ONEPLUS Posts on XDA

OnePlus 3T Gaming Analysis & Review: The Phone to Beat in 2017

When I reviewed the OnePlus 3T, I lightly touched upon its gaming performance, noting that it was similar to what I found on the OnePlus 3. Since then, a few factors have led me to properly test the gaming performance of this device, with the results of my analysis published below. With 2017 flagships fast approaching, I...

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 XDA Unified Development Subforum Incoming

Over the past several months, following the release of the OnePlus 3T, a growing number of OnePlus 3 and 3T developers have chosen to unify development of ROMs, kernels, custom recoveries, and all other projects for both devices. We are planning to create unified development subforums for the OnePlus 3 and 3T for a single, shared hub of ROMs...

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...

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...

OxygenOS 4.0.2 and New Open Betas Released for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Following closely on the heels of their last two updates mere weeks ago, OnePlus has begun rolling out incremental updates to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T. These updates are rolling out to both the official and beta channels for OP3/3T owners. All users should begin to see the update become available over the next...

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...