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[Help Thread] [OFFICIAL] Gan 356i discussion / software updates / issues report

jessecuster

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Hi. I recently got a 356i and its not reading the colors correctly, right now I am white up, red front left,blue font right, the app is saying its orange left and green right. I have tried the app reset, I have tried using the photo reset, and I have tried the color wheel and nothing is correcting it. The cube is basically worthless.
 

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Hi. I recently got a 356i and its not reading the colors correctly, right now I am white up, red front left,blue font right, the app is saying its orange left and green right. I have tried the app reset, I have tried using the photo reset, and I have tried the color wheel and nothing is correcting it. The cube is basically worthless.

I'm confused as to what you're detailing. Could you provide pictures?
 

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Hey, I still own Gan 356i v1, and I consider buying v2.
Two questions:
What improvements Gan 356 v2 has over v1?
Is this legit seller of v2 version, or he just sells v1?

Thanks in advance!
Not sure about other questions, but definitely don’t buy from there I think
 

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Hey, I still own Gan 356i v1, and I consider buying v2.
Two questions:
What improvements Gan 356 v2 has over v1?
Is this legit seller of v2 version, or he just sells v1?

Thanks in advance!
Honestly, I tried v1 on comp while ago, and I have v2. I can't see any big differences, and if You have v1, I wouldn't recommand buying v2. Buying cubes on Aliexpress is lottery. If You still want to buy it, I would recommand this store: http://www.ziicube.com/Exponent/3x3x3/GAN356i2
 

HoshiYamazaki

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I bought cube from Cubicle despite living in Poland with payment of additional 15 USD but I can resist that.

Honestly, I tried v1 on comp while ago, and I have v2. I can't see any big differences, and if You have v1, I wouldn't recommand buying v2. Buying cubes on Aliexpress is lottery. If You still want to buy it, I would recommand this store: http://www.ziicube.com/Exponent/3x3x3/GAN356i2

Collecting cubes is kinda my hobby and I'm employed now, so I don't think this is so "much waste of money" for me. I own now 70 rubiks cube at home.

The advantage is really better battery life (I suppose GAN reworked some of the sleep system in the 356i CPU), so instead of being able to stand idle for day/two it can stay for 60 days. And it lasts an bit longer (50% more time I heard?).


I only hope GAN will finally get app to better state, the price of cube is high and I understand costs of employment of certain peoples and low sales of 356i but... meh.
 

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Collecting cubes is kinda my hobby and I'm employed now, so I don't think this is so "much waste of money" for me. I own now 70 rubiks cube at home.
Yeah, if you are collecting cubes it is nice then, you can always use one of them - even if other one is recharging. I'm also collector (over 110 cubes, and also from Poland). I think that both v1 and v2 are pretty nice addition to collection.
 

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I recently got the 356i play, not realising it was without the gyro (it being called 356i also made this unclear) it was disappointing but might not have been quite so bad if I could at least reorient the cube in the software... It seems possible to revolve it keeping white side up but I can't reorient it.

Also when I replay my solves often I am looking at them side on and all the moves have become B and L instead of U and R. Can the ability to turn the cube be added on the replays or am I missing something?
 

Nebilam

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I recently bought the GAN 356i v2 at an online speedcube shop. Because there was a problem with the charging, I've sent it back. The online shop then replaced the core parts of the cube and sent it back to me. However, I have the suspicion that they have put a v1 core inside now. When I asked the shop about this, they told me that there is no such thing as a V2.

What I would like to know is, how can I tell for sure that the inner core is v1 instead of v2? Does anyone know how to find this out?

Btw. the 'repaired' cube does not light up when charging. To connect the cube via bluetooth to my smartphone, I have to shake it 5 times instead of U U'.
 

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I recently bought the GAN 356i v2 at an online speedcube shop. Because there was a problem with the charging, I've sent it back. The online shop then replaced the core parts of the cube and sent it back to me. However, I have the suspicion that they have put a v1 core inside now. When I asked the shop about this, they told me that there is no such thing as a V2.

What I would like to know is, how can I tell for sure that the inner core is v1 instead of v2? Does anyone know how to find this out?

Btw. the 'repaired' cube does not light up when charging. To connect the cube via bluetooth to my smartphone, I have to shake it 5 times instead of U U'.

You should probably never do business with that shop again. V2 core is white while V1 is black. They made it partly translucent to add the charging light. V2 is on the right, V1 on the left:

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You can also use cubeast.com to verify. When you connect to a new device there it'll display the cube version.
 

Nebilam

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You can also use cubeast.com to verify. When you connect to a new device there it'll display the cube version.

Thank you for the advice! Where exactly do you see the cube version on cubeast.com. I tried it and it only says that my model is GAN356i (International), (see picture below). Does that mean it is the v1?

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Thank you for the advice! Where exactly do you see the cube version on cubeast.com. I tried it and it only says that my model is GAN356i (International), (see picture below). Does that mean it is the v1?

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Yes, that's version 1. Version 1 had 2 releases, one for the Chinese market and one for the international market. You have the second release. Anyway, it's not version 2 :/
 

Nebilam

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Yes, that's version 1. Version 1 had 2 releases, one for the Chinese market and one for the international market. You have the second release. Anyway, it's not version 2 :/

Thank you! Cool site btw! Didn't know it yet.
 

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Still waiting for a response...

How do I get it to playback my solve with the cross at the bottom of the cube so it's possible to see what I was doing and have the solve algorythms using U and R moves?

Also would be good if I could export the replay.
 

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Still waiting for a response...

How do I get it to playback my solve with the cross at the bottom of the cube so it's possible to see what I was doing and have the solve algorythms using U and R moves?

Also would be good if I could export the replay.
Not sure... Have you looked up this question too? Others may have asked as well and gotten an answer
 
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