Oneplus releases intermediate Android 4.4.4 update for One via OTA | CM 11S 05Q | Sideload Guide for Indian OPO Users

Oneplus has today released an update for the One CM 11S 05Q which addresses several known issues as well as adds new features like Swiftkey & MaxxAudio by Wave. The complete list of changes can be viewed on the official Forum Page here.

This guide is being written keeping in mind the OnePlus users from India where, CyanogenMOD updates will no longer be released due to the exclusive rights distribution issue between OnePlus & Micromax. All those wishing to manually install the ROM can follow this tutorial. The best part here is that it neither requires Unlocked Bootloader nor a Root Access.

Downloads Required:

Disclaimer: Although this is a fool proof method of updating which doesn’t involve any unlocking of bootloader or rooting of the device, we do not take any responsibility in case of any issue. Please proceed with the steps below at your own risk.

  1. Download the ROM zip file from the url mentioned above.
  2. Rename the file to update.zip and paste it in the root folder of the device (\A0001\Internal storage)
  3. Next, we need to access the Developer Options on the device. Those who have it already enabled can skip to step 4 others follow on.
    1. To enable Developer Options go to Settings > About Phone
    2. Tap on the “Build Number” text multiple times until a pop notifies that Developer Options have been enabled.
  4. Go to Settings > Developer Options, and turn it on, and ensure that the following items have a check mark against them:
    1. Advanced Reboot
    2. Android Debugging
  5. Most Important: Ensure that the battery level is at least 50% before moving to next step to flash the ROM
  6. Press and hold the Power Button to access the Power Menu.
  7. Select “Reboot” > “Recovery” > OK
  8. The phone will now boot into the Recovery Mode.
  9. In the recovery mode, select “Apply Update” > “Choose from Internal Storage” > “0/” > “update.zip”
  10. Do not try to touch the screen until the update is installed and you are taken back to the default Recovery Mode screen.
  11. Next, click on “Reboot system now”

Voila! Your OPO is now updated to CM11S05Q!!

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Android 4.3 Official Update on Samsung SGS 4 GT I9500 (International) now available via OTA in India

Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.3 update to the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 (International) in India. The updated is of 658.31 MB and apparently brings in the features as posted by SamMobile.i9500 OTA 4.3

The official change log described in the update is as below. The same can be seen from the screenshot also.

  1. OS Upgrade (Android 4.3)
  2. Added new features (KNOX for consumer, etc.)
  3. Compatibility with Galaxy Gear
  4. Improved Performance (Graphics, Multimedia, Bluetooth, etc)
  5. Improved user interface and stability
  6. User interface adjustment (Icon change,etc)
  7. Security Enhancement

Also, the footnote in the update details mentions “You cannot downgrade to the old software after this new software upgrade due to security reasons

changelog update noteSome other screenshots:

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Samsung Galaxy S II launches in India, priced at Rs. 32,890

It has finally happened, and no later than expected – the Samsung Galaxy S II (16GB) is officially on its way to India. It is destined for shelves with a June 10 retail release date and Rs. 32,890 price tag, and can be pre-ordered now. The Galaxy S II can however be procured a week earlier, if you go the Vodafone way…having scored an exclusive launch deal, Vodafone will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II online at the same Rs. 32,890 price tag, from June 3.

What’s pleasantly surprising is the almost modest price of the Galaxy S II, a phone that can rest easy with the expectations of being Samsung’s flagship handheld. Endowed with specs more than sufficient to take on any competitor in the market (definitely, the more expensive Indian iPhone 4), we’re glad a top-end premium was not stuck onto this product. Elsewhere, a high price was one of the few cons in a long list of positive reviews of the product.

Salient features of this Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 480×800 display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor with a Mali 400 GPU, 8MP camera 1080p HD video recording, and 16GB of inbuilt storage for the base model