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Everything posted by claude0001

  1. As much as I love my Pro1, here's one thing bugging me: There seem to be a few Apps that insist on doing auto-replacements even when I use the physical keyboard. That's infuriating, as for me, one of the points of having the keyboard is to be able to type stuff exactly as I want it, with no software thinking it knows better. To make things worse, the automatic replacement does not follow the typing language set in the on-screen keyboard (Android Keyboard, I type in four languages). E.g. if I try to type the German preposition "im" (in) the software auto-replaces this with "I'm". It s
  2. As I said, I never intended to use stock, so I had it for a grand total of 5 minutes before switching to LineageOS. I did not try any phone calls in it. I do not believe that the telephony stack is changed between stock and LineageOS (I think @tdm even confirmed that at some point). So, either I am just lucky with my Pro1, or it is indeed just a matter of usage pattern. Maybe I also simply have too low expectations: with all the AV-conferences we do these days, I have by now made so many bad experiences with audio connections (phones, laptops, microphones, ...) that I've come to the
  3. I must say that I never had issues with voice calls. And do not even own a head set so I use only the built-in audio, either holding the phone to my ear or in hands-free speaker mode.
  4. They provided pre-production devices to community devs, specifically to allow them to port their OS's. They do the same with the Pro1-X now. In their latest announcement (see this thread) they write that they actually do Ubuntu development in-house.
  5. Yes, that is exactly what I mean. The way how FxTec pushed alternative OS development since the development phase (remember all the early videos showing Sailfish and Ubuntu running on pre-production units) tells me they at least suspected that keeping their official Android software polished and up-to-date would get difficult. Still, they kept up the image of a "standard" high-end consumer device that just-works (tm) out-of the box and receives its OTAs for a few years, without users having to care about these things. Like an iPhone or so. With the Pro1-X, they now honestly (and
  6. You have every right not to do so. However I fail to see clearly where your comment actually disagrees with what I wrote. 🙂 Essentially, you write that, while the default OS (which received next to no support from FxTec) works so-so, the community OS's (which FxTec actively supports) do a better job already now. And -- if I understood you right -- you expect official Android updates to stop completely with the switch to the next-generation device, leaving community roms as the only way to run up-to-date software on the Pro1 (I, too, expect this to happen). Isn't that at least quite c
  7. I have had mine for more than half a year now and am quite happy with it. I hope you will be too. There is one more modification I made: I figured the "stand" feature is useless with the Pro1, as the keyboard mechanism allows to incline the screen anyways (e.g. for watching movies or having video conferences), so I glued the soft shell to the leather cover over the full area of the back. You may or may not choose to do this, but, for me, it made the case more useful in everyday life.
  8. I can completely understand your point of view. You bought an expensive phone and expect it to just work out-of-the-box. Essentially, you compare the Pro1 to other top-range phones by major manufacturers. You have every right to do so. Unfortunately, it seems pretty clear to me that FxTec is (and always will be) unable provide a phone that is polished to the level "normal" customers (no offense!) will expect, given its price tag. I think FxTec could have prevented that kind of disappointment by stating more openly that the Pro1 is (at least primarily) intended as a device for tech enthusi
  9. It is significantly thicker than that. With the Pro1 inside (but no credit cards), I measure outer dimensions of approximately 158 x 79 x 26 mm³ at the thickest part of the flap, but not including the belt and magnetic button. Including the latter it is more like 158 x 79 x 32 mm³ so you better have large pockets. I prefer work trousers anyway ... :-) The material is either truly leather (as claimed in the ebay shop) or a very good fake. The look-and-feel is certainly not "cheap" in any way.
  10. It closes fine and without effort. There is no strong tension on the small magnetic belt and it keeps the flap closed reliably. However, the Pro1 being quite thick, it does not actually leave much space for many credit cards. I normally have only a photograph of my little son in there, and maybe one or two banknotes for buying coffee on the go.
  11. I did consider that, but finally decided against, as I did not want to cut a second (large) hole for the camera lenses and flash into the back. Considering my limited craftsman skills and tools available I estimated that would look like sh*t in the end. 😄 Also, I got quite used to using the open flap as a kind of palmrest: I often type with the phone sitting on my knees (like a small laptop). Then, having my palms rest on the flap secures the device from falling off my lap, even while not pressing any keys.
  12. While an official flip case for the Pro1 would be nice, I do not think that it is strictly necessary. I bought a random flip case for the Huawei P20 Pro (this one), and it is a perfect fit for the Pro1. I cut the required apertures for USB, headphone jack, power, shutter and volume buttons into the soft shell (not using fingerprint). Done.
  13. You are right, of course. The solution above implies root access to your LineageOS. Also, since LineageOS 14.1, the scripts in /data/local/userinit.d/ are not executed automatically by the OS anymore: you have to install a 3rd-party App enabling that feature, e.g. runuserinit [F-Droid]. I cannot imagine using an un-rooted device (I actually refuse to do so), and tend to wrongly assume anyone using an alternative ROM thinks the same. Sorry for that.
  14. I too have an ext4 partition on my SD card. I do a lot of work from a chrooted (Debian) Linux OS that runs in parallel to Lineage (see here), syncing my data with my other Linux workstations. I therefore much prefer a Linux filesystem on the SD card. Access of the ext4 partition from the Linux Chroot was never a problem. But like you, I ran into cryptic write access failures from Android apps, even when setting access permissions of the SD filesystem to "777". After some frustrating attempts to understand Android's safety mechanisms in a way that would allow me to properly grant access to
  15. I did not perceive that anyone was called stupid here. @Rob. S. is right that keeping up the fantasy that all IGG backers could get a refund is not leading us anywhere. Fxtec have stated that they paid the SoCs already in December. The same will be true for other components of the Pro1-X. I.e., the money from the backers has already gone up the chain of suppliers and Fxtec could not repay all backers even if they wanted so. Increasing pressure on Fxtec through massive refunding claims would simply lead to them needing to file bankruptcy -- with the result of everyone here getting nei
  16. @3zet is right that the spectrum of possible choices in the poll omits one important option: many people (like myself) have jobs that require extensive use of computing without IT being their primary subject. Such people generally have good knowledge of IT and are fully capable of many administrative tasks without those things being formally part of their paid work.
  17. If you want to be sure, you should be able to re-flash the same update via sideload. Take care to re-flash also Gapps (or alike) after that in case you use those.
  18. @flx is not totally wrong, actually. It is true that crowdfunding pools like IndieGogo provide a kind of smoke-screen protecting small companies from customer rights they would otherwise need to fulfil. That is indeed something that should be discussed politically. The question is: would small start-up companies be able to get a foothold without that kind of protection? After all, they try to compete in a market dominated by players with virtually unlimited funds. So, if crowdfunding in the present form were to be abolished, public interest would probably dictate to find other mechan
  19. I agree. But the Pro1-X backers *chose* to invest in a crowdfunding campaign instead of ordering a phone through the normal Fxtec web shop. Doing so they -- according to IGG rules -- provided money to Fxtec and, to a certain degree at least, freed them from the obligation to finally deliver the product. That is investing in a "common goal". That also direct FxTec orders are cancelled and transferred to Pro1-X's now is a different story. However IGG investors knew (or should have known) they took additional risks from the start.
  20. I really believe that this kind of discussion is fruitless. If we agree on the common goal of keeping keyboard phones alive, there is no choice but to back the (few) companies like Fxtec. However, there being no choice sadly does not mean there is a guarantee of success: not every transfer of money is a purchase whose object can be claimed. Think of it like this: If I donate money to WWF to help them save the Amur leopard, and then the cat goes extinct nonetheless, would I get refunded? No, of course, I wouldn't. And I still donate every year.
  21. From indiegogo.com: "By contributing to a Campaign, Contributors are supporting an idea, project, or cause they care about and want to help make happen. Like anyone getting in on an early-stage project, Contributors accept the risk that the Campaign may experience changes, delays, and unforeseen challenges, or that a Campaign, and its Perks, might not come to fruition." That seems pretty clear and honest to me. What are you complaining about?
  22. Again, being no lawyer, I doubt this. Backers have a well-defined contract with IGG, see here. IGG is a US company, so its contracts with customers are bound to US law only. IGG may choose to cooperate with international partners on a project, including partners from the EU or Britain (Fxtec). However that does not mean that backers have any direct contract with that partner. I think the picture that Fxtec is "selling" the Pro1-X through IGG is wrong. They gather money though IGG in the hope that it will be sufficient to actually build the phone and then (and only then) deliver
  23. I am no lawyer (and am happy about that). However, what you write is the opposite of what IGG promises to their partners. They explicitly state that backer's money does not need to be refunded in case of a project failure. Also, despite of being a proud European myself, I do not see how (or why) EU law should be applicable to a California company.
  24. As you read from others, you will not get any official reponse on this forum. IGG rules (as far as I understand them) allow Fxtec to either choose to refund backers or keep the money nontheless in the case their project (the Pro1-X) fails. Now, they seem pretty serious about not letting the project fail, but modifiy the Pro1-X such that it can still be delivered. So (again, as far as I understand those things) the "project" (the Pro1-X) is still alive and well, and refunding (all) backers is not even in question. As I have previously stated, I believe the Pro1-X will be the best
  25. The downside is that you have to make a set of identical session profiles in advance. I mostly connect to the same server and I know that I very rarely need more than 3 connections simultaneously -- so it is a viable solution for now, but it is not perfect. Ideally, the app would automatically spawn one more identical session if you activate the same profile a second time (say by tapping your home screen shortcut twice). However ConnectBot cannot do that -- in contrast to JuiceSSH as I understand. <nostalgia> On the N900 one could just spawn an unlimited number of terminals v
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