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OnePlus offers new build of OxygenOS to protect OnePlus One users from Stagefright

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OnePlus offers new build of OxygenOS to protect OnePlus One users from Stagefright
Smartphone manufacturers and carriers have been rushing to send out software updates to repair the Stagefright exploit. Stagefright uses a malicious MMS to take control of parts of your phone, allowing your personal data to be stolen. More specifically, the exploit uses code found in the Android multimedia library that has been around since the days of Froyo. It is estimated that 95% of active Android handsets are vulnerable. That number has been slowly declining as more and more phones are being updated with a patch that prevents the Stagefright exploit from taking over.

Today, OnePlus has released a software update for its OxygenOS that allows users to flash version 1.0.2 to OnePlus One units. While the update doesn't mess with your personal files, it probably is a good idea to backup your data before installing it. Head over to the sourcelink to click on the OnePlus forum site that contains the links to the software update.

You should also take the time to read the Installation Guide offered by OnePlus on the same web page. Even if you're a seasoned pro when it comes to flashing custom ROMs and the such, it might be a good idea to give it a read before beginning the process of flashing the update. Stagefright is a dangerous exploit, and protecting your personal information is important, so make sure that you update your OnePlus One to the new OxygenOS build.


source: OnePlus via Technodify

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OnePlus One specs
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3100 mAh
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