with mobian 5 days ago. After playing around and failing to update anything with the software update app, I saw I needed to do that via the command line and using dist-upgrade.

I did that but during the upgrade, as I was touching the screen to avoid the screensaver, I touched the battery icon and the phone immediately wet off. As I powered it up again, I could enter the password to decipher but after seing mobian and the logo, I have a graphical message saying that something went wrong in the session start and I need to try again, but f I power off and on again the same occurs.

Is there any solution apart from reinstalling mobian?

While the phone is connected to my PC running Trisquel, there is no device for it so I guess the only solution to reinstall mobian is to first install mobian on a SD card and after I have a working phone, I can try to access the eMMC to install mobian there again, but I am not sure whether that can be the installer at that is copied to the eMMC directly or not (in order to install the FS ciphered).

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Session start fails, need to reinstall? - by Avron - 03-22-2021, 09:26 AM

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