I miss this phone..my old phone..after three years i use this phone is not bad..but it cannot update to new version.for me it is 9/10.because its fine to use.
I'm now using lineage 15.1 unified storage. It's good except widevine CDM security level is l3. Can't recall if it's already l3 before flashing.
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2018Can u tell where did u get that update?You are asking question from 2 years ago.
Real story is like that, before there is OPPO forum, the ROM is downloaded from there.
Then, just download the zip file into the phone internal memory or micro sd card, then go to
Setting>General>About Phone, then press the "System Update" button, then at that page, top right there is an icon, tap on that icon and choose "Local Update", it will search the update zip file. I still have that update zip file with me if you really want to update your phone. The ColorOS 2.1.5i will update phone into Android 5.0.
I have upgraded for more than 3 years ago, and it works until today. Maybe I have to use Google Drive for this update to be uploaded for download.
all seems well to me except for the overheating issue if you are a heavy user. i only have one problem with this phone, although all it takes is just a few extra steps instead of just a push of a button away which is using the phones personal hotspot. unlike other phones, once you have enabled the phones personal hotspot, other devices is able to detect it but for this phone we have to use bluetooth tethering. i have used oppo neo 5s, all it takes is just enable personal hotspot and thats it.
hi ? why my software update of colorOS for oppo f7 cannot download via mobile data?
This is, I would say, the last good OPPO phone. Well, the OPPO N3 maybe is the contender, but this one at least officially upgraded to Android 5.0, and it is the only one to feature 2K screen. However, due to the old Snapdragon 801 SoC, this one consistently overheat if playing heavy game, or using extensively.
Otherwise, a good phone of it's generation literally.
joe, 26 Jan 2018i have problem connecting wifi any solution guys to solve it? help me kindly appreciateits a software problem. Go Oppo centre, they'll repair for free.
i have problem connecting wifi
any solution guys to solve it?
Why My Google Play Store Not Update To Latest Version After I Upgrade the ColorOs 2.1.5I?
Your phone battery has probably gone into deep discharge mode(search google). You will need to give your battery a boost charge, that would revive your battery. A normal charger cannot charge your battery from this state. Also remember, once battery goes into deep discharge it causes a great damage, and in any situation you get back your battery into life again, it will never run to its full capacity.
Next time, when you are not using your phone, do remove the battery after giving it a full charge. Thanks!
This phone keep for one month never use at all, now l charged up for 5 hours still no display, you can feel the phone still every cool , can any one help.
Hi guys can you help me I'm trying to find the oficial update on color os 2.0 based on lollipop but cant find anywhere since the oppo forum closed and all the links takes me to a dead end please guys help out I'm stuck on jellybean
I've had this phone since it launched.
Got rid of the stock ROM less than an year after purchase and have been using Cyanogen/LineageOS and it's been running beautifully!
The device has endured quite a few hard impacts and besides the corners losing shape a bit there has been no damage to the screen. I've never used a case or cover either, it's certainly a soldier.
There's problems though, especially if you kept the garbage stock ROM(Color OS). Battery life can be an issue if you're a heavy user, even though it charges up real fast. Had it die on me 3 or 4 times in 4 years. Using a custom ROM might help in this by reducing background tasks and bloaty UI. Heat is also an issue as pointed out by someone else already.
My battery has swelled a bit due to heat because of which the back cover frequently comes off exposing the battery.
Also, if you stick to the stock ROM then you'll probably be stuck with a really old version of Android.
TL;DR: If you plan on buying this for whatever reason you might have(it's a 4 year old phone, wouldn't recommend it obviously), make sure to learn how to install a custom ROM and recovery.
This was my first Android phone(previously owned a Nokia n900), and it has certainly been an unforgettable experience(that's what everybody says until they eventually forget about it) but I think it's time to part ways now. I'll keep it for experimenting and backup.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2017How
If you are still on Android 4.4, you need to do this manually at Setting>Battery Storage>Storage.
If you are already installed Android 5.0, this is already done by default.
Anonymous, 15 May 2017this phone cannot support 4G... dafuqLTE is 4G
This is one of the best phone at it's time, but sadly, it faded away, now I'm going to talk on it's bad stuff.
1. No official Android OS update beyond Android 5.0, kinda bad for a branded phone, which really not a very good investment. Many newer apps cannot be installed due to only Android 5.0.
2. Battery life is pathetic despite having VOOC quick charger, can't going through half day on moderate usage, even I have changed a new battery.
3. Overheating is killing this phone. It can go very hot while just web browsing, simple chatting, FB and camera capture. Gaming totally get into super hot up to 50 Celsius.
4. Because of overheating/overloading, the phone will freeze, then restart itself, kind of annoying if in the middle of something.
The good stuff are ok, fast charging, 2K screen, camera, removable battery, micro sd slot.
Now I use Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon as my main driver. This, I keep as secondary phone. Plan to install custom rom if want to longer it's usage.