See the bottom of this post for an update.
We have at least two individuals who, while testing their Flatfish devices, enabled screen reading. Unfortunately the screen reader mode in the build of Firefox OS that came on the devices is quite broken and it may not be possible to disable the mode (among other issues it causes).
Because USB debugging was not enabled on the devices and we have not found a way to enter a usable recovery mode, it is uncertain how these devices will be made fully usable again.
Here are the takeaways:
- Do not test the screen reader in the FxOS build that came on the tablet.
- As soon as you are able, enable USB Debugging
- Launch the Settings app from its gear icon on the home screen.
- Go to Device Information > More Information and check the Developer Menu checkbox.
- Tap the new Developer menu on the left and set Debugging via USB to “ADB and DevTools”.
This way if things get very broken for you, you can always flash a working OS to the device.
We now know that the default setting on new tablets in fact has USB debugging enabled ( ADB only). And new builds now default to ADB and DevTools, which is a step up.
If you are on the original build, you should not turn on the screen reader, however it is more important that you upgrade to a newer version of the OS as we are no longer testing 1.4 and there is no value to running it.
You can find instructions to upgrade to the newest OS here.
(Also, we are now able to recover “bricked” devices.)