ONEPLUS 3 Posts on XDA

How to Double the WiFi Speed of your OnePlus 3/3T (Under Certain Conditions)

When tweaking the software of a new smartphone, sometimes companies have to make decisions that they feel will be in the best interest of the majority of their customers. Sometimes those decisions are ill-advised, and are fixed in OTA updates after they are pointed out. Other times there's a legitimate reason why the default settings are...

OnePlus 3/3T Retrospective: Why I Can’t Put Down the Most Popular Device on XDA Right Now

It’s no secret that XDA users are fond of the OnePlus 3 and 3T, in particular their hardware and tinkering potential. The excitement goes beyond the image of the company that provides it, as OnePlus has been (often rightly) caught under fire by the community multiple times due to questionable decisions. These aren’t few either, and as Editor...

[Update: Second Vulnerability Patched] Two Critical OnePlus 3/3T Bootloader Security Flaws Discovered, One Patched and Other being Addressed

Before entering the wonderful world of Android rooting, custom ROMs, kernels, and other modifications, you first have to unlock the bootloader on your device. On some devices (especially carrier branded ones), this poses a problem as users have to deal with significant technical hurdles before they can unlock the bootloader. Other devices such as Huawei phones...

Home is Where Xposed Is: The Modules That Keep my OnePlus 3 on Marshmallow

Earlier in the week, we brought to you a news update on the current status of Xposed for Nougat. Long story short, Xposed for Nougat is still in the works, and the project will take a while due to the behind-the-scenes changes that Nougat introduced. So while that situation unfolds at its own pace, there are some...

Benchmark Cheating Strikes Back: How OnePlus and Others Got Caught Red-Handed, and What They’ve Done About it

A few years ago there was a considerable uproar, when numerous major manufacturers were caught cheating on benchmarks. OEMs of all sizes (including Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG) took part in this arms race of attempting to fool users without getting caught, but thankfully they eventually stopped their benchmark cheating after some frank discussions with...

Opinion: The OnePlus 3 and Other 2016 Devices Stand to Benefit from a Held Up & Held Back Snapdragon 835

The recent wave of reports regarding the fate of Snapdragon 835 devices seem to point at a slight delay in the arrival of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest. Furthermore, we now know a few big devices coming our way at MWC are launching with last year's Snapdragon 821. There is nothing wrong with the Snapdragon 821 -- in...

OnePlus Releases Android Nougat Kernel Sources for the OnePlus 3/3T

On the heels of the OxygenOS 4.0.2 release for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has released kernel sources for Android Nougat for the devices. This move follows the growing requests of users and developers alike on social media and forums, along with our own request to OnePlus to comply with the GPL V2...

OnePlus: OxygenOS 4.0 Doesn’t Use a Debug Kernel

Some people have felt that OnePlus rushed out their official Nougat OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T just to meet the deadline they set for their customers. Recently, there was a vulnerability that was discovered which let you to change SELinux to permissive mode with a simple Fastboot command. Then someone found...

XDA-Developers Urges OnePlus to Comply with GPLv2 and Release Kernel Sources

While XDA-Developers, and a large sector of its user base, have been routinely impressed by OnePlus’ commitment to supporting the developer community, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of kernel sources for the OnePlus 3/3T since the release of Android Nougat on December 31, 2016. OnePlus has not provided such sources even though they’ve already rolled...

OnePlus Assures Fix for OnePlus 3/3T Bootloader Vulnerability in Next OTA

Just yesterday, we highlighted a bootloader vulnerability that affected the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. This vulnerability made use of the fastboot mode on the device to toggle SELinux status from Enforcing to Permissive. This state toggle can be done on both bootloader locked and bootloader unlocked devices. The issue was further complicated by the absence...

OnePlus 3/3T Bootloader Vulnerability Allows Changing of SELinux to Permissive Mode in Fastboot

The OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are among the best phones you can purchase right now. While the upcoming flagships of 2017 are yet to be revealed to consumers, in their absence the OnePlus 3/3T dominate real world performance at an affordable price. But, if we are to be fair in assessing the device, we need to...

Dissecting Performance: A Look at What Makes the OnePlus 3 & 3T Excellent Real-World Performers

To Android enthusiasts, speed matters -- we recognize we use our phones for hours upon hours every day, often in quick and short bursts, and we want the best out of our time and often-expensive flagships. Surprisingly enough, it’s some of the least expensive flagships that perform the best in the real world -- we are talking...