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OnePlus 3 update does more harm than good

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OnePlus 3 update does more harm than good
The OnePlus 3 is in the middle of receiving an update that exterminates a nasty auto-restart bug. The 26MB file also improves call quality. The official changelog mentions things like "various fixes and carrier optimizations." But the problem is that the update, while fixing some issues, doesn't fix others and even creates new ones.

For example, OnePlus 3 users who have installed the update are now saying that it prevents Android Pay from working. Additionally, the front-facing camera's auto focus remains broken, and Doze continues to break notifications; since the August security patch is not part of the update, the Quadrooter vulnerabilities remain a possible threat to OnePlus 3 users.

One issue that more than one user has been complaining about is the phone's propensity to drop from a 4G LTE signal to a 3G and then a 2G signal rather quickly. There is a solution. You can lock in an LTE signal on your phone by opening the dialer, tapping on   *#*#4636#*#* and opening Phone Information. Click on Preferred network type and select LTE only. This workaround isn't helping everyone, so hopefully another update will soon be on the way.

This update sent to OnePlus 3 users is doing more harm than good

This update sent to OnePlus 3 users is doing more harm than good


source: OnePlus

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posted on 13 Aug 2016, 16:12 14

1. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1923; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Bad after sales services.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 17:13 18

5. ashrafalhujaili (Posts: 73; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


this phone got a big hype from every reviewer i have been watching and reading for, but in the reality, it's more of a garbage rather than a usable phone..
i hope the hype for this company will go away after these problems and slow solutions for them ..

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:16 6

14. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


ohk its good quality of garbage in your area buddy!! in here garbage is lot worse, op3 rocks.

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 00:21

24. w1000i (Posts: 114; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


One Plus one was garbage from day, too many software and hardware issue, I replace the LCD 4 times and the software has many bugs,

And oneplus 3 in the same route.

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 10:21 3

40. ebilcake (Posts: 899; Member since: 16 Jul 2016)


I still have a OnePlus One, still going strong after 3 years.

No hardware issue at all and still receiving updates.

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 04:35

34. willywanta (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


well said sir

posted on 16 Aug 2016, 11:12

56. drdaly (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Come on U don't know anything about the phone to say its a garbage !!
If U like certain brand its Ur own choice, but never tell lies on something U didn't even use

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 18:52 13

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


The flaw of many Chinese based OEMs. Bad Software issues.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:10 6

9. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


try miui

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 20:54 2

21. WPX00 (Posts: 456; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


OnePlus is better than most in this area: mostly stock Android with some customizations, and slow updates. They've been trying to speed up I guess after all the s**t the OnePlus 2 got for getting its OxygenOS Marshmallow update AFTER the One got its update from Cyanogen.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 16:17 9

2. kevinhope5 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


Samsung is slow with updates blah blah blah!

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:14

13. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


after s7/edge sales profit! speed will increase!. maybe

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 00:23 1

25. w1000i (Posts: 114; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Kid, there sale profit was strong from s1, and that did not change any thing

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 00:57

28. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


Ok baby

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 16:40 5

3. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 525; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


OP3 has been a disaster since it began receiving updates. I think PA should revisit this phone and adjust it's score to a more proper 8.3 while a comparable piece of hardware - the LG G5 probably actually deserved the 8.7 that this phone got.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:11 3

10. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


not gonna happen!!

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 16:44 8

4. Subie (Posts: 1311; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Phones are so complex now, it just goes to show that proper software development and continued support from the OEMs is critical to the overall experience.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:14

12. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


sometimes you can have the cyanogen inc. to save your ass!!

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 18:59 6

7. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


You get what you pay for, hardware might be great but the company needs to cut costs somewhere to sell the phone that cheap and make money.

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:13 2

11. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


hey buddy! no phone costs more than 380$ !! s7 was like 225-250$ add the good software for 100$ and its close to 350-380$ !!

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:56 4

16. kiko007 (Posts: 5075; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


These businesses have to make a profit Barney, otherwise they won't last long. Samsung excels because they make enough money to keep supporting their devices. The 1+X still hasn't received MM....care to guess why?

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 20:14 9

17. keithtae (Posts: 536; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


And I believe you don't know R&D exist.

Can some companies spent ridiculous amount in R&D and expect to cover that cost too. Heard of R&D? Or you have only been thinking about how much metal cost? Shallow mind?

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 01:02

30. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


There is not much of innovation buddy! Screw R&D! Time for some hololens

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:09 2

8. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


rooted it installed cyanogen! and my op3 just rocks!!

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 19:28 2

15. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 525; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


OnePlus3+3+3+3+3+3 = OnePlus666

https://postimg.org/image/7ilpk2yqn/

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 20:35 1

18. aznhachi (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Apr 2016)


oh boi

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 20:35

19. Ironboned (Posts: 64; Member since: 16 Jun 2016)


One plus is really bulls**t, I bought a OnePlus one and I'm really really unsatisfied with that junk

posted on 14 Aug 2016, 10:08

39. ebilcake (Posts: 899; Member since: 16 Jul 2016)


OnePlus One just a great device, I still have mine as a backup and it's still going strong an receiving software updates

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 20:35

20. iqjumpuw (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


This phone is so buggy. It's almost impossible to talk to my friend who has this phone. Dropped calls, loosing LTE signal (this sucks when he's using VoLTE), randomly rebooting to name a few. You really do get what you pay for. Such a shame. Great hardware wasted...

posted on 13 Aug 2016, 21:53

22. vijay.alapati (Posts: 181; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


What you pay is what you get ‚úč

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