HeyMelody app by OnePlus provides OTA updates for OnePlus and OPPO earbuds on other Android devices
OnePlus recently made its first fully wireless earbuds, called the OnePlus Buds. We’ve reviewed them, and they’re amazing for the price. These were followed up with the OnePlus Buds Z, which provide a more affordable option. OnePlus hopes that you use these accessories with their phones, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t work with other phones. However, features become a little limited, as you need the OnePlus Buds app for certain features such as delivering firmware updates. OnePlus had mentioned that it was working on another app to bring these features to non-OnePlus phones, and now it has delivered. The new HeyMelody app helps users of OnePlus and OPPO earbuds receive firmware updates for their wearables.
The OnePlus Buds app is needed to download and install firmware updates on the OnePlus Buds and Buds Z. The catch here is that the app is only officially available to install on OnePlus devices, specifically those older than the OnePlus 6. If you have the OnePlus 5T or older OnePlus smartphone, or if you have a smartphone from a different OEM, you are stuck with the firmware and features your wearable shipped with. HeyMelody by OnePlus fixes this situation.
HeyMelody is published by OnePlus on the Play Store for the Buds and Buds Z, but it also provides OTA updates services for OPPO Enco W51 earbuds and the OPPO Enco X earbuds. The app displays the battery levels of the left and right earbuds, and that of the charging case. The primary purpose of the app is to deliver OTA firmware updates to these earphones.
HeyMelody comes with a minimum API level requirement of 23 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), and shows up on the Google Play Store for installation on devices the OnePlus 3T and several non-OnePlus devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, Mi A3, Realme 7 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy M31s. If you have recent earbuds from OnePlus or OPPO, this might be a handy app to keep around.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username for the tip and screenshots!