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OnePlus confirms it won't have Project Treble on any current devices, including the OnePlus 5T

Android updates have never been very fast or consistent, but Google took some steps to improve the process several months ago. That's when it announced Project Treble, a feature of Android Oreo and later that makes OTAs modular. Devices that launch with Oreo will support Treble, but those updated to Oreo won't—at least mostly. OnePlus has confirmed on its forums that Treble won't be part of any current devices, including the new OnePlus 5T.

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[Update x3: Qualcomm responds] OnePlus left a backdoor in its devices capable of root access

Just a month ago, OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable data from phone owners through incredibly detailed analytics. While the company eventually reversed course on the data collection, another discovery has been made in the software of OnePlus phones. One developer found an application intended for factory testing, and through some investigation and reverse-engineering, was able to obtain root access using it.

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Guide: The best phones and tablets for LineageOS

The following post was written by Ryne Hager and Corbin Davenport.

The vast majority of Android device buyers don't know or care what a custom ROM is. And that's completely fine - a phone or tablet's stock ROM will be enough for 99.9% of potential users. But for the 0.1% that like to tinker, the development community surrounding a given device can drastically impact the value. Your purchase can become a much better deal if there is a wealth of custom ROM options available, extending its lifespan for possibly years (and nearly a decade for the HD2).

There are quite a few popular custom ROMs in the wild, but LineageOS is probably one of the best overall.

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OnePlus 3 closed beta group receives 8.0 Oreo update with 3T and 5 builds coming soon, public beta slated for end of September

OnePlus has always been praised for having clean, near-stock software, and a big advantage of this is that updates are much easier to push out. Case in point: the OnePlus 3 has already received Android 8.0 Oreo via the closed beta group, with the newer 3T and 5 receiving it soon as well. Plus, OnePlus is hoping for an Oreo public beta by the end of September.

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[Update: Winner] Giveaway: Win a brand new 8GB/128GB OnePlus 5, Space Black Travel Backpack, and a OnePlus 5 Karbon Bumper Case [US only]

In the market for one of 2017's best flagships? OnePlus and Android Police have teamed up to give one lucky reader a brand-new OnePlus 5. Even better, that reader will also get a OnePlus Travel Backpack in Space Black, and a Karbon Bumper Case for the OnePlus 5. It's a OnePlus-powered giveaway extravaganza.

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LineageOS adds support for OnePlus 5, more LG G6 variants, and other devices

LineageOS has done an impressive job with adding official support for more and more devices. The last time we took a look at the ROM, it had improved its Jelly browser and merged the August security patch to all its devices. Now even more phones are receiving official builds, including the OnePlus 5.

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OnePlus offers students a 10% discount on the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is a pretty good phone, despite OnePlus itself having quite a few problems lately. If you've been wanting the company's latest flagship, and you're a student, you can now buy the OnePlus 5 with a 10% student discount.

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OxygenOS 4.5.10 for the OnePlus 5 brings additional camera stability, system improvements, and more

OnePlus' fourth (or fifth? I'm so confused) flagship phone is getting a new update. OxygenOS 4.5.10 is a bug fix release, but it covers some important areas like the system and camera stability. Not the most exciting, but you can find the changelog below.

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OnePlus' Lake Blood video is cheesy, gory, and amazing

We don't usually go out of our way to cover marketing materials like this, but every once in a while a company does a really great job with promotional videos, and this is one of those times. Lovers of cheesy teen 80s-90's horror movies everywhere, feast your eyes on the OnePlus 5: Lake Blood. 

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OnePlus drops 3 icon packs into the Play Store, but only for the OnePlus 5

There are roughly one zillion icon packs in the Play Store, so do you actually need more? OnePlus thinks that, yes, you do. It has released three icon packs in the Play Store for use with its own OnePlus launcher. While not technically new, they're new to the Play Store.

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