ONEPLUS 5 Posts on XDA

The OnePlus App Locker Feature Can Be Easily Bypassed

The software flavor found on OnePlus phones is known as OxygenOS. It adds a couple of nifty feature on top of stock Android without deviating too far from what you would expect on a Google device. I recently started using the OnePlus 5 as a daily driver myself, and despite the controversies I think it's...

The OnePlus 5 Has Twice As Many Media Volume Steps As Other Phones

Any application that plays music, videos, podcasts, or game audio uses the media audio stream to control its volume level. By default, nearly every Android device uses 15 steps for media volume. Unfortunately, this often results in the volume level still being far too high at the lower levels. There are some apps out there that...

Despite the Controversies, the OnePlus 5 is a Proper Successor in an Increasingly Disappointing 2017

Earlier this year, I came to the realization that the OnePlus 5 was looking to be my most anticipated release of 2017. Despite having owned and reviewed the predecessors of this years’ U11, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel XL 2 and other flagships, it was the successor to the OnePlus 3 & 3T - my daily...

It Looks like the Moto Z2 Force also has “Jelly Scrolling”, Inverted Refresh Direction

Just over a month ago, the OnePlus 5 burst onto the scene with a storm of controversy. From the unexpected quality of the cameras, to the benchmark enhancing passing straight through the infamous and uncommon "jelly scrolling" issue, supposedly caused by the device's screen being mounted upside down. If our Moto Z2 Force unit is...

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

OnePlus Launches Soft Gold Variant of the OnePlus 5 [Hands On Pictures Inside]

After riding high on the success of its previous flagships, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, OnePlus had launched the new OnePlus 5 in June this year. The new flagship featured upgrades in several key areas, which meant that the device could still prove to be a worthy option to all those looking for a...

OnePlus Announces Open Beta 21/12 for the OnePlus 3/3T with “Parallel Apps” Feature, Oxygen 4.5.8 for OnePlus 5

OnePlus is very busy this morning with a number of announcements happening for their three most popular devices. Earlier this week we told you about a new OxygenOS update that was being rolled out for the OnePlus 5. This update brought your device up to OxygenOS version 4.5.7 and it included a highly anticipated feature...

OxygenOS v4.5.7 for the OnePlus 5 Adds EIS for 4K Video, July Security Patches and More

The latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus has received a handful of software updates since it has been released. The latest and most vital update fixed the 911 emergency calling issue that some people were experiencing and now the company is rolling out a new one. While this new OTA update for the OnePlus 5 does...

Win a OnePlus 5 (8GB RAM Model)

We've got an 8GB RAM Midnight Black OnePlus 5 to giveaway. That's the top-end model with 128GB of storage for all of your file-saving needs. Just use the below contest widget to enter, or check out our OnePlus 5 forums to see what people are saying about the device. We're giving away the A5000 model,...

OnePlus is Rumored to Use Energy Aware Scheduling in a Future OnePlus 5 Update

A lot about how our smartphone performs in regards to both battery life and performance is a consequence of the phone's kernel. This is a big reason why custom kernels are so popular on XDA, as they can be optimized toward battery life, performance or a balance of both. While the ROM itself and apps...

Slim7 from SlimROMs is Now Available for the OnePlus 5

OnePlus devices have a lot of community developer activity here at XDA and the OnePlus 5 custom ROM scene isn't any different. Slim7 from SlimROMs is now available on the device thanks to XDA Recognized Developer martinusbe and the entire SlimROMs team. This OnePlus 5 custom ROM is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with the...

Snapdragon Gallery Gets Ported to the OnePlus 5

We recently saw a couple of Snapdragon audio applications ported to the OnePlus 5 and now XDA Senior Member oF2pks is at it again. This time they have ported the Snapdragon Gallery application so that it works as it should for the new OnePlus flagship. This gallery application has its own Audio+ (FX) built into it as well...