OnePlus 2 has a New OTA Update Rolling Out with Bug Fixes, but it’s not Android 7.0 Nougat

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OnePlus 2 users are among the many frustrated Android users who have yet to know the fate of their devices with respect to Android 7.0 Nougat, however, the Chinese OEM hasn’t totally forgotten about them.

Apparently, there is a new OTA update rolling out to OnePlus 2 users across the globe. The update, although nowhere near Android 7.0 Nougat OS, has a few additions that it comes with for users of this 2015 flagship killer. It comes with a new OxygenOS 3.5.8 version which not only moves a step closer to the Nougat-based v4.0 that first brought the OS to OnePlus 3 and 3T, but also ups the phone’s security patch level to March 2017.

Like any other monthly security update, OxygenOS 3.5.8 also brings with it a bunch of new bug fixes as well as stability and performance enhancements. One of the major issues that have been taken care of by this update is the echo issue that appeared when making video calls on Google Duo. In addition, the updated OnePlus 2 will no longer experience the network drop issue that has been going on for quite some time now.

There are some regions where users of OnePlus 2 have reported issues to do with data roaming. If you are one of the affected, make sure that you download and install the latest version of the OxygenOS. Another thing you get from this update is better audio compatibility with other hardware.

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Not all OnePlus 2 users will be able to update to the latest OxygenOS 3.5.8 at once. The company will be making the update available first to a small batch of about 100 people and gradually add more devices in the coming days. Like noted earlier, the update is still based on Android Marshmallow, but this will hopefully be the last Marshmallow-based OxygenOS ROM.

To get the latest OTA update on your OnePlus 2 ahead of the pack, go to Settings>About>Software update>Check for updates. Make sure that your phone is connected to the internet through Wi-Fi and the battery is at least 50% charged.


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