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Padfone S2, got me one, am i alone with it?
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bikenbook
Wed Dec 13 2017, 09:55PM
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Hiya mates, by a funny hazard i bought a Padfone S2, the one with 64 GB, the 820 cpu, 20 mp camera...
had to send it in to asus as the phone chip is not recognized and the (brilliant) vids have no sound. it will cost me around 500 € in total (including purchase) with probably a new mainboard and a complete overhaul by asus europe, which i consider a fair deal for this tool, as i work with the padfone 2 since a few years. it runs with android 6 and still takes any challenges via w-lan, so i decided to invest as the padfone 2 is getting too slow with modern apps and websites to work fluently .
is there anyone here having this model and any informaton to share?

greetz from kassel, otto
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SparkyRih
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I have had all 3 of my A86 die, one of them I send in for a new main board, they said it would cost about €300,-, but since I liked the phone I approved... But than the news came: "Oh sorry, we don't have these boards anymore, we can't repair it"... So I got it back and bought a new second hand new Padfone Infinity... Which died, and I bought another one, which died the day I got it

Now I'm with the Zenfone 3...

I still have the very first "first generation Padfone", which still works great! (obviously it's way too slow for tasks nowadays though)...

I don't think there are many people who even have Padfone these days... This forum was pretty crowded in the days, but now it's lke a ghost town out here
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bikenbook
Sun Dec 24 2017, 01:59AM
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well, repaired paddy came right in time, dec.23rd @ noon. runs fine, just am wondering where i find a prog to connect it to the pc... as i´m fine with being old school, let´s look 4ward, apparently new mainboard, new battery, nice.
merry and blessed christmas to all of you, especially SparkyRih and the best wishes from german countryside

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SparkyRih
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You can just plug it into the computer, it will recognize it (might take a few seconds the first time though)...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you as well from The Netherlands
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abubasim
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There has been no news that there was a launch of the PadFone S2.

And if this was a developer version of an unreleased model then Asus would probably not accept to repair it.

What do you see in Settings->About, for example Model number?

I own a PadFone S bought about a year ago and can't really let go of it. I want to switch to another phone as I hate the camera, but losing tablet functionality and the thought of having to manage with only a phone's display makes me despair.

The camera's white balance and exposure is almost always perfect but that I can't adjust sharpening and noise reduction - to turn these off! - not even with third-party apps, makes me hate it.

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SparkyRih
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I also had a hard time of letting go of the Padfone, that's why I had 3 A86's, but after the last one died I was done with it... Never selling my first generation Padfone Even though it's way too slow nowadays, it's just simply awesome, even better than all its newer versions...

I love my Zenfone 3 Deluxe though, it's a big step up compared to the new Padfone Infinity, but I also have an Asus Transformer Book TX300 as a tablet, but I still do miss the 10" android tablt though...

I hope Asus, or anyone else comes back with a good solution... I invested in the "Superscreen" on Kickstarter, but I think that turned out to be a scam...
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abubasim
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I also owned the A86 before. Similar problems. First GPS stopped working, then the mainboard failed and there were no replacements available.

I must say that the PFS is both an upgrade and a downgrade from the A86: downgrade in build quality with the phone going from full metal jacket to smooth plastic back with chrome edges and the display station is slightly smaller and the USB port on it can't be used for anything except charging. But the quality of the display is much better, especially on the station. Very rich and natural colours. And this where the price difference is almost the double for the A86.

Right now I'm trying to get Qualcomm's SnapDragon Camera app working. The problem is that it requires Lollipop and rooting and the only root method I've found for LP is Kingroot which is now infested by malware.
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SparkyRih
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Maybe you can find something in here: http://download.schattorie.nl/padfoneclub/

It's just a complete mess of stuff that has been posted on this forum and in articles, but you might find something useful? It's my own server, and most of this stuff comes either from my own devices, or have been used on my devices...

There's a folder with root tools as well...
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