Your OnePlus' battery draining? New touch screen drivers might be to blame

Your OnePlus' battery draining? New touch screen drivers might be to blame
Not too long ago, a number of OnePlus One owners complained of touch-screen issues with the smartphone - from slow response to not working at all. The company told them it's working with Synaptics, a go-to provider of touch controllers, to address the issue, and a fix was baked into a CM12.1 update for the device. Alas, although the update did manage to wrangle the touch screen into submission, it introduced problems of its own. 

The way our sources put it, the new touch screen drivers cause a noticeable battery drain. Cyanogen ended up reverting the firmware that contains them, but it doesn't seem to be Cyanogen at fault here. A XDA developer experimented with the drivers and found out that they introduce the battery drain in older Cyanogen builds alike.

It has to be noted, still, that the problematic touch screen drivers were incorporated in a nightly build available to those interested in trying it out, rather than in an official stable build that's supposed to be bug-free. So chances are most OnePlus owners won't be affected, unless they are trigger-happy with Cyanogen updates. Understandably, OnePlus and Cyanogen will be looking to fix the issue in time for the final software update.

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via Ubergizmo

Related phones

  • 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
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    CyanogenMod UI



8. camohan

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Half information is dangerous. Luis you should also know that this is only for those who have kept Double tap to wake feature active.

7. richardhlovell

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2015

The 1+ is one of the best phones on the market today. Especially for $350. The fake geeks who constantly complain about the CM beta software need to get a life. CM11 works really well with no issues and very good battery life. If you go to XDA the only problems come from the fake geeks who load the nightlies or the bad CM12 OTA. Duhhhhhh!!! stay on CM11 and there are no problems. Oh sorry but its 'cool' to load the beta loads and then complain. Go look up what 'beta' means. Fake geeks......

6. vivzek

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I have installed the update and it works fine for me. Battery drain is there but still, its enough for a days work.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Everybody complaining about it on xda damn!

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

That's what you get if you buy chinaphone.

3. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

CM 12.1 brings touchscreen issues to other models too. Sometimes the screen becomes completely unresponsive on lockscreen, and needs a battery pull to fix it

9. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

I had been experiencing this for a while and assumed that either Screenwise Panel was causing it or the digitizer was dying, and it would require a reboot to fix itself.

2. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

One plus crap

1. frankg

Posts: 174; Member since: May 14, 2014

The reason I cancelled my order, faulty software and hardware.

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