Summer Clicks Challenge. Get snapping! Unlock something...

  1. Gary C.
    OxygenOS Product Lead Staff Member Jul 14, 2021

    Gary C. , Jul 14, 2021 :
    Hi friends!

    Gary here from OxygenOS team. Hope you are all having a fantastic summer. That, incidentally, is why I'm here. Summer and Easter together as one. Confused? Keep reading.

    We know our users like discovering Easter eggs, like the examples below:

    The calculator isn't an Easter egg of course but punch in 1+ and see what happens :)

    That got us thinking of opportunities for more hidden surprises, but rather than just leaving it hidden like a typical Easter egg the idea evolved into a challenge! A Summer Clicks Challenge! It's a great time to go out, get some sunshine and capture what nature has to offer (in a socially responsible manner).

    But if you want what we've hidden, you're going to have to work for it.

    What have we hidden? It's a bright and breezy, abstract, nature-themed exclusive wallpaper from long-time OnePlus collaborator Hampus Olsson. Cool, right?

    What do we need to do to unlock it? That's easy, thanks to our intelligent Smart Gallery. All you need to do is take 4 photos! We'll update each photo challenge every few days so make sure to check back, but it won't be too difficult to work out what we want.

    Photo 1: Take a photo of a tree
    Photo 2: Take a photo of a flower
    Photo 3: Take a photo with grass!
    Photo 4: Plant, please.
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    Once you've taken the four photos, the Smart Gallery will intelligently detect the nature-themed shots and you'll unlock an exclusive wallpaper!

    The challenge will end on July 28, so don't wait too long to get clicking.

    Q. How does the Smart Gallery recognize images?
    Smart Gallery runs on your device, without resorting to cloud servers, so you save data while keeping your mind at ease regarding who accesses your precious memories. You can read more about it here:

    Q. I've clicked the photos. How do I claim my wallpaper?
    If you're really smart and you've clicked the four subjects before we've even told you what they are, then here's how to claim your wallpaper:

    Step 1: Make sure you have the latest Gallery version V4.0.283.
    Step 2: Open the Gallery
    Step 3: You'll see the Summer Clicks Dialogue box which will take you to the wallpaper settings page
    Step 4: Apply the new wallpaper
    Step 5: Enjoy!

    Q. I've taken the four photos but I didn't unlock the wallpaper. What can I do?
    Here are some tips to help:
    1. Temporarily turn off the battery optimization for the Gallery:
    Settings > Battery Optimization > Select Gallery > Don't optimize [this makes sure that it wouldn't be the reason why the wallpaper won't be unlocked)
    2. Take alternative photos of the specified objects [since the classification relies on the algorithms, there's a chance that it won't 100% recognize the image]
    3. Charge your device for up to 15 minutes and check the Gallery again.

    If none of the above works, then worry not: We'll share another cool way to unlock the wallpaper very soon!

    It's the last day of the challenge! If you've taken the four photos and the wallpaper isn't appearing then do this:

    Gallery > Settings > About > Tap the Gallery icon 8 times...

    No forum post would be complete without getting your feedback! What little Easter eggs should we consider in the future?

  2. Dhruv Kashyap
    Jelly Bean Jul 14, 2021

    Dhruv Kashyap , Jul 14, 2021 :
    Finding Easter Eggs is always fun :D
    This time its quite easy, waiting for the three other photo themes :)

  3. anunayC
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 14, 2021

    anunayC , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 14, 2021 :
    Ok I did get a pop-up this morning was wondering what it's all about! 😂 I thought I broke my gallery app XD.

    This seems fun! Cool way to unlock wallpapers :)

  4. Aditya_4
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 Jul 14, 2021


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  6. HarshKK14
    Honeycomb Jul 14, 2021

  7. jlasensiofi
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 9 Series Jul 14, 2021

    jlasensiofi , Jul 14, 2021 :
    So cool contest, @Gary C.! ☺️👌🙌😍
    The wallpapers of Hampus Olsson they have always been fantastic 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

  8. Javvadibabajee
    Gingerbread Jul 14, 2021


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  10. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jul 14, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jul 14, 2021 :
    Nice one:)
    This is a great idea:)

  11. McJader
    Marshmallow Jul 14, 2021

    McJader , Jul 14, 2021 :
    not bad, good marketing as always:rolleyes:, I was about to post about this:D

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  12. nerdkabir
    Jelly Bean Jul 14, 2021

  13. eddyros
    Honeycomb Jul 14, 2021

    eddyros , Jul 14, 2021 :
    The idea is great but the application is harder than others...no problem...it stimulates our creativity and squeezes our brains!

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  14. W1626266847279
    Cupcake Jul 14, 2021

  15. Sir_general
    Cupcake Jul 14, 2021

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  16. Rituparna Dey
    Cupcake Jul 14, 2021

  17. Overzee
    The Showcase Reviewer Jul 14, 2021

    Overzee , Jul 14, 2021 :
    I'm using the OnePlus Gallery beta version (4.0.273), will this interfere with participating?

    hennes, Adesh.sanmukh and Dresa91 like this.
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    Cupcake Jul 14, 2021

  19. Iamhasannaqvi
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 14, 2021

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  20. Abhishek654
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 Jul 14, 2021

    Abhishek654 , Jul 14, 2021 :
    but the latest version is V4.0.265