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OxygenOS is Allegedly Data-mining Personally Identifiable Information for Analytics

While the OnePlus phones have a good reputation for their price and openness to development, the company itself has made some questionable decisions in the past with regards to how they handle user data. At the time, we discovered that OxygenOS would leak your device's IMEI onto the network while your device checks for an update....

OxygenOS 4.5.11 Update for OnePlus 5 Fixes YouTube Video Desync, Adds Notification Tone Customization, and more

When most OEMs release a new smartphone, we generally see a number of its first OTA updates focused on optimization and bug fixes. This has happened with the OnePlus 5 and its software is continuing to be worked on 4 months after it was released. We're currently seeing OxygenOS version 4.5.11 rolling out to Canadian...

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS 4.5 OTA For OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus has just announced the release of OxtgenOS 4.5 OTA for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The new update brings in a number of new additions to the stable OxygenOS for these devices, as well as various system stability and battery improvements. Lift up Display, a feature previously limited to the OxygenOS beta channel has...

OxygenOS Open Beta 24/15 Released For the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus has announced the release of OxygenOS Open Beta 24 and Open Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, respectively. Unlike the last update, which was loaded with a plethora of new features and UX improvements, this has a comparatively smaller changelog. Speaking of the changes, the new update brings in "Soft" screen calibration...

Why OnePlus is Still Succeeding with Developers and Enthusiasts

We all know OnePlus to be a brand that began its journey through controversy. The OnePlus One remained in the limelight not only for its hardware and price tag, but also for all the claims and tactics employed by OnePlus to ensure that the device became one of the most talked about smartphones in enthusiast...

Install the H2OS Boot Animation from the OnePlus 5 using a Magisk Module

Some users prefer various aspects of the H2OS software from OnePlus, which is offered in China, over the OxygenOS bundled on devices solded internationally. The H2OS boot animation, for instance, is quite aesthetically pleasing, so XDA Senior Member alukarulz has made it available for OnePlus 5 devices running OxygenOS, but it can also be installed on most...

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...

OnePlus Issues OxygenOS 4.5.6 Hotfix Update to Fix Reboot When Calling 911

We use our phones for a lot of things, and every once in a while, we use our phones as, well, phones. Most people probably hope they're never in a situation where they need to call an emergency number, but if you ever are, you'd expect your phone to call it without any issues. Yesterday, a...

OnePlus Brings its Weather App to the Google Play Store for Faster Updates (OxygenOS)

OnePlus's OxygenOS has received a number of great features since its inception, and one of those is the built-in weather app. It's never been very feature-rich compared to other weather applications, but the minimal UI and animations to match the current weather conditions have always kept me coming back to it whenever using OxygenOS on...

Turn Your OnePlus Phone’s Front Earpiece into a Speaker (OxygenOS)

These days, smartphone OEMs are getting a lot of things right. Displays are becoming crispier and brighter, processors are faster than ever, RAM counts are getting higher, and batteries are lasting longer even if they don't get much larger. However, one component that consistently gets placed on the back-burner is the external speaker. If you've got a...