x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • Update sent out to OnePlus One brings Android 4.4.4 and a bunch of fixes to the phone

Update sent out to OnePlus One brings Android 4.4.4 and a bunch of fixes to the phone

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

Update sent out to OnePlus One brings Android 4.4.4 and a bunch of fixes to the phone
An OTA update has been sent out to the OnePlus One, bringing Android 4.4.4 to the handset. To see if it has arrived on your handset, head over to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates. Considering the complaints that users have had with the phone, there are a number of fixes that ought to bring a smile to owners of the top-shelf handset.

The update brings a new feature called Clear Image for the camera, According to OnePlus, "Once you switch on the new Clear Image mode in the Camera app, nothing but awesomeness will be captured." Using algorithms, pictures are clearer, noise in low-light conditions is removed, and OnePlus says it adds detail to pictures that other cameras can't add.

Addressing the yellow tinting of the screen, the update adds a new, cooler calibration of the screen. Using the proximity sensor, the phone is now set so it won't switch displays while in your pocket. The touch keys are now illuminated better, and the overall stability of the handset is improved. Among the items fixed is one that prevented vibrations from being deactivated during "quiet hours." Another fix takes care of the bug that led the phone to refuse to update song info on the lock screen.

Also fixed is the volume of the microphone in "voice recorder," the failure of "Ok Google" to start Google Search and the failure of the "O" gesture to start the camera. Repaired is an issue that would put up the wrong sized wallpaper on the screen.

The update might take some time to reach you, so don't panic if it doesn't come right away. Hopefully, this update will solve the issues that have had a number of the phone's owners unhappy with the manufacturer's response to these problems.


Thanks for the tip!

source: TuttoAndroid.net

30 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 11 Aug 2014, 10:53

1. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


they are quick to update

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:11 8

6. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Of course you can update quickly when you've only made/sold a half dozen phones

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:53 3

10. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have had 7 invites till now that's more than half a dozen...lol...
1 as a storm of invite winner
+ 5 shareable invites
+1 today (may be my member number is next up)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 12:42

13. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Could you give me an invite? :)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:22

16. asmello44 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


would i be able to have one please if you don't mind ofcourse

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:32

17. violentsushi (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


Can you provide me a invitation?

email violentsushi@gmail.com

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 22:47

25. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Folks, 6 of those Invites I had in past few weeks (not right now). I got one today, which my colleague has already used!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 22:55

27. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


lol... This phone is not for everybody

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:37 2

29. Legnaldo (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I was bitter once. Then I got my invite and received the phone. How quickly my feelings changed once I got my hands on this rare device.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 17:53

30. bigcjm (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


dont you just enjoy reading people complain about the invite system now. Im loving it. Waiting 4 months was worth it.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 10:54

2. jerrycutshaw (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


If anyone gets this update please provide feedback on the camera's improvements. I have a OnePlus One that I haven't opened that will be sold on Ebay unless the camera is improved. With the Sony MX214 under the hood I can think of no reason why it shouldn't be as good as or better than the Xperia and S5 cameras.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:06

4. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I find the camera to be pretty good already. I will let you know though once I can update.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 20:35

23. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Seems to take better pictures in lower light. Don't notice much difference in good lighting, but I already found it to be good in those circumstances.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 15:07

19. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Running 4.4.2 on One+1 64GB phone... Camera is already great... Now have to flash Stock recovery again to get 4.4.4 OTA to check the further improvement in camera...

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 15:26

20. housry23 (Posts: 130; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


You can update with a custom recovery. Go into Developer Settings and uncheck the update CM recovery option and you can take OTA's with TWRP or CWM. I've done it and I can confirm it works.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:06

3. jackwins (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


DOPE!!! I just checked my OPO and no update yet.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:07

5. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


No update for me yet, but I can't wait. It sounds like an awesome one.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:19 6

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Invite to update?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:34 1

8. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I'm moving on with better phones that i can buy from day 1. Not waiting to get invite.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 12:48

14. zinger69 (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Exactly! Would love to get one but I'm not jumping through hoops for an invite.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:44 3

9. Scarambay (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I'm looking forward to this phone in India. Although Xiaomi Mi3 is available at a lower price than this is going to be, its camera isn't anything to write home about. From what I have seen this one's still image quality and 4K video recording capabilities are on par with Galaxy S5.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 12:11

12. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


You have to keep waiting till december or next year.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:54

11. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Oh yeah! Can't wait for this update :D

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:13

15. p51d007 (Posts: 266; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


How long will it take to update 50,000 international devices? That's about the extent of the number in the wild. Checked mine last night (USA), no update. It's in the box because I like the Huawei Ascend Mate2 better. Bigger screen ;)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:37 1

18. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I have note 3 with Verizon and still with 4.4.2 and this phone already got 4.4.4 Shame on Samsung and of course Verizon.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 15:27

21. housry23 (Posts: 130; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Android Police has the OTA if you want to download and sideload it using ADB.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 20:27

22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'd rather pay the extra and get the much better prestige material oppo7.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 20:51

24. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Update for a ghost?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 22:48

26. rakesh_stranger (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Just received OTA update here in INDIA on my OPO,
Can't wait to experience it.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:36

28. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I received the OTA update on my phone a couple of hours ago, here in California. So far, I tried some of the fixes like the circle gesture to start the camera (finally works reliably) and testing Google Now ("OK Google") and it seems to have fixed them. Thanks OnePlus!

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories