Commit 604c4e5f authored by Nico Alt's avatar Nico Alt

Update readme regarding builds without Flatpak, moves from Android etc.

parent 4b01e57c
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flatpak run app.briar.gtk
```
You should also be able to run Briar GTK without Flatpak.
Additionally, you are able to run Briar GTK without Flatpak.
For this, you have to install Java, the
[Python dependencies](requirements.txt) and Briar Headless.
Once you've done this, change the path of the Briar Headless
[Python dependencies](requirements.txt) and
[Briar headless](https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar/blob/master/briar-headless/README.md).
Once you've done this, change the path of the Briar headless
jar in [src/briar/gtk/define.py](src/briar/gtk/define.py),
build it with _meson_ and start Briar GTK.
Keep in mind this wasn't tested so far.
## Design Goals
......@@ -49,12 +49,10 @@ Keep in mind this wasn't tested so far.
## FAQ
### How can I add contacts?
### How can I transfer contacts from my Android device?
  • Maybe add the warning from this thread here: briar#110 (comment 34386)

  • Also the paragraph is not really about transferring contacts, but migrating the briar account from phone to desktop which isn't officially supported.

    The official way to transfer contacts is to add the desktop account with your phone and then introduce the contacts to the desktop account.

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Adding contacts isn't yet supported. Instead, you have to copy
the database and keys from a Briar Android installation. The most
convenient way to do so is by using
[_adb_](https://developer.android.com/studio/command-line/adb).
By using [_adb_](https://developer.android.com/studio/command-line/adb),
you can copy the database and keys from a Briar Android installation.
Note that your smartphone needs to be rooted for this.
You can either use the script at
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