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21
Dec

OxygenOS 2.2.0 for the OnePlus 2 brings Google Camera fixes and much more


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OnePlus 2 owners will be happy to hear that OxygenOS version 2.2.0 is beginning to roll out starting today, bringing along with it a number of notable changes that should make the overall software experience much smoother.

Aside from a few security patches, general bug fixes and optimizations, the OnePlus 2 is getting a fix that should resolve the dual SIM card preference selection issue in the settings menu. OxygenOS 2.2.0 also brings with it a fix for a few Google Camera photosphere and panorama bugs as well as some new holiday wallpapers. With this update, you’ll also be able to adjust your screen temperature in the quick settings menu.

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If you’re interested, here’s the full changelog for the 2.2.0 update:

  • Fixed dual SIM preference selection issues in settings
  • Added NTFS and exFAT support for OTG
  • Fixed Google Camera photo-sphere and panorama bugs
  • Screen temperature can now be adjusted from quick settings
  • Added hide search bar option in launcher settings
  • Security patches
  • Holiday wallpapers
  • General bug fixes and optimizations

OnePlus says the update is rolling out now in increments, so you might need to wait a day or two for the latest version to hit your device. Have you gotten the update for your OnePlus 2? If so, be sure to tell us how you like it in the comments below!


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15
Dec

Now you can buy OnePlus X without invites every Tuesday


Now that OnePlus has bid adieu to invites for the OnePlus 2, it is only fitting that the company has decided to increase the availability of its smaller sibling, the X, as well. No, the Chinese firm is not departing its cumbersome invites only procedure anytime soon, but it is making the OnePlus X available every Tuesday without invites.

It is indeed a great news for those who have been waiting patiently for an invite to buy the $250 device, which packs some very impressive features, including Snapdragon 801 SoC, 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and 3GB of RAM.

“Do your happy dance – the #OnePlusX is now invite-free every Tuesday! Starts tomorrow.”

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While many people wouldn’t settle for anything short of the company’s flagship, the OnePlus 2, there are some who want a smaller handset in less budget without compromising on quality.

Those who are still fixated upon the OnePlus 2 must check our review; more so because many people feel it’s not worth its price tag. The OnePlus X on the other hand can turn out to be quite a happy surprise.

Source: OnePlus (Twitter)

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7
Dec

OnePlus 2 now available on Amazon India without an invite


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OnePlus used its notorious invite system to draw the spotlight onto its original smartphone, the OnePlus One. That worked great, for a while, but, by the time the OnePlus 2 arrived – and OnePlus tried to pull the same trick – it was clear that the invite system had to go.

Last week, OnePlus announced that invites would no longer be needed to acquire the OnePlus 2 starting December 5 in most markets, and now the company is doing the same with the Indian version of the smartphone.


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Would-be Indian OnePlus customers can now buy the OP2 without any hassles. Unlike previous “open sales” windows (the most recent being on Black Friday), the invites are gone for good this time.

The OnePlus 2 is available via Amazon India for 24,999 rupees, or about $380, including all taxes. This is the better model, with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, available in Sandstone Black. The cheaper 16GB model has yet to launch in India. The device is offered with 1-year of manufacturer warranty.

While invites are no longer needed, purchases are limited to one unit per person.


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The reason OnePlus dropped the invites just four months after the release of the OnePlus 2 is up for debate. Carl Pei and team will tell you that the invites were a simple necessity that OnePlus was eager to put behind it. Some people in the media have suggested that the actual reason has to do with the lack of interest in the device. In any case, it’s clear that OnePlus has been losing steam – in comparison to the company’s fulminant entrance from last year, this year’s performance has been a whimper.

Indian readers, are you – still – interested in the OnePlus 2?

4
Dec

Finally: you can now get a OnePlus 2 without an invite. Forever.



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There seem to be two main camps when it comes to OnePlus‘ invite system used to acquire their smartphones – those who don’t mind it, and those that hate it. One thing’s for sure: nobody seems to love it (besides OnePlus), and thankfully, it looks like it’s time for OnePlus to ditch it entirely for their latest flagship device, the OnePlus 2. Yes, you can now get the OnePlus 2 without an invite, and no, this isn’t one of OnePlus two or three day ordeals where they make the device available without an invite temporarily – this is no invites forever.

In a blog post to announce this momentous occasion, OnePlus makes no apologies for instituting their invite system, as it helped them control inventory and thus allow them to grow at a sustainable rate. Presumably it’s also helped that their devices have been insanely popular with the Android community, though we’ll never know if the invite system ever hampered that. In the post, OnePlus also mentions that you can get its new OnePlus X without an invite between December 5th-7th, or you can always just buy and invite (and an iPhone case) for $19.99 USD.


What do you think about OnePlus getting rid of invites for the OnePlus 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: OnePlus via Phones Review

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3
Dec

OnePlus 2 purchasable without an invite starting Dec. 5th


Better late than never I suppose. If OnePlus’s continual use of the infamous invite system has kept you away from purchasing the manufacturer’s latest flagship phone, you’ll now get a chance to reconsider.

OnePlus has just announced that starting on Dec. 5th, the OnePlus 2 will never again require an invite to purchase.

The invite system has been crucial to letting us scale our operations and has given our fans a unique way to share OnePlus with the people in their lives. But we are always trying to enhance the OnePlus experience for you and taking risks to push ourselves and show real improvements. That’s why we’re making the OnePlus 2 invite-free … forever!

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Regardless if you’re going to buy a OnePlus 2 now or not, any news about the invite system going away is great to hear. We can only hope that it will be phased out completely sooner than later.

oneplus_two_1The OnePlus 2 was launched this past summer, with mixed reception. You can check out our review, here. Many Android enthusiasts were bothered that OnePlus left out NFC (inhibiting the use of Android Pay). More recently, there was a controversy over the OnePlus 2’s stock USB Type-C cable. A Google engineer brought to light that OnePlus’s cable wasn’t up to snuff for the brand-new standard. OnePlus responded by offering refunds.

In case the more recently launched OnePlus X is more your cup of tea, the manufacturer fortunately didn’t leave it out in this announcement. The smaller brother will also receive an invite-free status on Dec. 5th but only for two days. OnePlus is also throwing some accessory discounts over that timeframe (Dec. 5-7). Hit up the source link for details!

Source: OnePlus

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3
Dec

OnePlus 2 will permanently ditch invite system starting December 5th


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While the OnePlus 2 hasn’t been met with quite as much enthusiasm as its predecessor, it’s still a solidly spec’d device, especially considering pricing starts at just $329 for the base 16GB model and $389 for the 64GB version. The biggest downside however, is OnePlus’ invite system. Thankfully, this is a burden we won’t have to deal with much longer.

In a new official forum post, OnePlus has announced that it is ditching invites for the OnePlus 2, and not just for a short period of time: we’re talking permanently. The invite-free sales will begin at midnight on December 5th. In addition, OnePlus will also sell the OnePlus X invite free from the 5th to the 7th, though the mid-ranger will require invites again after that.


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This is certainly a big change in direction for OnePlus, and sees a much shorter turnaround from invite-to-invite-free than we saw with the OnePlus One. Of course, just because the phone won’t require an invite doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t suffer from stock shortages and other related issues that will slow down the time it takes to get the phone into your hands. For example, the 16GB model is currently out of stock, and it’s not 100% clear when it will return.

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So, if you’ve been dreaming of getting your hands on the OnePlus 2 or the OnePlus X without invite, mark your calendars for December 5th. During the 5th through the 7th OnePlus will also be discounting down a number of its accessories just in time for the holidays.

Anyone planning on getting a OnePlus 2 once it goes invite free? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.

1
Dec

OnePlus unveils new exchange offers for India


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OnePlus has started an exchange program for prospective owners of OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X smartphones in India. The exchange program teams up with ReGlobe to make two routes available to users, so individual device owners can elect to make their swap using whichever is more convenient for them.


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To qualify for the exchange program, the user has to register their old smartphone on OnePlus’s website or the ReGlobe dedicated page. Note that not all devices are exchangeable. From there, they can decide on which method to use to get a new phone in their hands. The Buy First, Sell Later method involves users selecting a smartphone online. ReGlobe will then send the user an invite code for the device and set up a pick-up service to retrieve the old handset once the invite code has been used. After using the invite code, the user will be sent to a page where they can redeem insurance for the service and apply to receive an Amazon Gift Card in the amount of their old phone’s worth.

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Those who choose the Sell First, Buy Next option sell their smartphone to ReGlobe first (as the name implies) and receive an Amazon Gift Card or cash as payment for their device. Choosing cash, however, makes them ineligible for the extended warranty or free insurance ReGlobe is offering. With cash or card in hand, the user is then free to purchase their new device.

This exchange option is only open through the end of 2015, so if you want to take advantage of it, act this month!

29
Nov

Missing Cyanogen? The OnePlus 2 is getting CyanogenMod


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The OnePlus One was a very special phone. Not only was it super affordable and had very powerful specs, but it also came with very unique software. Cyanogen was at the very heart of the OnePlus experience, something that attracted many fans of the developers who created the most popular third-party ROM – CyanogenMod.

Things didn’t go very well after the Chinese startup decided to make its own ROM and these companies chose to leave other for good. Regardless, some tinkerers found a way to port the CyanogenMod to the OnePlus 2, but until today we had not actually seen official support from the Cyanogen team. CyanogenMod support for the OnePlus 2 is now in the works, as people have found the device listed in the Git repository.

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This means that OnePlus 2 users will now be able to enjoy the popular ROM with much more help from the community and developers. The software will also benefit from any upcoming updates and changes. And at the very least the experience will be very similar to what we saw in the OnePlus One’s Cyanogen-made software. To many of you, this will surely beat sticking with OnePlus’ OxygenOS.

By the way, you won’t have to stick with older software. Two versions of CyanogenMod are listed in the repository: 12.2 and 13. This means you can choose between Android 5.1.1 Lollipop or Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Pretty sweet, right? Are any of you installing CyanogenMod on your OnePlus 2 devices? Hit the comments and let us know! By the way, this procedure requires you to root your phone and tinker with it in some less-than-official ways. Doing this may hurt your device and/or void your warranty, so do your research and proceed at your own risk!

27
Nov

Refunds being offered for OnePlus USB Type-C accessories



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A few weeks ago, a story emerged that alleged that the OnePlus USB Type-C accessories were out of spec according to the Type-C standard. The finding was made by Benson Leung, a Googler who has taken it on himself to test all the available USB Type-C accessories out there to see if they are compliant or not. Since then, we’ve found out that OnePlus’ accessories comply with Type-C 1.0, whereas faster charging devices like the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P require the more recent, robust Type-C 1.1. The difference is that Type-C 1.1 is supposed to be capable of charging with 3A and using a non-compliant accessory on a device expecting this kind of current could end in damage to the adapter.

While OnePlus was initially coy about their Type-C accessories, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has since responded to the claims in a blog post, again reaffirming that its own OnePlus USB Type-C accessories are fine to be used with the OnePlus 2. However, those who bought the cables and adapters believing they would be usable with other devices are being offered an olive branch – OnePlus has set up a system for people to claim refunds for their accessories, and says that it is going to have updated accessories in the near future.


What do think about the refunds for OnePlus USB Type-C accessories? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: OnePlus via XDA

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26
Nov

OnePlus responds to USB Type-C cable confusion: offers refunds


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Goolger Benson Leung has been calling out a lot of USB Type-C adapter cable manufacturers lately for not correctly sticking to the official specifications and potentially causing damage to older charging hardware. One of the companies caught out was OnePlus, which supplies a USB Type-C cable and adapter to charge up its OnePlus 2 flagship. OnePlus has now issued a response to the complaint.

OnePlus has restated that its charger is perfectly suitable to power up its OnePlus 2 smartphone from its charger, but also acknowledges that its cable does not correctly meet the USB Type-C standard to ensure that the adapter works with third party devices powered by a variety of power sources.

“Recently it has come to our attention that two of our products, the OnePlus Type-C cable and the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter, are using a resistor that may not be fully compatible with some third-party devices. Please rest assured that this cable and adapter are safe to use with the OnePlus 2.” – OnePlus’ Carl Pei

OnePlus previously stated that its USB Type-C cable was complaint with the Type-C 1.0 standard, but the company now acknowledges that it is using the incorrect resistor value for supporting older USB charger types. The Oneplus cable uses a 10kΩ instead of a 56kΩ resistor, which is a common problem. OnePlus has already begun work on a replacement cable that includes the correct resistor value.


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So what does this all mean? Well, OnePlus’ cable is safe to use for Type-C to Type-C charging and for use with the OnePlus 2. However, other devices may draw too much current from other power charging ports that don’t offer their own regulation, potentially causing damage to them. To help clarify the situation, OnePlus has issued this overview:

OnePlus USB Type C cable table

OnePlus also recommends that you check that your charger has been certified by the CE, CCC or UL, and to look for the logo. As this means that the charger should have its own self-regulation circuit that should prevent any damage.

If you’re not satisfied, OnePlus is also offering customers refunds on the cable before December 31st 2015. North American and European customers can ask for a refund through this website, which will be processed through PayPal. Chinese and Indian consumers should take their cable to the nearest OnePlus repair center for their refund.

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