Although the issue doesn’t affect every OnePlus 5 user, it’s a dangerous enough bug that OnePlus was quick to respond once the first reports of the problem began to surface. On Tuesday, OnePlus issued the following statement:
We have contacted the customer and are currently looking into the issue. We ask anyone experiencing a similar situation to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, the company is proud to announce that it has tested a software update that resolves the issue. "We have begun rolling out the software update. Timing may vary by region,” said the company in a statement to The Verge. “We encourage OnePlus 5 users to download the update. If users haven't received a notification, check for the update by going to Settings > System Updates.”
For those that have already begun receiving the hotfix, it’s a relatively small 32MB download.
It’s unfortunate that this bug cropped up at all, but we have to give OnePlus credit for coming up with a solution in a few days time.
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