OnePlus X gets OxygenOS 2.1.3 with microSD card fixes, security patches

Memory card problems be gone! Photo: OnePlus

Memory card problems be gone! Photo: OnePlus

OnePlus is about to begin rolling out its latest OxygenOS update for the new OnePlus X, which brings a fix for microSD card issues, security patches, and more optimizations. The company expects the update to be available to all users within 48 hours.

Although it’s a terrific smartphone at just $249 (our review is coming soon!), the OnePlus X has been plagued by a microSD card issue since it made its debut. Fortunately, that’s now fixed in OxygenOS 2.1.3, which makes the following changes and improvements:

  • SD card related improvements including:
    • UX improvements
    • exFAT SD card support
    • Ability to move apps to and from SD card
    • Fixed reboots caused by removing SD card in an active state
  • Security patches
  • General bug fixes and optimizations

OnePlus says this update — like all of its OxygenOS updates — will be rolled out incrementally. It also explains what that means for those who panic when they don’t see the update immediately:

We generally start our OTA rollout with a small percent (~10%, randomly chosen) of our users to ensure that the OTA system is working correctly. The reason we do this is so that in case we find any serious issues, we can contain the problem quickly and find a solution before it impacts a wider audience.

This also allows us the address the affected users quickly without too much of a queue. We usually open up OTAs to the general public 24-48 hours after the initial release if all goes well. Thanks for your patience in the meantime, I know waiting can suck.

If your OnePlus X doesn’t get OxygenOS 2.1.3 today, then, don’t worry; it’s on its way, and you’ll get it soon.