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gidds
My Gemini (4G x27) has just offered a firmware update!  When I clicked Download, it crashed; but I was able to download it by going to Settings -> About phone -> Firmware Update.

It promises:
QUOTE
• The latest Android security patch has been applied, device security has been further enhanced.
• Optimize keyboard settings and performance.
• Optimize speaker sound quality.
• Optimize performance and stability.
• Fix other bugs


The PatchID shows as ‘Gemini-7.1-Planet-12062018-V2.<2018-06-1216:54>’.  (2018-06-12 was about when the last one was released; perhaps the ‘V2’ is the significant bit here.)

I'm about to try installing it — fingers crossed…  I'll post my experience here.  Please do comment if you've tried this and/or can confirm what it does!
salvomic
QUOTE(gidds @ Oct 10 2018, 06:11 PM) *
My Gemini (4G x27) has just offered a firmware update!  When I clicked Download, it crashed; but I was able to download it by going to Settings -> About phone -> Firmware Update.

It promises:
QUOTE
• The latest Android security patch has been applied, device security has been further enhanced.
• Optimize keyboard settings and performance.
• Optimize speaker sound quality.
• Optimize performance and stability.
• Fix other bugs


The PatchID shows as ‘Gemini-7.1-Planet-12062018-V2.<2018-06-1216:54>’.  (2018-06-12 was about when the last one was released; perhaps the ‘V2’ is the significant bit here.)

I'm about to try installing it — fingers crossed…  I'll post my experience here.  Please do comment if you've tried this and/or can confirm what it does!


I cannot succede to install nothing in my Gemini triple boot rooted Android. The build number is already Gemini-1.1-Planet-12062018-V2, however...
But here the Security Pactch Level is still November 5 2017...

Salvo

PS: I tried with Flash Tool and "Download only" method, as in dual/triple boot is NOT possibile to update via OTA...
gidds
The update failed!  sad.gif

It took only a few seconds to apply the patch, and reboot.  But after a few seconds more it was showing the Android Recovery screen.  At the bottom it said:
QUOTE
Update.zip is not correct
Installation aborted.


I pressed Enter to select ‘Reboot system now’, and it then booted Android as normal.

All looks unchanged so far, with no ill effects (thank goodness).

It hasn't applied the update; the current Build number is ‘Gemini-7.1-Planet-12062018-V2’, and Firmware Update still offers to download the new version.

The only cause I can think of is that I previously installed the rooted firmware.  Maybe this update is only for the original, non-rooted version?  Though if so, I'm surprised it was offered automatically…
DJO
QUOTE(gidds @ Oct 10 2018, 05:21 PM) *
The update failed!  sad.gif

It took only a few seconds to apply the patch, and reboot.


Unless you have a really fast connection that does not seem right, the patch is 187.5 MB.

I used the Detect Update option in the Android settings and it seems to have installed correctly, although for some reason it rebooted to the recovery volume but just selecting Reboot there started Android which according to the Detect Update now has the latest version..
Jos
Gemini-7.1-Planet-08102018-V2.<2018-10-08-19:35
Update succesfull

Original Android, not rooted/no multi-boot.

However:
1 After reboot i had to pick a language and Dutch isnt offered, so had to choose English but when complete it was all OK
2 All widgets were gone. Had to put that together again but thats not a big problem.

gidds
QUOTE(DJO @ Oct 10 2018, 06:00 PM) *
Unless you have a really fast connection that does not seem right, the patch is 187.5 MB.

Oh, it took a couple of minutes to download the update; it then took just a few seconds from tapping Install to showing the Android Recovery page.

FWIW, I found the update file: /cache/update.zip, 196600590 bytes. ‘unzip –t’ reports that it's a valid zip file, and all the CRCs match, so it doesn't look like it got truncated or corrupted.

Looks like it doesn't work on rooted machines… sad.gif
gidds
The file /cache/recovery/last_log looks like it might have details of the update process.

My best guess at the most relevant section is:
QUOTE
[ 3.383955] failed to stat "/cache/saved.file": No such file or directory
[ 3.383963] failed to load cache file
[ 3.383971] script aborted: E3005: "EMMC:/dev/block/platform/mtk-msdc.0/11230000.msdc0/by-name/boot:<lots of numbers>" has unexpected contents.
[ 3.678415] E:Error in /cache/update.zip
[ 3.678461] (Status 7)
[ 3.678500]
[ 3.786711] W:failed to read uncrypt status: No such file or directory
[ 3.786855] I:/cache/update.zip
[ 3.786861] 0

I don't really know, but if I had to guess, I'd suspect that the EMMC:… filename (which is a symlink to /dev/block/mmcblk0p22) is pointing at the boot firmware, and that the ‘unexpected contents’ is because it's checking the existing firmware before applying the upgrade.  Presumably mine doesn't match because it's the rooted one…?
Ifanafi
Curious that Planet has not yet updated the Gemini firmware page: http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Gemini_Firmware

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After tapping "Firmware Update" I see:

Progress (its' bar is not moving)
Update started, please do not power off unit...
Testing update mistake, please download the update package again.

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Perhaps the "mistake" is auto-downloading and updating over cellular date instead of WiFi.

Re-trying via WiFi... (is SLOW) instead of fast 4G cellular data.

WiFi download is many, many minutes too slow.

Only "Patch:ID..." scrolling info.

Me thinks this update is another too-soon mistake because it is not-ready (again) for prime time use.

The download process has got to be faster... clock ticking away at 15 minutes downloading via WiFi.

WTH is up with that nonsense?!

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UPDATE: Download failed three times.

Gemini popup wants (SLOW and ONLY) WiFi on for downloading. It refuses download via cell data and that means turning the SIM card off.

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UPDATE: Download success on the fourth attempt because SIM card / cell data switched OFF.
That seems counter-intuitive and a waste of time trying successively to get this DL to happen and installed.

"System Upgraded - Congratulations....!" popup.

Settings>About Phone>Build number: Gemini-7.1-Planet-08102018-V2

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Dixit
What Jos said.

My update worked flawlessly and the current "Firmware" screen confirms that it is the update of 10082018 and no newer available.

Indeed, I needed to pick the language.
The entire language list was in Dutch (Engels/English , Italiaans/Italiano, Frans/français... you got the picture).
Only one language was missing: Nederlands/Dutch !

Whatever...

I chose Engels VK / English UK and got the entire Gemini in English.
I then went into configuration, added Nederlands, changed its priority to #1... and hey, presto... the Gemini is back in Dutch again !

Otherwise, it seems to be fine.

Well, it needed to confirm its quirky reputation...
jakfish
I got a fail too.

Specs: Gemini x27/US Keyboard; T-Mobile; 3 partitions [ 1) Stock Android 2) Debian 3) Sailfish--partitioned with same sample sizes from tutorial ]

Download is correct, authenticated, but on reboot:

Error: Partition table not match
Update.zip not correct
Installation aborted

Tried 3 times, same result (also copied ota.zip to sd card and upon reboot, tried to install from sd card with same fail),
Jake
RickDeckard
I just installed the update. Now my Gemini keeps booting into TWRP. Any suggestions?
jakfish
Another fail from my device. I had been meaning to wipe Debian and Sailfish and go back to stock Android full-time.

I did so, successfully, and I'm STILL getting a "Error: Partition table not match" upon reboot.

So my amateur opinion is that if you have custom flashed your device, even if you've returned to stock settings afterwards, you're SOL, so far, with this update.

Geez,
Jake
RickDeckard
QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 10 2018, 02:04 PM) *
Another fail from my device. I had been meaning to wipe Debian and Sailfish and go back to stock Android full-time.

I did so, successfully, and I'm STILL getting a "Error: Partition table not match" upon reboot.

So my amateur opinion is that if you have custom flashed your device, even if you've returned to stock settings afterwards, you're SOL, so far, with this update.

Geez,
Jake



UGH!!!!!! Now I'm without a phone today because of this update which is bad news for me to get any work done at all.
gymbo
QUOTE(Dixit @ Oct 10 2018, 09:24 PM) *
What Jos said.

My update worked flawlessly and the current "Firmware" screen confirms that it is the update of 10082018 and no newer available.

Indeed, I needed to pick the language.
The entire language list was in Dutch (Engels/English , Italiaans/Italiano, Frans/français... you got the picture).
Only one language was missing: Nederlands/Dutch !

Whatever...

I chose Engels VK / English UK and got the entire Gemini in English.
I then went into configuration, added Nederlands, changed its priority to #1... and hey, presto... the Gemini is back in Dutch again !

Otherwise, it seems to be fine.

Well, it needed to confirm its quirky reputation...

I too got the update without any problems. (But was a bit apprehensive of the screen with "reboot now" and some other options; thought it would restart automatically by it self. Could I have messed things up with choosing another option...??)

What DID puzzle me a bit was that the only "Norwegian" I could choose in the setup after applying the update was "nynorsk" (which is a "construct" of a written language from different dialects in Norway back in the 1840's to "counter" the terrible written language we had which was heavily influenced by Danish, since we recently were under Danish rule, and traded much with them...), and not "bokmål" (a little more than 10% in Norway prefer "nynorsk" the rest prefer "bokmål"). I needed to go into the settings and correct it again afterwords. (YEs, you assume correctly that I am no big fan of "nynorsk"...)

And it, as usual, didn't take my keyboard selection from the setup after upgrading, I needed to set it up from settings (actually from the notificatin the first time). And when I changed to "bokmål" instead of "nynorsk" it broke the keyboard-setting again...

The update has brought these changes as far as I can actually SEE so far:
  • I've got system wide spell-checking! (I needed to set it to Google to get Norwegian, and you need to go in to settings to change it if you temporarily need another language. And don't know how it plays with office-editors with their own spell-checking yet...)
  • You can now disable the silver button from starting voice-assistant! (And a few other new settings too under "Gemini settings"...)
I still have a "shortcut-list", which doesn't do what it says (I thought it had disappeared, after seeing it under "Gemini-Keyboard" configuration earlier, but I think it has been there all the time). It is under "Language and input" or something similar (my Gemini is still in Norwegian...). Under "Physical keyboard" the bottom choice is "Shortcut-keys" or something similar. It lists a few "magnifying glass" + "key" (which should be the silver button + "key"...). But I can't get it to do what it says... Anybody else getting any shortcuts to work? It even lists correct icon for just the silver button, so it must have some access to the system (I have set up Saiy for voice assistant).
David H
My upgrade completed successfully or so i thought. I missed a call which went to answer phone. This asked me to phone an 0800 number. When trying to use the phone it refused to make the call as card 2 had no provider! My sim to Virgin is in slot 1 with no card in slot 2. Why did it try to use slot 2 to make the call? It has worked using the sim in slot 1 and the update obviously changed a setting when it shouldn't have done!
gymbo
QUOTE(David H @ Oct 11 2018, 02:19 PM) *
My upgrade completed successfully or so i thought. I missed a call which went to answer phone. This asked me to phone an 0800 number. When trying to use the phone it refused to make the call as card 2 had no provider! My sim to Virgin is in slot 1 with no card in slot 2. Why did it try to use slot 2 to make the call? It has worked using the sim in slot 1 and the update obviously changed a setting when it shouldn't have done!

It did the same for me: First call I was attempting to make after the upgrade didn't go trough with a warning/message of something like "the card isn't enabled, enable now?". It is of course just a matter of going into settings and change "Calls" back to "Card 1", but a bit annoying anyway. It should have worked for incoming calls even without changing the SIM back??
Rosie
'Tis borked here with the partition not match message. Looking at the recovery log it ppears that the scatter file is expecting a particular partition size/layout so if you've done something rash like dual boot the device using Planet's own tool this isn't going to work for you.

I do absolutely love my Gemini but this kind of nonsense? <SIGH>.

Rosie
covex
This is simple - read the docs - it states it clearly, that it is only possible to do the automatic update on non-modified android installation. As soon as you create your own partition layout, the automatic update can not work. You shoule be able to do a manual update thru SD card. This is very similar to other android devices.

My update with original Android was smooth.

I do have a different issue - before the update it was possible to select more keyboard layouts in Gemini keyboard configuration. Now there is a new dialog for the keyboard configuration and it only allows one keyboard layout selection. I can not switch the keyboard layouts fast anymore. Does anybody know how to solve this?
Dixit
Same here with the first phone call.

Did not work.

The thing offers "to switch on the card". Yeah.... that sounds like a good idea.

Still doesn't work.

But wait... it switched on CARD 2 and there is no CARD 2.

Sigh... computers...

Oh... and I received a new business laptop yesterday. Which is cool, of course.
But that new machine, supposed to be a copy paste of the old Windows one, is also missing all kinds of things and settings.
jakfish
>> You shoule be able to do a manual update thru SD card. <<

Not with this download. It's labeled ota.zip and when you try a manual install of it from sd card at boot menu, those who have used a custom scatter file will get an aborted install error.

Jake
Rosie
Thanks covex, that's helpful. I'll give it a go (once I work out where to find the update.zip).

QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 03:14 PM) *
This is simple - read the docs -


What a novel idea. wink.gif

I'm guessing they might even have the download location in them as well.

Rosie
gidds
QUOTE(Rosie @ Oct 11 2018, 04:58 PM) *
QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 03:14 PM) *
This is simple - read the docs -

What a novel idea. wink.gif

And where, precisely, are the docs on an OTA update??

All you get is the page listing the improvements — which I posted at the top of this topic.  Nothing there about it failing to work if you've made any changes, or direct downloads, or anything else…

Also, my Gemini is not dual-boot: I installed a rooted Android, but left the partition layout exactly the same as when it was delivered.  But the upgrade still failed.  So I think it needs not just a specific partition layout, but also a particular (non-rooted) Android firmware installed.
Rosie
QUOTE(gidds @ Oct 11 2018, 05:02 PM) *
QUOTE(Rosie @ Oct 11 2018, 04:58 PM) *
QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 03:14 PM) *
This is simple - read the docs -

What a novel idea. wink.gif

And where, precisely, are the docs on an OTA update??

All you get is the page listing the improvements — which I posted at the top of this topic.  Nothing there about it failing to work if you've made any changes, or direct downloads, or anything else…

Also, my Gemini is not dual-boot: I installed a rooted Android, but left the partition layout exactly the same as when it was delivered.  But the upgrade still failed.  So I think it needs not just a specific partition layout, but also a particular (non-rooted) Android firmware installed.


Good call gidds, I'm having some trouble locating the elusive docs as well. \The update.zip is downloaded to /cache. I can't getto that as I've not rooted my phone (some of the banking apps I use won't play with a rooted phone). As you have then you should be able to use adb to pull the update.zip to the connected computer then copy it over to an sdcard, boot to recovery and update from there.

I'm still puzzling out how to get the update.zip without rooting my phone because I don't want to spend the rest of the evening setting it up as I like it again. Any hints appreciated.

Rosie
pdtpoet
Just applied Firmware Update to my Gemini 4G + WiFi running out-of-the-box stock Android.

All went well. On bootup language was requested as was Gemini keyboard configuration. Nothing seems to have been lost. All apps present. I don't use the device as a phone, only as a productivity device, so I could not test telephony. My Sim card worked, though, as 4G was enabled.

Guess it's safe to be a simpleton.
covex
Here is the doc I was referring to: http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/D....2FLinux_Gemini
Rosie
QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 05:46 PM) *


Thanks, I knew about that one and have even read it multiple times (unconventional, I know). It doesn't have the latest firmware available or, if it does, I can't see the link. Just in case it's my old eyes if anyone can point me to the link I'm missing that'd be appreciated. Also, this is the procedure for completely reflashing the phone rather than just applying an update, which would mean spending an evening setting the phone up to work the way I want it to. Again.

Rosie
SNi
QUOTE(Rosie @ Oct 11 2018, 09:55 AM) *
QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 05:46 PM) *


Thanks, I knew about that one and have even read it multiple times (unconventional, I know). It doesn't have the latest firmware available or, if it does, I can't see the link. Just in case it's my old eyes if anyone can point me to the link I'm missing that'd be appreciated. Also, this is the procedure for completely reflashing the phone rather than just applying an update, which would mean spending an evening setting the phone up to work the way I want it to. Again.

Rosie


You're in the right direction... My understanding is that if someone has made their Gemini multi-boot or rooted, then they have to do updates as per the link's instructions. The issue is that the latest firmware is OTA and not yet out on the Gemini Firmware page... Why these two things can't be made available simultaneously is a mystery, but I believe we just have to wait! mad.gif
salvomic
QUOTE(SNi @ Oct 11 2018, 08:07 PM) *
You're in the right direction... My understanding is that if someone has made their Gemini multi-boot or rooted, then they have to do updates as per the link's instructions. The issue is that the latest firmware is OTA and not yet out on the Gemini Firmware page... Why these two things can't be made available simultaneously is a mystery, but I believe we just have to wait! mad.gif


this is true. Are there good reasons to delay the "not OTA" firmware update? Please...

Salvo
Rosie
QUOTE(Rosie @ Oct 11 2018, 05:28 PM) *
Good call gidds, I'm having some trouble locating the elusive docs as well. \The update.zip is downloaded to /cache. I can't getto that as I've not rooted my phone (some of the banking apps I use won't play with a rooted phone). As you have then you should be able to use adb to pull the update.zip to the connected computer then copy it over to an sdcard, boot to recovery and update from there.


Though after thinking about it a bit there's probably not much point as I don't think that'll work either. I'm not a huge expert on Android firmware but I think it's likely the partition table the update is expecting to work with is zipped up inside the update.zip. All you'll achieve by trying to work around it this way is waste a load of time and end up exactly where you are now.

The only way I could see an OTA image for partitioned Gemini's working is if it were generated on the fly with the partition table expected zipped into the OTA image you end up downloading. I'm guessing that something like this is whata's done with Planet's custom partition tool but the difference there is it doesn't have to worry about not destroying everything in its path as you're reflashing the phone anyway. So the custom partitioning must just generate the scatter file with the download itself bunging all the images into the appropriate place.

Solving how to make that work for an update which could end up with an arbitrary set of partitions to work with AND doesn't lose any data would be an interesting problem to solve, though probably not an easy one. I'm guessing that's why we're only getting the plain vanilla version of OTA and may never see a custom partition version.

Rosie
jakfish
It is interesting to note that even if a user uses the partition tool to return to stock android, not other installs, the OTA fails.

The scatter file, even if it's for a default reinstall, must leave some kind of byte residue that flips out the OTA.

I seem to remember reading about PC plans to allow OTAs for rooted Android--which would solve our problem, given the custom scatter--but I may be hallucinating.

Early users: did any of you ever root, then later install the June 12 OTA successfully? Or was root not available before June 12?

Jake
jovpov
QUOTE(covex @ Oct 11 2018, 09:46 AM) *


Ok, I have X27 with triple boot... OTA is not safe, so I must download firmware manually? But I cannot find it?

Did anyone managed to updated triple boot gemini without erasing linux and sailfish partitions?
NCI
Any solution for rooted Android-only Gemini PDA?
a1astair
I have stock Android image.

Upgrade OK, but no matter what I select in Gemini Settings, the silver button will not start the Google Assistant.

Same for Go to desktop on startup option - it does not work for me.
salvomic
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 14 2018, 12:26 PM) *
I have stock Android image.

Upgrade OK, but no matter what I select in Gemini Settings, the silver button will not start the Google Assistant.

Same for Go to desktop on startup option - it does not work for me.


Mike Hasley put a post here [Planet - Voice assistant]. Please, see whether it is good for you.

salvo
wyrm
Same problem here
Before the update,the silver button launched the voice assistant, now it doesn't. Also Fn+space doesn't do anything. All settings are correct, nothing happens...
smapmap
QUOTE(wyrm @ Oct 14 2018, 08:48 PM) *
Same problem here
Before the update,the silver button launched the voice assistant, now it doesn't. Also Fn+space doesn't do anything. All settings are correct, nothing happens...


Uninstall and reinstall voice assistant from the store worked for me.
a1astair
QUOTE(smapmap @ Oct 15 2018, 06:14 PM) *
QUOTE(wyrm @ Oct 14 2018, 08:48 PM) *
Same problem here
Before the update,the silver button launched the voice assistant, now it doesn't. Also Fn+space doesn't do anything. All settings are correct, nothing happens...


Uninstall and reinstall voice assistant from the store worked for me.


It didn't work for me unfortunately....
smapmap
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 15 2018, 01:15 PM) *
QUOTE(smapmap @ Oct 15 2018, 06:14 PM) *
QUOTE(wyrm @ Oct 14 2018, 08:48 PM) *
Same problem here
Before the update,the silver button launched the voice assistant, now it doesn't. Also Fn+space doesn't do anything. All settings are correct, nothing happens...


Uninstall and reinstall voice assistant from the store worked for me.


It didn't work for me unfortunately....


try clearing the google assistant and Gemini voice cache too
a1astair
Another issue I've found is that my keyboard is no longer mapped correctly.

I have a US keyboard and have selected US keyboard and language in Gemini Keyboard. Even rebooted, but the following keys are mapped incorrectly:

Shift-2 gives " instead of @
Shift-3 gives £ instead of #
Fn-1 gives | instead of ~
Fn-2 gives # instead of `
Fn-M gives ` instead of '
Fn-K gives @ instead of ;
Fn-L gives ; instead of "
\ gives ' instead of \
Shift-\ gives ~ instead of |

This upgrade is a bit of a train wreck for me, I'm afraid......

Anybody else have the same issues with US keyboard mapping?
wyrm
QUOTE(smapmap @ Oct 15 2018, 02:30 PM) *
try clearing the google assistant and Gemini voice cache too


Uninstalling and installing Gemini Voice Assistant did the trick. Thanks for helping!
graynada
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 16 2018, 05:52 AM) *
Another issue I've found is that my keyboard is no longer mapped correctly.

I have a US keyboard and have selected US keyboard and language in Gemini Keyboard. Even rebooted, but the following keys are mapped incorrectly:

Shift-2 gives " instead of @
Shift-3 gives £ instead of #
Fn-1 gives | instead of ~
Fn-2 gives # instead of `
Fn-M gives ` instead of '
Fn-K gives @ instead of ;
Fn-L gives ; instead of "
\ gives ' instead of \
Shift-\ gives ~ instead of |

This upgrade is a bit of a train wreck for me, I'm afraid......

Anybody else have the same issues with US keyboard mapping?


You are stuck in UK mode! Have you tried another keyboard? I use SwiftKey and find it very good on the Gemini, better than stock tbh. You could try it to see if it's and issue with PC Gemini keyboard software rather than firmware.
a1astair
QUOTE(graynada @ Oct 16 2018, 05:51 PM) *
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 16 2018, 05:52 AM) *
Another issue I've found is that my keyboard is no longer mapped correctly.

Anybody else have the same issues with US keyboard mapping?


You are stuck in UK mode! Have you tried another keyboard? I use SwiftKey and find it very good on the Gemini, better than stock tbh. You could try it to see if it's and issue with PC Gemini keyboard software rather than firmware.


Just looked SwiftKey up on Google Play and it appears to be a software keyboard for on-screen typing. How will it solve my keyboard mapping issues on the Gemini physical keyboard?
gymbo
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 16 2018, 06:52 AM) *
Another issue I've found is that my keyboard is no longer mapped correctly.

I have a US keyboard and have selected US keyboard and language in Gemini Keyboard. Even rebooted, but the following keys are mapped incorrectly:

Shift-2 gives " instead of @
Shift-3 gives £ instead of #
Fn-1 gives | instead of ~
Fn-2 gives # instead of `
Fn-M gives ` instead of '
Fn-K gives @ instead of ;
Fn-L gives ; instead of "
\ gives ' instead of \
Shift-\ gives ~ instead of |

This upgrade is a bit of a train wreck for me, I'm afraid......

Anybody else have the same issues with US keyboard mapping?

I always have to "reset" my keyboard at least a few times after firmware update before it actually "takes". It seems to have the right setting, but I need to go trough the setup again to make it stick. I usually end up setting it up from the notification (if you still got that, it is a quite firm confirmation that the keyboard-selection hasn't taken hold properly...), and then reboot almost immediately, to make sure it "sticks". (I loose the direct access to all the special Nordic/Norwegian characters, which kind of defeats the purpose of the Gemini for me, until I get it sorted again...)

So even though you THINK you have got the keyboard set up correctly, it might not be... (At least for me, that is usually the case, and like I said, it usually takes a few tries each time to get it right again.) ohmy.gif wink.gif ph34r.gif blink.gif unsure.gif
graynada
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 16 2018, 07:47 PM) *
QUOTE(graynada @ Oct 16 2018, 05:51 PM) *
QUOTE(a1astair @ Oct 16 2018, 05:52 AM) *
Another issue I've found is that my keyboard is no longer mapped correctly.

Anybody else have the same issues with US keyboard mapping?


You are stuck in UK mode! Have you tried another keyboard? I use SwiftKey and find it very good on the Gemini, better than stock tbh. You could try it to see if it's and issue with PC Gemini keyboard software rather than firmware.


Just looked SwiftKey up on Google Play and it appears to be a software keyboard for on-screen typing. How will it solve my keyboard mapping issues on the Gemini physical keyboard?


SwiftKey integrates with the Gemini physical keyboard very well without the need for the on screen keyboard but you can opt for a bottom bar on the screen for predictive text etc
CharlieX
Update will not install on my vanilla x25. Although the installer says the file is valid after reboot I get a message saying the file is defective. Can't investigate the file myself because not rooted and the option to copy to the SD card doesn't work. Reported to Planet last week and still waiting for a fix. :-(

Handling of OTAs is a mes! Reflected in the lack of updates to the support website. It's especially annoying not being able to use OTA zips with something like TWRP.
jakfish
>> SwiftKey integrates with the Gemini physical keyboard very well without the need for the on screen keyboard but you can opt for a bottom bar on the screen for predictive text etc <<

That is so intriguing. Can you actually remap pkb keys via SwiftKey? Wow.

Jake
graynada
QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 17 2018, 03:27 PM) *
>> SwiftKey integrates with the Gemini physical keyboard very well without the need for the on screen keyboard but you can opt for a bottom bar on the screen for predictive text etc <<

That is so intriguing. Can you actually remap pkb keys via SwiftKey? Wow.

Jake


No remapping required, they work out of the box. The only one (I have found) that doesn't is the emoji short cut (function .) but there is an option to select an emoji menu from the SwiftKey bottom bar so no biggy for me.
Mr Rimmer
I've spent some time dabbling with the OTA update. It does appear to be impossible to have a rooted/TWRP-enabled version that is up to date, so the choice is between the June 2018 version with root or latest version without. That much we know. However it is possible to slip the .img files from the OTA into an existing rooted setup, so at least the DSP and other device drivers have been updated even if the OS is old.
jakfish
It's less a rooted issue and more of a scatter file--I went back to stock Android only and still can't use the OTA.

But that's interesting, that you can dump and overwrite with updated files from newer image. I wonder if you've updated your security as well.

Jake
a1astair
Tried configuring Gemini Keyboard one more time and it worked. Really frustrating, but at least I can type properly now!
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