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  1. If you've taken your Pro1 apart before you will have noticed it's mostly held together with screws hidden behind small circular stickers: And while it's possible to take these off without damaging, if you are me you entirely destroy them in the removal process :D. Also I do like to get creative, so I made a solution: They're made from thick laminated vinyl (made by Orafol), and obviously quite different than the original stickers but they do the job well I think. I could not achieve the same roundness as the original since this would cost too much for smaller quantitites (to cut th
    11 points
  2. Hey everyone! Just got my pro1-X and I am loving everything except android 9. πŸ™‚ the form factor is a delight. I found the finger print reader weird until I realized that with more fingers i could unlock it in both landscape and portait. I definitely regret no tasking for lineage os, and might need to flash it later, unless android 10 is on its way. I think the full screen gestures + no menu bar for the phone would just work better. Happy to answer any questions for people on the fence.
    10 points
  3. The archiver is making good progress. I got busy with "real" work the past couple weeks so it has slowed a bit. The following is working: - backup and restore partitions and filesystems. - standalone and client/server mode. - all data is compressed and encrypted. It still needs: - incremental support. - an android app. - android selinux policies. I'm working on incremental support now. Once that is done, I will publish the code and being using it for my own backups on my Linux servers. Currently I'm using a very old and probably rath
    8 points
  4. Thank you so much for sending a stack of these to our office! They're very helpful with repairs! πŸ†
    7 points
  5. @Apextech February 2020? September 2019 here – and not all too amused anymore, either. Still – this is not fairyland where we live. This is not a world where our wishes necessarily come true, not even when they're sensible enough and we did pay for them with good money. This is late-stage competitive turbo-capitalism, and on top of that business has been disrupted by the worst pandemic the planet has seen since the Spanish flu. And Fxtec is a tiny startup with only one product, trying to keep alive with just it, brutally dependent on the whims of their contract manufacturer and supp
    7 points
  6. Yes, backup and restore is far and away the biggest thing people want out of TWRP over and above the "standard" recovery. The main thing I'm working on now is an archiver. It will be able to backup and restore directly from Android, no recovery required. Among other things, it will feature compression, encryption, incremental backups, and both local / remote storage. And it will work on any Linux system, not just Android. I plan to use on my own systems once it's working well.
    7 points
  7. I have already tried numerous new sims from other providers, they all worked even worse. However there are good news, i just disassembled the device and made sure all the contact-pads for the aluminum case (which seems to be the antenna itself, gorgeous engineering!) have better contact and all the coax cables are in place - now the 4g reception is a lot quicker and i finally can take calls from my desk again. I now have a similar amount of reception at my desk that i used to have with my old droid 4 πŸ™‚ So yeah if anyone else has those problems, you can disassemble
    6 points
  8. Hi, My phone is now fixed. This is the message I got from Fxtec support: I`m so happy that I can use my Pro 1 again. Let's hope Pro 1 X production goes smoothly so I can get a spare one soon in case my Pro 1 needs repair again πŸ˜€
    5 points
  9. 5 points
  10. I want to share my experience regarding the wireless charge. I am using Pro 1 running LinageOS 17.1 (Android 10). I bought two wireless receivers from Amazon, Japan. I tried it without a case/cover. Left: Output 800-1000mA / Light turns on, but don't charge. https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B08P2N5M1Q/ Right: Output 1300mA Max / Light turns on, able to charge, displaying [charging slowly] πŸ™‚ https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B088NRBHBP/ While charging, the receiver makes a small noise from the coil, and it is a bit annoying in a quiet environment. I used
    5 points
  11. I did the most recent kick starter but purchased the 128gb pre-christmas device.
    5 points
  12. Another Pro1 Bumper Case idea that's doing the rounds. This one is a 3D printer file. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4618945
    5 points
  13. It will get its own thread.
    5 points
  14. Very happy they are useful :). All you who requested stickers: they've been mailed out and should arrive in approx a week :). More are still available to anyone who wants some.
    4 points
  15. Had this Issue on a Huawei P20 Pro before - fingerprint sensor getting hot, due to that fast discharging battery. Disconnected the connector aswell to save costs. Just want to point out, that I would not blame F(x)Tec for that fault, defects like that can occur. (imagine this happening on an 🍏7/8..)
    4 points
  16. Install Sion's app Fx Service | Slions or switch to a custom ROM to help with the first two questions. It's not like we will be able to re-write stock. For Qwertz support, check the Qwertz topic, that's what it's for. There were I think two or three people who complained about reception. Either you have a faulty device, or you have some bad luck. Some providers use bands that pose a problem on the Pro1. But again, this has only been reported two or three times to my recollection. There is no remedy for bad reception in this case. At least one user has sold his phone because of this.
    4 points
  17. Just flashed the newest a few hours ago. Coming from LOS 16 test builds. AICP is awesome! And no problems so far. Magisk-stuff works also, although I didn't manage to set up my job email account in Outlook with the Company Portal addon; somehow it manages to find out the root. But not a problem, as I already had decided to drop the Outlook app and use webmail instead. But anyway, thank you @tdm for your effort! Sent you a small donation 😊
    4 points
  18. Excuse my reheating an old thread, but Just in case someone might have wondered what happened with my "PrinCube" ("the world's smallest mobile multi-color printer"), ordered and payed on Indiegogo a month after I ordered the Pro1 I'm still waiting for: in October 2019. A few days ago I actually received the item! Missing the "permanent ink" cartridge that was part of my order (there are hints it may come separately), and the thing itself doesn't work, either. No connection possible to the control app that is supposed to be on the device, neither by WiFi not by USB, which are the two possi
    4 points
  19. Last time I got a new screen from fxtec and replaced it myself. Sent a mail to support again and asked if they could send another one (and if they have checked with their supplier about fixing the root cause).
    4 points
  20. If you want to put it this way: yes, you are buying a smartphone with technology that has been on the market for a few years. The focus of this device is on the physical keyboard. Current hardware does not really exist with such a keyboard. If you want newer hardware, you'll have to request a refund and buy something out of the mainstream. The unfortunate delays have already been discussed many times.
    4 points
  21. Well, I just decided to bite the bullet and I placed an order. So I am now a future owner of an FX TEC Pro 1 sometime hopefully in 2021! Really looking forward to getting the phone and having a keyboard again!
    4 points
  22. This product release has been marred by all sorts of issues. First I agree the delivery time on the website is quite deceptive. I ordered mid-March of 2020 and after some messaging through the contact form on the website asking for them to narrow down the delivery time from "the future" to anything else, they gave me a range of Jan 2021 to March 2021, and honestly, that's good enough for me. That might not even be accurate but in all honesty I don't mind. I got over the anger phase of it being late a while back. And I figure no amount of bellyaching will speed it up.
    4 points
  23. Not sure if this will still help @PokeParadox, but just in case someone stumbles upon this thread: After reading a little bit more about chrooting modern GNU/Linux systems, I've come to the conclusion that systemd-based distributions are not very well suited for running in a traditional Unix Chroot by first principles of systemd. Although my Debian 10 was in fact doing everything I needed, I thus decided to migrate to Devuan 3 (beowulf), a distribution derived from (and almost identical to) Debian 10, but not depending on systemd. As a result, my system feels much more solid now: In
    4 points
  24. Check your ebay account. I think he might've responded
    3 points
  25. If you are in the US, feel free to PM me your address directly. πŸ™‚
    3 points
  26. Also, these two viseos for screen and battery replacement.
    3 points
  27. Love these, especially the prawn one is awesome (crustaceans for the win). What does it stand for? Seeing this topic, does that mean you have fully disassembled the device before? Do you know how to reach the antenna assembly?
    3 points
  28. Android Ice Cold Project (Android Q). It's an alternative AOSP-based ROM.
    3 points
  29. There is also AICP: I do not know whether it solves the problem you're encountering.
    3 points
  30. I personally would suggest SwiftKey as Keyboard App. Works well for me and has word suggestions and seperate settings for the hardware keyboard. Also I second @DieBruines suggestion of Fx Service, it has some useful fixes implemented.
    3 points
  31. Even though so much has gone wrong now, I'm actually not too pessimistic there. My impression is that after the last batch of QWERTZ devices was shipped in 2020, there simply weren't enough QWERTZ orders open for the keyboard supplier to bother with a whole new production batch (while now it seems as if also the QWERTY Pro1 phones have gone out of stock). When the first production run of the Pro1 X is due, things will be different again. Maybe – but maybe now I'm getting too optimistic – we'll even see some keyboards making their way into a small stock of spare parts to be sold separately. How
    3 points
  32. I fell in the same 'pit' trying out SFOS. I do not really understand why Sailfish only sell this option to their explicitly supported devices. Say sell it 'as is' unsupported.
    3 points
  33. I received my device this week. On the first day I exchanged Android 9 for Sailfish OS, unfortunately I had to find out that there is no Android support in the free version. So I currently have LineAge 17 running on the device. As an old BlackBerry OS10 user, I was really looking forward to Sailfish OS 😞 ... but unfortunately not usable without Android ...
    3 points
  34. Astro has taken a bit of a hit on last update they have finalised the specs and had to use the mediatek 800 instead of the 1000 as they wouldn't license it to them! I suspect they are having FAB problems like everyone else though nothing sinister πŸ˜„ They have put more RAM in it though and now has a AMOLED display and camera is a Sony 48MP one.
    3 points
  35. Well it is unfortunately not hard to believe. Fxtec screwed up in this point multiple times. They had no system to send the devices out sorted by the date of the order, it was more or less random when you got your device. They sent devices to resellers before preorders where done and so on. But stay strong guys, the phone is worth it!
    3 points
  36. When I have replaced my screen with one bought at Aliexpress, I have noticed some dust at one of the shorter sides. I think it may be in connection with the problem... or may not. However, that time official support did not seem to be interested... Anyway, if I will have a similar issue with my current display, I may try to replace it with my original one first...
    3 points
  37. They turned me down for sending a display after first considering it. They indicated that they are no longer confident that just replacing the screen addresses the underlying issue. Hence, my Pro 1 is now at their offices. With a number of these issues popping up, they may want to do a more thorough investigation. Doesn't mean it won't turn out to be the display, but I think they want to look more deeply into it. Hope you do get the new display, however.
    3 points
  38. I did send them an email inquiry on 05 Jan to confirm what the post office said, that my Pro 1 had been delivered on 30 Dec. They answered today with their confirmation, so they are working, even if from home, and tracking things. I do believe this will take a while and, as Slion suggested, probably won't hear much until they have finished servicing my Pro1. I don't expect that to happen quickly, especially given and intermittent problem (ghost touches-- dramatic when they happen, but not constant or predictable) and the lockdown, but appreciated the quick confirmation.
    3 points
  39. tnx bgcngm for fixing vowifi so here is a fresh build i made lineage-18.1-20210105-UNOFFICIAL-pro1.zip. upgrade works, tested with latest nikgapps. here is the bgcngm's lastest build lineage-18.1-20210105-UNOFFICIAL-pro1.zip better use this one πŸ˜‰ do report issues if you find them, side note: a bit strange behaviour known issue... volte or vowifi... not both together but if you don't have one it switches, the bug description below. But still got working volte and vowifi, firstime since android 9
    3 points
  40. I decided to respond to this topic as this is where I first joined the Pro 1 community. As mentioned previously, I have a vision impairment and require a screen reader to use items such as my computer, cell phone, and so on. I finally decided to take the plunge and I placed an order for an FX TEC Pro 1 the other day as I'll need a new phone soon since Verizon will be shutting down it's 3G network at some point and I'll need to get a 4G LTE capable phone. So instead of settling for another overpriced iPhone or a run of the mill Android phone, I decided to get what I wanted, and that was th
    3 points
  41. Sooo ... I could not resist doing the experiment. πŸ˜„ Not on SFOS/XWayland (as I do not have that on my device), but using my LineageOS/Linux-Chroot (devuan 3) with Xvnc. As argued above, I expect the two to yield quite similar results. As expected: Minecraft Java Edition does run in principle (yay!), but with so low framerate that it is not practically useful. What I did: Installed the default OpenJDK 11 shipping with Devuan/Debian (beowulf/buster). No problems here. Turns out running Minecraft is trickier than expected. I spent most of the time at this point, trying to un
    3 points
  42. Ergonomics are good too with the tilted screen. The controller is the Ipega 9083s, found it for about 30$. They also have some app for mapping controls for games with no controller support, but I didn't get into that yet. I added some padding to where the phone sits and it's a perfect fit. Felt adhesive pads you usually put beneath chair legs to not scratch the floor did the trick. Sound seems way louder too. Maybe it bounces around beneath the controller and the phone.
    3 points
  43. Looks like a Switch with way better display πŸ™‚
    3 points
  44. It's on its way. Sent it today, but not likely to hear any feedback until New Year. When I do hear back from them I'll update you all.
    3 points
  45. Instead of capital ß it should give the question mark. Or how am is supposed to type question mark insteadẞ
    3 points
  46. ...Instead of limiting the store version to 20 tabs, you could always plaster it with ads instead. πŸ˜‰
    3 points
  47. Great news, after 9 months of development Fulguris, your keyboard friendly web browser born on the Pro1, has reached an important milestone with release v1.1.1 now available on Google Play enabling in-app subscriptions: πŸ₯‰ Bronze sponsorship subscription.πŸ“‘ Tabs are limited to 20 unless you are a sponsor.β˜• You can still use our free download version instead. As mentioned above the corresponding download version is also available and still granting you unlimited tabs for free. My hope is to make that open source project sustainable enabling more contributions and faster development
    3 points
  48. We have heard Google for YEARS saying that with the NEXT release, updates will be easier.... We are yet to see it actually happen. But will be great for the consumers if it becomes reality.
    3 points
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