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UMIDIGI S2 Pro

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By Bi1a11979, Junior Member on 29th September 2017, 07:30 PM
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Has anyone started to work on ROM for this phone, looking at the spec of this phone looks promising, it has a large battery capacity which is great but look at battery test for this phone it looks like stock software is not optimized, so just wondering if the community is willing to help optimize or any advise
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2nd November 2017, 12:27 PM |#2  
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Has anyone started to work on ROM for this phone, looking at the spec of this phone looks promising, it has a large battery capacity which is great but look at battery test for this phone it looks like stock software is not optimized, so just wondering if the community is willing to help optimize or any advise

the review of low configuration umidigi S2 you can see on Youtube
7th November 2017, 04:49 PM |#3  
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I've got the regular S2 for a couple of weeks now. It's a good phone with some downsides. Camera is not fantastic but good enough for everyday stuff. If you want amazing photos buy a flagship. Proximity sensor doesn't turn off screen properly while in a call, maybe fixed in future version. One of the major networks in Germany does not work for mobile data in most cases (O2 and Eplus joined and the phone can't handle the "data roaming").

Tech support is non existant. They will point you to their half chinese forums with barely any members that is spammed with press releases. Posting takes dozens of "money" that you must unlock with posts. Very unprofessional but maybe expected for such a relatively small company. There are no service addresses for repairs and the accessories market for that phone is very very limited. Barely any cases or screen protectors out there. If you break anything on this phone expect to get a new one. I have not tried yet but to get replacement parts for this seems near impossible at this point.

Other than that, screen is great for the resolution. Battery life is absolutely brilliant. I can get through a full day with using <40% battery and it lasts easily 3+ days on pure standby.
Wifi has become much better I think after the last firmware update. They are updating the phone but I wonder for how long. This is not a manufacturer that can or wants to support all of it's devices like big ones do.

Materials are good, maybe a bit slippery in the hands but all microblasted aluminium phones are like that.
Screen has a <1mm bezel between the side of the phone and the display surface but I don't care about that.
Build, to me, feels very good. Fingerprint sensor works well and fast. Android is 6.0.1 but I hope they will have an update to 7 or 8 at some point.

I don't care about benchmarks so I can't talk about that, my apps work well. Video streaming is fluid. No idea about 3D gaming I don't use my phone for that.

For that price it's a great phone imho.
9th November 2017, 01:36 PM |#4  
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Have just pre-ordered this device. Will wait to see what comes, hopefully able to unlock the bootloader and remove any bloatware that comes pre-installed.
11th November 2017, 11:32 AM |#5  
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It exist a custom rom for s2? I'd like
It has poor camera, other things are very good

What kind of custom could fix in it? Paranoid android?
16th November 2017, 08:40 AM |#6  
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It has poor camera, other things are very good
What kind of custom could fix in it? Paranoid android?

Apparently it's possible to install TWRP on this Umidigi S2 :
https://www.getdroidtips.com/root-tw...igi-s2-s2-pro/

I don't have Umidigi S2 to test but I'm very interested by the S2 Pro.

Perhaps it is possible to install Lenovo SNAPit Camera in order to improve the photos by flashing it with TWRP ? :
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ote-4-t3608065
19th November 2017, 09:10 AM |#7  
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Does it support volt in india (to call using jio)
19th November 2017, 11:04 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by PJKO

Apparently it's possible to install TWRP on this Umidigi S2 :
https://www.getdroidtips.com/root-tw...igi-s2-s2-pro/

I don't have Umidigi S2 to test but I'm very interested by the S2 Pro.

Perhaps it is possible to install Lenovo SNAPit Camera in order to improve the photos by flashing it with TWRP ? :
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ote-4-t3608065

This post was a cut and paste from another phone.

Now the link for the custom recovery is available. I will probably give it a try just to be able to root the phone.

As of today, there is no available custom ROM available for the umidigi s2, although you can find posts on how to revert back to the stock ROM. Those posts are also just cut and pasted from other phones sharing the same cpu

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21st November 2017, 06:34 PM |#9  
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mine is out for delivery on the 23/11 not bad delivery from gearbest HK to UK ordered 16/11 shipped 18/11 dhl express paid £5-70 then a further £26 import duties from dhl , Reg S2 hopefully shipping with android 7.0 buy now but doubtful , hope the phone gets it's own section in the development department ,,

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30th November 2017, 12:07 AM |#10  
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Does this phone have NFC?
2nd December 2017, 08:34 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by PJKO

Apparently it's possible to install TWRP on this Umidigi S2 :
https://www.getdroidtips.com/root-tw...igi-s2-s2-pro/

I just tried that and while the recovery installs my phone wouldn't boot afterwards. Maybe because I have the main partition encrypted but maybe for another reason.

Also for me the screen was flipped 180 degrees probably due to a backwards display in this phone.
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