Has anybody managed to get /dev/spidev1.0 working on the latest release ?

I been trying to get a spi display working and i can see data going to the display
I can see the CS go low and i can see clocks but i do not see data from the display.
Just trying to read status registers here.

so I decide to test the hardware with no display

I grab jumper the SO and SI pins ( P9-29 and P9-30 ) and no data returned I would think that the output should look like what is described here