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  1. vantt1

    Post [UNBRICK][BETA] HTC Unbricking Project

    I still have the files from back when I first tried the unbrick tool in 2017 (it didn’t work), and that Android File Host link also works. Tried it again today on a different M7, also didn’t work. Tested on both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu systems, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. Also tried running...
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    Post Razr HD as Car PC - Starting without Battery? Display ONLY over HDMI?

    1. The factory cable can boot up the phone all the way, but I've only ever managed to boot it into factory mode (or whatever it's called) without a battery connected. And if you are going to wire up 3.7/3.8V directly to the phone, it might be better to separate the charging IC from the battery...
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    Post [HELP THREAD][Motorola Droid Razr HD][XT926-XT925] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly

    No custom ROMs work? I have an XT925 with an unlocked bootloader and it was stuck in AP fastboot mode for some time before I unlocked the bootloader and flashed TWRP recovery 2.8.6.0. RSD Lite still won't flash 4.0.4 or 4.1.2 and just returns: downgraded security version update gpt_main...
  4. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    You could do that, that's up to you. I personally have no use for an extra speaker flex, so I'd prefer to modify my existing one.
  5. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    Yes, it has to have the same specs as the original panel or else it won't work.
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    Yeah, hairdryers are probably designed so that they aren't hot enough to quickly cause severe burns when used.
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    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    I think the lockscreen has a slightly larger trigger area for pulling down the status bar.
  8. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    I used to have problems with the touchscreen regardless of ROM or kernel, but I didn't stick around to wait for one that worked.
  9. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    That should be enough. It looks like the 3M tape also covers the area underneath the digitizer flex up top. The long flex is for the LCD and it shouldn't affect the functionality of the touchscreen.
  10. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    It's not that important. The screen will work without it. Install Yet Another MultiTouch Test and try drawing across the top area and see if there's a dead zone.
  11. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    You could try wiring up a motor from an LG G3 or something. At least you know how it feels in a phone. Strange that there seems to be so much deviation between different OPOs. My new motor is definitely stronger than my old one.
  12. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    Still better than the OPO's motor ¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯
  13. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    Nice! That's like a twincharger, but with vibrate motors!
  14. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    It would probably be ideal for you to find a frame for the screen. It's supposed to secure the screen to the frame and also protect the edges of the glass from chipping.
  15. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    It's a coin vibration motor, which runs off a DC source.
  16. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    Well the Galaxy S3 has a nice LRA motor, so there's no need!
  17. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    Yes, it is much more noticeable than the old one. The great thing is, if the motor is coming from another phone, you can test how strong it is before installing it!
  18. vantt1

    Post [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    How it sounds now: kwFrt8zyGpM Some notes: The motor will require more time to spin up, so the stock duration for haptic feedback may not be long enough, depending on your motor There wasn't any noticeable decrease in volume on my end, but your speakers might be quieter than before. The...
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    Thread [MOD] Upgrade your rotational vibrate motor to a OnePlus 2-like coin vibration motor!

    Ever thought that the vibrate motor in your OnePlus One is too weak? Want to upgrade it to a stronger one? Well, now you can, at the expense of one of the two mono speakers in the speaker block, and your warranty. Not for the faint of heart, perform at your own risk. What you will need: Tools...
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    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    Seems to be the case. There might be something wrong with the screen that prevents you from adjusting the brightness. The backlight LEDs are down the bottom where the buttons are, so maybe something in that area shorted and creates a lot of heat? It's theoretically possible to replace the...
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    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    It's repairable, but it requires some soldering: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Power-Volume-Button-Flex-Cable-Oneplus-One-Power-Switch-On-Off-Volume-Up-Down-Connector/32372853574.html You might be able to make do with the double tap gestures. To turn your phone on, use an unpainted...
  22. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    That's actually exactly what happened to mine. Sometimes when zooming into a webpage or picture in gallery it would zoom all the way in or out.
  23. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    For the notification LED, how was the new screen installed? Make sure no double sided tape is covering the LED on the frame. For the capacitive button backlights, did your new screen come with the backlight pads, and also make sure they aren't covered up with tape either.
  24. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    You mean this one? Yes, that's fine.
  25. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    Nice to see you here! A faulty digitizer is definitely one of the possible causes, as proven by those whose issues weren't solved by this fix but a replacement screen did.
  26. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    There, I made the title less "misleading". Doesn't change the fact that, after the fix, I can now use any kernel/ROM without having to worry about which one positively/negatively affects the touchscreen's performance by a noticeable amount. Same goes for those who once had touch issues but no...
  27. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    So the firmware is either in the CM12 nightly or Franco Kernel? I'm on 5.1; the former requires flashing a 5.0.2 ROM and the latter requires already being on 5.0.2, so I would rather not downgrade if there's no reason to. You get quick settings drop down menus for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and better...
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    I have no need of the new firmware. Flashing it will probably make no difference for me.
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    A faulty digitizer was something I hadn't really considered, but after a few users are having issues even when the screen is isolated, it seems like it should be noted.
  30. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    You might not even have to remove the logic board. I just prefer to remove it to prevent damaging it while removing the screen. But yes, you can just remove the battery and logic board before removing the screen.
  31. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    It's not 100%; it's only a plausible fix. It's always worth trying to RMA first. Yep, it makes re-installation of the screen easier. You'll also need to put some single-sided tape here:
  32. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    After the screen is separated, the original glue doesn't re-stick.
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    That is quite strange. The digitizer shouldn't be that easily affected/damaged by heat, especially if the heat applied wasn't hot enough to melt the glue between the LCD and the digitizer. Sound like the only way to know whether it is the digitizer itself is faulty or not would be to buy...
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    Have you tested the screen by itself while it wasn't installed in the chassis?
  35. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    You can replace the screen without removing the earpiece, and the speaker is optional too. I prefer to remove them though, because using the heat gun might damage the diaphragms. You just use standard repair tape. The second post covers it.
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    The likelihood of getting a phone that is affected by issues is the same for everyone., so don't worry about it.
  37. vantt1

    Post Ever wondered why the One's vibrate motor is comparatively weak, yet also loud?

    The vibration is still only as strong as the motor, so I think it will only make a small difference.
  38. vantt1

    Post [ROM+KERNEL][5.1.1_r26][BACON]RESURRECTION REMIX 5.5.9[UBER][GCC5.2/6.0][OPTIMIZED]

    Is there an option to adjust the media volume instead of the ringtone volume by default?
  39. vantt1

    Post [Repair guide] OnePlus One Full Disassembly/Screen Replacement + Re-assembly Tutorial

    I ended up just swapping the diffuser from an old screen and keeping the original backlight. Much better than before! Before: After: By the way, thanks for the suggestion! You don't need to disassemble the phone. Just get an old SIM card, cut it so it is approximately the length and width...
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    Post Ever wondered why the One's vibrate motor is comparatively weak, yet also loud?

    Probably not. The OPO's vibrate motor is integrated onto the flex cable, and the motor enclosure does not allow for a physically larger motor :(
  41. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    Yes, using a heat gun will help, but you still have to take your time and be very careful. Did they test the screen before it was re-installed into the frame? That way, you can determine the source of the issues; whether it was from bad contact or a bad digitizer. It is entirely possible for a...
  42. vantt1

    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    You don't have to separate the digitizer from the LCD, just the screen assembly from the chassis. Re-applying the adhesive that holds the screen in place might also affect the touchscreen's status.
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    Post Fixing the touch issues for good! (it was never a software problem (for me, anyway))

    So the files are just standalone software fixes as opposed to a whole ROM update package.
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    Post The Galaxy S6 back cover IS REMOVABLE (Its in the Manual)

    Good point. Looks like the wireless charging pad doesn't need to be removed, and neither does the logic board, since the battery flex is on top. That means Samsung's service manual is either incorrect or poorly worded: That's no "circuit board", it's just the back housing!
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    Post The Galaxy S6 back cover IS REMOVABLE (Its in the Manual)

    As it turns, out, the Galaxy S6's battery is less replaceable than any of the iPhones later than the 4. Yes, it's technically still 'removable", but by no means is it user-replaceable. Breaking factory adhesive means without the exact proper tools/adhesive, you won't be able to make it the way...
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    Post The Galaxy S6 back cover IS REMOVABLE (Its in the Manual)

    There are two ways of re-applying that adhesive: 1. Use a roll of black 3M tape, and cut it by hand and sticking it around the perimeter of the glass 2. Buy pre-cut double-sided tape that is made specifically for your application (recommended) Pictured below is a typical roll of 3M tape...