Some OnePlus 7 Pro users received a strange notification today

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users received a strange notification today
You can excuse OnePlus 7 Pro owners if they seem a bit confused today. Several owners of the device posted screenshots online indicating that they had received some sort of strange notification that can best be described as gibberish. One screenshot embedded in a tweet posted by Twitter user Nicole Scott (@Nicole_Scooter) shows a notification that could have been written by alien beings.

Before you get concerned about an invasion, we can tell you that it is absolutely okay to put down the tin foil. OnePlus first tweeted out a statement apologizing for the error and stating that it would investigate. Then it followed up this afternoon with a post on its forum that explained what happened in depth. Apparently, OnePlus' OxygenOS team was conducting a software test related to the upcoming Android Q update. An error made by the team accidentally sent out a "routine test message" to some OnePlus 7 Pro devices.


OnePlus says that it uses the notification push function as a "survey tool" to gauge feedback that helps them improve user experience. OnePlus says that it used Google Firebase Cloud Messaging to send the notification and that customers' personal data was not at risk. Still, the company said that it will follow new procedures in the future to prevent a repeat of what happened today.

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10 Comments

1. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

I dont know but this is cool hahahah

2. CellieCell

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I barely post anything, but this is probably a sign proving that Chinese manufactures are tracking US phones, and the cover up is "Due to an error during the testing process, we accidentally pushed a routine test message to some of our OnePlus 7 Pro OxygenOS users" If a manufacturer can push text messages to our phones willingly, I'm sure the phone can send hidden messages without our knowledge.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Haha, but they spy tastefully with a whimsical reference to Space Invaders. :-DDD

6. AbhiD

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

OnePlus has had the push notification option since many years now that one can opt out of in settings. And being able to send a notification doesn't mean your device is being tracked. When your phones are being tracked and data is being siphoned off, you don't end up getting a notification about it, it happens in a dead silent way. And by your logic all the apps inside a device are controlling, tracking and siphoning data off your device since all of them can send a notification?

8. IT-Engineer

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

It is just a Push Notification, every manufacturer has it and every manufacturer has done at some point, including Apple and Samsung. Stop this hysteria about chinese this and chinese that!

9. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Stop this hysteria about chinese this and chinese that!" That's the most sensible sentence i've read on here in the last 12 months. Honestly it's like the cold war when Americans were building wooden fallout shelters in their back gardens and anything that happened was down to the Russians.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Manufacturers being able to push notifications has nothing to do with the stupid propaganda that you're trying to churn. You won't complain about notifications on softwares updates now would you?

3. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

As stated in the article, it's ok to put down your tinfoil hat now..

5. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

there is nothing hkugggst suspicion here at fgytuuuio all, probably bad rtyuiiio weather , just don't ghhjjuui look hiiohhh towards the coast kiiiuyr during next few hjuttre nights .

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 630; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That's what you get from buying an overpriced Chinese smartphone.

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