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Highlights

  • OnePlus 2 network drop issue fixed with this update
  • The update bumps OxygenOS version up to 3.5.6
  • Major complaints were from Airtel and Jio users in India

Last week, OnePlus rolled out an update to the OnePlus 2 – in the form of OxygenOS version 3.5.5 (still based on Marshmallow, by the way). OnePlus stopped said rollout after users started complaining of network issues – mainly that signal to their networks dropped continually, and it possibly was the update that caused the situation. OnePlus is now rolling out OxygenOS 3.5.6, which is a fix to the said issue.

As of the last time we checked, OnePlus 2 users are now receiving the OxygenOS 3.5.6 update over-the-air (OTA). As always, OnePlus is doing an “incremental rollout” which means that OnePlus 2 users all over the world will get the update in phases over the next few days. OnePlus has put only one reason for the update, which is to fix the ‘persistent network dropping’ issue, so this must confirm that the issue was caused by the update before it.

A major batch of complaints with this issue came from customers in India, and most users said that the issue only began happening when using mobile data connections. On Wi-Fi, the device performed normally.

If you are a OnePlus 2 user, it is recommended that you update your device using a strong Wi-Fi connection, and make sure that the battery is over 75% when you do the update.

The company has also started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users worldwide. The Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.0 update is being pushed out over-the-air and will reach all users over the coming days. The company is again calling it an “incremental rollout”, implying that it will roll out in batches, and only a few users will receive it on the first day, while others should receive it over the course of the next few days. Alongside, OnePlus has also announced the release of Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 3T users.

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