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  1. K

    Post Sync toggle in Notification Panel

    Stock ROM, as stated. I've no interest in changing fonts. If you want to do that kind of thing you need a custom ROM or there might be suitable Magisk modules
  2. K

    Post Sony Xperia 5 Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE???

    I have VOLTE (and WiFi calling)... It's a network provision: it's not a phone setting if it's not available from your network.
  3. K

    Post Sync toggle in Notification Panel

    Not without a custom ROM, I guess. I've no reason to need a sync toggle, but no doubt you have your reasons. Yes, rooted. Stock ROM. Very happy with it, just waiting for 11 to drop. I expect it to be around December.
  4. K

    Post Rooting

    We'll see what happens because, as you make clear when you include experiences, MAV (Mileage Always Varies). ---------- Post added at 05:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:15 PM ---------- True, but when I tried that after 9's release it wasn't particularly effective or at least not...
  5. K

    Post Rooting

    I'll root asap. These days, I use it mainly for effective Adblock. The occasional app goes wonky, but it's a game of cat and mouse with safety-net. YMMV etc
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    Post wifi 6

    WiFi 6 is one of the few things I think lacking in this device (assuming it behaves as expected). Its missing from all of the new products and I think they've missed a trick. More importantly, 5g without w6 breaks any kind of narrative about being up to date and at any forefront.
  7. K

    Post Going from Pixel XL to Pixel 5

    Jhanna, just do a simple measurement or read the specs for screen size and dimensions
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    Post Who pre-ordered and what device you coming from? P5 anticipation thread!

    Unsurprisingly, the sage is oos on the UK Gstore. This happens most every cycle with elgoog going all the way back through Nexus, and usually means they can't confirm a delivery date even in pre-order.
  9. K

    Post UK Pre-Orders

    Yep, we mean the same Sony ones (apologies, I probably got it wrong). I guess the BOSE will drop heavily in price once a bunch of people get free ones and eBay gets busy with them. I expected the headphone deal to be in-ears with wireless charging, but now I realise that the 4a5g (what a bad...
  10. K

    Post Who pre-ordered and what device you coming from? P5 anticipation thread!

    P5 green from Sony Xperia 5/Essential PH1s. I had the P1xl, tried all the others without being sold as each had something egregious, and have had a ridiculous number of different handsets since the N1/HTC Desire days. Edit: 16/10/20 delivery
  11. K

    Post Pixel 5 hate thread

    Well done to the OP for this thread. I'll be happily following it and hoping it does as intended.
  12. K

    Post Why I'm Thrilled about the Pixel 5

    The form factor is what really sold me. Almost identical to the Essential (RIP)
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    Post UK Pre-Orders

    Yep, ordered as soon as it went live during the event and much earlier than expected. Why? The green looks cool and I am fine with the specs once the battery size was clear. The form factor is exactly what I want (and sooooo very close to the Essential phone) The BOSE headphone deal is almost...
  14. K

    Post ph-2 ?

    The PH1 form factor is possibly the closest to perfect in recent years, IMO. Sure, there could be small improvements, but the screen height and width make it a very 'pocketable' handset--not too tall, like the Pixel2/3XL and a slew of other with only marginally more screen estate. The PH2? It...
  15. K

    Post After pie update, phone stuck on powered by android screen.

    I suggest that, given all your jumping between versions, you go back to the initial release using sideload. Beforehand, ensure that the essential driver is properly installed (ie remove and replace from a new DL)
  16. K

    Post Android 10 is now available for the Essential PH-1

    I agree, but after 21 hours I'm pretty happy, especially given the play services background drain. It bodes well for once everything calms down. YMMV
  17. K

    Post Android 10 is now available for the Essential PH-1

    Flashed ota through twrp and rooted using Magisk's canary build. No issues thus far. I can change the stock calendar notification without media crash, but I'm only using the stock sounds. Are those experiencing issues using custom sounds?
  18. K

    Post [GUIDE] STEP-BY-STEP Instructions to Install Monthly OTA updates on Rooted Essential

    Updated to 10 using these instructions without any issues. You do need to have Magisk's canary channel for root, but you can dl and install after the first system boot.
  19. K

    Post System ads !!

    This isn't normal behaviour. You've installed a dodgy app.
  20. K

    Post Hanging it Up - Bricked PH1 and what to get next?

    Tbh, I'd get another for exactly the reasons you give. Especially if you can one for a good price. I'm currently using an op6t as I need a dual SIM phone while working abroad. As good as it is, I can't wait to get back my ph1. I've not seen anything that is a real upgrade.
  21. K

    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    OK, thanks. That's better information than given earlier about this device. I've had no errors with fastboot flashing or rooting the PH1, but I've not tried an OTA in some time (pre-PXL, with flashfire, for example) I'll do some testing with ramdisk, kernel etc.
  22. K

    Post Disable Google Services + Helix + Elementalx= Profit

    I'll be interested to see your results after a few weeks of use (including the photo backup phase).
  23. K

    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    Fair enough, you know what you're doing and using it to 'hack'. I'm still not sure what it does for anyone else. Edit And I'm concerned that advice to 'just do it' is opening others up to potential and avoidable problems (eg EFS / IMEI).
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    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    Yeah, read around: "For Pixel 2 XL only with loader version prior to TMZ20a: the critical partitions may also need to be unlocked before flashing. The unlock can be performed with this command, and should NOT be done on other devices: fastboot flashing unlock_critical" (source: google factory...
  25. K

    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    I understand the difference between locked and unlocked; you've missed the point entirely. I'll leave it.
  26. K

    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    Thanks but that's not as self-evident as you seem to think. I've read that and much more besides about other devices. Yet I still don't see its value to me and my use case where I've never needed these critical partitions. The last Android partitioning I needed to do was on the Nexus one and HTC...
  27. K

    Post bootloader issue

    What exactly have you done? More information is necessary to help you.
  28. K

    Post Return to Stock Question

    How did you "return to stock"? Using what method and files? From what are you returning?
  29. K

    Post NFC Not showing up in Connected Devices menu w/Essential Phone PH-1 on Android 9 Pie

    Good, but I think you should have done that first
  30. K

    Post NFC Not showing up in Connected Devices menu w/Essential Phone PH-1 on Android 9 Pie

    Then return it to Amazon for a replacement! You're within the return period and the longer warranty.
  31. K

    Post NFC Not showing up in Connected Devices menu w/Essential Phone PH-1 on Android 9 Pie

    That's the same as mine (which works). For info, I'm on 9.0 (stock original, August), rooted, with adaway and an always on vpn. Until someone else suggests another fix, I recommend an essential website fastboot reinstall of a full image. That's what I've done every time an I don't have the...
  32. K

    Post [Q] NFC doesn't work on Oreo 8.1

    Ok, what do you have? Edit: just noticed it's you in two threads
  33. K

    Post Any way to determine if "fastboot flashing unlock_critical" has been run?

    IDK if there is, but I am interested in finding out if there's a variable to check, and more importantly if that command does anything of value. I've not unlocked "critical" (100% certain), but I couldn't see it having a real point. To be clear, I've never had any issue in flashing or rooting...
  34. K

    Post [Q] NFC doesn't work on Oreo 8.1

    Look under connection preferences in connected devices
  35. K

    Post NFC Not showing up in Connected Devices menu w/Essential Phone PH-1 on Android 9 Pie

    Press connection services in the connected devices page... That should give you this
  36. K

    Post How can I change notch height?

    You need to provide more information for anyone to assist you.
  37. K

    Post Video player for streaming video in browser

    Most any video player you had on those other phones would work with this one. I've not seen any issues with video playback but... "My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes are old and bent."
  38. K

    Post How can I set MTP as default USB connection (with root)

    Cool yer jets. It does work on 9.0. I set it in dev options when I upgraded a few weeks back and it's still true now (just tested a moment ago by plugging it into my pixelbook).
  39. K

    Post [GUIDE] Rooting your Essential PH-1

    It works for me. Have you enabled Magisk hide?
  40. K

    Post [GUIDE] Rooting your Essential PH-1

    Flash Magisk 16 and update internally to 17 (which is working perfectly for me)
  41. K

    Post Phone getting red hot.

    As above... And return it as faulty (not to be resold!)
  42. K

    Post Essential stock camera app vs other camera apps?

    Read the security notice on the gcam APK website... That's exactly what it says!
  43. K

    Post Essential stock camera app vs other camera apps?

    As is noted on the site. It's up to you but a pup is only highlighting something if you didn't put add it yourself.
  44. K

    Post Essential stock camera app vs other camera apps?

    arsenal74 what are you scanning them with? Where are the dls from? Have you read the security statement on the site linked above?
  45. K

    Post [GUIDE] Rooting your Essential PH-1

    Why didn't you flash the boot.img and Magisk.zip in twrp then reboot?
  46. K

    Post Do 8.1 custom roms support finger print unlock

    Aicp lists it in their features.
  47. K

    Post 360 Camera wont record for more than 20 to 30 seconds?

    Didn't have this issue on rooted stock 8.1 (or rooted 9.0). You should ask in the kernel thread , you might want to adjust your kernel settings, especially if you've overclocked, or try switching to stock kernel to test.
  48. K

    Post Do 8.1 custom roms support finger print unlock

    You should really ask on the forum for your mystery ROM.