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  1. ...I must admit I had given up all hope. and "3/4" sounds a lot better than what I had feared.
    7 points
  2. by FX Technology Apr 23, 2024 • 1:48PM 25 minutes ago Resuming Shipments & Perk Confirmation Dear Backers, First and foremost, we extend our apologies for the delay in updating you. We have been diligently working behind the scenes to move our Pro1 X stock from our previous logistics provider to a new one, ensuring reliable storage and fulfillment of our devices, which we are pleased to announce is now secured. This previous logistics provider took some of our stock without agreement, sold it onwards to th
    6 points
  3. Pro1 uses a display originally manufactured for Elephone U Pro. Here is an original display (my handwriting of the amount of black spot problem was blured) made for Elephone U Pro: Here are the displays arrived today: No, the original display I had in my hands was the original display of my Pro1 (early version). It looked like the top/bottom displays in the photo above. However, looking deeper of the most right one which is installed in frame, I suspect its sticky part was not covered with black tape (like the display in the middle). I think it may be a repl
    5 points
  4. I have no clue where the original thread ended up. I posted a couple of cases I got a while back that are perfect, but y'all didn't want the funky designs and colors. I finally found a black one on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085B37D84 All you have to do is GENTLY remove the rubber phone holder, use a few pieces of double sided carpet tape (lemme know if you want a link) and mount the phone. Camera hole is perfect, no button interference, and great protection.
    5 points
  5. For the few remaining fans of Pie, I have just uploaded a new build of my unofficial LineageOS 16.0 for Pro1 (SDS835). At http://findus.zwergenschaenke.net/~puma/linux.html#lineagepro1 go for the ROM dated "20240515". After many months of near-inactivity on my side, this build again introduces significant improvements (or so I think). As usual, it gives you security patches backported from the ASB up to May 2024. Beyond that, I finally upgraded the bundled version of WebView -- which had not been updated in 2 years -- to Chromium 124.0.636.82 (the version used by recent LOS 21).
    4 points
  6. That confirms they never had working prototype. If they are going to have the first kick off meeting with the manufacturer during this month then the project has barely even started. Current schedule sounds very optimistic. The upgrade from Helio G88 to Helio G99 is very nice since Helio G99 is produced using TSMC 6nm process instead of 12nm (used in G88). The difference in power consumption is night and day. I have Qin 3 Ultra and KingKing Mini 3 phones and I can confirm the claim of better battery life. Qin 3 Ultra has better battery life even that the battery is smaller. It is still we
    4 points
  7. https://www.fxtec.com/smartphones/pro1x https://www.fxtec.com/smartphones/pro1
    4 points
  8. As I'm getting used to the new phone and mainly the keyboard, I've done some typing tests. At the moment, I am getting 300-320 (340 peak) characters/minute (German, including capital letters). This is good news since on my Pro1 I was at 320-330cpm with 370 peak (only English) and I'm only using the keyboard for around two weeks now. Especially the reprogrammed keys Ctrl right / Right shift help a lot. Currently, I'm already typing blindly quite often but I have to 'recalibrate' my position after deleting characters. The keyboard definitely has potential!
    4 points
  9. Yes, I do this all the time with magnetic cables. My cables are all USB 2.0-- for my uses I've never thought it worth bothering trying t upgrade. The magnetic adapter goes in when I first receive any phone and never comes out. I've never felt any play with any adapter I've used.
    4 points
  10. https://discord.gg/NFkWeMWy
    3 points
  11. Lineage-21.0-202405011nightly-pro1-signed.zip on April 5 (2024) security patch, installed smoothly using OTA -> My Peeble are connecting again! (my personally bluetooth issue is fixed)
    3 points
  12. They have said the new dimensions are closer to the Passport than the Key 2. Actually, the new changes make this more tempting to me. The elimination of a front facing camera is strange, but given the get away from social media aspect of their philosophy, maybe getting away from selfies is a good thing and you probably aren't going to use an eInk phone for Zoom. I agree, they are never going to hit September for delivery. They'll be lucky to hit Christmas. I predict post Chinese New Year.
    3 points
  13. lineage_pro1-userdebug 14 AP1A.240405.002.A1 55d8b5678d My Pebble is connecting all by itself again!
    3 points
  14. I bet those are part of the pre-order bonus we never ever got. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    3 points
  15. Oh, I missed the question...! There is a fairly easy way to statically add kcm files with the need to build and install a new apk after adding – not dynamically, though. https://community.fxtec.com/topic/3848-pro1-x-us-and-us-intl-with-dead-keys-keyboard-layouts-finqwerty/?tab=comments#comment-65908 I cloned FinQwerty, I think I modified pro1x_qwerty_usa_1.kcm because it had a bug, then I created a new kcm file pro1x_qwerty_usaintl_1.kcm (to use myself), added entries for the latter in generate_layouts.py and in the finqwerty_layouts.xml and built a new apk (using IntelliJ IDEA
    3 points
  16. It seems they try to get money from other projects. Also, as shipping company has started to sell phones may result in the lack of enough phones left to be sent. Although they told shipping company does not sell client's phones, it may not necessarily completely true - they may not had the actual number of phones sold this way and they may counted with additional stock manufactured (over the necessary amount) will cover this kind of loss but final number of sold Pro1X this way was also continued after they told it does not affect client's phones. So in their last message, start of shi
    3 points
  17. So I'm a lucky within the ⅓ they delivered? Also, how unlucky can a company get with all of what happened wow... Pandemic out of nowhere (cannot travel to China) Stolen money for the SoC (which is about half the price of the phone) Need to buy new SoC but completely screwed about its functionalities (China: The land of smokes and mirrors) and Chen couldn't be there to experience himself because air-traveling was restricted Then delivery company starts delivering some phones and selling some of the stock itself. -> Change of company Then the logistics of
    3 points
  18. There might be work around! What if you install different virtual keyboards and select different layout for each one to the physical keyboad settings? Then use Keyboard Switcher and Key Mapper to bring up the pop up for the virtual keyboard selector. I tested it to be working with my self made qwerty phone (bluetooth keyboard). Edit: You can use the same key combo to bring up the keyboard selector. Biggest downside is that you need to change back the prefered virtual keyboard manually if needed for portrait use.
    3 points
  19. Big surprise. After month of silence they got an update on IGG https://community.fxtec.com/topic/3326-pro¹-x-–-state-of-production-and-delivery/?do=findComment&comment=68604
    3 points
  20. Not dead after all? New blog post just posted. "We are excited to inform you that we expect to restart shipping before the 28th of June, pending your completion of the form. This will cover approximately 3/4 of all our backers. We will continue our efforts to reach out to the remaining backers shortly thereafter."
    3 points
  21. Lineage-21.0-202405018nightly-pro1-signed.zip on May 5 (2024) security patch, installed smoothly using OTA
    2 points
  22. A new update. Changing things up again. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-minimal-phone-first-e-ink-qwerty-phone/x/17980121?secret_perk_token=aba958e5#/updates/all Apparently they will offer a choice of front camera or not (located in the lower left is odd). Also, though not in the update unless I skimmed too fast, on the Story page with specs it looks like they are making the Minimal logo button a touch pad. Eventually they are going to have to stop these design swings and get this thing prototyped. Lol. Right now they seem to have a Titan Slim with a Titan Pocket
    2 points
  23. Lineage-21-20240513-NIGHTLY-pro1x with May 5th security patch installed smoothly via OTA. MindTheGapps14, and root was maintained.
    2 points
  24. Interesting Minimal update. They have ostensibly, theoretically revamped the entire phone. The changes are too numerous to list here and the changes have angered some backers ("Give me back my money"), but I'm intrigued by the end result, if it happens. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-minimal-phone-first-e-ink-qwerty-phone?gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhtWvBhD9ARIsAOP0Gog81m2pmAu5UUGZnnVEgkCnsJK290YNBNLpBgKvyKeR3cDz-lCRwfoaAn9wEALw_wcB#/updates/13
    2 points
  25. Someone named fxtec_21 purports to sell 200 brand-new Pro1/X earphones on ebay: Fxtec In-Ear Earphones - Wired with built-in Microphone - 4 replacement Ear tips Strange, as those are (and afaik have always been) listed as out-of-stock on their own shop: https://store.fxtec.com/product/fxtec-pro1/ Not that I'd like to buy them (the shipping cost to continental Europe is 4x the unit price), but out of curiosity: Is this official?
    2 points
  26. One interesting thing. After last los update are all buttons on wired headphones again working 🙂 I mean specially volume and play/pause. Was not working on all android 13 los versions.
    2 points
  27. Lineage-21.0-20240504nightly-pro1-signed.zip on April 5 (2024) security patch, installed smoothly using OTA-> Still the bluetooth issue with my smartwatch (will be patched with QPR2, I think / read)
    2 points
  28. I have received my order from this seller today. I have ordered both displays with and without frame. The frame looks original part and display was declared to have small dots at the bottom. Also, these displays look like if they were prepared or more probably installed earlier in Pro1s. Original display has a blue foil to cover sticky copper part at a big area of its bottom as it arrives from manufacturer. Pro1's display originally has a black tape to cover most area of sticky part (after blue foil removed) and also a conductive tape for shielding display controller area.
    2 points
  29. Lineage-21-20240429-NIGHTLY-pro1x with Apr 5th security patch installed smoothly via OTA. MindTheGapps14, and root was maintained.
    2 points
  30. Lineage-21.0-20240427nightly-pro1-signed.zip on April 5 (2024) security patch, installed smoothly using OTA -> Still the bluetooth issue with my smartwatch (will be patched with QPR2, I think / read)
    2 points
  31. Even in my mind, I can't type that fast.
    2 points
  32. I thought I should add here what I already mentioned somewhere else; those NetDot magnetic connectors/connector cables didn't prevent my Pro1's USB socket from failing. (Happened some time ago, even before I got my Pro1X; I replaced it successfully with a spare USB board from Fxtec, but I broke other things in the progress, like fingerprint reader, one of the volume buttons and the orientation sensor/switch.) My suspicion is that any cable or adapter that doesn't sit tightly and still has some play when inserted will, at some point, break the socket. As most of my other USB C devices nev
    2 points
  33. Not once did they ever mentioned website orderers anywhere, not even when asking them specifically about website orders, and only mentioned "backers" in their replies. Therefore, I can't reasonably assume anything else than that website orderers are f*cked.
    2 points
  34. OK, 3/4 of backers, but what about people who ordered from the website and got upgraded to Pro1x? Do they get a survey too?
    2 points
  35. Somewhere in this forum there was a thread abot flashing softwares, related to @tdm. Once my friend used his Pro1 for calling, placed it on a table, then the next time he wanted to use it it was off and did not start again. It was replaced by F(x)tec in warranty, but I have tried a few things before sending it back. The phone seemed to be completely dead but under Linux, I could see it is in EDL mode. When I pressed power button for around 10 seconds, it has rebooted, then entered to EDL mode again after a while. So it was constantly on waiting in EDL mode depleting the battery
    2 points
  36. Well I do agree on personal level, I love the keyboard format, and used it all the time. I do not think the Time of keyboard phones is over, I do think the time of customer choice is over. The game changing change apple showed with the first iPhone was not a technical aspect of the phone, it was the marketing. Apple showed, that it is more efficient, to advert the same phone to all the people, than to build the right phone for different people. A development we all know from supermarkets and cars. The illusion of choice. They give you different products, but they are mostly the s
    2 points
  37. Lineage-21-20240415-NIGHTLY-pro1x with Apr 5th security patch installed smoothly via OTA. MindTheGapps14, and root was maintained.
    2 points
  38. Lineage-21-20240506-NIGHTLY-pro1x with Apr 5th security patch installed smoothly via OTA. MindTheGapps14, and root was maintained. Done on the road in CO. 😉
    1 point
  39. Just for the record, their linxdot forums have also turned private, with no option to join. There seems to be a Discord channel, though, which can be entered.
    1 point
  40. IF that all was true (which might or not be the case), the reason mainly lies in the size of the company. The smaller you are, the less leverage you have and the worse your conditions for production are. You will also get screwed over in other countries and there are many trustworthy sellers and fabrics in China as well. FxTec had to go for cheap solutions and some solutions might have been too cheap. But (another time assuming they always said the truth) it was always badly organized. There should always be money for a couple of people controlling the processes. At least when they steal
    1 point
  41. Yeah, I know that. But I was just wondering if there is a mod version where you could add kcm files by yourself to the app. But it might not be technically even possible.
    1 point
  42. Unfortunately, it does not help if OS handles the card "securely" which practically means data is encrypted and encryption key is inside phone's flash which (currently) is inaccessible for the owner... So that is the problem@wrc08has with the card.
    1 point
  43. Hello FlyingAnterro, the device has now been connected to a charger for 24 hours. Condition is unchanged. It was worth a try. Thanks. Stefan
    1 point
  44. My Primary use of a phone is SMS, and the secondary email, and the third web-browsing. All of which benefits from a keyboard in the right direction. But I certainly agree that many many app-developers are too sloppy (or too incompetent?) to bother about landscape. And this even goes for the most basic stuff from Google like Settings or their Android Market app. But until my eyes move to be in parallel with my spine, I'll prefer landscape....
    1 point
  45. You may laugh but currently this is my best solution to prevent the phone from tipping over. I've tried expandable and flippable supports and I'd love to have a side arm on the left side but I didn't find good solutions for mounting it. The wire is great. I've superglued it onto the hinges and it holds the phone perfectly. It also makes the tilting mechanism way stiffer as the top part is now supported from both sides (the other side is a magnet). My only fear is that the fishing line could lengthen over time. If it doesn't work, I might try a stiffer wire. For example, I've found
    1 point
  46. It appears that the forum has indeed transitioned to a private mode, restricting access to registered users only. This change may indicate a shift in strategy by FxTec to mitigate public exposure of any issues. While it's understandable to feel disappointed by the lack of accountability and unresolved refunds, it's crucial to consider migrating valuable information elsewhere before potential closure. As for alternative devices, exploring options like the Honor Magic V2 could offer a fresh perspective and improved user experience.
    1 point
  47. On the comment sections--which shows my interest in this thing--there's a fight about its legitimacy. A backer says he and another were banned by reddit moderators for bringing up the developers' past failures and the backer makes similar warnings often found on these crowd-funded projects. It needs a grain of salt, I imagine, but food for thought, not to mention mixed metaphors 🙂 I myself won't put money down now; I would need an actual user's experience to verify that certain key apps could run successfully. But I remain intrigued.
    1 point
  48. Well, Happy New Year. to be honest owning a 25% more powerful version of the pro1, with an SoC released before 2020 and quite possibly the same screen QC issue, is not exactly my alley and i've been avoiding asking for a refund for years now because i thought they'de at least send it eventually. evidently they did not, and as my current pro1's battery health (hi Eske, yes, i did fast charge it, yes, you told me so, the thing is like 6 years old at this point it's fair to say it's old okay) is dwindling and there is not even a tracking number in sight, I asked support today for a re
    1 point
  49. Just a note: FxTec deleted the account.
    1 point
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