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  1. regarding LED lights for incoming SMS i realized the following thing : messages sent to my mobile number as regular SMS do *NOT* elicit any LED activity, or just a short little green blip. however, when messages are sent to my mobile phone SMS address as email such as [email protected] then a beautiful green light starts blinking regularly and right away, together with sound and vibration. i need to point out that this email address get forwarded by Bell to my gmail address. so this fact may perhaps facilitate something googly inside the Android OS ? importantly, i don't read email at all directly on my Pro1 but remotely on a server via vpn/ssh/alpine. the only app i have installed and currently active is "VolumeControl" to separately control the volume for incoming phone calls vs txt messages - though it's somewhat useless and i may remove this app altogether - just like so many other apps i tried for the LED business, for volume control, rotation control etc. the only useful app so far is EdgeNull for me. regarding missed calls - i don't know (yet) much about the response pattern of the LEDs - seems somewhat erratic anyway...
  2. by the way, and unrelated to LED lights, how do i crank up the volume for arriving messages to make the associated notification sound noticeable ? i know how to change the sound file - but how to play it much louder so i hear it on a busy street ?
  3. separating the TPU housing from the Snakehive leather is pretty easy and straightforward : detach it slowly, help with your finger tip, so you don't rupture the thin leather sheet. you may first want to remove that thin black foil attached to the inner side of the TPU case. that way you see what you do underneath the TPU when detaching it from the leather. tape : i bought double-sided sticky carpet tape but ultimately refrained from using it as i was afraid i can't separate it later from the leather. glue : i went with the glue solution which worked flawlessly. i guess they have a similar approach at Snakehive. i bought a few ml of 'flexible plastic glue' by LePage/Henkel which sticks to all kind of soft plastics as well as leather and more, just anything it looks. it smells like Cementit we had used as children years ago. i pressed the parts together after some 20min of drying, then left the phone overnight inserted in the TPU housing and a layer of cloth wrapped around the Snakehive so to evenly distribute the pressure of a few books i used as weight. results looks and feels perfect. TPU holes : i cut this time only four holes into that TIYA P20Pro housing : 0) for the headphone jack, 1) enlarged the adjacent speaker aperture, 2) for the USB-C opening, and finally 3) for the fingerprint reader an oval hole, leaving the upper rim of the TPU case intact and sturdy so it holds the Pro1 more safely.
  4. like others i bought a Snakehive P20 Pro leather case but it didn't hold my Pro1 safely. i exchanged the original TPU holder with a TIYA P20 Pro TPU case which fits the Pro1 much better. one still needs to cut a hole or two into the TPU. importantly, opening the keyboard is now much easier, a klacks :) now i just need to find the right glue to bind the TPU plastic to the Snakehive leather case. i would refrain from the Spigen P20 Pro hybrid case - it just doesn't fit the Pro1, is too hard, too tight and too deep so that opening of the keyboard becomes a nightmare.
  5. yes, that was the case - i couldn't get those LEDs to shine with any app last week. but now, as i used this built-in device test, a re-installation of LightManager2 did the job finally. klick on the three bars at the left top and chose accordingly. unfortunately, additional device tests confirmed also that my Pro1's screen's upper two rows truly became unresponsive to touch. this after just two weeks of usage... i didn't hear yet back from Fxtec support. i contacted them via their web form. CORRECTION : things are again dead since this morning !!! just like last week, the notification LEDs stay pitch-black, no activity whatsoever after missed calls or SMS messages. obviously i didn't change anything over night during sleep. something else must resetting settings & permissions. Android looks to me like a windows box, no comparison to a rock-solid unix system...
  6. thank you, EskeRahn, the sub-LED test worked just fine, all three colors, that's reassuring - but as observed by others, the notification system for messages and phone calls seems to dead, sadly. perhaps a future software upgrade will help here. or an Fxtec-supported Android 10 install, if/when available ? ADDENDUM : Light Manager 2 finally started to work as described here in this forum (which wasn't the case for me earlier). i guess my recent manipulations with this sub-LED test did something to some permission settings, and now my calls/SMS/etc get their LED spot light attention, finally ! and incoming SMSs are getting now their acoustic backing too...
  7. same issue here - charging the Pro1 means the LED is green most of the time, but at times it begins red then turns green - which depends on our local weather forecast i guess. i never got it running to indicate missed calls, SMSs and so on. that's truly sad, i miss this feature terribly - it beautifully worked even on my 10y old Nokia N900... by the way, did anybody get sound working for incoming SMS messages ?
  8. i am not sure where to post this - but as it's related to production, and perhaps a new phone, i am going to post this here : unfortunately, my 2-weeks old Pro1 broke last night : the upper 6th (some 16%) of the screen turned suddenly insensitive to touch. i can't pull down that top menu nor the subsequent second menu bar. i removed the protective foil, warm-rebooted, cold-rebooted, cursed and so on, w/o any prevail. now, in landscape mode, things at the top (the long edge of the screen) work again - but at the physical screen top, the one close to the phone speaker and the front camera, that part of the screen stays immune to touch. needless to say that i have treated this piece of qwerty art truly gently over the last two weeks... what do you suggest is here the next step to do ? did we get some form of guarantee for such problems ? but how will the FxTec folks deal with such issues ? do they have the manpower to repair phones these days ? or do i need to wait till the new Pro2 comes out ...? to the moderators : please, move this note of mine to a folder where phone repair is the topic (i just didn't find such).
  9. CORRECTION #2 : testing the indicator LED actually worked just once, for missed phone calls - now it doesn't make a blink, nada. i suppose the Android permission settings in my Pro1 don't suit the requirements for the Light Manager 2 app. oh man, how much do i miss the CLI - there at least i know what and when i do something wrong... is there any other app out there that could help here ? HOPPALAH ! the LED is now blinking yellowish and greenish alternatingly, perhaps some 10min after i had started the last test ! there is even some red in the light. as you say, VaZso, a light diffusor would definitely help here the Pro1 ! but, as i do this 'testing' one more time the LEDs again stay pitch-black... i think i will try another LED indicator app. CORRECTION #3 : removing LM2 and some other LED controlling apps just resulted in having the LED now glow only in green, even while charging...!
  10. no luck so far, EskeRahn, though thank you for your suggestion. i run Light Manager 2 in 'normal' and in 'alternating' mode, wait for seconds and seconds, without any lack, no LED activity whatsoever. only the 'screen mode' works, on the OLED obviously. but i also observed that the app doesn't show anymore its transparent three-ring logo/icon at the left top, for whatever reason... does that mean something ? CORRECTION : green light (associated with missed calls) works - but not for any of the other services nor colors...even when i set a service' color to green for example...
  11. which app do you speak about, EskeRahn ? i tried LightManager 2 but not much happens, actually no change at all. also the app-built-in tests to make the LEDs shine doesn't work. i assume i don't need root access, correct ? i even rebooted the pro1 w/o success, no LEDs lighting up... which is the most suitable app to get the LEDs running for regular notifications such as SMS or missed calls ? i currently don't care much about the green charging LED, but i would like the LEDs help with my daily work flow.
  12. ok, folks, i got my Pro1 an hour ago today, in Montréal Canada, featuring S/N 711. very nice piece of heavy duty material, feels like metal, feels like a Leica M. my Nokia N900 is still operational after 10 years but feels so small and a bit cheap too, as compared to this new FxTec. anyway, let me now start setting it up, then register it with Bell, get a SIM card etc, then install openVPN and Termux and so on...
  13. regarding Canadian import taxes, see here : https://community.fxtec.com/topic/2463-got-your-pro1-tracking-number-or-stock-assigned-message-post-here/page/14/?tab=comments#comment-42894 CAD70.14 in my case
  14. delivery of my Pro1 is scheduled for Montréal for coming MON 2020-02-03 - although the package is kept since yesterday FRI at Mirabel, just a few kilometers away from here ! i guess that's a consequence for having it shipped with FedEx economy......
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