OxygenOS 3.2.0 update for OnePlus 3 brings sRGB mode, fixes RAM management issue; currently at halt

OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS 3.2.0 update for OnePlus 3. Brings sRGB mode, improved RAM management and more.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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OnePlus 3 - Download
OnePlus is a company whose charts skyrocketed right after the release of its first flagship smartphone itself. Dare I say that this was one of the fastest market capturing in today's cut-throat competitive market. But then with second iteration of their product, the company was kind of in 'Rock meet Bottom' situation as they got a little over confident regarding some small features that are ought to be included in the so called "Flagship Killer of the year."

Then with the release of their latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3, they have given the consumers a reason to believe that the people at OnePlus have actually learnt a lesson from their past mistakes. But as everyone say "Nothing is Perfect". The OnePlus 3 had its own issues after the release in the software segment, like inaccurate display and RAM management.

OnePlus stepped up and released an OTA update addressing issues that early reviewers pointed out. This release was previously rolled out to reviewers a couple of weeks ago versioned 3.1.4 and now the new firmware version 3.2.0 was rolled out to commercial units. But before it reached every device, OnePlus pulled the rollout. OnePlus says there have been reports of issues with the OTA, so they are temporarily halting the rollout. The update will be resumed as soon as possible.

The update weighs in at 396MB and brings following changes:

  • Enabled sRGB mode in developer options.
  • Improved RAM management.
  • Improved GPS performance.
  • Enhanced audio playback quality.
  • Updated custom icon packs.
  • Fixed some issues with notifications.
  • Improved camera quality/functionality.
  • Fixed some issues in Gallery.
  • Implemented latest Google security patches.
  • Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps.

OnePlus 3 Update - Download

The RAM management has been adjusted after the issues were pointed out. The forum visitors and XDA readers must be knowing about a fix for RAM management issue that included a modification in the build.prop value that limited the amount of background apps and services. The original line of control was ro.sys.fw.bg_apps_limit=20 which after the update is, ro.sys.fw.bg_apps_limit=32, a standard for Android.

Next part of the update is the sRGB mode. Reviewers and users noticed that, just like earlier AMOLED displays, OnePlus 3's display had very inaccurate colour calibration with neon blues and orange-red popping out. But OnePlus acted on it quickly and released this update with the sRGB mode.

Default  sRGB
Just like the Nexus 6P, you can enable the sRGB mode in the developer options giving you the more colour-accurate display mode and color space target that OnePlus should have aimed for from the start. Although, on sRGB mode, you cannot tweak the colour balance of the display using the slider in the display settings.

Also, under the sRGB mode, the greyscale banding looks to be slightly diminished but not through the whole gradient, notes XDA.

Before Update  After Update
 Images Via  XDA, OnePlus
 Source  OnePlus

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