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f it ain't broke, don't fix it!
I feared my Android phone's touchscreen suffered severe damage from using it in the rain, until I discovered that the 3-button navigation stopped working after an Android 12 security update (both in Nova launcher as well as in official Google Pixel launcher). Wasted time drying the unplugged phone and googling for repair options before finally wasting more time changing system settings back and forth, rebooting, changing system settings, rebooting, etc.
Remember those happy times before mobile phones have been invented, which of course I don't really want back either. I just want developers to stop breaking features that used to work. Regression testing outside the happy path, anyone? I mean, it's not a hacked maker project, it's a commercial phone that I bought and intend to use with the latest official software. Don't want to think about the next breaking changes that Android 13 might bring.

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  • 2
    Ew three button navigation lol
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    @Stuxnet are you team slide the edges to center too?
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    Reminds me of how a oneplus update broke the native app installer used for installing apps outside the playstore for certain oneplus phones.

    I am always astonish by how people manages to break existing stuff.
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    @jonas-w i have an iPhone now but the moment my Pixel got the Android 10 beta i switched to the pill based navigation they had at the time and i never once looked back.

    Gestures are legitimately light years better
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    Best break is when neither virtual buttons nor gestures work anymore. But I even feel a little grateful for the reminder not to rely on technology too much. A weekend with my phone switched off is not that bad at all (unless someone tries to call me).
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    @Stuxnet same tho. I still have my samsung s10+ this phone won't give up haha
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    To the manufacturer's defense, building an Android ROM with customizations is a difficult undertaking. However, they should've done proper testing, internal beta and public beta before final release to millions of devices.

    If this is OFW, chances are that you'll have more luck on XDA's custom ROMs to be honest. Still a kangfest for the most part that's populated by people who have no idea what they're doing in the lesser ROMs, but you'll quickly find what's got good reputation (LineageOS, Pixel Experience, SyberiaOS and such).
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    Hmmm everyone does mistakes.. dont judge them. What we can judge however is xiaomi for releasing some cheap phones where simple things as opening camera app leggs even after many updates. Glad im with samsung now
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    HMDs Nokias received Android 11 update and the phone stopped charging if you didn't reboot it (multiple times). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You had to charge it when it was turned off to guarantee proper charge . They literally programmatically fucked up the phone charging. Go figure.
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    I still think there must be something wrong with usability / user experience when it's so hard to tell if the touchscreen is broken or the software is buggy. In my case, it's probably both, as some small areas of the screen did become unresponsive. What sucks most about smartphones is how much everyone came to rely on them and expect you to have one which is turned on and working. Rent a bike? Need an app! Log in somewhere? Need 2FA. I just want to leave my phone turned off for a few days like in the good old days. There must be something wrong with the way we live.
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