OPPO Posts on XDA

Be Warned: Despite Acknowledging the Issue, OnePlus is still Leaking your IMEI when you Check for Updates

The OnePlus One was one of the first Android smartphones that proved that consumers didn't need to shell out $600+ for a flagship experience. In other words, even at a lower price point you should never settle for purchasing an inferior product. I can still remember the hype surrounding the specification reveal for the OnePlus One...

Opinion: Smaller Brands Might Offer Clones, but They also Maximize Niches

When you hear names such as Elephone, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Gionee, Infinix, TECNO, Meizu, Oppo etc. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you see them as those Chinese phone brands that make low priced smartphones? Do you see them as "experts" at cloning (a dubious virtue, admittedly) smartphones from the more-popular...

Oppo Presents Two Mid-Range Models — R9 And R9 Plus

A couple of years ago, the Oppo brand stood out through a decent custom ROM community. Things were transparent and Oppo was quite good at providing GPL-mandated sources. Unfortunately not everything is as great as it was and sources are often outdated. Hopefully that trend will be reverted with two new devices of the Chinese manufacturer have...

Deceitful Black Borders Around Screens Need to Go

Let me set the scene for you. You’ve just gotten home after purchasing a new phone. The static electricity makes the plastic bag cling, with an almost supernatural will, to the box. You run your fingers over the embossed letters as you open it. The plastic is carefully peeled back as you reveal the phone...

OPPO’s AOSP ROM: Interview About a Delightful OPPOrtunity

At the Big Android Barbecue 2015, we had the pleasure of checking out OPPO's latest efforts in ROM making -- an AOSP ROM that sits in stark contrast with their traditional software offerings. With said AOSP ROM, OPPO aims to provide the software that power users, enthusiasts and developers around the world would love on OPPO...

Oppo Releases ColorOS for the Find 5… Poorly

Almost every OEM has taken the liberty of creating its own incarnation of the Android OS. While some ROMs are simply better than others, we aren't here today to discuss the quality of Sense UI, TouchWiz, or even EmotionUI. These ROMs are ultimately (and sometimes loosely) based on AOSP. They are also developed by professionals who put...

Oppo Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

2013 was a big year for Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Early in the year they became the first Chinese OEM to honor their obligations to the Linux kernel source by posting their GPLv2-licensed kernel for the Find5. Then they freely and willingly opened up to the developer community through a partnership with XDA, which ultimately led to CM's...