Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

The Xiaomi Mi 4 android smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with a 330 Adreno GPU and GB of RAM. But all of us know the the phone is from the Chinese market and If the phone is flashed with the developers ROM to get the root access without losing the warranty, then the Google Apps and services do not open. Or if you bought the phone directly from the chinese market then you can’t find any Google services on your phone. To use all those Google Service you need to install them manually. Here in this guide we’ll show you how you can install Google Play and other Google apps such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Translate, Google Maps etc on your Xiaomi smartphones.

You can use the same guide to Install Google Play Store on other Xiaomi smartphones including Mi3, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 and Redmi 1S. The guide is pretty simple and only takes a few minutes to install all the Google application on your phone.

Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

INSTALL GOOGLE PLAY STORE ON MI4

Step 1. On your Xiaomi device, tap Settings > Security and check the Unknown sources option.

Step 2. Download the “Google Installer.apk” here and move the file on your phones internal storage.

Step 3. Open the file manager on your phone and install the “Google Installer.apk” on your MI 4.

Step 4. Once the app is installed, Open the application. There, you will find Google Play Store.

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Step 5. Tap on Install. Now this step is little bit trick, so read it carefully and follow all the steps below.

Step 6. Now you will see a prompt as below. Tap on OK. You need to install Google Service Framework on your phone to install Play store.

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Step 7. Tap on OK. On next screen, you will see 4 apps. Install all 4 apps on your phone by clicking on install icon at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 8. Once the installation process is completed, exit all the way and reboot the phone.

Step 9. Now back to the Google Installer app and look for Google Play Store again. This time, go ahead and Install.

Now you have successfully installed Google Play Store on your Xiaomi Mi 4. Enjoy !!!

Source: Fastest Way to Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi 4 Phone

[ALL IN ONE] OnePlus ONE ROMs, Recoveries, Kernels, etc

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Setup, Preparation and Prerequisites

I know there are already a few root guides out there for this phone, but I found that they weren’t very detailed. This guide is thorough and explains each and every step in a noob-proof manner.

Basic tasks that I may refer to throughout this guide:

  • Open command prompt – Press Window Key + R, type in “cmd” (without the quotes), and hit enter.
  • Enter fastboot mode- Turn the phone off. Hold volume up + power until the “fastboot” screen appears.

ADB & Fastboot Installation:

  1. Download the full Android SDK here (scroll to the bottom of the page>DOWNLOAD FOR OTHER PLATFORMS>SDK Tools Only) or get a slimmed version containing only the essential components here
  2. Extract the zip and place the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
    **If you chose to download the slimmed sdk skip to step 5**
  3. Only if you downloaded the full sdk: Go into the android-sdk-windows folder and run SDK Manager.exe. Install the following packages (there are a total of 4 packages):
    – Tools > Android SDK Tools, Android SDK Platform-tools
    – Extras > Android Support Library, Google USB Driver
  4. Only if you downloaded the full sdk: Go back into the android-sdk-windows directory, and you should see a new folder named platform-tools. If you don’t see this new folder, repeat the step above.
  5. To confirm that it is indeed working, open a command prompt window and enter the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    adb version

    If it displays “Android Debug Bridge version x.x.xx” it is working. If it is gives an error saying that adb is not a recognized command, it has not been successful. Carefully repeat the steps above if this is the case. Close the command prompt window when you are done.

  • Show File Extensions – Open a command prompt window and run “Control folders” (without the quotes). Go to the View tab and uncheck the “Hide extensions for known file types” option. This will help avoid confusion when renaming files.
  • Battery – Ensure that your phone has at least 60% battery remaining, and that your PC is plugged in and wont shut down spontaneously during the process. The procedure doesn’t take very long (5-15 minutes), but its best to have enough charge in case something goes wrong.
  • Backup (Optional) – Unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe all data from the device. This includes apps, settings and even the contents of the internal sdcard (pictures, music, etc.). Copy all important files off the phone onto a PC or upload them to a cloud.
  • Driver Installation – Download and install the Universal ADB Driver. Alternatively, use this method.

Downloads
Download a custom recovery and the SuperSU zip below. Place both files (recovery image and root zip) in the platform-tools folder located on your desktop within the android-sdk-windows folder.

Custom Recovery:
TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)

Root:
SuperSU

Information
Rooting this device is actually quite a simple and easy process. Before you begin, it is recommended that you at least try to understand what each part of the process will do. Although this guide will elongate each step in order to show all of the details, the method used can be broken up into 3 main steps: Unlocking the Bootloader, Installing a Custom Recovery and finally Rooting. Each new step relies on the previous step to have been completed, and a basic summary of each part is:

  1. Unlocking Bootloader: Opens the door to the internal memory of the device to be written on to. This allows you to flash images onto the main partitions of the phone.
  2. Installing a Custom Recovery: A custom recovery is flashed onto the recovery partition of the device and overwrites the stock recovery that exists by default. Custom recoveries bring lots of functionality and give you the ability to perform wipes, install flashable zips, create full backups of your NAND (Nandroid backup), and various other features. An unlocked bootloader is needed to install a custom recovery.
  3. Rooting: You can gain root by either flashing via recovery a pre-rooted custom rom, or flashing a zip containing the SuperSU binaries. A custom recovery is necessary to do this.

After completing these steps your phone will be rooted, the phone will have a custom recovery installed, and the phones bootloader will be unlocked. This, in my opinion, is the most practical and beneficial method for rooting your phone. It gives you some basic adb/fastboot knowledge, and should hopefully help you have a decent understanding of what is going on. Also this method will work regardless of what android version your phone has.

If you are confused by anything in this guide, I would highly suggest getting it clarified being before moving on. Ask your question in this thread and I or someone else will likely answer. Also I’d suggest that you read over the whole thread a few times before actually doing anything to the phone.

[1. HOW TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER]

  • Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power. The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.
  • Plug the phone into your PC, then open a command prompt window and type:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    fastboot devices

    This command will list the connected devices. If your phones serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly. In order for you to continue you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

  • If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command:
    Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone

    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
  • After the above command has finished executing, run the following
    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    The phone will reboot. Wait until the phone has fully booted up into android, then adjust the following settings on the phone:

  • USB Debugging – On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging
  • Disable CM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.
  • Close the command prompt window and proceed onto the next section of the guide.

[2. HOW TO INSTALL A CUSTOM RECOVERY]

  • Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power.
  • Rename the recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img. *Make sure that you rename it to recovery.img NOT recovery.img.img* Remember that this file should be placed in the platform-tools folder inside of the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
  • Open a new command prompt and run the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Once the flash has completed type the following command to reboot the phone:
    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    After the phone has booted back up, turn it off. Now to enter your newly installed custom recovery, hold volume down + power. The phone should boot into recovery mode. Now that you have a custom recovery, you may continue to the final step.

  • Close the command prompt window.

[3. HOW TO ROOT]

Now that your phone has an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed you have a two options to gain root (Pick one or the other. You don’t need to do both)

Option A) Flash SuperSU binaries which will give you root with the stock ROM

  • Confirm that you have downloaded the SuperSU zip from the downloads section above and that it is located in the platform-tools folder inside of the android-sdk-windows folder on your desktop.
  • Turn the phone off then boot into recovery mode by holding volume down + power. Leave the phone at the main screen of the custom recovery for now.
  • Open a command prompt window and run the following commands:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
    Code:
    adb push UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip /sdcard/

    This will copy the SuperSU zip onto your phone. Once the command has completed continue.

    Instructions for TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP):

  • Install > browse to SuperSU zip and select the it
  • Swipe to confirm the installation. Then reboot.Instructions for ClockworkMod (CWM):
  • install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard.
  • Next, browse to the location where you previously copied the SuperSU zip and select the it.
  • To confirm the installation, scroll down to “Yes” and select it. The installation shouldn’t take very long, and once it has completed you may reboot.

Option B) Flash a custom rom which will come pre-rooted

  • Note that not all custom roms will be pre rooted, however the majority of them are. Read the OP of the ROM thread to see what the verdict is.
  • Copy a custom rom (you can find these in the ONE Android Development and ONE Original Android Development section) onto the phone (remember the location of where you copy it to)
  • Turn the phone off then boot into recovery mode by holding volume down + power. To install a custom ROM the general procedure to follow is: factory reset, wipe cache + dalvik cache, flash ROM, flash GApps. Here are the recovery specific instructions:Instructions for TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP):
  • Wipe > Swipe to Factory Reset
  • Install > browse to the location where you previously copied the ROM zip and select it > Swipe to confirm the installation
  • Install GApps using same process as ROM, then reboot.Instructions for ClockworkMod (CWM):
  • wipe data/factory reset
  • wipe cache partition
  • advanced > wipe dalvik cache
  • install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > navigate to the location of the ROM > select the ROM > confirm the installation by selecting “Yes”
  • After that you may install the GApps using the same method for flashing the ROM, and finally reboot the phone.

Keep in mind that the first boot after installing a custom ROM & wiping the phone may take longer than usual, as the phone will need to rebuild the dalvik cache and initialize other first boot stuff.

Congrats! That is it! Your phone now has an unlocked bootloader, a custom recovery installed and it is rooted. Enjoy :)!!!

[ROMs]

The Biggest ONEPLUS ONE ROM Collection

[RECOVERIES]

CWM

TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)

Cannibal Open Touch 3.0 Alpha builds

All thanks and credits for these guides go to Chromium

MIUI 6 Special Edition (4.4 Kitkat) for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S – RELEASED

KITKAT MIUI 6 RELEASED 19.09.2014

Note:
1. This is a special edition of MIUI 6 for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S based on Android 4.4 Kitkat. You need to flash using Fastboot. Please backup your data before flashing.
2. This is a unstable ROM. If any questions, please go to Bug session to report.
3. This is not a Dev version or a Stable version. It might be highly unstable in some devices. Only recommend for phone enthusiasts. If you need to flash back to MIUI Dev Version, you need to flash via fastboot. Flashing guide: http://en.miui.com/thread-11043-1-1.html
4. flash_all.bat will clear all your data, including your data stored in internal storage. Please backup your data (pictures, music, videos etc.) to local then flash your device.
5. After you flash your device and restore your data via Backup app, please don’t restore the System Settings (you need to exclude System option like below).



Things You Need

Flashing Tool Download: http://bigota.d.miui.com/tools/MiPhone20140509.exe
MIUI 6 for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S Special Version Fastboot Pack: DOWNLOAD
(Please check if the file ends with “.tgz”, if it’s “.gz”, you need to rename it to “.tgz”

Flashing Guide

STEP 1
Download the ROM flashing tools and the full ROM pack, unzip after downloading is completed.

 

Operate on the phone. Turn off the phone, press the Volume – key and the Power button at the same time to enter Fastboot mode, then connect the phone to a computer.

STEP 2

Double click on the zip file after downloading is completed to decompile it. Open the folder of the ROM pack, and copy its address on the computer.


STEP 3
Decompile and install the ROM flashing tools after downloading is completed (if there’s a security prompt, please select Allow).Open MiFlash.exe and paste the address copied in the last step into the address bar. Click on the first buttonto Refresh, and MiFlash will automatically recognize the phone. Then click the second button to flash.



STEP 4

Click Advanced Setting, change “flash_all_except_storage.bat” to “flash_all.bat” and click confirm (button on the left in the bottom).

 

STEP 5
Wait until the progress bar on MiFlash is green, which means the ROM is successfully flashed, and the phone will automatically boot.



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MIUI Express/Lite MIUI 6 Version Released: An Extraordinary Visual Feast!

Since MIUI 6 is released, many of you have been asking when will your non-Xiaomi device get MIUI 6. The bad news is that there’s no word about it yet, the good news is that you can have a taste of MIUI 6 on your phone now using MIUI Express!

[Highlights]
– Brand new MIUI 6 UI
– Cloud message supports voice messages
– Support swiping up using two fingers in Messaging to enter private messaging

[New]
– Brand new MIUI 6 UI
– Cloud message supports voice messages
– Private messaging (Swipe up using two fingers)
– Smart IP dialing
– Added phone ringtone option in Settings

[Optimization]
– Theme details page
– Settings page UI
– Home screen layouts for some devices
– Ported some devices’ icons

[Fix]
– Sometimes, dialing pad didn’t show the numbers
– For some devices, system lockscreen wallpaper would show when lock the phone for the first time after applying a new theme
– Could not add some messages to blocklist again if they were restored to Messaging from blocklist once
– Home screen icons would lose after installing a new app if the last screen is full with apps
– Prompt for logging into Xiaomi account would show twice
– Sometimes Contacts would crash if exited contact details page quickly
– Search box in dailing page was too narrow in some devices
– Contacts would crash if choose to select contacts avatars from photo package
– Could not select in some messages when editing them
– Mail supported adding recipients to blocklist
– Messaging didn’t response after selecting all text in a message for some devices
– Closing Toolbox would cause crash in home screen editing mode
– Notification shade always showed an app is installing after its update was completed
– Dual-SIM devices SIM 2 could not sync call logs
– Some devices would crash after adding widgets
– Phone could not be unlocked after lock/unlock it quickly twice
– Some devices could not set MIUI Express as default launcher
– For some devices, call logs with a person did not update timely if called them from the contact details page
– Swipe up using one finger would cause crash in some dual-SIM devices
– For some devices, if set contacts avatars in MIUI Express, they would display abnormally in stock system
– Some devices didn’t show call logs
– Syncing contacts to Mi Cloud would cause crash
– Updating weather info would cause crash
– Sometimes, widgets in the dock would disappear in home screen editing mode
– It often returned to home screen automatically when using an app
– Sometimes, diall pad didn’t respond

Download: MIUI Lite MIUI 6 Version.apk (18.88 MB)

Learn more about MIUI Express here: http://en.miui.com/thread-23008-1-1.html


Unboxing OnePlus One (BAMBOO LIMITED EDITION)

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On July 22, OnePlus fulfilled their promise and released an edition of the OnePlus One made of bamboo.

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The bamboo OnePlus One has the same specs as the original OnePlus One. 2014072121494578864

There’s also no difference in the appearance other than the material used.2014072121494856988

The bamboo case adds a more natural texture to the OnePlus One and since the bamboo used for each phone is different, each bamboo phone has its own unique texture.

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The OnePlus One’s logo is carved on the back of the original phone while spray coating is used to put the logo on the bamboo version.

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The bamboo rear cover is detachable but is not sold separately.20140721215002585052014072121500588180

 

At the launch event, in addition to the bamboo rear cover, OnePlus also showcased rear covers made of wood from ebony trees, and even denim. With the release of the bamboo edition, many believe that OnePlus will release other phones made of these kinds of materials.2014072121500920979201407212150127721620140721215015631432014072121501869383201407212150211937120140721215024131102014072121502703724201407212150298340520140721215032755772014072121503614626

 

Via: gizmochina.com

100 Beta Testers Wanted for MIUI 6! Come on and Apply!

Hi MIUIers,

MIUI has gone a long way from V1 to V5, and this week is really special, since MIUI will have its 200th weekly update. Thank you all for always being there for us.

Meanwhile, MIUI 6 is getting closer each day, how excited are you? We will start beta testing for MIUI 6 right after its launch event, and 100 lucky ones would get the chance to test it first. If you think you fit our requirements and could do this job well, come on and apply here!

As it’s closed beta version, there are still many bugs. It’s kind of risky to flash it.
Please think carefully before applying. Thanks!

Requirements:
1. You need to have a Mi 3 WCDMA/CDMA or Mi 4
2. Your MIUI English forum credits should be over 50
3. You need to report bugs in this forum
4. You need to write a review about MIUI 6 and post it in this forum
5.  Please don’t leak the rom package before the official release. Otherwise, you will be removed from the beta team immediately

Rights:
1. Read permission: 160
2. Larger attachment size
3. Access to MIUI daily updates
4. Priority of joining MIUI official activities
5. Special forum rewards and medals

The reason why we want 50 credits is that we want to give more chances to active users in this forum. Applicants with more credits are preferred to be beta testers. If we can’t find enough users with enough credits, we’ll consider those with less credits. It’s easy to get credits by posting threads and replies in the forum. Hope you understand.

APPLY HERE : EN.MIUI.COM

UPDATE We’re giving away 3 invites to purchase a 64GB OnePlus One! #ONEPLUSONEINVITE

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I’ll be giving away 3 invites to purchase a 64GB OnePlus One! Yes, your read it right, 3 INVITES !!!

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14.08 UPDATE – I’ll be choosing 3 winners randomly on Saturday August 16 around 10AM UK time (had to change the day due to personal commitments). I was saving the 3rd invite for a friend, but he changed his mind.

If you’re the winner, you’ll only have one day to purchase the OnePlus One as the invite expires in 24H. Please don’t enter if you don’t intend to buy it.

The OnePlus One costs $299 USD for the 16GB or $349 for the 64GB. Note that you also have to pay for shipping.

To enter you just need to do 2 things:

1. reply to this thread

2. subscribe to my blog.

If you do enter, make sure you’ve done BOTH and also MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL after I pick a winner.

You snooze, you lose!

Also, please make sure you live in one of the countries below.

 OnePlus is only available in the following countries and areas for now:
  • United States
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Portugal

GOOD LUCK!!!

MIUI Cloud Messaging & Privacy

Xiaomi is a mobile Internet company committed to providing high-quality products and easy-to-use Internet services. We believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy.  We do not upload or store private information or data without the permission of users.  


This Q&A aims to address privacy concerns raised over the past 72 hours.

Q: What is MIUI Cloud Messaging?
A: Xiaomi offers a free service called Cloud Messaging as part of its MIUI operating system.  This service allows MIUI users to exchange text messages with each other free of SMS charges, by routing messages via IP instead of using the carrier’s SMS gateway.

Q: How does Cloud Messaging work?  Does it store any private user information?
A: When a Mi phone is turned on, the Cloud Messaging service is automatically activated through IP communication protocol with Xiaomi servers, in order to provide the user with the free text messaging capability.  MIUI Cloud Messaging uses SIM and device identifiers (phone number, IMSI and IMEI) for routing messages between two users, in the same way as some of the most popular messaging services.  Some technical implementation details are provided below.  Users’ phonebook contact data or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) are never stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

Q: How does this relate to the privacy concerns raised about Xiaomi over the last 48 hours?  What’s your response?
A: A recent article in Taiwan and a related report by F-Secure raised privacy concerns by stating that Xiaomi devices are sending phone numbers to Xiaomi’s servers.  These concerns refer to the MIUI Cloud Messaging service described above.  As we believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy, we have decided to make MIUI Cloud Messaging an opt-in service and no longer automatically activate users.  We have scheduled an OTA system update for today (Aug 10th) to implement this change.  After the upgrade, new users or users who factory reset their devices can enable the service by visiting “Settings > Mi Cloud > Cloud Messaging” from their home screen or “Settings > Cloud Messaging” inside the Messaging app — these are also the places where users can turn off Cloud Messaging.
We apologize for any concern caused to our users and Mi fans. We would also like to thank the media and users who have been sending us feedback and suggestions, allowing us to improve and provide better Internet services.

Q: How exactly does the MIUI Cloud Messaging system handle phone numbers?
A: For those interested in specific details about the MIUI Cloud Messaging implementation:
– The primary identifiers used to route messages are the sender and receiver’s phone numbers.  IMEI and IMSI information is also used to keep track of a device’s online status.

– When a user sends a text message, if there is an Internet connection available, the Cloud Messaging system will attempt to route the message via IP.  If the receiver is offline (i.e. not immediately reachable via IP), the system falls back to sending a normal SMS message from the sender’s device.

– When a MIUI user opens a text message or a phonebook contact, or creates a new contact, the device connects to the Cloud Messaging servers, forwards the phone number of that contact and requests the online status of the corresponding user, which is indicated by a blue icon when that user is online or gray icon if that user is offline (or is not a Cloud Messaging user).  This allows the sender to immediately know whether they can text that user without incurring SMS costs.

– In any of these flows, the receiver’s phone number is only used to look up online status and to route messages.  No phonebook contact details or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) is stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

– The OTA system update made available today (Aug 10th) adds an extra layer of security by encrypting phone numbers whenever they are sent to Cloud Messaging servers.

– We will continue to make changes and improvements to this architecture as needed over time.

Source:- Hugo Barra

OnePlus One – Real or No Real ?!? Do you own one ?

Design

The OnePlus One is a monolithic device; with its 5.5-inch screen, it’s firmly in the realm of what we once referred to as phablet devices (sadly the term is dying as more phones extend to larger displays). But it does at least manage to fit all that screen in a package that’s as slim as possible – the device is only around 0.35 inches thick.

It’s just a shade smaller than the Galaxy Note 3 in terms of overall footprint, but it more closely resembles the Nexus 5 in terms of its lines and the matte finish of the plastic back, which is somewhat rubberised for grip. As far as gargantuan devices go, the OnePlus One is among my favourite to hold, however, and the Nexus styling is visually appealing, too, as is the slightly protruding top and bottom metal-look lip. It manages to be one of the best looking Android phones recently launched, even if the look is a bit derivative.

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Amazing Photos in Every Setting

13 MEGAPIXEL SONY EXMOR IMX214

The 13 megapixel camera on the OnePlus One excels thanks to quality optics, sensors and algorithms.

Many of us rely on our phones for taking all our photos, so we incorporated a camera that delivers astounding results. With dual LED flash, the OnePlus One’s camera will take photos you’ll want to share, day or night.

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5 MEGAPIXEL FRONT FACING CAMERA

With an impressive 5 megapixel camera adorning the front of the OnePlus One, selfies will be more captivating than ever. The extra-wide 80º viewing angle captures more area than other phones so your pictures will include more background without distortion.

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Sensor

Boasting a 13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with f/2.0 aperture, the OnePlus One camera takes amazing pictures even in low light conditions. Shoot any time, anywhere for bright, sharp photos.

Optics

Our camera boasts 6 physical lenses. Your photos will be more precise and detailed without suffering from distortion often caused by lower apertures.

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Display

The OnePlus One’s 5.5 inch screen is a touch on the large size. It’s verging on phablet territory and we can’t help but think that as OnePlus’s only phone it could have reached a larger market by being a little smaller.

Still, for some people it will be the ideal size and there’s no arguing with its quality. It’s a 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, putting it right up there with other flagships. Colours aren’t as rich as they could be but the screen is clear and sharp.

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT

CAMERA AND GALLERY

From snap to share, CyanogenMod makes life-logging fun. Record your world in a different hue with the camera’s live filters. Gallery automatically organizes your local and cloud-stored memories so you can relive them all in one place.

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Loud And Clear

VOICE RECOGNITION & NOISE CANCELLATION

Stereo recording and tri-microphone noise cancelling technology are incorporated directly into the OnePlus One. Three microphones work together to identify, isolate and enhance your voice, while simultaneously filtering background noise. Use of the third microphone increases voice clarity by up to 80%.

Stay Connected

GLOBAL 4G LTE

Enjoy blazing fast and smooth connectivity whether you’re around the corner or across the world with OnePlus One powered by a 4G LTE multimode modem. Unlocked and contract-free, roam wherever you’d like the One by your side.

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QUALCOMM© SNAPDRAGON™ 801 PROCESSOR

Packing a Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPUs, the OnePlus One’s operational capacity and performance are enhanced by Qualcomm’s heterogeneous computing approach.

This chipset harnesses the robust integration of many components for incredible speed and power efficiency. Among them, the custom Krait CPU architecture for sustained peak performance, integrated 4G LTE connectivity and Adreno 330 GPU for superior graphics and gaming experience, boosting 3D interfaces, colours and textures.

BEST IN CLASS MEMORY

Using the new standard EMMC 5.0 you’ll be able to access and write on our 16GB or 64GB of internal flash memory in the blink of an eye (up to 400MB/s). 3GB of LP-DDR3 RAM running at 1866MHz allows flawless multitasking of even the most demanding apps.

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PROTECT YOUR DATA

SECURE MESSAGING AND PRIVACY GUARD

Your data is who you are, so CyanogenMod helps protect it. Speak freely knowing your text messages are encrypted seamlessly as you send them.* Privacy Guard keeps nosey apps at bay by helping you manage their access to your information and device capabilities.

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work your own way

CyanogenMod 11S

Powered by Android™, CyanogenMod brings the features you love while giving you the freedom to mould your mobile domain. Options like Quiet Hours, an enhanced home screen, and a configurable Quick Settings panel are just a few ways you can control how you and your One connect.

express yourself

THEMES AND
CUSTOMISATION

Your One works the way you do, but it should also dress the part. Personalize it by picking from thousands of themes or mix and match icons, fonts, wallpapers, and more to create your perfect look.

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NEVER SETTLE
OUR PHILOSOPHY

‘Never Settle’ is about understanding our users’ root problems and making the best product decisions to solve them. It’s not about tipping the scale towards one extreme end, but rather finding how to create the best day to day experience.

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BEAUTIFUL,
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We take pride in every detail of our product, even parts that are never seen. The OnePlus One was a labour of love, both ours and our users, and we honoured that by letting no detail go unnoticed. When you hold your OnePlus One, you’ll know every single piece was carefully chosen, placed and designed. Our custom cut and engineered PCB boards are specially dyed and treated with a matte black finish, with each part meticulously aligned to be visually pleasing and functional. Even the most delicate inner components bear a OnePlus logo. Each piece is uniquely ours, and comes together to make a truly eye-catching device, inside and out.

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Designed To Last

ALL DAY POWER EFFICIENCY

Shipping with the energy efficient Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 chipset, the One’s 3100 mAh battery fits perfectly into the sleek body. The energy efficient display features CABC and DRAM (Display RAM) technology that adjust the level of backlight and differentiate between dynamic and static content on your screen. These technologies reduce the power consumed and allow you to run all your apps and data services, all day long.

The phone comes with a choice of 16 or 64GB of storage. Unfortunately there’s no microSD card slot but if you opt for the 64GB model that shouldn’t be a problem.

It supports Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, so all it’s really lacking is infrared.

One important thing to note in Europe is that the OnePlus One lacks support for LTE Band 200 (800MHz), which means it won’t be able to connect to O2 or Vodafone 4G, and it’ll also limit 4G availability and speeds on Three (band 20).

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Product Specification
Colour Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162 g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor
with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3 at 1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Battery Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery
Connectivity
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and
multi-tag support)
Positioning Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Digital Compass
Ports Data & Charging: Micro USB 2.0
Audio: Jack 3.5mm
Buttons Power Button
Volume Rockers
Capacitive / On-screen buttons
SIM 1 slot – Micro SIM
Indicators 1 LED notification light (multi-coloured)
Size 5.5 inch JDI
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
Type LTPS IPS with TOL
Protection Corning© Gorilla© Glass 3
Sensor 13 Megapixel – Sony Exmor IMX 214
Lenses 6 lenses to avoid distortion and colour aberration
Flash Dual-LED
Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
Video 4K resolution video with stereo recording Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps
Speakers Built-in Stereo Speakers
Microphones Tri-microphone with noise cancellation
Audio supported
formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV
Recording: AAC, M4A
Video supported
formats
Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264, RMVB, FLV720P
Recording: MP4
Image supported
formats
Playback: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output: JPEG, RAW

Feel free to comment so we can truly find out more about owning the OnePlus One.

Xiaomi MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0 released, added dial pad touch piano tones!

Changelog for MIUI Lite/Express 1.8.0

[Highlights]

– Added Piano keys to Dial pad touch tones
– Added Prevent pocket dials feature
– Greatly enhanced efficiency when first importing call logs and contacts, and operation smoothness
– Greatly enhanced notification messages and message detail page opening speed

[New]

– Added Piano keys to Dial pad touch tones
– Added Prevent pocket dials feature
– Ported more devices’ homescreen layouts
– Support going to themes details page from Themes store in browser

[Optimization]

– Reduced installation file size
– Enhanced notification messages opening speed
– Enhanced message details page opening speed
– Enhanced smoothness of call logs page
– Enhanced efficiency when first importing call logs
– Enhanced efficiency when first importing contacts
– Reduced power consumption and performance loss; support dark screen in prevent pocket dials mode

[Fix]

– Some devices would crash frequently
– When returning to home screen after changing themes, a popup window saying SMS is being downloaded would show briefly
– Sometimes home screen couldn’t scroll
– SMS would show as unread after selected to mark all as read
– Some devices wouldn’t show SIM card contacts if only SIM card 2 was inserted
– Sometimes some devices woul dsend SMS repeatedly
– Couldn’t search contacts and phone numbers in Contacts page
– Dial pad error in some devices’ SIM card 2
– SMS misaligned after long pressing a message to enter editing mode
– The ‘Show USIM contacts’ function didn’t work
– Lockscreen password didn’t show in some devices
– Some devices’ stock system couldn’t sync new groups created in MIUI Lite
– Call logs updated slowly in some devices
–  Contact name would disappear after entering the conversation details page with that contact
– After changing font of the stock system, icons in MIUI Lite home screen disappeared
– Some devices didn’t separate call logs of SIM card 1 and SIM card 2
– Some devices recognized sending SMS as receiving SMS
– Apps update would fail if exited Market
– When sending group messages in some devices. Entering a single message and then chose Back would cause FC
– Some devices had no unread icon when receiving new messages
– Couldn’t load third party widgets
– Icons would lose from home screen when reloading MIUI Lite
– Display error when searching messages
– Some devices would crash once after installing and launching MIUI Lite
– ‘My groups’ page was empty if no new group was created
– After sending a message, words in the text box turned grey instead of disappearing
– No call log after making a call
– Sometimes lockscreen wallpaper didn’t show
– Some repeated icons after rebooting
– Some devices would crash when loading SMS
– Weather animation didn’t refresh after changing cities
– Ported Airplane mode to some devices
– In some devices, messages showed as empty when entering the conversation details page from the SMS popup window
Download:  MIUI Lite_1.8.0.apk (25.12 MB)

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