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  1. Great abridged version of the instructions! For those somewhat used to flashing but maybe didn't do it for a fewa years now (my case with a Priv), these quick simple stpes helped a lot. Flashing now! Is OpenGapps still not working? I like their concept of "choose what you want" from GApps. I've downloaded MindtheGapps as well just to be on the safe side but would prefer the larger "stock" collection from OpenGapps as I understand it'd come with the Google Camera app as well..?
  2. what a good feeling. right? right? πŸ˜…
  3. I agree. There's a saying around here - While many are crying, some are selling tissues. And this is the kind of product that will be useful for companies not only during the pandemic - our world will be changed forever after Covid-19. Expect to see such contraptions in airports, government offices and facilities, factories, offices, etc.
  4. Stupid me. Was thinking about the other kind of tablet. Those you take in your mouth and swallow ie. medicines πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Talk about the kind of product that would be groundbreaking! How much nanotechnology would have to be involved into a face-recognising PILL? Think I let my imagination run a little bit wilder than I should have. And also gave it little thought, after all there's another kind of tablet around for ages now, which would fit into the description and make so much more sense. But, are they serious with this product? No joke, or former April's fool page? I haven't visited fxtec's ho
  5. Sorry. Sarcasm intended? Or have the Chinese invented such a contraption for real? πŸ˜…
  6. I definitely ordered inside the window for the earbuds. You're right, I read about them months ago right here. I'll go through the topic once again. But I'm 100% positive my order was during the earbuds offer. EDIT: I ordered in May. More precisely 2019-05-17.
  7. On a side note. Just remembered now. Anybody from this latest batch got the earbuds? Any word on when those will be sent? @Erik Thanks
  8. It's in the plans. Just thought I'd see how far I'd get with stock. What do you think are the highlight advantages of LOS over stock?
  9. I am glad to say that the day has finally come. When my Fxtec ProΒΉ has arrived. Even though I followed the forum for a long time now, I am still surprised by the quality designed/engineered into this phone. Maybe I should be less surprised but the thing is cooler in the flesh. I am positively surprised. Here's hoping I won't face any of the hiccups and difficulties other people have! For now... Let me get to know this little beast better. And Fxtec - this phone's a job well done and I can see it's a dream come true for those who dared believe they could achieve making somet
  10. It is nobody's fault. But when I bought the phone I knew I would have to pay Customs in Brazil. 100% of our imports are like this and there is no way the sender can even estimate the amount of duties that will be imposed. That is upon the Customs officer's interpretation to decide. Maybe I can ask Fxtec for a feimbursement of the estimated duty amount that was included into the full price of the phone. That means, whatever fee Fedex ended up not being able to pay here and thus ended up not charging their account. If they would reimburse me any amount, I would expect of them no more than w
  11. I think I would only be requested for additional docs if I had ordered as a business.
  12. The guy that does Fedex deliveries for my area has just called. Since my order was for an individual, and not a business, the "simplified" Customs procedure was adopted. Turns out all I have to do is pay an amount which corresponds to roughly 280 euros to Fedex. They have already paid the governement. Business as usual here in Brazil. In my more than 10 years experience with international trade, never had I come to know of a successful DDP import arrangement into Brazil. Mainly because there are so many variables at play, that the final duties and taxes amount is an unknown quan
  13. The waiting game is going on here too. But in my case, as we deal regularly with international trade, it was expected. The package has reached the final point where a Fedex branch exists. From there on it will be handled by a local transport company, which is normal for my somewhat remote area. Of course the ETA from Fedex's system was partly correct - the package reached the final Fedex branch on time all right. I suspected it will be so. This means in my case, everything is still going as expected. No hiccups until now. Keeping fingers crossed! @Swond, @N-Mi, would you mind sh
  14. regarding the problems/bugs including the screen turning off. Has anyone tried flashing LightningOS to see if it solves the issues?
  15. Good idea. I'll follow your suggestion while also making sure i put a soft thick rug under the sofa!
  16. I'm sure going to do the opposite when mine arrives. No coffee for me when unpacking it lest I drop it on the floor or break it in some never-before-thought-possible way. Heck, I probably should have some kind of calming drink before getting to unpack..! 😁
  17. Oh, in that case, thanks for the empathy πŸ™‚ Yeah, it is an age-old problem. A legacy from the dictatorship we had from 1969 till 1986. And no government has yet been brave enough to mess with this hornet's nest. It was supposed to help enhance local technology manufacturing back then. But our labourers being almost as poor (and earning almost as little back then) as the Chinese people, even so somehow we managed to not jump on the silicon bandwagon. Which could have made us at least as relevant as, say, one of the "Asian tigers" in the technology sector. For that our dictators should
  18. I see you reacted sad to my Fedex info. I feel you. I believe that if you got the stock assigned email, it is only a matter of time, maybe a day, maybe hours, until you get your tracking info too! Maybe it is already after work hours in your time zone? Which would mean Fedex would contact you tomorrow... EDIT: Oh, by the way. Sender is said by Fedex tracking to be EXPANSYS. Does anyone else have this same info on their tracking notice?
  19. Tracking info came! I can't describe how giddy this made me. Now all I have to do is navigate the Brazilian Customs hell, get ready to have my wallet wiped clean by the government, and the phone will be mine. haha EDIT: Oh, by the way. Sender is said by Fedex tracking to be EXPANSYS. Does anyone else have this same info on their tracking notice?
  20. Tracking info came! I can't describe how giddy this made me. Now all I have to do is navigate the Brazilian Customs hell, get ready to have my wallet wiped clean by the government, and the phone will be mine. haha EDIT: Oh, by the way. Sender is said by Fedex tracking to be EXPANSYS. Does anyone else have this same info on their tracking notice?
  21. Yeah, the import duties will be astronomic for me too. The base price over which the duty amount is calculated is based on the item's price + freight in US dollars converted to our local currency. From the time I paid in August 2019 to now, our currency has devaluated more than 20% agains the USD. My estimate is I'll have to let go of another 400USD in duties after all is said and done. High duties were expected by me from the beginning, but the fact that they will be now around 20% higher is also not good news. Oh well.
  22. I know you intended this as a sort of "actual-life humour". I work in import/export. This is not unheard of! Already happened with one of our cargos many years ago.
  23. I'm from Brazil. Got the stock assigned email on July 6th. No tracking so far.
  24. Well, at this time we have already learned to be a bit patient. I just wanted to confirm if this was the case with everyone else. Since it is, no need for me to worry something went awry with mine.
  25. Anyone from this latest "stock assigned" batch already got their tracking number? I'm still waiting for mine.
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