[Updated] OnePlus 7/7T OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update triggers Widevine L3 & small Dialer/Calling UI issues (workarounds inside)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…
Original story (published on May 27, 2021) follows:
The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series bagged the OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 update recently along with the May security patch.
As per multiple reports from the OnePlus Community, users of the OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices are facing an issue where the Widevine certification seems to have dropped to L3.
On the other hand, some users of the said devices are noticing that the Dialer app/Calling UI has become smaller.
So, let’s take a look at both issues for better understanding, possible workarounds, and fixes from the OEM.
Widevine certification level dropped to L3
While the actual cause of this issue is unclear because of its random nature, a OnePlus Staff Member has said that it will be fixed in an upcoming OTA.
In the meantime, affected users can try a workaround. Change the Screen Calibration to Natural via the Advanced Display settings and Disable the Dark mode.
Once done, clear the cache and storage for the apps, like Netflix, that are affected by the said issue. After that, Disable and re-enable the Biometric mode from the Play Store User Controls settings.
Now, reboot to the Recovery mode by pressing the Volume down and Power buttons, enter the device encryption password if any, choose a language then select Wipe Cache, and Reboot.
Small OnePlus Dialer app/Calling UI
As per multiple reports, it seems that the DPI for the OnePlus Dialer app seems to have changed after the latest update. This is causing inconvenience to users while the OEM has not said anything on the matter.
However, those affected by this issue can try manually installing the OnePlus Dialer app version 126.96.36.199.210427121540.2621c52. Moreover, changing the resolution to 1080p appears to be resolving the issue for some.
While one of the said issues has been acknowledged, users still have to dwell with the Dialer app/Calling UI problem.
OnePlus seems to be paying less attention to the quality of its software lately. This is certainly not good news for users as they are the ones at the receiving end.
Hopefully, the OEM takes a serious look into these matters and releases a proper fix for such issues soon.
Update 1 (July 28)
IST 11:00 am: OnePlus recently released the OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro with fixes for the small Dialer UI, Widevine level downgrade, and more issues. Here’s the changelog for the same:
– Reduced Power consumption
– Improved overheating control management
– Fixed the issue of not being able to play high-definition videos on some video platforms
– Upgraded Android Security Patch to 2021.06
– Fixed the crash issue of the application
– Fixed the issue that the camera is blurred when shooting on fullscreen size
– Improved the stability
– Optimized the dialpad UI display effect
While the update indeed brings several improvements to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, it seems users have mixed feelings about it if a recent yet rather long Reddit thread is anything to go by.
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