OnePlus 3’s latest update creates more problems than it solves

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The OnePlus 3 has become the subject of a major controversy all over again, this time concerning some issues users have been facing after installing the phone’s latest update. In fact, the hotfix upgrade to OxygenOS 3.2.4 appears to have created more problems than it solved.

OnePlus had rolled out OxygenOS 3.2.4 on 12 August. The company said that the update will fix the auto-reboot issue, improve voice quality, and implement various fixes and carrier optimizations. However, several OnePlus 3 owners started complaining about problems soon after via the brand’s official forums.

For some, the headache began while trying to install OxygenOS 3.2.4, with the upgrade failing to go past the OnePlus update page. Others claim their handset got very warm during the installation process, to the point that they couldn’t even hold it in their hands anymore.

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A few say that the OnePlus 3’s network connectivity has gone haywire. The smartphone is apparently not staying locked in to 4G LTE, automatically shifting to 3G and 2G after some time. Moreover, FPS is supposedly activating even if the message ‘Pocket mode is on’ is showcased.

One concerned user wasn’t able to access Android Pay after updating to OxygenOS 3.2.4, with an alert informing him that Google wasn’t able to confirm that the device they’re running is Android compatible. The text also advised him to unroot his phone. However, the poster asserts that his phone wasn’t rooted at all.

According to one person, owners of the OnePlus 3 can force the phone to stick to 4G by dialing *#*#4636#*#* then heading to Phone information, tapping on Preferred Network type, and choosing LTE only. However, another poster responded to this technique by stating that while the phone does stay locked in that mode, the move results in zero data connection.