Oct 07 AT 9:52 AM Alex Wagner 7 Comments

OnePlus One CM 11S 38R update offers new features, several bug fixes


While OnePlus has been responsible for some questionable promotions in its effort to sell the OnePlus One, the company has done a respectable job of supporting its device with updates. The One was bumped up to Android 4.4.4 in August and will receive Android L shortly after its release. In-between those major OS updates, the OnePlus One is receiving a significant, feature-rich firmware update.

OnePlus took to its official forums today to say that the CM 11S 38R update is now rolling out to the OnePlus One. The update offers improved touchscreen responsiveness, RAW photo support, high resolution audio capabilities (24 bit, 96/192khz, flac/alac/wav with resampling) and a “new and very cool lockscreen.” The full changelog as given by OnePlus is below:

  • Added method for users to report bugs directly to Cyanogen.
  • Added pause button during video recording.
  • Improved battery life.
  • Fixed issues with camera exposure compensation stuck in ‘auto’.
  • Fixed issues with ‘4G Preferred’ option not connecting to 3G data.
  • Fixed issues with delay in torch activation.
  • Fixed issues with unresponsive screen requiring reboot.
  • Fixed issues with static in speaker when changing volume while headset plugged in.
  • Fixed issues with rotation not triggering when rotated slowly.
  • Fixed issues with Quiet Hours / system UI causing battery drain on last day of month.
  • Fixed issues with camera not starting when LED torch is already on.
  • Fixed issues with Bluetooth volume low on connection.

Overall this sounds like a spiffy update, offering plenty of tweaks for issues related to battery life and touchscreen woes as well as new features like support for RAW photos and high-res audio. The one downside is that OnePlus says that the update is “slowly” rolling out to users, so it may take a bit of time before you see it on your device.

When the CM 11S 38R update does finally arrive on your OnePlus One, be sure to give us your first impressions of it!

Source: OnePlus forums

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  • steve

    I liked the Oneplus but traded it for a m8. I had issues of dropped carrier single. I also heard complaints about it from others. Why no fix for it?

    • kenbr1960

      I’ve had the One since early July and the only issue I’ve had that is listed in the article is low volume sometimes when connecting to headphones using bluetooth. Other than that the phone has been pretty rock solid for me. I’m on T-Mobile USA and I’ve not experienced the carrier signal being dropped. It may be happening on a band that T-Mobile doesn’t use.

  • OneSoGreatful

    I’ve had the OnePlus for a month and haven’t experienced any of these issues. I manually updated and no issues. All is well.

  • Adam Zahanuddin

    Still sitting here hardcore tapping check for update still not showing up even after a day. Btw i never had issues with the One

  • Bebetto

    I did the update and my lock screen stop working and i can’t use my phone now.. Hope i will recieve some help soon.. Did anyone else had this problem???

    • Victor

      You need to reboot your phone. That happened to me and I rebooted my opo and the problem was fixed

  • IlyasJames

    So my phone has now suffered a its first round of unresponsive touchscreen behavior.. scrolling by itself, clicking on stuff at random and generally impossible to use.. Typing becomes slightly choppy .. Swiftkey on its own .. Note that hands a room temp dry .. and no moist .. So no reason for the phone to behave like so? Anyone facing the same ? Hope with this 38r update its gonna fix the ghost type issue .. But I don’t see it being stated on the list of fix above :(