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  1. Hi all, I just updated to 20200831 by downloading the zip file from LOS website to my sdcard, and then applying the update via Recovery.

    This time around I tried opengapps 'aroma' flavour so I could tweak which google apps I really want. Turned out installing not much, and especially ommitting gboard so I could take advantage of LOS's AOSP keyboard (sticky Shift, SYM shortcut, etc.).

    So, if anyone is wondering whether they can use opengapps-aroma? IT WORKS.

    Oh, by the way. The Lineage stock apps seem to be cool. I ended up installing a minimal set o Gapps and feel good I did it since the LOS counterparts are good.

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  2. 15 hours ago, Slion said:

    I got mines from eBay. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by frame. What you need it the whole glass including the holes for camera, earpiece, LED and other sensor.

    The one with the frame, includes the black "bezel" the glass is attached to. 

    No frame:

    With frame:

    This is the Aliexpress link - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000523673519.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.69b03c00X4Hbs9&mp=1

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  3. (Posting this on the screen protector thread and also the case thread because relevant for both).
      The quote below is from the screen protector thread: 


    On 8/7/2020 at 1:16 PM, AnyDevil said:

    A few years back when we didn't do in-house screen protector manufacturing, we were getting bugged daily to make screen protectors for one of the early OnePlus devices (OnePlus being an early-adopter brand like Fxtec is now). We did a production run, and we didn't sell any! Can't make that mistake again 🙂


    Here's a crazy idea. Maybe you could modify some existing cases for a fee?

    In my area (Brazil) the best fit I could find are cases for the MotorolaOne Vision (XT1970 is moto's code for this device). The back openings for the Moto One Vision case are a match for the Pro1 (even the Fxtec logo is visible as it is in the exact same place as the fingerprint reader on the Moto).

    What isn't right are the openings on the sides (earphone plug, speakers, USB/charger port, volume, power, camera buttons and fingerprint sensor).

    Check photos below of an "El Cheapo" chinese "folio-style" case. I also got a TPU case but that one's at home as I felt the folio case is a bit safer (protects screen too).

    Some other people here at the forum found the Huawei P20 to be a good fit as well. 

    Either one of these cases could be a starting point from where you could professionally cut openings in the right places maybe? If modding is not your cup of tea or against your business model maybe you could direct us towards some other shop that could do that. Thanks!

    EDIT: By having a TPU case correctly modded, the folio case could kind of be a consequence. Since it really is a TPU case holding the phone to the folio.


  4. On 8/7/2020 at 6:16 PM, AnyDevil said:

    A few years back when we didn't do in-house screen protector manufacturing, we were getting bugged daily to make screen protectors for one of the early OnePlus devices (OnePlus being an early-adopter brand like Fxtec is now). We did a production run, and we didn't sell any! Can't make that mistake again 🙂


    EDITED TO LINK BY MODERATOR: (to avoid having replies split in two threads..)

  5. On 7/1/2020 at 2:58 PM, Slion said:

    I clarified that with @DieBruine via pm and what he did is actually just swap the Pro1 screen assembly that includes display, camera, speaker, a few sensors and bezel. This is very straight forward to achieve with the proper tools. The trickiest part being to remove the stickers on those five screws without damaging them. Then you just have two cables to disconnect, swap the screen assembly, put everything back together and you are done.

    Replacing the screen and touch panel itself is certainly more involving but looks doable. I got myself a couple of those Elephone U Pro panels off ebay for the long run and it looks like they would indeed fit.

    Hi, I'm thinking of buying a couple Elephone U Pro panels as well.

    In AliExpress I found two options. One is the panel/screen only, and the other includes a frame.
    Which one did you order? From the photos on the listing it seems the Pro' does indeed use not only the same screen but also the same frame as the U Pro. 

  6. After about 20 days use, today my Pro1 got its first "baptism". I dropped it on to the ground outdoors.

    I was standing on a concrete floor with a rough patch nearby. Needless to say, Murphy's law at work, the phone hit the rough patch .

    Nothing broke (phew!) but the aluminium back case got two ugly dents.

    I'm thinking of ordering a spare back shell for a future replacement (later on when it's more damaged from daily use). A screen replacement (Elephone U pro) is on the plans too, just to be a bit future proof, and if I found a battery I'd get one too.

    Does anybody know if Fxtec is already supplying spare parts for the Pro1? If so, how should I go about ordering. Via Customer Support? Thanks

  7. 5 minutes ago, Hook said:

    For future reference, a reboot to recovery is on the advanced menu in the Lineage Recovery itself.  Glad it all worked out. 🙂

    Thanks! Wasn't my first sideload (I had already flashed LOS) but it felt like the first, I got really nervous after my beloved pride and joy Pro1 refused to boot, and kinda got lost as to what to do next 🤣


    I managed to install the update by flashing via Lineage Recovery / ADB sideload.

    For anyone who might be in the same pickle as I was, the procedures I described a few posts above were the solution. The most difficult part was getting to boot into recovery, I don't know why. I am sure I chose "Boot to Recovery" a few times at the bootloader but it never worked.
    What worked for me was the Power Button + Volume Up button method.

    Talk about relief..! 😁



    20200824 OTA broke my LineageOS setup.
    Fixed it by:
    0) Downloading the latest (20200824) Lineage image for the Pro1 - https://download.lineageos.org/pro1 and OpenGapps (could be another Gapps flavour of your choice)
    1) Rebooting to Lineage Recovery - Hold down power button and volume up button simultaneously, let go of power button after the Fxtec logo appeared on screen, let go of the volume button after Lineage Recovery showed up on screen.
    2) Hooking phone up by USB cable to a computer with ADB installed on it
    3) Choosing "Apply Update", then "Apply from ADB" on Recovery
    4) Issuing the command :

    adb sideload lineage-16.0-20200824-nightly-pro1-signed.zip

    5) Being patient! (seems to stall after 47% on the computer, but after several minutes finishes OK)
    6) From within Lineage Recovery, choosing to "reboot to Recovery"
    7) Installing Gapps (and whatever other addons you wish) via ADB by repeating Step 3 and then issuing the command:

    adb sideload <your apps zip here>

    and repeating above command for each .zip you need.
    8 ) "Choosing "reboot system now" on Lineage Recovery.

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  9. 1 minute ago, Hook said:

    Note that, on my computer, after issuing the adb sideload command to flash LOS, the % tally stops at 47%.  It just sits there like that for a long while with occasional text popping up on the phone.  You have to be patient, it will complete.  Make sure you reboot to recovery after you have flasjed LOS.


    Also, when you try to sideload Gapps, recovery will complain and ask if it is safe (it's some signature problem I think).  Just say yes.

    Is a reboot between sideloading Lineage and opengapps mandatory? I still havent sideloaded anything else than 20200824, waiting for latest opengapps to finish downloading (stock flavour is huge - 877MB).

  10. 1 hour ago, marmistrz said:

    Same here, no gapps at all. I tried downgrading (unsupported, I know), but the recovery doesn't accept sideloading in either case (both 20200803 and 20200824). I'm simply getting

    adb: sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found
    adb: trying pre-KitKat sideload method...
    adb: pre-KitKat sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found


    I got this a couple times too. Disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable a couple times solved it. Sideload is now going about its business (39% so far and counting).

    UPDATE: Apparently, sideloaded succesfully. ADB on the PC (linux) hung at 47% for about 2 minutes but the phone was going on about its business (Step 1/2, then Step 2/2, then finished).

    There might be hope for us? I still haven't booted because I'm waiting for opengapps download to finish. I'll sideload it again as per @Hook's recommendation.

    UPDATE 2: Sure-fire way to get to recovery for me turned out to be via volume-up button. Just hold Power and vol-up together until phone gets to the boot (Fxtec logo) screen. You can then release the Power button but keep pressing Vol-Up until you get to the recovery.

  11. 1 minute ago, acrux said:

    Interesting - shouldn't the A/B slot system be for just these cases - updated slot fails to boot and you can boot the previous slot which is still OK (without the update)?

    Can you switch the active slot at bootloader mode to previous one and try to boot that one?

    I couldn't even get to the recovery. After trying a few times to reboot to recovery via the bootloader, I succeeded and got to LineageOS Recovery.

    I am now sideloading the 20200824 build via Recovery, will do the same for opengapps too. I dared not try to switch the slot because wasn't sure how I managed to get recovery to appear  because it was refusing to at first.

  12. HELP! The OTA update - 20200824 installed automatically but now the phone can't boot.

    The only thing I have done differently from the install instructions is I've used OpenGapps instead of MindTheGapps.

    After the update installed succesfully and prompted me to reboot the phone, I got a Lineage OS animation for a long time (about 5 minutes) and then an error message, something along the lines of "not possible to boot, you might try a factory reset" With options to either Try Again or Factory Reset. I rebooted into the bootloader and then powered off the phone from ther eto get to work.

    Tried to turn it on again, and now it's just stuck on the Lineage logo animation for maybe 15 minutes.

    Is it possible to get a boot console from the phone via USB? Maybe then I could try to find what's amiss...

    EDIT: I pressed the power button from the LOS animation, phone rebooted and got to the screen again, image below.


  13. 13 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

    Unfortunately QC chargers does not come with a simple switch to select normal or quick charge (I have not found one yet). BUT you can easily find QC 3.0 chargers with two or more slots, where only one is QC. This is a very handy thing. Use the normal slots normally and only the QC3.0 one when you are really in need of it. See also this

    I use one found on ebay that provides 5W in two slots and 20W QC3 in the last one. it is 2.5cm thick, and 5x5cm excluding plug (85mm including EU plug) so not much bigger than other chargers.

    I bought one of those for travelling. I think the brand is AUKEY. It is rather large and heavy (which unconsciously makes us think it's a "quality" item...). So maybe not the first choice for someone who travels really light, but it has 2 2.1A green ports and one QC orange port. It lives in my travel briefcase.

    For everyday use my BB Priv's charger is plugged beside my bed and I connect the phone to it every night. There's and old dual-2.1A Moto X charger at the office should the need arise. And in the car I have a QC charger plugged on the cigarette lighter, but that guy hardle ever sees any use (compared to when I had the Priv which for long trips I had to keep plugged and near the A/C outlet all the time...)

    EDIT: It is indeed an AUKEY PA-T14.

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  14. 6 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

    I would recommend to install something like 3C Battery Manager (the image is from that)  or GSAM, and be sure to give them a little extra privileges (see this), and use that to help spot the culprit(s) eating your battery

    Yessir, I already did that! Am just giving it a few days to have a larger data sample. 👍

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  15. @EskeRahnI don't know when (if ever) I'll be able to be as frugal a phone user as you!

    My main battery eaters would be the screen (thanks for the tip about blue colour) and Firefox. I tend to do a lot of webpage reading.

    Besides that, I have DAVx5 syncing my contacts, calendar, tasks, etc.; Nextcloud client; K9 Mail with a 15 minute interval on two IMAP accounts; and cLock from LOS is in my home screen with a weather forecast which is regularly updated (I think every 30 mins).

    Apart from these, I can't think of any other apps I set up (apart from all the LOS/system tasks of course) that should be doing anything when I'm not using the phone. Spotify maybe?

  16. 28 minutes ago, OKSun said:

    Are you folks saying it is better to use another charger than the fx tec fast charging one? e.g. a samsung travel one?

    This is a recommendation I make to all my friends irrespective of the brand/model they buy. Especially because for a while now almost 100% of new phones come with QC chargers. These are a great way to make the customer wnat to switch phones after a year's use!

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  17. I haven't made any measurements but can confirm that being positioned in the very same spot of my desk as the previous phone (Motorola One), the Pro1 has a weaker connection to my office's AP/router. To the point that sometimes the connection drops and it starts consuming my cell plan's megabytes.

    The Moto never dropped the conection while in this exact same spot, and always had a strong signal (the wifi status icon would always be 75% full at least).

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