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  1. Just for the record, switching preferred networks to LTE/TDSCDMA/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA (from NR/LTE/TDSCDMA/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA) did not make anything better for me. LTE is usable, even if only just, with the LTE discovery app in No-LTE cycle mode, and frequently drops for longer periods without. Nice to hear that it helps others!
  2. I guess that indeed would seem to matter; in the EU, for all I know, banks do not insure you against unfulfilled purchases, and they do not revoke money transfers, save for the exceptional case that the money was not transferred by the buyer but withdrawn by the seller through an expressly given direct debit mandate. (Even then, there's a limited objection period, which in Germany is eight weeks.) If someone has a claim, they have to take legal action against the person who owes them something...
  3. Yes, I did, that went comparatively quick for a change. (Unfortunately, in the process of successfully replacing the USB part, I broke a few other things which arent's as easily replaceable...)
  4. Yes, I did, primarily for the Pro1X I had also ordered back then. Thanks, good to know.
  5. While I still don't see any evidence that Fxtec would have done so—not even the anonymous text message author provides something like that—IGG has indeed been abused before for something similar to a pyramid scheme, and I think their terms and conditions make it easier than, say, Kickstarter. Those of us who are a bit into photography might know the brand name 'Meyer Optik Görlitz', the name of a traditional German lens manufacturer whose origins are in the late 19th century. While they were quite productive under different names and in different cooperations in East Germany's GDR era, th
  6. I´ve finally taken a look at the FinQwerty code and made a test build (attached) for myself that fixes... issue #22 – there was no colon in the U.S. for physical US QWERTY layout, a semicolon was produced instead and implements... issue #23 – adds U.S. intl. with dead keys for physical US QWERTY and U.S. intl. with Fn dead keys for physical US QWERTY layouts which, unlike the Pro1 layouts on the Pro1 X, have correctly assigned L / ; and ? / : keys. I've asked Anssi Hannula if he's interested in my changes. Until something happens there, I'm offering my test build attached t
  7. Ok, this business is definitely more complicated than I thought! 😄
  8. Yeah, I aleady found it hard to read the id card with the Pro1, but it was even more tricky with the Pro1X. After visually locating the sensor in the card and having an approximate idea about the position of the phone's chip, it worked out. Given how precisely they need to be aligned, I should be able to determine the chip's position in the phone pretty well, too.
  9. This is how it should work, blue shows the position of the chip. The right edge of the portrait image should roughly align with the left edge of the phone (perhaps a bit difficult to judge from the image due to the shooting angle...).
  10. Ok, 1.4 is abysmal...! The German "Ausweisapp2" at least has a 2.9... Good news, by the way, regarding the Pro1X: I actually managed to read the ID card now! I'll post how to hold it in a separate thread.
  11. @Acurus Wherever those devices come from, just like the last batch offered on that site, it says "product that has not been used", but "has been opened" and "phones [...] are energized to check their operation". Of course I have not the faintest idea which exact path the phones may have taken, but that statement makes it clear that the sources, whoever they are, cannot and do not guarantee that the devices even work, so they can hardly be coming from Fxtec or on any path authorized by Fxtec. If I had to speculate, @EskeRahn's "somehow appropriated before they reached the intended recipien
  12. I agree, but then again, some important applications seem to be affected; I'll try again at some point, but until now I haven't been able to use my NFC-chipped German identity card to authoritatively identify myself on the internet, something which, although not yet as widespread as could be wished, is the most convenient of authoritative identification methods available so far, with cumbersome video chat identification services or physically going to a post office with your identity card or passport being the alternatives... (Such an authoritative identification is, for example, required to b
  13. @arkenoi Unfortunately, much your negative review is unterstandable. That said, many people used to be and still are absolutely happy with the very similar predecessor device, and so would I, if I wouldn't have abused it too much and, in trying to repair, while repairing the issue that needed repair, damaged it further in other parts, so I moved over to the Pro1X which does have its faults. But there is still hope the happiness will yet come with firmware updates. Other parts of your review seem to be just bad luck, as in case of a cracked screen without cause, this hasn't been
  14. Indeed, that's what I found, too. Apart from that, though, my second Pro1X seems to be better than the first one.
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