Welcome UMi Plus Beta Testers! - READ THIS FIRST!!!

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Welcome UMi Plus Beta Testers! - READ THIS FIRST!!!

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Dear Beta Testers,

Congratulations for your participation in UMi's first beta testing program and thank you for your interest.
As members of this special group, you are able to access this section of the UMi Communiy Forum, to download its contents and to post your own thoughts.
Each beta ROM version will be provided in new, highlighted threads with the version name in the title. A such thread will be open for new posts until the issuance of the next beta release. The old threads will still be available for reading and downloading.
Before starting your testing job, please get through once again the information below.
May you have a nice time at work!


Desclaimer
Please note, experimenting with the system software of your phone may permanently brick it driving to lose your warranty. Important! Retailers are not obligated to deal in warranty with devices ruined by overwriting the system software by the user. Once you have made your smartphone useless by bad flashing and you are not able to recover its factory state, you are not allowed to request your seller to repair or replace your device for free of charge. Furthermore, UMi is not responisible for any damages or data loss caused by flashing a beta ROM provided in the beta secetion of this forum. The software contents provided in the beta section are made or approved by UMi but they do not make the official parts of the device that was sold by your retailer. If the hardware of your UMi Plus smartphone gets damaged due to the bad working of an unofficial software, only reflashing the stock ROM will not reinstate the warranty status of your device.
YOU ARE WARNED!

Beside the obvious risks, theoretically you can anytime go back to a stock Marshmallow ROM by flashing it with SP Flash Tool, even if you've completely bricked your phone. That is also the process you have to do in case if you decide to leave the beta program.

Benefits of being a beta tester at UMi:
  • You can try out yourself as a developer, what can be a unique challange to anybody who has interests to infomatics and mobile technology.
  • You can enjoy the Android Nougat experience sooner than anybody else who uses a Chinese smartphone. Your friends will envy you.
  • You have the chance to customize your phone in an official stock software - if you have good and feasible ideas, they will be added to the final release.
  • +1:  As the most enthusiastic and smartest tester you will be eligible to be chosen as the one who receives a nice gift from UMi for free of charge.

Requirements:
  • You have to be the owner of at least one piece of UMi Plus smartphone. We do not supply our testers with free devices.
  • You have to have a stable working desktop or notebook PC with at least 4GB RAM installed and running a variant of a 64-bit Windows 10 system. To use older or 32-bit Windows systems are not allowed.
  • You must be a skilled user of MediaTek's SP Flash Tool. Testers asking about how to work with SPFT and how to install the needed drivers will be ignored.
  • You must be familiar with the MTK EngineeringMode at a user level. For example If we request you to run the YGPS app or to set your phone to 4G band only, do not ask us how to do that.
  • The beta releases will be provided in SP Flash Tool compatible format only. No OTA or recovery updates will be available. As a beta tester you are obliged to flash every release as a clean installation by choosing the 'Firmware Upgrade' option in the flasher app. When updating to a new beta version, you are not allowed to keep your old user data, the userdata partition always have to be overwritten by the one contained in the ROM package. If that turns out (proven), you reported an issue caused by the user data created in an older release, your further posts will be ignored.
  • As a beta tester, you can read and write threads and posts in the beta test section without any limitation but only the highlighted threads containing the resources of the beta ROM will be monitored by the UMi staff.
  • As a beta tester we expect from you to frequently report the issues you found and your well considered suggestions about possibly useful improvements.
  • Please not only write but also read the forum to avoid repeated reports of the same issues. Beta testers who obvioulsy never read the posts of other testers, just post their own ones will be banned from the beta testing program. This is a team work, so we have to cooperate with each other.


Recommendations for the testers:

  • You should use your test device as your everyday smartphone, carrying it with you all day.
  • Install the apps that you normally use but avoid to install apps with uncertain origin. Install apps only from the Google Play Store.
  • After flashing a new version, test the basic functions before installing your own apps.
  • Prepare with at least one redundant USB cable and computer to always be able to flash your phone.
  • Never let the battery to be discharged under 10%, except if that is your intention (for testing purpose) and the discharging process is continuously monitored by you.
  • Always charge the battery to at least 50% before flashing.
  • In the beta test section you will be able to open new threads to discuss your thoughts and issues, even such problems that are not allowed to complain in the main thread - see the requirements above. However, those threads will not be monitored by UMi, except for moderation.
  • Please report your issues and suggestions briefly in the ROM's thread. Each new beta version will open a new thread while the older threads will be closed for further posts.
  • That is not a requirement but we highly appreciate if you find not only an issue but also its source as well. A such user definitely can be the winner of our reward.


That's all. Thank you for your interest and I'm looking to seeing you in the UMi Plus Android 7.0 beta test program as our appreciated workmate.


Yours sincerely,
Ben @ UMi

UPDATE!This beta program has been finished. You can find the first final release here: http://community.umidigi.com/thread-5751-1-1.html

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Post time 2016-11-6 20:49:34 | Show all posts
Please add me to the beta tester for Umi super
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r.king35 replied at 2016-11-6 20:49
Please add me to the beta tester for Umi super

Hi,

You don't need that, the resources are available for everybody. Just before you start, please read carefully the information here.

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Post time 2016-12-13 15:56:46 | Show all posts
Hi Ben, any idea when we can get hold of the developer beta test version for the Umi super please, I know a lot of people are asking.
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r.king35 replied at 2016-12-13 15:56
Hi Ben, any idea when we can get hold of the developer beta test version for the Umi super please, I ...

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