OnePlus News Daily Dose #10: Resuming Open Beta, squashing OnePlus 7 leak, 5G with Elisa and more!
Getting your phone bricked after a typical update may be the worst possible dream for smartphone users. Believe it or not, OnePlus did exactly the same few days ago.
As part of their Open Beta rollout, OnePlus pushed OB26 for OnePlus 5 and OB24 for OnePlus 5T at the end of January. The first wave of users immediately reported incidents like bootloop or complete brick after installing the build.
As a consequence, OnePlus halted the rollout. The builds were pulled back, including Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 6 and Open Beta 4 for OnePlus 6T.
PiunikaWeb investigated the matter and came to the conclusion that the incremental OTA zips were faulty in case of OnePlus 5 and 5T.
After a few days, the update rollout resumed but only for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. In the second daily dose of OnePlus news, we analysed the identicality between the old and new builds.
Apart from distributing via staged OTA, OnePlus shares the full update zips via their download portal.
We have done a quick compare and found something really interesting. Unlike OnePlus 6 or 6T, this time the builds are actually different. For example, for OnePlus 5T:
Though OnePlus marks both of them as Open Beta 24, the build numbers and timestamps are entirely dissimilar. Unsurprisingly, the changelogs are identical.
Moreover, OnePlus is also providing incremental OTA from the faulty build (who flashed the full zip, so did not face bricking) to the current one.
Notice the precautionary tip? It’s there in Manu’s announcement post as well. ?
Meanwhile, we have some fascinating updates on the alleged live image leak of OnePlus 7:
— 不想昵称也叫小胖 (@Steven_Sbw) February 19, 2019
Wait! That does not make the leak a legit one. Eagle eyed twitterati spotted the breadcrumbs of photoshopping in that image.
Nice Photoshop man. Spend a bit more time on faking things next time 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8w6IVLuAyf
— Marco De Donno (@MarcoDeDonno1) February 20, 2019
How about this?
It seems like you played a little with Photoshop…? pic.twitter.com/u3vOKOhZq9
— Chris Delpinsky (@Delpinsky) February 20, 2019
The formula was simple: you need to play with the color saturation a little; just like how the first ‘leak’ was debunked.
— 不想昵称也叫小胖 (@Steven_Sbw) February 13, 2019
Like many of you, I’m also eagerly waiting for a legit leak – but please! Not these hoaxes!
At this moment, we are almost certain that OnePlus 7 may not be the first 5G phone from OnePlus. The Shenzhen based OEM will showcase the prototype 5G phone in MWC 2019, partnering with EE and Qualcomm.
Discover our future with 5G at #MWC19! Visit @Qualcomm's booth and go hands-on with our first 5G prototype. Don't miss your chance to join @petelau2007, @cristianoamon and @MarcAllera for their panel during the conference on "5G Devices: When will they be ready?" pic.twitter.com/MuK4jTPN1o
— OnePlus (@oneplus) February 19, 2019
Today Elisa has announced that they will bring the OnePlus 5G phone in the second quarter of 2019.
We are excited to provide our customers with OnePlus 5G smartphones in Q2. Together with customers, Elisa as the first operator in Finland, second in Europe can share early experiences of 5G’s performance.#elisa5G pic.twitter.com/IVYhtE032P
— Veli-Matti Mattila (@MattilaVeli) February 21, 2019
Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, commented the following:
5G means enormous reform. It changes not only the technology industry, but also the lives of people everywhere, whether it is gaming, healthcare or the use of augmented reality. We have worked for a long time to develop 5G innovations and are happy to work with partners like Elisa to create something special. With 5G, we can imagine the future from a new perspective.
Elisa director Antti Ihanainen said:
Elisa has one of the most advanced networks in the world, and we started building the 5G network among the first in the world. We want to provide our customers with the best possible equipment to enjoy the benefits of 5G. OnePlus is a natural and good partner for us, offering an excellent operating system and equipment that fits nicely with gaming, for example.
Elisa will be second carrier in Europe, after UK’s EE, to carry the upcoming 5G phone from OnePlus.
See you tomorrow!
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