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Umidigi F1 - questions and missing Pie functions

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By vaderag, Senior Member on 7th February 2019, 03:33 PM
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Hi Everyone!

So, I decided to take a gamble in buying an Umidigi F1 phone and it just arrived.

Playing with it, it has android pie (supposedly clean, but i'll come to that) yet appears to be missing some features

Basically, I'm missing:
Gestures - the section is there but only two options and not the change in home button
Home Setting - hitting the desktop only gives wallpapers and widgets, no home settings

So, can anyone tell me why these are missing and how I get them - being that they're both software features of android pie and this is supposedly the latest version of (5 Jan 2019 security patch), I'm a little confused!

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8th February 2019, 09:59 AM |#2  
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https://youtu.be/SrGG-BrsHMw?t=170

Install a 3rd party launcher ?
8th February 2019, 10:15 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by xonix240719mu

https://youtu.be/SrGG-BrsHMw?t=170

Install a 3rd party launcher ?

I'm now using Nova launcher but it doesn't have the swipe gesture actions sadly

Phone is great tho!

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8th February 2019, 10:20 AM |#4  
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I'm now using Nova launcher but it doesn't have the swipe gesture actions sadly

Phone is great tho!

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https://youtu.be/SrGG-BrsHMw?t=170 > your question 1

Install a 3rd party launcher ? > your question 2
8th February 2019, 10:22 AM |#5  
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https://youtu.be/SrGG-BrsHMw?t=170 > your question 1

Install a 3rd party launcher ? > your question 2

Gotcha, but they don't really answer the question
Question 1 was, why am i missing the OFFICIAL built in gestures for Android pie (i.e. swiping the central button)
Question 2 is why am i missing the home setting button which enables the AI learning to show different things in the drawer (new Pie feature)
8th February 2019, 10:30 AM |#6  
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Gotcha, but they don't really answer the question
Question 1 was, why am i missing the OFFICIAL built in gestures for Android pie (i.e. swiping the central button)
Question 2 is why am i missing the home setting button which enables the AI learning to show different things in the drawer (new Pie feature)

Maybe Umidigi changed it. They aren't on Android One program, they don't have to keep it stock Android.
It's already a bonus there isn't a heavy skin and bloatware.
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10th February 2019, 07:35 AM |#7  
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Maybe Umidigi changed it. They aren't on Android One program, they don't have to keep it stock Android.

It's already a bonus there isn't a heavy skin and bloatware.

There is some bloat (a notes app and flashlight) but yeah

Also finding some other oddities - e.g phone app is stock, but stuck on an old version and actually doesn't match the stock I had on my old phone so can't be updated

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10th February 2019, 09:45 PM |#8  
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What's the status of the bootloader on these devices? Is it already unlocked?
10th February 2019, 10:20 PM |#9  
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No idea on bootloader

Managed to get v26 of the Google Dialler with bubbles to replace dialer. Looking for better camera app now
11th February 2019, 01:05 PM |#10  
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Have you managed to find a better camera app? I've been looking for an equivalent phone from
https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-port-hub/
but can't seem to find one.

I had a system update pretty early on and I've got gestures working on my F1. Have you been able to resolve this issue? If not, maybe try searching for system updates from the phone.
11th February 2019, 03:36 PM |#11  
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Have you managed to find a better camera app? I've been looking for an equivalent phone from
https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-port-hub/
but can't seem to find one.

I had a system update pretty early on and I've got gestures working on my F1. Have you been able to resolve this issue? If not, maybe try searching for system updates from the phone.

I was doing exactly the same. Tried every port (or at least I believe I did) from that thread of Google camera and not getting anything working sadly

Other camera apps aren't doing much for me!

The stock one is fine but I occasionally get done colour washing

Re. Gestures, thats interesting. I've not had an update that gives me that option and searching doesn't find anything

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