The OnePlus One is receiving another OTA today - one I'm probably more excited about than any other OTA the company has released so far. Mostly because unlocking the phone and using apps has deteriorated into a constant battle with an unresponsive and very moody touchscreen. Supposedly, this update should resolve this pretty major flaw, along with a few other things which I've detailed below, including the poor battery life we covered recently.

Of course, as usual, we have the OTA file for those of you who don't want to wait for the slow rollout to hit them.

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What's New?

Here is a list of changes today's update XNPH33R contains:

  • A new radio image.
  • Touchscreen fixes (addresses BACON-55, which was originally reported and subsequently brought to our attention by Ausdroid). There's also an extensive thread on OnePlus' forums about it, among many other places (forum account needed).
    Update: The fix is not complete, as reports of jumpiness are surfacing once again. It did fix the deadzone / random touches issue which prevented me from unlocking my phone for 10-15s at a time as I simply couldn't trace my pattern due to all the jumping around.
    Unfortunately, the grounding issue which results in multitouch going nuts remains unfixed and must be resolved via another driver update. Another excruciating wait begins.
  • Decreased power consumption in idle state (fixes BACON-599 which we wrote about here).
  • Unspecified audio fixes.
  • CVE-2014-4943 and another unspecified security update.

CVE-2014-4943 looks fairly serious, so it's great to see yet another privilege escalation fixed:

The PPPoL2TP feature in net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c in the Linux kernel through 3.15.6 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging data-structure differences between an l2tp socket and an inet socket.

Here are a few videos demonstrating just how bad the multitouch issues related to grounding are:

Here's a video done by one of our readers that is showing the same issue is still there post-OTA:

Manual Installation

Thanks to reader William Ma, we have acquired the update zip and made it available below for manual flashing. Considering it's only out for about 10% of devices right now, quite a few of you may be interested.

Note: You have to be on the 2nd XNPH30O build for this to work.

Download (KTU84P, XNPH33R): 

  1. AFH mirror.
  2. Mediafire mirror.
  3. Zippyshare mirror.

File size: 66.6 MB (69,855,849 bytes)

MD5: 341d6c72624f743656bdd3247ec1a16b

Install: To install the update, boot into recovery, then sideload using adb sideload - if you've ever updated a Nexus device before, then you'll feel right at home, as the steps are exactly the same. Alternatively, you can just copy the zip onto the phone and then flash from recovery. If you're using TWRP, it will ask if you want to re-root at the end.


Thanks, William!