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[Update: Winners] Win One Of Ten Invites To Buy A OnePlus One

[Update: Winners] Win One Of Ten Invites To Buy A OnePlus One

Look, let's keep this one short and sweet, shall we? OnePlus One purchase invites are hard to come by, and lots of people want them. It's unsurprising, really, as even our own Michael Crider objectively loved the phone. Hell, even Artem said it's all he's ever wanted in a phone. And he also loves its packaging.

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This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future.

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[New Apps] Cyanogen Inc. Releases Theme Showcase For CM 11 Devices And Gallery Next (OnePlus One Only For Now)

[New Apps] Cyanogen Inc. Releases Theme Showcase For CM 11 Devices And Gallery Next (OnePlus One Only For Now)

The folks at Cyanogen Inc. are busy with more than the OnePlus One launch, if that's what you call this. There are also a pair of new apps in the Play Store. Theme Showcast pretties up your CM11-based device, and Gallery Next is live, but only for the OnePlus One right now.

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PSA: No, The OnePlus One Is Not Waterproof, So Don't Try This At Home

PSA: No, The OnePlus One Is Not Waterproof, So Don't Try This At Home

Maybe it's the months-long PR buildup, maybe it's the extreme scarcity, or maybe it's just the manifested hopes of thousands of overeager Android fans, but the OnePlus One sure seems to be attracting more than its fair share of rumor and misinformation. Just over a month ago we needed to clarify that the powerful unlocked phone does not, in fact, have a MicroSD card slot, and here we are again. So, just to be clear: the OnePlus One is not waterproof in any way, shape, or form, and giving your shiny new phone a baptism is a very bad idea.

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CyanogenMod 11 Nightly Builds Are Now Available For The OnePlus One And Oppo Find 7A

CyanogenMod 11 Nightly Builds Are Now Available For The OnePlus One And Oppo Find 7A

The folks at CyanogenMod are on a roll with Chinese hardware. After adding official support for the Xiaomi Mi2, they've now published the first nightly ROMs for the OnePlus One and the very similar Oppo Find 7A. You can find the One download and forthcoming builds under the "bacon" codename, while the Find 7A is available under the Find7 label. Team WIN Recovery Project is already available for both phones.

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First Wave Of OnePlus One Units Finally Shipping To Invitees

First Wave Of OnePlus One Units Finally Shipping To Invitees

Most flagship phones are announced with a particular street date when you'll be able to buy them, or at the very least get in a pre-order. Not the OnePlus One. Oh no, this phone is in such short supply that the company has an invite system in place. After a short delay, the first wave of lucky invitees are about to get their phones.

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Cyanogen Inc. Releases Kernel Source Code For The OnePlus One As Invitations Are Finally Sent Out

Cyanogen Inc. Releases Kernel Source Code For The OnePlus One As Invitations Are Finally Sent Out

The hype machine for the OnePlus One continues to accelerate, and since part of its charm is that it runs a customized version of CyanogenMod, it's only natural that the creators are quick to release the necessary source code. While the device and build repositories for the phone's unique "11S" ROM aren't available yet, you can download the kernel source code here. Talented ROM developers should now be able to build a standard AOSP or CyanogenMod release.

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Official TWRP Support Comes To The OnePlus One (Codename Bacon)

Official TWRP Support Comes To The OnePlus One (Codename Bacon)

You still can't really buy one even if you've got money to burn, but the OnePlus One has official support for TWRP now. So at least there's that. In case you were wondering, the device codename is bacon. Obviously.

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OnePlus One With CyanogenMod 11S Review: The Best Flagship Phone You Can't Buy

OnePlus One With CyanogenMod 11S Review: The Best Flagship Phone You Can't Buy

Can you make a smartphone without compromise? Is it possible to cram top-of-the-line hardware into a slim phone body, then fit it with well-regarded software, then sell it for about half the price of competing devices, and call the resulting product a "flagship killer?" Can you, as the ceaseless OnePlus promotion machine so succinctly puts it, "never settle?"

In a word, no. The OnePlus One, the maiden Android phone from a boutique manufacturer, is not completely without its shortcomings (or indeed, its compromises).

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PSA: No, The OnePlus One Does Not Have A Secret MicroSD Card Slot [Update: Response From OnePlus]

PSA: No, The OnePlus One Does Not Have A Secret MicroSD Card Slot [Update: Response From OnePlus]

Sometimes when the internet really, really wants to believe something, no amount of evidence to the contrary will convince people. Such was the case with the OnePlus One and its phantom microSD card slot. The company said there is no SD card slot and the review units have no microSD card slot, so what's with the growing number of stories about a secret microSD card slot? Well, there was a mix up with the manual.

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Hands-On And First Impressions Of The OnePlus One With CyanogenMod

Hands-On And First Impressions Of The OnePlus One With CyanogenMod

Hardcore Android fans are hard to please. We should know. So for a new company to attempt to please the most vociferous of Android users with a high-end phone that also manages to compete on price is ambitious to say the least. But that's what OnePlus, with their One phone, is doing. And if a day or so with the phone is indicative of the overall experience, they might have actually achieved success.

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