OnePlus 3, 3T receives OxygenOS 5.0.1 update

Published on January 2, 2018

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is in the process of rolling out the latest Oxygen OS 5.0.1. software update for a list of its older models, including OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The latest update is made available for users through an Over-the-Air (OTA) method. The update arrives with December’s Android security patch as well as an extended support for aptX HD. Another exciting addition made by OnePlus is the implementation of Wi-Fi hotspot device manager. This comes as a form of an “adaptive mode” screen calibration, which makes the smartphone experience for users a lot easier. Along with this are several bug fixes and improvements.

According to a report published by Gadgets 360, the update released by OnePlus comes along with a warning that suggests that users must uninstall the existing Factory Mode app before going ahead with it. The update is being pushed out to a majority of the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones in the form of batches.

More about the Factory Mode App

This application was initially called, ‘Engineer Mode.’ The ‘Factory Mode’ application was a subject of major controversy in the recent past. It was being accused by experts of serving as the back door for easier access to root. The application came pre-installed on OnePlus 3, 3T smartphones and was developed by Qualcomm. After consistent security threats that took place over the last couple of months OnePlus decided to delete the application altogether.

The company recently rolled out the Oxygen OS 5.0 update to its OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. The latest Android 8.0 Oreo software update brings a lot of new changes, including certain core features like notification dots, newer applications, folder designs, better Quick setting options, the special picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, auto-filling option as well as parallel applications. In addition to this, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei last week announced the arrival of the special Face Unlock feature as well. It remains to be seen whether it will become a part of OnePlus 3 and 3 smartphones in the near future or not.

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