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14 Jul 2018
I have WiFi only Gemini and can't find the contacts app. I apprecaite it's not a phone but previously I have owned WiFi Tablets by Samsung and Google Nexus and there was always a contacts app. e.g. for WatsApp and Telegram access to contacts would be good. Or to simply look up a address to send a postcard...

Am I missing something obvious? What are others doing?
30 Jun 2018
My [rooted with planet firmware] WiFi Only Gemini seems to be suffering from quite high power drain.....

Last night 22:00 unplugged at 100% and left with lid closed - WiFi was turned on but the actual WiFi network it uses was turned off (i.e. router powered down) from 23:00 to 06:00.

By 10:00 this morning i.e. 12 hours it had used 53% of the battery
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At this point I enabled "Battery saver" WiFi remained on on the gemini and the network remained available

By 20:00 this evening (10 hours later) it was totally flat - so I am using battery at around 5% per hour irrespective of the battery saver setting.
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This seems very high? I am sure when I first had it (before rooting) this was not the case? As a benchmark by Samsung J5 phone will last a week sat on the table doing nothing

The only things showing as "use since last charge" are
Screen 18%
WiFi 7%

So what's the other 75% of the drain that is not showing in the batter monitor? - how to find out?

I'm interested what others are experiencing
22 Jun 2018
If you have not found it yet the support pages have been updated at:
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/L..._Flashing_Guide

There is now a little web based partition tool that lets you pick the OS or combination of OS you want and assign to buttons you hold on boot

http://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool.html

Based on your answers & some logic in the web page then gives you the relevant scatter and image files.

I gave it a go selecting 100% space for Android with default boot rooted and boot2 standard android. this gives me a scatter file "Gemini_WIFI_AndroidOnly.txt"

I managed to flash OK and when booting I get a different boot screen with a penguin overloooking the planets but when installing and running rootcheckerI am told the device is not rooted sad.gif

If I select a Debian/Andorid Mix I get filenames like Gemini_WIFI_A46GB_L10GB_Multi_Boot.txt where te 46and 10 are the memory I assign to each As soon as you are 100% android The scatter file name does not change despite picking rooted and standard as options so I wonder if it's a bug?

Has anyone else managed to flash rooted andorid to a WiFi Only this way?



22 Jun 2018
Does anyone have the same problem - I am trying to upload a JPG to "Gemini PDA - Accessories - Pouches/Covers" but it gets stuck at "Uploading File....." with a spinning wheel
16 Jun 2018
I have a WiFi Only Gemini
  • When installing my uSD card in my WiFi only Gemini I noted a sticker with an IMEI, although the SIM slot is blanked out
  • When powering it up and doing initial initiation it asks me to install a SIM (or Skip)
  • There is a "no SIM" icon at the top of the screen
  • When going to the Android Play store I see apps that are only available for Phones

Don't know what to make of this but one interesting side effect is I can install WatsApp - register a phone number of my old "dumb" Nokia phone to get the registration code by SMS, type it into the Gemini and hey presto I can WatsApp from the Gemini over WiFi ( of course this has been available on tablets etc via Telegram and other apps for years but half the world uses WatsApp)

Thoughts welcome!


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