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Software installer for Oneplus Devices

  1. iliasgiannakos
    Donut Apr 20, 2017

    iliasgiannakos , Apr 20, 2017 :
    I strongly believe that Oneplus devices are one of the best devices today. Yet they still lack a software for PC or Mac that lets you install new software releases (via USB) or clean install them. A program like itunes or Sony PC companion. I had to install software via adb and I hardly think that its a process that not everybody can do... Its dedicated for more power users... So please a software would be really appreciated.
     

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  2. G_Mr_....
    Jelly Bean Apr 20, 2017

    G_Mr_.... , Apr 20, 2017 :
    Hi, i ain't trying to be rude, but for me there is nothing more easier in (my opinion) than side loading the software.
    In my opinion that is.
     

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  3. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 20, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Apr 20, 2017 :
    You can simply install it from the Recovery.
     

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  4. varma246
    Lollipop Apr 20, 2017


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  5. iliasgiannakos
    Donut Apr 20, 2017

    iliasgiannakos , Apr 20, 2017 :
    Well in the end its more about user friendly. Its different to just have to plug in your phone and press a button and everything is set up rather than having to install adb services ans such, then opening command prompts..
    Tell me, you guys that find it really easy, do you know how to root devices and such?
     

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  6. iliasgiannakos
    Donut Apr 20, 2017

    iliasgiannakos , Apr 20, 2017 :
    Yes, yet I think its better to do it via usb
     

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  7. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 20, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Apr 20, 2017 :
    I'll make @varma246's words mine:
    If there's anything wrong with the cable or you disconnect it by mistake halfway through (or the power runs out, etc), you might end up with a brick. How's that user friendly?

    User friendly is waiting to get the update over-the-air.
     

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  8. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 20, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Apr 20, 2017 :
    You don't need to do anything like that to install a new update. No adb. No command prompts.

    Yes. I do know how to root devices.
     

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  9. iliasgiannakos
    Donut Apr 20, 2017

    iliasgiannakos , Apr 20, 2017 :
    Thats my point. A lot of users dont know how to root and after all they should not care about rooting and such. But there are times they have to backup files and do a complete wipe and that was a piece of cake when there are such programs.
    I had an iphone 6 and a sony smartphone and I found it really pleasant to do it via its programs. I definitely dont like the adb method.
     

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  10. G_Mr_....
    Jelly Bean Apr 20, 2017

    G_Mr_.... , Apr 20, 2017 :
    https://forums.oneplus.net/members/funk-wizard.218434/
    This should help it's from a moderator on the forum.
    Hope this helps
     

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  11. G_Mr_....
    Jelly Bean Apr 20, 2017


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  12. Yash Bhardwaj
    Jelly Bean Apr 20, 2017

    Yash Bhardwaj , Apr 20, 2017 :
    A complete wipe can be done simply from recovery or even from settings,same goes for making backups.You really need a software(app in PC) for that.REALLY??
     

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  13. iliasgiannakos
    Donut Apr 20, 2017

    iliasgiannakos , Apr 20, 2017 :
    How you make backup from recovery? When in the end if you wipe it you lose all your files.
    In the app they are stored safely on pc
     

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  14. pa5t1s
    User of the Year 2014 Apr 20, 2017

    pa5t1s , Apr 20, 2017 :
    Hell, no way!!!
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  15. jkb114
    Lollipop Apr 20, 2017


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  16. sidrocks123
    Eclair Apr 21, 2017

    sidrocks123 , Apr 21, 2017 :
    Rooting is infinitely easy:
    1) Unlocking a bootloader takes one command.
    2) Installing a custom recovery takes one command.
    3) Backing up your entire device takes one click from the recovery.
    4) Rooting takes one file download, and one click to install from recovery.
    I don't think it's that hard to do anything on the 3T, even for novices or amateurs who have no idea what ADB is.
    I really don't think there is the need of a special software for backup and other functions, given that even if you don't want to use ADB or a custom recovery, you can backup using USB, SHAREit, etc.
    For update, most people update using OTA option from settings only.
    Even for clean install or shifting to Open Beta, an ADB side load command is one line.
    TL;DR - Don't be lethargic.
     

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