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24 Jun 2019
Hello,

as said in the topic, my Gemini shows a blue LED blinking on the right side, and I don't know what it means. There are no notifications, and the blinking starts again even after a restart or a shutdown and a power on. Battery is properly charged - 80% - , too.
All functions are ok, all apps are running normally.

Any ideas?

Kind regards
2 Jun 2019
Hello,

by chance I bought a charger that can handle fast charging (GOOBAY 45173), and in connection with this I collected some observations and have a few questions.

First about normal charging:
When I connect the Gemini to my normal charger, which can provide up to 2.0A @5V, the Gemini draws only slightly less than 0.5A. When I connect the Gemini to a 10000 mAh Powerbank, it draws about 1.5A @5V. Why is this?

Fast charging:
After a few seconds after connecting, the charger voltage jumps from 5V to 9V, and the Gemini draws about 1.6A @9V. So it is fastcharging. Does anybody do this regularly? Are there any observations as to whether fast charging influences battery life, in means of charging cycles?

I don't trust the fast charging process, and both the charger and the Gemini - i.e. the battery - get pretty hot during charging. I can't believe this isn't harmfull for the battery. Is it?

Kind regards
1 Jun 2019
Hello,

I've just bought a handful of new chargers (GOOBAY 45173), because with the charger I used only about 0.5 A at 5V was provided during charging, while the charger as such can output up to 2 A. Other devices use that range and charge with 1.3 - 1.6 A at 5 V.
I have a little gizmo connected between the charger and the cable, which shows me the voltage, the current and things like mAh and mWh provided so far.

When I connect the Gemini to a power bank, it draws about 1.4 A at 5 V.

What I see now, with the new charger, is that after I connect everything, the voltage starts at 5V (which is ok for USB), but after a few seconds jumps up to 9V and remains. The current is about 1.5 A.

I read the technical description of the charger now (why bother before using it? rolleyes.gif ), and it says that it supports Qualcomm Snapdragon charging process. So I guess with this particular charger the Gemini switches to the fast charging process.

I would appreciate if someone could answer the following questions:
- Is it really ok to provide 9V through USB structures? I mean, everything is originally designed for 5 V.
- Actually I don't want the Gemini to fast charge. I don't trust the process concerning battery life, and the Gemini and the charger get pretty hot while charging. Is there a way to tell the Gemini not to fast-charge, even if the charger supports it?

Kind regards
14 May 2019
Hello,

since the OTA-Update was released, I get that "search for new firmware"-notification nearly every day. At first I didn't dare to touch it, of fear it would just start downloading the update and start it, which I don't want (I'm waiting for the rooted version anyway). But since I tried and it didn't cause any harm, I click on the notification each time it appears, and close the firmware update menu again.

But it keeps coming, which I find really annoying. I don't want OTA-updates, so how do I tell the device once and for all to not notify me? And why does the notification appear every freaking day?

I would reall appreciate any hints on this.

And reading the first experiences with 8.1 people tell of in other threads, I don't feel overly urged to update anyway, even if the rooted version finally will be available.

Kind regards
1 Nov 2018
Hello,

when I connect the Gemini to my (windows) laptop, and chose "connect as media device", there appears a new device "Gemini" under "Computer" in Windows Explorer, but it doesn't have a drive letter, and isn't a network device either. Thus it doesn't appear in other filemanagers like Total Commander.
Though most of you - if using MS Windows - might be alright with Windows Explorer, many of my datatransfer datamanagement solutions depent on a drive letter and a directory structure beneath it. So here is my question: is it possible to assign a drive letter to the Gemini, once connect to a Windows (7 or 10) computer with the USB cable?

Thanks and kind regards
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