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3 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

This seems even cheaper:

https://aliexpress.com/item/1005002314744127.html

I have no idea of the quality of the offerings, but I would suggest to start buying say two from each and test....

Wow, it shows the usual problem these displays have.
However, as far as I see, they seem to be a bit worse than usual, maybe that is why the cheaper price - but at least the seller shows it.

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To all who still struggle with this issue. People in the fxtec unofficial discord have discovered that flashing ONLY the vendor.img from the stock restore thread will fix the aliex screen issues and

Yep, I'm a retailer and will offer replacement screens and repairs ;D

Thanks - the screen was fine. I had 20 of those, so I could test a few ­čśë But an update: A fellow member sent me the instructions and files he received from F(X)Tec - and it worked fine! An

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9 hours ago, silversolver said:

So I found this for 30 shekels......

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32956500815.html

I hope it's not fake for so few shekels.

I've bought two there in March 2021 and I currently have one of them in use. Except for the fact that I've managed to dameg it again recently (it's still usable so I try to keep using it until the Pro1X comes, while the USB socket is also becoming less and less reliable), and except for that little bit of excess black in the lower corners, there was nothing to complain about.

4 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

This seems even cheaper:

https://aliexpress.com/item/1005002314744127.html

I have no idea of the quality of the offerings, but I would suggest to start buying say two from each and test....

I fear it becomes clear from the shown images that the screens they sell all have differently sized, but generally large circular cuts in corners which stay black in operation... much larger than the small ones we've seen so far.

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1 hour ago, Rob. S. said:

I've bought two there in March 2021 and I currently have one of them in use. Except for the fact that I've managed to dameg it again recently (it's still usable so I try to keep using it until the Pro1X comes, while the USB socket is also becoming less and less reliable), and except for that little bit of excess black in the lower corners, there was nothing to complain about.

I fear it becomes clear from the shown images that the screens they sell all have differently sized, but generally large circular cuts in corners which stay black in operation... much larger than the small ones we've seen so far.

Yes, this seller is selling blems. Some might be OK with that, as long as they know what they're getting. I probably would for my own use, but since I'm considering resale I would prefer to at least not seek blems, knowing that some happen anyway :O

Thanks for all the great ideas and support, and most importantly for the flash file! That's super awesome. Is there any reason I shouldn't try it with my old display just to verify functionality before changing the screen? I don't see what it would hurt.

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7 hours ago, Kaali said:

You don't need root to use the APK screen firmware flashing tool.

You sure about that? The instructions seem to call for some root ADB instructions, though being mostly in Chinese I can't be 100% sure. Perhaps it works anyway if that section is skipped, or the ADB part provides root access without actually rooting the device.....though I didn't think this was possible.

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7 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

I have no idea of the quality of the offerings, but I would suggest to start buying say two from each and test....

THAT is a genius idea. It also allows me to see how good their customer service may be if there's an issue, though I will have to make which came from which to do it properly.

EDIT: And I just did exactly that. I ordered 2 each from the 2 vendors offering the screen not as blems and will begin the discovery of the needed information. Thanks everyone for the supportiveness and great ideas!

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5 hours ago, silversolver said:

You sure about that? The instructions seem to call for some root ADB instructions, though being mostly in Chinese I can't be 100% sure. Perhaps it works anyway if that section is skipped, or the ADB part provides root access without actually rooting the device.....though I didn't think this was possible.

I'm not 100% sure as i have rooted with magisk, but i recall doing that flash when i was running stock way back and i didn't need to root then. Also on lineage under developer options i have allow rooted debugging so it might be enough itself.

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6 hours ago, Kaali said:

I'm not 100% sure as i have rooted with magisk, but i recall doing that flash when i was running stock way back and i didn't need to root then. Also on lineage under developer options i have allow rooted debugging so it might be enough itself.

I guess I'll know soon enough lol. I think stock had a built-in path for the update that LOS may not. Hopefully I don't break the old one getting it out in case I have to reinstall it briefly. Heat should be my friend in that regard I think.

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4 minutes ago, silversolver said:

I think stock had a built-in path for the update that LOS may not.

Also stock only had it since its last update...

5 minutes ago, silversolver said:

Heat should be my friend in that regard I think.

Heat helps disassembling screen's frame, so yes.

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On 5/21/2022 at 8:09 AM, Kaali said:

You don't need root to use the APK screen firmware flashing tool. The files are found from the unofficial discord server, dragonbox guy also has them, and i remember they have been posted somewhere else too. Look for Boe.rar

Edit. The file was posted to matrix originally by The Kit, i think at this point it probably is safe to post it here so here's the link to the BoE files that can fix the screen margins on Android 10 or 9. Instructions are included in the file.
https://matrix.revreso.de/_matrix/media/r0/download/matrix.org/MhQPLNrIHbyoMahdOvuZLWtA

Thank you for posting. The instructions are in Chinese ­čÖü

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7 minutes ago, patrykgrzesiak said:

Thank you for posting. The instructions are in Chinese ­čÖü

translate.google.com helps, it is not that complicated.

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I just follow what the images show i don't read chinese either.

33 minutes ago, patrykgrzesiak said:

Thank you for posting. The instructions are in Chinese ­čÖü

 

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On 5/16/2022 at 4:57 AM, EskeRahn said:

The "gt1x" could well indicate x is to be replaces with some digits,
According to this, at the least a gt1151 exists, so that might be a relevant guess?

Have we got any good images of the print that might help?
We expect a minor square chip like on this image.

ADD a little more googling indicates that a gt1143 and gt1152 also exists
 

I've taken a photo of the chipset inside my first replacement screen which worked fine for a year until I broke its glass.

image.png.c940ee4a2cdab923b1714bdc73f87714.png

 

It's not very legible on the photo but it's a GT9286.

 

 

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2 hours ago, agent008 said:

I've taken a photo of the chipset inside my first replacement screen which worked fine for a year until I broke its glass.

It's not very legible on the photo but it's a GT9286.

I have attached the actual data sheet for Pro1's touch controller (which also has register information) to this message.
Registers 0x805B and 0x805C are still there. ­čÖé

GT928 Datashet English.pdf

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Hi, how can I help with this? Even though I believe my case is different (no touch at all, touch driver absent from i2c bus, whereas the problem here is insensitive touch margins).

Last thing I attempted was flashing an older Lineage version (17.1) and running the display firmware upload APK. The apk never was able to update the display always complaining that firmware update wasn't supported.

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