DooGee X5 Max Pro £59.91 Sold by Fishingking and Fulfilled by Amazon ( Lightning Deal)
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DooGee X5 Max Pro £59.91 Sold by Fishingking and Fulfilled by Amazon ( Lightning Deal)

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Good price and I'm not sure you'd find it cheaper.

Hot from me.
hot from me also (_;)
C'mon, this is really cheap for a UK sourced phone. Hot.
Edited by: "compadre" 25th Apr 2017
Original Poster
I don't know whats wrong with these cold voting dingleberries
steveex

I don't know whats wrong with these cold voting dingleberries


I think you have supplied the answer in you post. Really weird on here, let's vote some Richmond sausages hot!!??
Doogee seem to have a reputation of sticking unwanted stuff on the phone, and there's no GPS.
No GPS? Fake news..
DingIs

Doogee seem to have a reputation of sticking unwanted stuff on the phone, … Doogee seem to have a reputation of sticking unwanted stuff on the phone, and there's no GPS.


Is that "no GPS", or "no GPS mentioned in listing"? Other credible sources state it has GPS.
I've bought one, hopefully I will be able to flash a custom rom onto. If not it will be returned to Amazon. I'm hoping the 4000mah battery will be decent.

From reading around this phone is riddled with malware, and will install apps without permission.
AndyRoyd

Is that "no GPS", or "no GPS mentioned in listing"? Other credible … Is that "no GPS", or "no GPS mentioned in listing"? Other credible sources state it has GPS.


Not getting into an argument but "that" link on Amazon shows no GPS, not exactly a good advert?
What else is incorrect?*

*rhetorical question.

Original Poster
Pft.
What sort of answer is that? Lets take the last purchase of white goods you made. Would you vote it the product/deal cold if one retailer left off some detail? Did it detract from your purchase?
Edited by: "steveex" 25th Apr 2017
Reviewer on Amazon says it's loaded with malware that sounds exactly what happened to my Cubot P9 a couple of years back.
mmmmmmm 1% meat Richmond goodness :-P

But seriously seems like a good price to me. HEAT
steveex

Pft.What sort of answer is that? Lets take the last purchase of white … Pft.What sort of answer is that? Lets take the last purchase of white goods you made. Would you vote it the product/deal cold if one retailer left off some detail? Did it detract from your purchase?


You misspelt Pfft.

"credible sources", if a retailer doesn't know his own product, no, I would not buy off him as god knows what else he has wrong.

Please do give me your expert opinion on crapware...
Original Poster
Semantics
steveex

Semantics


crapware, adware, malware, spyware, bloatware...

Which is your favourite term?
Original Poster
I'm sure i speak for the community when i say; thanks, thanks so much for your input here.
with Amazon you're really protected, so I think it's a great deal, not what you want? worried about bloatware? just send it back for a full refund
good deal
I have had the Doogee X5 Pro for ~6 months now and have been very happy with it. I've heard other members on here report that the X5 Max Pro has problems with malware, which if true is a shame as otherwise it looks even better than the X5 Pro.
3guesses

I have had the Doogee X5 Pro for ~6 months now and have been very happy … I have had the Doogee X5 Pro for ~6 months now and have been very happy with it. I've heard other members on here report that the X5 Max Pro has problems with malware, which if true is a shame as otherwise it looks even better than the X5 Pro.



​Yes, I looked at xda developers entry for this phone of which users found builtin malware in the firmware, where ads would popup daily and a firewall app helped to stop them but no one could trace the app responsible. Users complained to Doogee but subsequent firmware had same issue. That was last I heard.
Voted cold. Would advise caution with this specific model But you have Amazon Customer Support if anything wacky happens.
Suggest wait till X5 Max Pro users comment, they usually show up quick to confirm.
davening

Yes, I looked at xda developers entry for this phone of which users found … Yes, I looked at xda developers entry for this phone of which users found builtin malware in the firmware, where ads would popup daily and a firewall app helped to stop them but no one could trace the app responsible. Users complained to Doogee but subsequent firmware had same issue. That was last I heard.


Amazon Q&A on product page includes a user identifying com.android.snap & resolution amazon.co.uk/for…OYE
Phone does seem good for the money but will hang off for now.
Named it right with lightning deal, blink and you've missed it, expired
steveex

I don't know whats wrong with these cold voting dingleberries



It may be that they value phones with decent multi touch. This has issues, as does the last Doogee I owned. Great phones except for patchy multitouch. It made GPS software almost unusable.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 25th Apr 2017
I've just finished flashing mine. Now running Lineage 7.1.2.
themorgatron

I've just finished flashing mine. Now running Lineage 7.1.2.



​LineageOS?
I didnt see this in xda developers.
Please tell more on this and how it works and where you got it.
There was a LineageOS app but this wasnt it it either.
I ve voted cold and explained why but if I knew it worked well with LineageOS, I would have got one myself.
Hows LineageOS on it?
davening

LineageOS?I didnt see this in xda developers.Please tell more on this and … LineageOS?I didnt see this in xda developers.Please tell more on this and how it works and where you got it.There was a LineageOS app but this wasnt it it either.I ve voted cold and explained why but if I knew it worked well with LineageOS, I would have got one myself.Hows LineageOS on it?



There's a guide to install TWRP and root here.

Then lot's of custom roms can be found here or here.

It's not perfect - the stock camera app crashes occasionally, and so far I can't seem to get the flashlight to work. Otherwise it run's very quickly, with no dodgy ads or malware.

Edited by: "themorgatron" 26th Apr 2017
I went looking and found the needrom entries which you were referencing too.
With respect to official firmware, the malware and advertising seems to pop up
much later through wacky apps installed despite whatever setting in Security to disallow
external apps to be installed.
I looked in AmazonUK and saw other deals for this model at £68 if anyone else wants
to try to try themorgatron route. Sorry if I put anyone off but this would require some
technical ability.
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