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15 Nov 2018
With the latest Maps update, the app crashes as soon as I click Go to start a trip.

If I disable Maps, clear out the updates, then enable Maps without any updates, Maps works fine.

Is this an issue with anyone else? (I'm using stock Android)

Jake
11 Nov 2018
While I'm a very happy Gemini owner and the phone is my main driver, I do have concerns about its hinge. Other users have been forced to re-bend their weakening hinge and I've duct-taped a length of coat hanger into the hinge's groove on the machine's underside for added support.

I can live with this since the Gemini is essentially a prototype, a one-of-a-kind, etc. And my workaround has stopped the wobble for now.

But as I look over the pix at Indiegogo Cosmos, it appears that the hinge design is unchanged AND the screen now carries the extra weight of a camera and an exterior screen. I'm no hardware developer, but this strikes me as a problem.

Are others uneasy?

Jake
14 Aug 2018
I wrote to PC this morning about my reflashing concerns and they got back to me immediately; their speed was so impressive. Below is my email and their response. HTH:

MY EMAIL:

Hello,

I received my Gemini PDA (#8778) in June and I am thoroughly enjoying
it--your device is now my main phone. It's everything you promised.

I have flashed my Gemini to 1) rooted Android 2) Debian 3) Sailfish but I
would like to flash a stock Android to replace the rooted Android.
Everything else, including partition sizes, can remain the same.

It's not clear to me about reflashing. I have my downloaded files, including
my scatter file, but obviously, I need to either generate a new scatter file
or edit my current one to replace a rooted img with a downloaded stock img.

Another complication is the partition sizes. It's unclear what sizes I have,
so if I generate a new scatter file, I have to specify the partition sizes,
and I worry that reflashing with different partition sizes could brick the
phone.

If there is a way to blow away all the partitions and reflash with new
partitions and a factory-default 1) stock Android 2) Debian 3) Sailfish,
that's fine--I don't need to keep any user data.

Thank you in advance for any help provided and again, thank you for making
such a great device.


PC RESPONSE:

Dear Jake,

Thank you for your email. I hope you are well.

I am pleased to hear that you have been enjoying your Gemini. I would advise downloading a new scatter file and a fresh set of the firmware from our partitioning tool at http://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool.html. Changing the partition scheme will not damage your device, as long as you use the flashing tool that was provided from our support website at support.planetcom.co.uk. You can delegate as much storage to the different OS' as you like.

As always, please ensure the NVRAM backup is taken as per the instructions at http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/L..._Flashing_Guide.

Feel free to let me know if there's anything I can assist you with.

Kind regards,
12 Aug 2018
I'm interested in how people have set up their Gemini home screen on nougat. Mine is fairly pedestrian, though I worked to unclutter the status bar, removing as many right side icons as possible.

Status bar apps:

1) Battery Percentage Overlay Pro (didn't like the stock battery icon/percentage)

2) Network Type Indicator (replaces the double sim, hideous eVoLTE icon, etc)

3) Wifi State (replaces stock wifi icon)

4) Date in Status Bar Pro


Home Screen

1) Nova Launcher Pro

2) acalendar+ widget

3) Chronus widget (also puts temperature on left side of status bar)

4) Power Toggles

5) Clix icons

6) Pitch Black Wallpaper


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3 Aug 2018
After doing the scary-mary flash to 1) Android Rooted 2) Linux 3) Sailfish, I realize that I don't truly need root, and for security purposes, I'm pondering reflashing the Android partition back to a stock Android.

I have my original scatter file, the original downloaded OSs, and what would be safest way to effect a reflash of stock Android but keeping Debian and Sailfish? My partition sizes are fine, can remain what they are.

Should I download the stock Android image and edit the scatter file?

Or should I try to do a reflash of all three OSs? (which would be fine; I've done very little work in either Debian or Sailfish, so overwriting is fine)

If I use my original scatter file and try to flash stock Android only, what would I edit in the scatter file?

It also occurs to me that even when I flashed an ostensibly rooted Android, I still had to run magisk. Could another option be to reflash with same scatter file and same downloaded OSs and simply not run magisk?

I'm obviously apprehensive about this, given my first flashing was difficult and I've carefully read the travails of other flash-ers.

Thanks,
Jake
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