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OnePlus 2 fan hacks its reservation system to get on top of the list

One of the hottest smartphones in the world right now is the OnePlus 2, but those interested in purchasing it need to go through its dreaded invite system in order to be able to finally get their hands on it. This year, its makers have made the process a tad bit easier, but that hasn’t stopped a fan from actually hacking it to get himself a better chance of buying it.

A software engineer by the name of Jake Cooper has managed to find out an exploit in the OnePlus 2’s reservation list to bypass other users in order to reach the top. Instead of keeping it a secret moreover, he has gone public with his deeds.

Cooper has put up the entire process of how he managed to crack this exploit on his Medium page. It involves deep technical stuff; so only those with the prior knowledge in the field of coding will be able to fathom anything in it.

OnePlus 2 Invites

The reservation system for the OnePlus 2 is actually a place where people can register themselves for invites that are left unused by those who have them. Within 72 hours of it having gone live, more than a million reservations were received for the handset, which is a huge deal for a company that’s just over a year old.

A neat look at the main specs of the OnePlus 2:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Oxygen OS
– Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage (non-expandable)
– CPU: 64-bit 1.8GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
– Cameras: 13MP rear with OIS, 5MP front
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Size: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm
– Weight: 175gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C

The method devised by Cooper turned out to be so effective for him that he was able to move from the 70000th position to 1694 in just about 20 minutes. He has come clean to OnePlus however, and has suggested that he can even remove his explanation of the method if the company orders him to.

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 was unveiled last week with some disappointing and some overly astonishing specs onboard. It is slated to be released on August 11.