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  1. Uploaded my LOS 16.0 build dated 20211017. AOSP patchlevel of October 2021. Contains a version of @Slion's experimental "Fn-Tab-as-Alt-Tab" mod as discussed above.
    5 points
  2. That is pure hindsight bias. It is useless to look behind. Of course you would have made money if you knew back then what courses are today. If you would have bought XTZBEAR Coins for that money you would have like 0.02 $ right now...
    4 points
  3. Done with stitching. I love the leather quality, really soft, one of the best I've seen. I need to finish the cutouts on the bumper case and glue it to the leather. Will hopefully get around it tomorrow. The case is 75g that's 25g lighter than the one I've been using so far. Moreover I reckon its lower profile will be more confortable to use, notably when the keyboard is open. The closing latch is on the front panel which is a rarely seen design. As a result when closed it won't lay flat on it's back which should make the phone easier to pick up, not that this was ever a problem considering th
    4 points
  4. When I still had an official LineageOS, I was applying every weekly OTA and "su" would be preserved reliably. I never disabled encryption. Those were the days of AddonSU though, which was officially supported by LOS. Always remember that Magisk is a third-party tool before blaming the OS for it to stop working for some reason. Today I run my own builds which I install via sideload. This requires "su" to be reinstalled at every update ... one gets used to it. At this point, I would not prefer one ROM over another just for its ability to maintain root across updates. Let's face it: us roote
    3 points
  5. I haven't tried AICP yet because LOS 18.1 has been working nicely, including OTA updates wich leave both GApps and Magisk intact. Also, according to the settings page, my phone is encrypyted, too.
    3 points
  6. I feel similar to Hook. The lineage is a cleaned up Android, where you can infest it with the Gapps you need or none at all to your liking. The Aicp is (in my layman terms) like a Lineage with added options to tweak as you please. I like the AICP better, as it somehow feels cleaner. But I must admit that I barely use all the options, as none of the OS's are on my daily driver (a normal retail unit) that runs plain Android. I have a suspicion (though I have not yet tested!) that some of my apps will not work if I upgrade from stock Android to AICP. One app that I find crucial with a fli
    3 points
  7. I have tried both. AICP offers more tweaks that I like. Lineage seems very vanilla to me-- I used to use Dirty Unicorns. I don't think there is much of a difference in their core functionality. Now that AICP has become official, it is updated weekly with a reliable OTA updater. I have not had problems with either Lineage or AICP's updater. I do use Magisk, but only for SU, I am encrypted according to settings (I only use swipe access).
    3 points
  8. Turns out, they indeed had answered within a week and my mail provider had apparently decided, that I don't want to recieve some emails already before my inbox limit was fully reached. I sent them an inquiry recently and they answered within nine days. So I guess if anyone doesn't get an answer for more than two weeks, they should just try again. Also my phone was already repaired in July, so they were almost right with their initial projection of how long the repair process would take. Only took one month longer, which is kinda good for their standards :D
    3 points
  9. I am ready to help, but I would first need to know what you are failing at ... Please have a look at this post, and try to understand it, following the links I provided. The first step is to prepare an SD-card with a partition containing the GNU/Linux distribution. This is best done from an existing (x86) Linux-PC using qemu as described in the first link of my post. As most modern Linux distros are based on systemd (which cannot run in an Android chroot), I suggest Devuan which uses traditional System-V init. It is possible to change the init system also in vanilla Debian, but that
    3 points
  10. I agree that Fxtec's keyboard design is better for most purposes, even though some people complain about it being too wide for comfortable thumb typing. I cannot confirm this; I have rather small hands and I got used to its dimensions very quickly. That Pinephone slider keyboard prototype looks a lot like what the Fxtec people (then named Livermorium) tried to do for the Moto Z series of Motorola phones with their Keyboard Mod!
    2 points
  11. On Lineage OS 18.1 I keep getting in situations where the fingerprint sensor won't work until I unlock to phone with PIN. That was somewhat of an issue before but since I changed my case it's annoying to the point where the fingerprint sensor is almost useless. I'm assuming most those issues are related to the fact that the fingerprint sensor gets temporary locked after 5 failed attempts and permanently locked after 20 failed attempts. Though on stock it would show a message on the lock screen telling you your fingerprint sensor is disabled, on LOS I don't get such message. My new case en
    2 points
  12. Actually I really enjoy that kind of manual activity, it is such pleasant change from software engineering.
    2 points
  13. Here is an image of the keyboard prototype for the pinephone. Appears very similar to planet computers keyboard design. I still feel fxtec pro1 keyboard geared toward thumb typing and a full 60% keyboard layout is vastly preferable for linux users to this type of layout. Hopefully, pinephone will make a slider keyboard with a layout similar to pro1's one day. Actually, it sounds like they're already working on one: https://liliputing.com/2020/07/pinephone-linux-smartphone-could-get-a-slide-out-keyboard-acessory.html
    2 points
  14. A modified case for a Honor Huawei P20 Pro. See e.g this
    2 points
  15. ,,,Or you could make a case where the flap goes the other way. Just 12h stiching... *LOL*
    2 points
  16. I never let my Pro1 drop that low, but it is no doubt related to this problem that has been identified in Lineage 18.1.
    2 points
  17. Guys ... you do need to clean your gear from time to time! πŸ˜„ Ever heard of this (famously quoted in Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket")? Different device, same approach. πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  18. You are right. But @Dyna Smart do not provide much details in their report: Replaced themselves or by FxTec? Source of the replacement screen? Installed OS? My experience is that, in lack of more information, you never know what people understand by "not working at all", especially when they are at a certain level of frustration. Hell: I myself have sometimes said my Pro1's camera was "not f**ing working at all!", although this is objectively far from true ... πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  19. I am interested to hear from you which experiences you made in comparison with both. Especially, I am curious if the updating works in AICP. I have only used Lineage OS so far, and I tried a few times to upgrade the ROM with the internal upgrader, and afterwards the phone didn't boot anymore (I have Magisk root, and disk encrypted, that seems to be a problematic combination). Does this work with AICP?
    1 point
  20. Related to this, in not such an easy way, the key thing that i gathered from a lengthy call with At&t when trying to add the Xperia 10 ii (returned it cause At&t insisted it will not work) is that and impacts my current Xperia 10 (which they said it likely won't but were less insistent). The key thing is they are doing a full court press (basketball) whenever a new device hits a 3G tower, which was the case with the Xperia 10 ii, for some reason on data it would not go 4G, so they immediately disabled it. However when calling them and getting to the advance tech support, they will ok
    1 point
  21. (lineage-18.1-20211018-nightly-pro1-signed.zip on October 1 security patch installed smoothly using adb sideload and Open_Gapps-arm64-11-pico-20210712) ...But the reintroduced Accessibility / keyboard bug is not (yet) fixed, see above.
    1 point
  22. A big problem you would have is that AT&T has also been kicking off Pro1s and I don't expect it to be any different with the Pro1x. AT&T, after for years being willing to accept any phone and let you deal with whether or not it worked, has decided to only allow whitelisted phones that they have approved in their database. This is disappointing. I used AT&T pre-paid for years, starting when they were Cingular Prepaid. I left AT&T before they started pulling this and am on T-Mobile now, but it is disappointing.
    1 point
  23. Honestly, this is why I happily carry two phones, a Moto G8 Power and my Pro1. My Moto is my phone phone. Phone calls, sms/mms, Android Auto hands free functions, all my stubbornly portrait apps which are mostly bank and commercial apps I mostly use out in the world anyway. My Pro1 I use for writing, editing, notes (including a Bonsai like hierarchical note app that along with Textmaker gives me the basic capability of Scrivener across 3 platforms), browsing, email, ssh, things I would never do on a portrait phone even with a keyboard (I find portrait keyboards frustrating-- just too small
    1 point
  24. Custom flip bookcase based on Huawei P20 Pro, I recently switched from a thicker one to this low profile one. The former I used for over 18 months. I'm also not excluding going back to it depending on how well that later one is working out.
    1 point
  25. Interesting, this could explain strange behaviour with this the randomly aspect. For my curiosity, what sort of case are you using ?
    1 point
  26. Ok. I'll test it out when I get the phone... Hopefully in November
    1 point
  27. Yes, that's the main feature 😁
    1 point
  28. If you add a strategically placed magnet to your case it does. You can get these very tiny (and cheap), I bought various sizes from ebay, (display the below at full size in normal portrait for position)
    1 point
  29. The only one I'd like to have is screen off when proximity sensor detects closed. Does your program have that (or maybe it's already included in the OS)?
    1 point
  30. (Download and flash worked smoothly too)
    1 point
  31. Updated to the 13 OCT weekly via OTA. All went smoothly and root was maintained, October security patch.
    1 point
  32. The back of my never-in-a-case Pro1... πŸ˜‰
    1 point
  33. I do not use it either. But thanks for the warning to those that do. (there are no measurable costs for the function detecting a close with the HAL-sensor though)
    1 point
  34. Honestly, I've never seen a case that doesn't end up capturing dust on whatever surface it covers. One of the many reasons I won't use cases. πŸ˜‰
    1 point
  35. One thing you should know is that the smart case screen wake up feature using the proximity sensor causes a significant drain of the battery. My guess is that it somehow prevents the device to go into deep sleep. I reckon it could drain around 8% of the battery from a full charge. I simply disabled it.
    1 point
  36. If you should endeavour in the project again, you should consider the variant where the straps meet at the side https://community.fxtec.com/topic/2681-how-to-openshut-the-pro1/?do=findComment&comment=42061 Whether is should open as a 'Japanese' or 'western' book is a matter of taste of course.
    1 point
  37. I really like it too, though the closing strap on the front panel does take some getting used to. It has both pros and cons. I should get used to it after a couple of weeks I reckon. Still I could not prevent myself from making plans in my head on how to modify that case so that the strap is attached to the back panel 😁 However it will be a while before I attempt something like that again, if ever. That was a lot of stitching...
    1 point
  38. 1 point
  39. Currently working on a new low profile bookcase, I reckon I still have like 12 hours of stitching to go through. I had to remove the stitches to be able to incorporate the smartcase magnet, move the closure magnet to accommodate for the Pro1 thickness and customize the back panel to enable kickstand feature.
    1 point
  40. Termux is a nice project and has some interesting features. But as an in-app solution, I guess it will always be somewhat limited. That is why I decided to install everything from scratch by myself. Note that, in the beginning, I also knew nothing about chrooting Linux distros on phones: the Pro1 is my first Android device. Do not give up! The reward for all the work and learning is that I have now a GNU/Linux distro running really in parallel to LineageOS, which allows me to use the Pro1 like an actual PC, while neither disturbing the Android environment nor depending on it in any way (e
    1 point
  41. Yes, this is a 2-in-1 problem. The first one is the different keymap of shifted (QWERTY) and normal (QWERTZ) variants of keyboards we have. It is a bit strange that F(x)tec itself has generated this issue as otherwise these layouts would work exactly the same way deep inside. So the problem is the shifting itself which made default layout of Pro1 to be unusual while QWERTZ variant is a perfectly usual layout. So @tdm's keyboard driver solved this issue by allowing to map appropriate keycodes to shifted keys respective to its written functions while also maps appropriate keycod
    1 point
  42. I contacted them on twitter and I finally got an answer... ~10 weeks to get an answer ( a little less than 2 months and a half). I wonder what is happening over there...
    0 points
  43. 14. More than a month is gone again and I got a MESSAGE!! Even though I didnΒ΄t push them!! But the more unbelievable this mesage is, the more funny it is!! I have been told, that the camera is going to be ready (so again nobody knows when..) to be shipped and asking for my address, so I can replace it myself. Well, I would be happy to do so, BUT!! the phone is somewhare in London (perhaps?). So my opinion became this: The phone repair is taking soooooooo fu***ng long, that they even forgot about the phone πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ IsnΒ΄t it sarcastic? πŸ˜„ Message arrived on 15.10.2021, last contact 10.09.2021 = diff.
    0 points
  44. I've ordered a Chargie a couple of months ago, because I had problems with AccA (if you're root that's the best battery control app). At first it worked great, but after a week I had regularly all kinds of problems: The app not connecting with the chargie, chargie not stopping to charge (so battery was always at 100), or chargie not charging (so the battery drained). Overall I am fairly disappointed with chargie, and I am glad that with an update of AccA/acc it works again. Also chargie claims they could work without the app, but I never managed to get this to run.
    0 points
  45. I received an email on the 14th of October asking me to inform them when my phone would be sent. I sent it on the 10th of September and it was delivered on the 14th of September, included a link and delivery report. Can you believe this shit!?!? Their new address: FX Technology Technology Chalfont St Peter Building 1 Chalfont Park SL90BG Gerrards Cross Verenigd Koninkrijk And to my luck, PostNL changed their tariffs I noticed just now now. This package is not insured. I will file a complaint with PostNL. But since they used Hermes for the UK, I'm guessing i
    0 points
  46. FxTec replied they can't change anything now so I have to live with the guilt of not being persuasive enough to have them use New AZERTY layout and being the one that proposed that limited classic AZERTY layout in the first place. On one hand it is nice that they take on community contributions like this. On the other hand instead of passively just taking stuff it would have been nice if they had come here and say: "Hey Slion, we are about to print your classic AZERTY design hope that's ok with you" that would have given me the opportunity to work directly with them on the New AZERTY layo
    0 points
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