Received a new BV9000 Pro from GearBest. The phone came w/o the sim card tray, out of a sealed box. After 2 weeks of no response from GearBest, and an email from Blackveiw saying 'Sorry, we do not have any trays, contact the reseller', I just made the tray myself out of a piece of metal, and was able to, finally, set up the phone.
Within minutes, I discovered that there were several dead spots on the touchscreen. In Portrait mode, letters i and n of the virtual keyboard do not work. In landscape mode, other letters get affected. Tried different sizes, no effect, some letters always get affected. The screen seems to have a 'dull sound' in the middle, as opposed to the edges, as if the seal is incomplete. Tried to factory-reset following instructioins I found on the web (volume UP + power) and got a menu with 8-10 items in Chinese.
Is there a workaround this? Can I rotate the screen by 180 degs and hope there are no dead spots on the top part of the screen? By now, I have wasted so much time hack on this phone that I might as well keep it, too much hassle to ship it back.