Update your OnePlus One now to fix some major bugs


OnePlus has rolled out another software update this week, addressing a number of major bugs that were introduced to the One with its last release less than two weeks ago. In addition to fixing the frustrating battery drain problem, it includes a fix for touchscreen problems, a new radio image, and more.

The OnePlus One usually has terrific battery life; it’s actually the best I’ve ever had from an Android smartphone. I used to take it off the charge at 6 a.m. in the morning, and by the time I went to bed around 11 p.m., it still had around 40% battery life left — and I use my smartphone a lot throughout the day.

Following its last update, however, battery life went downhill significantly. I, and lots of other One users, found that the handset was burning lots of juice even in an idle state and providing nowhere near as much usage time as it had been. Fortunately, this is now fixed in the latest “XNPH33R” build.

In addition, the release promises to fix multitouch problems that sometimes caused the display to become jittery, and it fixes unspecified audio bugs. It also brings a new radio image and makes even more security improvements.

The update is rolling out now to all OnePlus One owners, so you should receive a notification imminently. You could try to trigger it by searching for the software update manually from within the Settings app.