OnePlus 3 update does more harm than good

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.


source: OnePlus

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57 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bad after sales services.

5. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 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 ..

14. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

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

24. w1000i

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

40. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I still have a OnePlus One, still going strong after 3 years. No hardware issue at all and still receiving updates.

34. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

well said sir

56. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 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

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

try miui

21. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

2. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Samsung is slow with updates blah blah blah!

13. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

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

25. w1000i

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

28. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Ok baby

3. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

not gonna happen!!

4. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

12. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

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

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1549; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

11. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 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$ !!

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 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?

17. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

30. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

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

8. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

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

15. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

OnePlus3+3+3+3+3+3 = OnePlus666 https://postimg.org/image/7ilpk2yqn/

18. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

oh boi

19. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

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

39. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

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

20. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 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...

22. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

What you pay is what you get ✋

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