Manel Rhaiem

Web Developer | Enthousiaste

Taking the *Spark* Version on the FX OS Flame Device for a Test Drive

Today, I enjoyed my day with this amazing version of Firefox OS Spark. First let me tell you about it - it’s a customization and features built on top of the next generation of the Firefox OS platform and is a subset of the Ignite initiative. Spark is intended to empower users to truly customize their experience, hack whatever they want to, and make their devices truly their own. For more information, I invite you to read this link .

Next, I will talk about my experience:

How to flash it on the Flame

The adventure of discovering

Let’s Start with the Flash

If you have the last version (3.0) of Firefox OS it’s okay, If you are running the 2.0 or 2.2 Version you should switch to the latest version because they aren’t using the same Base image. So to flash your flame you will need to Download the nightly Base Image before updating your phone. After the download, you just need to extract the file, put your phone in the fastboot mode and finally open your Terminal and run the script ./ .

Now, to update your phone to the 3.0 Version, all you need is to download the gaia and b2g image from here and the shallow script

and after that run this command in your terminal:

sudo ./ -g/home/mermi/../ -G/home/mermi/../ .

The last thing to do to get the spark Version is to run this command in your Terminal under the gaia repository:

sudo GAIA_DISTRIBUTION_DIR=distros/spark make reset-gaia

And you will get the famous spark like me :D


Let’s Discover the New Things

First you need to enable the Developer Mode


When you open any one of this App ( Customizer, Hackerplace, Studio,..) you should follow the instructions appeared



And after the Last Enable


your phone will restart to switch to the developer Mode

Customizer Application:


** You will find all the available Application in your phone

Hackerplace Application


* Here we find Apps and Add-Ons, with just one Addon Cracked**

and a Lot of other Applications like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Notes, Bugzilla Lite, Webmaker, BuddyUp

I really appreciate this version and I think it can be better and will be appreciated by all the people using Firefox OS. Happy hacking!