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> In reply to KAditya93 @ 2014-08-11 06:44 from vb$U - click to readI am using Airtel 4g with 2300 mhz on my oppo find 7, let's not spread wrong information if not aware or not using it. We need change from standard sim to 4g some.

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  • 2014-09-18 07:06
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Expensive and yet not so much impressive

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  • 2014-09-17 12:49
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> In reply to ray_ultraviolet @ 2014-09-11 07:15 from 7w4W - click to readScrolling down to another one of my posts will answer your question.

Yes. There is a limit of 2.95 GB. Below you have steps to make that whatever you want.

From what I've read, there's now an app available that will do it for you on Oppo Forums, and even one that wipes all partitions and makes one partition for all data.

This works on Oppo Find 5, Find 7 and Find 7a.

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  • 2014-09-14 18:07
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> In reply to Michael Lara @ 2014-09-10 19:21 from v0qT - click to readI heard tht it has limited memory for app,only 3gb.is it true or not?and if it has limited memory then is there any way to remove that??

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  • 2014-09-11 07:15
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I love my 7a. What I hate about it is when you open notes, then open a note you made, then its gone. Like the wind. All those saved thoughts gone in a snap. It happens sometimes, when you open a note, there will be nothing on the note, when you press back, the note is gone. Please fix this, this is very important to me.

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  • 2014-09-10 19:21
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> In reply to ANANDSRINI @ 2014-09-08 15:17 from vx{j - click to readi agree 100% ....i am an oppo aficionado!!!!!!

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  • 2014-09-08 23:29
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The phone is freakingly awesome:

* excellent design - stunning notification light - a definite eye catcher overall
* amazing performance
* beautiful screen (except that mine had a faint yellow tint at the very bottom)
* some people have a problem with the software (which is actually good). but fear not! Oppo is very developer friendly and there are plenty of custom ROMs available out there
* insanely loud speaker

I'm completely satisfied with the purchase

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  • 2014-09-08 15:17
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i just purchased the oppo find 7a and i must say it is a well built and very well thought out device. i actually sold my note 3 basically because i'm tired of touch wiz and all the gimmicks that come with it that aren't really that useful. the find 7a has well thought out features that i find myself using on a daily basis. the speaker is remarkable extremely rich sound--especially for movies!!! i highly recommend this phone if your like me and want something different that every other joe who has a note 3!! if you want something that screams professionalism and sleek and sexy too---then this phone is the top dog!!! very clean os and very well thought out!!! the size will surprise you it is handles well in the hand and is a perfect pocket fit too. the main advantage i liked for this phone over the oneplus one is that it has a removable battery and sd card slot for up to 128gb---sweet!!! the skyline notification bar is super sexy!!! oppo 7a stole my heart!!!

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  • 2014-09-08 03:57
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> In reply to abhijit Patil @ 2014-08-12 16:27 from KSuR - click to readyou need to update the camera app to get better quality images during low light condition. And yes even i have the yellow tint issue which i feel i can live with. But yeah its definitely there. You just need to pretend its not there and you will stop seeing it ;)

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  • 2014-09-06 14:21
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> In reply to Brandonczw @ 2014-09-05 13:55 from IVZX - click to readThere's a Find7a clone, with specs between 7 and 7a, but about half the price of 7.

OnePlus One.

It's made by the same team that worked on Find7 and then started their own company.

Most of the phone is the same, OS is different (KitKat Cyanogen vs. JellyBean ColorOS in Find7/7a) and it has no SD slot.

Biggest issue with it is availability.

But you have at least information on it here on GSM Arena, so take a look.

All brands - One Plus, and the only phone they have.

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  • 2014-09-06 10:51
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Should I buy the Lenovo Golden Warrior A8 or this Oppo Find 7a? I like this Find 7a because it has high specs and great camera but it's expensive. I also like the Golden Warrior A8 because it's cheap and high specs but it's specs is not as great as the Find 7a.
Are there any other cheap phones with high specs?

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  • 2014-09-05 13:55
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> In reply to 30k @ 2014-08-07 12:39 from F$I6 - click to readWell, it does ask you to move a large app to sd by default. Secondly the network is fantastic on this esp 3g browsing. Call quality is very good. Low in call volume was fixed with an update. 4g connectivity is available in india. This phone is a beast.

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  • 2014-09-04 20:22
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> In reply to oppo @ 2014-09-03 10:08 from F$I6 - click to readDespite Find7 having space on formatter board for the second SIM, that is missing the parts and software to make it active.

As such, the phone comes with a single SIM support, and whether you can have call waiting while in the call or not depends on settings at your operator.

Find 7 does not support dual SIM.

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  • 2014-09-04 11:58
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Hello, Can any of the user can comment on dual call n dual active function.

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  • 2014-09-03 10:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-25 16:44 from v0qZ - click to readYou can repartition it, though. In this case to 7 GB:

Please note this is NOT a tutorial. I managed to repartition my Find7a and am just outlining the steps that took.

The procedure consists of a few steps.

You will need the following:-

1. TWRP recovery from here http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/find7a
2. An SD card
3. A computer with access to fastboot and adb.

This is the partition layout of the find 7a

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 8389kB 75.5MB 67.1MB fat16 modem
2 75.5MB 76.0MB 524kB sbl1
3 76.0MB 76.1MB 32.8kB dbi
4 83.9MB 83.9MB 32.8kB DDR
5 92.3MB 93.3MB 1049kB aboot
6 93.3MB 93.8MB 512kB rpm
7 101MB 117MB 16.8MB boot
8 117MB 118MB 512kB tz
9 118MB 119MB 1049kB pad
10 119MB 121MB 1573kB modemst1
11 121MB 122MB 1573kB modemst2
12 122MB 133MB 10.5MB oppodycnvbk
13 133MB 143MB 10.5MB oppostanvbk
14 151MB 1539MB 1388MB ext4 system
15 1539MB 4761MB 3221MB ext4 userdata
16 4761MB 4794MB 33.6MB ext4 persist
17 4794MB 5331MB 537MB ext4 cache
18 5331MB 5348MB 16.8MB recovery
19 5348MB 5349MB 1573kB fsg
20 5352MB 5352MB 1024B fsc
21 5352MB 5352MB 8192B ssd
22 5352MB 5353MB 1049kB misc
23 5353MB 5370MB 16.8MB LOGO
24 5370MB 5403MB 33.6MB DRIVER
25 5403MB 5437MB 33.6MB reserve1
26 5437MB 5454MB 16.8MB reserve2
27 5454MB 5462MB 8389kB reserve3
28 5462MB 5529MB 67.1MB reserve4
29 5536MB 15.6GB 10.1GB ext4 sdcard
30 15.7GB 15.8GB 105MB grow

Put the phone into fast boot mode. (Power Volume Up simultaneously)

From the computer (I use linux so I am not sure how to do this from Windows (I do not own a windows computer)) in terminal

#: fastboot devices ( check that fastboot is up and running)

#: fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-
The phone will boot into twrp.

Connect the phone and go into adb

#: adb shell

now use dd to backup all the partitions

#: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p(USE PARTITION NUMBER) of=/external_sd/backup/APPROPRIATE NAME.img

You can now use twrp to backup the ROM to sd card.

After the backup it is time to use parted to delete and recreate the partitions as required.

What follows is the commands I used in adb shell. Please note that I for some reason could not recreate the final GROW
partition but my system worked fime without it. Perhaps I was too ambitious to make the /data partition 7g.

~ # parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
GNU Parted
Using /dev/block/mmcblk0
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) rm 30
rm 30
(parted) rm 29
rm 29
(parted) rm 28
rm 28
(parted) rm 27
rm 27
(parted) rm 26
rm 26
(parted) rm 25
rm 25
(parted) rm 24
rm 24
(parted) rm 23
rm 23
(parted) rm 22
rm 22
(parted) rm 21
rm 21
(parted) rm 20
rm 20
(parted) rm 19
rm 19
(parted) rm 18
rm 18
(parted) rm 17
rm 17
(parted) rm 16
rm 16
(parted) rm 15
rm 15

This is basically removing all the partitions down to the /data partition. Please do not remove partitions lower than 15
this is probably BIG OOOPS area.

Now recreate the partitions with the appropriate sizes

(parted) mkpart primary 1539 8857
mkpart primary 1539 8857
(parted) name 15 userdata
name 15 userdata
(parted) mkpart primary 8857 8890
mkpart primary 8857 8890
(parted) name 16 persist
name 16 persist
(parted) mkpart primary 8890 9427
mkpart primary 8890 9427
(parted) name 17 cache
name 17 cache
(parted) mkpart primary 9427 9444
mkpart primary 9427 9444
(parted) name 18 recovery
name 18 recovery
(parted) mkpart primary 9444 9445
mkpart primary 9444 9445
(parted) name 19 fsg
name 19 fsg
(parted) mkpart primary 9445 9448
mkpart primary 9445 9448
(parted) name 20 fsc
name 20 fsc
(parted) mkpart primary 9448 9448
mkpart primary 9448 9448
(parted) name 21 ssd
name 21 ssd
(parted) mkpart primary 9448 9449
mkpart primary 9448 9449
(parted) name 22 misc
name 22 misc
(parted) mkpart primary 9449 9466
mkpart primary 9449 9466
(parted) name 23 LOGO
name 23 LOGO
(parted) mkpart primary 9466 9499
mkpart primary 9466 9499
(parted) name 24 DRIVER
name 24 DRIVER
(parted) mkpart primary 9499 9533
mkpart primary 9499 9533
(parted) name 25 reserve1
name 25 reserve1
(parted) mkpart primary 9533 9550
mkpart primary 9533 9550
(parted) name 26 reserve2
name 26 reserve2
(parted) mkpart primary 9550 9558
mkpart primary 9550 9558
(parted) name 27 reserve3
name 27 reserve3
(parted) mkpart primary 9558 9625
mkpart primary 9558 9625
(parted) name 28 reserve4
name 28 reserve4
(parted) mkpart primary 9625 15.8GB
mkpart primary 9625 15.8GB
(parted) name 29 sdcard
name 29 sdcard

(parted) quit
Information: You may need to update /etc/fstab.

I just copied the above from my adb window. Pleas examine it carefully do not copy blindly.

Now we need to create the file systems on the partitions that need it.

~ # mke2fs -t ext4 -m 0 -L userdata /dev/block/mmcblk0p15
~ # tune2fs -c 0 -i -1 -C -1 /dev/block/mmcblk0p15

~ # mke2fs -t ext4 -m 0 -L userdata /dev/block/mmcblk0p17
~ # tune2fs -c 0 -i -1 -C -1 /dev/block/mmcblk0p17

Now restore the persist partition and the other partitions that were not changed just moved.

dd if=/external_sd/ image name of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p partition number

reboot into bootloader

boot into twrp and restore the backup.

Source: http://www.oppoforums.com/thre...11787/page-6

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  • 2014-08-25 17:45
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-25 16:44 from v0qZ - click to readYes, 2.95 GB…

However I have set the default installation location to phone storage (SD Card) and it installs those apps that can work from SD card there.

So I don't see it as a big problem, unless you're installing stuff that can't run from SD.

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  • 2014-08-25 17:05
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is it true that it has only 3gb of memory set aside for installing apps?

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  • 2014-08-25 16:44
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Loved it.. Got it a day back.. And there's nothing to not like about it.. Just if it was a bit more compact, like 5.2" screen it would be perfect.. But this isn't bad either.. Awesome screen, amazing speakers and a camera like no other.. And such build quality, that biggest brands can't match it.. Coming from HTC one which I loved btw, just the camera was an issue with that purple tint, I searched a lot, saw a lot of reviews, then noted down all I wanted in a phone in a certain budget.. Only this one phone fit the list of criteria beautifully.. N m sooo glad I bought this over LG g3 at 12k less..

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  • 2014-08-23 12:49
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> In reply to Boro mkd. @ 2014-08-13 21:34 from 3tgd - click to readFunny part is when people look at Oppo products and consider them so good… then you tell them it's a Chinese brand and they get shocked.

Most people consider Chinese brands to be cheap rubbish. And seeing what Oppo has done (and a handful of other companies), they've taken that perception and threw it out the window.

The functionality rivals all the big names. The production quality is immaculate. The operation is well sorted, with lots of things that you wonder "why didn't the big guys think of this"…

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  • 2014-08-20 09:18
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> In reply to ANANDSRINI @ 2014-08-16 08:28 from vx{j - click to readI've only tried SanDisk double sided USB stick (that has microUSB on one side and normal USB on the other) and that worked. Didn't try anything else, though.

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  • 2014-08-20 09:09
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