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carl.13

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Mar 17, 2007
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My F1 Play is dead. Was in bed, woken up by a loud crackling noise & burning smell. Unlocked phone, was greeted by on screen message. Over heating remove battery. Turned off, now dead. R. I. P.
P. S. Battery had gone from 80% to 26% in matter of hours.
Carl
 

carl.13

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Mar 17, 2007
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No, no, was on bedside table.
May be coincidence, amazon UK no sign of play edition now.

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@the time, 30min bbc Iplayer beta, 15min The Archers Google Play music, 45mins @voice {ebook} on built in sleep timer.
Same routine for 2 years on various devices. ?

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@the time, 30min bbc Iplayer beta, 15min The Archers Google Play music, 45mins @voice {ebook} on built in sleep timer.
Same routine for 2 years on various devices. ?
 

whykicks

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Sep 12, 2019
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My F1 Play is dead. Was in bed, woken up by a loud crackling noise & burning smell. Unlocked phone, was greeted by on screen message. Over heating remove battery. Turned off, now dead. R. I. P.
P. S. Battery had gone from 80% to 26% in matter of hours.
Carl

Really sorry to hear about that. Not sure if you will ever buy another Umidigi phone after this, but both the Umidigi F2 and Power 3 are on sale at AliExpress. With the Single Day Sale plus coupons, I just purchased a Power 3 for USD $134.

It is hopefully an extremely rare event, as I am currently using an F1 Play myself. Was the phone plugged in and being charged?
 

carl.13

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Mar 17, 2007
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Hi, phone was not plugged in or charging.
Using old Moto x pure /style with cyanogen 16.
Great phone now with Root and Magisk. But miss battery life!
Carl
 

BZ0RG

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Jan 28, 2018
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waiting for Android 10 on this one too and indeed when I heard F2 is on its way it seems F1 will be left on Android 9 and that's it. Oh well.
There are some GSI that can run on F1/F1 play since it is a trebble enabled device, but bear in mind that some bugs are to be fixed yet. If you don't mind sticking with Android pie, I would recommend Eragon ROM for F1 play.
 
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Switch from the pixel experience 10 because this has more customization
 

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eSZee

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It's been suspiciously quiet on the UMIDIGI F1 Play front, recently. No updates, no activities in the official support forum. This can either mean, they're going out of business :) or they don't have time to do bugfixes because they're working on Android 10 for the F1 Play. What do you guys think?

I'd guess that's the downside of buying a phone from a small company that's cranking out new products every other month. "Old" products get left behind pretty quickly.
 

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Split Screen Mode

Is it possible to adjust the window size in split screen mode? My old Galaxy Note can adjust freely and other Android tablets have fixed sizes (1/2, and roughly 2/3).

On my F1 Play, it is fixed at half and half even split. Any tips and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
 

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    New UMIDIGI F1 Play


    New thread for the new model UMIDIGI F1 Play Helio P60 Octa core Mtk 6771

    Umidigi F1 Play MT6771 Octa Core 4G LTE 802.11ac 6GB 64GB Android 9 Smartphone 6,3 inches

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    Attention this UMIDIGI F1 play is different from UMIDIGI F1 .
    the two models have different hardware and different Kernel !




    Everybody are Welcome!:good:



    MANY THANKS TO OUR MODERATORS TO OPEN AGAIN THIS THREAD !
    More attention to the Xda-developers Rules:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/announcement.php?f=256
    Many thanks to "SUPER ADMIN" MR. MIKE​
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    Recovery modded +
    How to receive Right Root in this new Device
    F1_Play From UMIDIGI Brand


    Attention this UMIDIGI F1 play is different from UMIDIGI F1 .
    the two models have different hardware and different Kernel !


    This Thread is not for beginners and all the steps made will be down the warrancy at own risk.
    This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing a custom recovery image
    on your MediaTek based UMIDIGI smartphone and to receive right root access.


    Some possible issues that might need your attention:

    Custom recovery images of different Android versions are not always interchangeable. For example, you can't install an Android 5.0 recovery on a 4.4 system and so on. Any exceptions are mentioned in the list of recovery images.
    At most of the devices, after flashing the TWRP image, first you have to boot into recovery (TWRP) or the stock recovery will be restored.
    At some devices, after flashing TWRP, first you have to root your phone (install SuperSU or Magisk) or it won't be able to boot into the system.
    Once you've rooted your device, you won't be able to install OTA updates anymore but the only way to update your phone is flashing with SP Flash Tool. Flashing a stock ROM (with the stock recovery) will make you able to install OTA updates again.
    At some devices (or specific ROM versions), when powering on your phone to boot into TWRP (power + vol-up), after about 3 seconds, you have to release the power button (even if your screen is still black) and keep only the vol-up button pressed until the TWRP welcome screen pops up or the recovery will be skipped and your phone will boot into the system.


    What you need:


    Driver for Preloader USB VCOM mode:
    Windows 10 already can automatically install it or you can use this:
    MTK_Driver_Auto_Installer_SP_Drivers_20160804.exe

    SP Flash Tool application:
    SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1812.rar
    Adb Command for Windows pc:
    Command adb for dos/windows


    A custom recovery image that fits your phone
    Scatter + Recovery twrp




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    Test 1 Phase......



    @Everybody
    the custom recovery twrp test1 is already in testng phase.....................
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    Procedure to how to flash the Recovery into Umidigi F1 Play

    Now is not possible to flash the recovery throught flashtool because there is a bootloader locked so we must go ahead with adb command.

    1) download all the previous files;

    2) in Android F1 Play in "Settings System details" enter in about phone ot make visible the developer options click several times on about phone ....

    3) in Setting System will be now shown the developer menu' enter and switch to visible OEM unlocking allow the bootloader to be unlocked.

    4) reboot the phone and with power menu' and volume + in the same time enter in booting menu'.......select fastboot mode.

    5) Now in windws pc run the commad cmd or open a ms-dos window and enter in the adb folder ;

    6)write the command fastboot devices...and the phone connected with the usb cable must answer the command that is connected..

    7) use the command fastboot oem unlock and wait....

    8) copy with windows command the recovery twrp.img in the adb folder and renamed it with recovery.img
    to flash in the phone use this command : Fastboot flash flash recovery recovery.img
    the process will start ...and wait it...

    9) make this command to reboot into recovery mode: fastboot reboot.
    10) now take the buttons pushed with power menu' + volume + and select recovery mode....

    11) in recovery mode will show probably russian language...skip the alert with the arrow back and enter in details menu' on the right top to change the language...

    NOW NOT REBOOT INTO ANDROID SYSTEM WITHOUT MAKE THE ROOT STEPS
    because the android system protection will flash automatically the recovery original and all of you will lost the recovery twrp flashed before
    and all of you will repeit all the preious steps again

    How to Root your Umidigi F1 Play

    How to Root:
    Enter in the Recovery mode.....
    You need to FORMAT the partition given TWICE a simple deletion is not enough it seems in Android 7 and upper.
    Follow this procedure in this exact order and should solve most problems.

    1. Install TWRP through flashtool or adb command and then directly restore in recovery (twrp) do not enter in android system under penalty of twrp deletion and restoration of the original recovery.
    2. Select Wipe / Advanced / select date Yes to confirm. When finished, choose Restart, then always in recovery.
    3. Choose Wipe Advanced Format DATA again type Yes to confirm When it ends choose Restart always in recovery.
    4. Select Wipe and select cache and Dalvik scroll to confirm When it finishes choose Restart and always in Recovery.

    5. Now install Magisk 17.1 use this version tested
    Magisk 17.1 (Tested)

    you can restart in the android system and you will find magisk installed.

    For a full root you have to install from the play store busybox app and install the busybox binaries at least in sbin and bin (system folders) the app will guide you
    Busybox see here:
    lCkpBdZUgO3lB-ANrvlp0RE7D9w_LN3AUjYbRF3tgf4CizLs_xQiz1LwB5_GKiWPs_w=w300

    Busybox in the google playstore
    I prefer this app to others because of its track automation that doesn't require much experience.

    @Everybody
    the custom recovery twrp test1 is already in testng phase.....................

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    These recent post , about loosing root after an OTA , are , well obviously correct.

    OTA update is supposed to update the system and boot partition (even though this is system as root device). And this update process will remove root.
    Because magisk root is on the boot.img.

    As for the bootloops to recovery after the update, well that a known issue. And a somewhat simple solution.
    The Stock system sets a reboot code into the misc partition. Or call it the " para" (parameter) partition. Stock recovery wipes this data on an update or reset. Twrp is not doing this. But you can clear the reboot recovery command using terminal in twrp.
    I have even added the wipe command to my Own port Of twrp. (Added to fstab).
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/para count=1 bs=32
    Same thing I mentioned in this post a while back in the F1 thread.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79638705&postcount=2