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Posts posted by EskeRahn

  1. 7 hours ago, claude0001 said:

    As a long time Pro1 supporter and LineageOS maintainer, I must say that I am somewhat unsettled by announcements like this.

    For many users (including myself) the Pro1-X is effectively a brick, as its GSM/LTE connectivity problems do not allow it to be used as a phone in the first place. In that perspective, advertising the possibility for custom-made shells just seems ... wrong ... at some level.

    Sorry to write that, but where are the relevant news on the topic?

    Well as it is not all that are hit by these severe issues, they elsewhere even asked for info on it as they say they can not reproduce it in their tests in the UK. So most likely this means that it depends on the bands or even specific carrier hardware, if we are hit by the bug or not.

    So for those not affected, a case is indeed relevant.

  2. 7 hours ago, claude0001 said:


    Not to disregard that it may work for some, but just my 2 cents to all others: Think about how often you use your phone's camera, for family pictures, barcode scanning and all that ... In many cases, a flip case that does not have the holes where they should be will not make you happy.

    It is quite easy to cut an additional hole for the camera, if the ease of use outweigh the need of protecting the lenses - to each their own.

    The best to use for round holes to look nice is to use a pipe of suitable size, like for making holes in leather. Do it from the front side to make the edges of the holes bend in nicely. The straight edges should be done with a chisel. A Stanley-knife can do, but is hard to control.

  3. 5 minutes ago, jakfish said:

    >> So the button are protected when the flap is closed. <<  Okay, I understand now. You could do it vice-versa, less holes to cut, but exposed button. Got it.

    Yup. But as I do not use the camera that often, I see it as an added benefit that the camera is protected when closed....

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  4. 20 minutes ago, jakfish said:

    @EskeRahn -- your custom flip cases seem to be designed so the kb extends to the right of of the case, allowing the credit card side of the case to lie behind the phone. That makes the best sense, but how do you address the need for reverse portrait (otherwise, when you open the case, the portrait screen is upside down)? Or are you working with an OS that allows auto-rotate to reverse portrait?

    Or do I have my geography completely wrong? 🙂

    The flap goes under the screen when opened. In portrait I open the flap like e.g. a Manga or a Quran.

    So the button are protected when the flap is closed.

    BUT that means that you will either have to make a hole for the camera OR fold the flap all the way over for taking a photo.
    I keep the inner shell of a P20 pro flipcase with the camerahole at the top, bt remove the whole flap, so it is glued on the other way.
    Let me do a few photos, just a sec....




    And yes, some of the cases i got are made with more care than other - this one so sloppy that I even forgot the hole over the secondary microphone - though I did do the v-cut for it....in the inner shell...

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  5. 1 hour ago, jakfish said:

    I'm trying to envision the geography of these cases that open left-to-right. It seems that most controls are on the right side of the phone, so that would circumvent a lot of cutting. Hole for the camera would obviously need addressing.

    Exactly. for an example, i made a slo-mo video that I put here:


    Note that flip-cases come in several variants, of the simple one with a magnetic clasp, there are two. The one in the OP with a long 'latch', and the one with two short latches that meet at the side (like in the video)

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  6. Just now, claude0001 said:

    Looking at the pictures, its camera aperture does not seem to be low enough to accommodate the Pro1-X's lens. And certainly not its flash LED. Wouldn't recommend.

    The pictures in this kind of listings are usually generic with 'some' phones, the last looks like an Iphone e.g. But what they actually sell could fit well.

  7. Be aware that there is a physical difference between the Pro1 and Pro1X that matters for cases. The USB is rather close to the back on the Pro1, but they lifted it a bit on the Pro1X, making more plugs work (e.g. round magnetic power-plugs)

    But this means that the case design can only serve both if leaving a rather large hole for the USB.

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  8. 58 minutes ago, Sean McCreary said:

    180 MB for an entire OS image. Ah, life was simpler then 😉

    Ah you youngsters. started before there was dos. 1KB memory +  plug to a TV and a tape recorder.  (ZX81)

    A few years later I had the first PC with not one but TWO floppy drives so I could have source on one, compile to another, swap the first, and link the object-code back to the first drive.

    Later that was upgraded with what I saw as an almost infinite big harddisk - it was a whooping 10Mb 🤣👴 👴

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  9. 45 minutes ago, Sean McCreary said:

    But on a completely practical level, it won't work at all with Google apps, you can't download it for any device, and it may only support one or more Google Pixel phones when you can.

    Thanks for the info, perhaps I should have guessed from the name that it was a fishy political stunt.

  10. Just saw this on a new allegedly very clean AOSP fork BharOS. Would be interesting, if some of the hardware related stuff made for LineeageOS for Pro1/Pro1X could be reused.... So we could have that too - I bet that at the least some of the old Blackberry users would be highly interested.

    See below, most likely merely political stunt...

  11. 20 hours ago, azamrazman said:

    Hi Community,

    F(x)tec IGG dropped a pretty huge revelation, quote "LineageOS 20 is now able to boot up on a Pro1-X with Android 13! ". 

    That being said, how has the historical timeline been, from  "Boot Up" stage to "Stable Release" stage?

    It was about half a year between we saw the first unofficial v16 for the Pro1 to an officially released 16.0. I have no idea if that is representative or not. I hope that at the least some logic (e.g. around the keyboard) can be reused from the Pro1, and thus simplifying the development.

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