Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014is it true that it has only 3gb of memory set aside for installing apps?You 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-18.104.22.168-find7a.img
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 22.214.171.124.179-aef3
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) rm 30
(parted) rm 29
(parted) rm 28
(parted) rm 27
(parted) rm 26
(parted) rm 25
(parted) rm 24
(parted) rm 23
(parted) rm 22
(parted) rm 21
(parted) rm 20
(parted) rm 19
(parted) rm 18
(parted) rm 17
(parted) rm 16
(parted) 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
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.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014is it true that it has only 3gb of memory set aside for installing apps?Yes, 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.
is it true that it has only 3gb of memory set aside for installing apps?
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..
Boro mkd., 13 Aug 2014Oppo ist best company ever.I know now for sure.I have updated my phone 3 times in 2 weeks.Best... moreFunny 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"…
AnonD-284488, 16 Aug 2014Thanks for your review. If possible, can you also confirm if the phone supports USB host funct... moreI'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.
abhijit Patil, 12 Aug 2014Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review.
Hats off... moreI agree with most, but…
I do not have yellow tint on the screen on neither Find7 nor 7a. Both screens are perfect. They are both less than a month old, though, so this may develop later?
It takes me considerably longer to charge the phones. Yes, 75% is below 30 minutes, but the remaining 25% takes about 40-45 minutes more.
7 indeed has quadHD display, but 7a does not, it's FullHD. I must say that I prefer the way things are looking on 7a more than on 7. And I definitely prefer the battery life of 7a. On light use it lasts me 2 days, on heavier use it still goes comfortably through the day with 30% or so to spare in the evening.
The standby (on wifi, 1 exchange email, Line, WhatsApp, FB) takes 1% off the battery every 2.5-3 hours. Which is better than on other phones. Obviously when you start using it, the battery drains faster, but as said, on 7 much faster than on 7a, by a factor of about 3-4x.
On camera, it is obviously noisy in low light, but compared to ZenFone which touts that owl mode, it still does a whole lot better job than Zen. And a lot better job than many others, including Xperia Z2 (which is total rubbish on camera) and Samsung S5 - both are supposed to be in the top of the camera phones offering. That said, small, high resolution sensors have physical limits, and there's only that far you can push a Sony sensor of that pixel size.
Finally on the packaging… yes… I mean Oppo has some special interest in packaging. The bluray players come with a carry bag, the headphones in rosewood box that's more suitable for some fine jewellery than a set of cans, then these phones - yes, they certainly look something very special.
Completely opposite from Apple trying to cut down on packaging cost, and making boxes smaller, lighter, thinner… Oppo makes them… something that even if the phone died, you'd want to keep the box :)
Good review, thank you.
abhijit Patil, 12 Aug 2014Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review. PACKAGING (10/10): Hats off... moreThanks for your review. If possible, can you also confirm if the phone supports USB host functionality?
The overheating, is it bearable? Or is it worse than nexus 5? Oppo just launched here and they have offered me a massively discounted introductory price cos i was among the rare people who recognized oppo and asked for the find 7a. Im seriously considering taking up their offer
aryan-rocky, 19 Mar 2014its good for emerging market!I own Find 7a and OnePlus and it's a real tossup between the two. Both are my best phones ever, with ridiculously low price by comparison to major brands HTC, Samsung, LG. Apple - well, screw you...
Oppo ist best company ever.I know now for sure.I have updated my phone 3 times in 2 weeks.Best phone I ever had is oppo find 7a finally something high quality and affordable price.Thank you Oppo .
From Boro Macedonia
Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review.
Hats off to oppo for the most amazing packaging no mobile has such an amazing packing
The build is very good & it feels amazing in the hand & yes it feels like a very expensive phone & most people have complimented the phone. The reason that I have gave rating 8/10 because removing the back cover of the phone is a headache as there is no slot to put your figure nail as we have in other mobiles; also the power button is on left side of the phone which makes it easy to use for a left handed person.
Display (6/10) :
The display is amazing Quad HD display feels great for gaming/movies as well, you will definitely love it. The problem with the display is that the mobile has a “Yellow Tint” to it & the tint is visible when you have a white screen for example if you are viewing the groups on whats-app you can see the lover groups/contact have a slightly milky color that the top most contact which has white color. The reason for providing the rating this low is because for a 31K mobile I do not want to see a yellow tint any time I start my mobile, also due to the yellow tint you won’t be able to put light color (white) wallpapers as you will notice the yellow tint every time you unlock the device.
Performance (8/10) :
The hardware seems to be very good so gaming is amazing. Any games will run like a charm; however there is a heating problem, so the back side of the phone will heat up after some time of gaming. The Color OS seems to be buggy I keeps on crashing application like Contacts/Photos and various other application, after paying 31K I do not expect applications to keep on crashing. If you ask for the frequency of crashing I would say 1 application crash is seen in around every 3 days & the applications that crash varies.
The charging is superfast you will definitely love it. Around 40 min to charge the entire phone from 0 to 100%, so it will definitely spoil your habit as you will get used to fast charging & it would be difficult for you to switch to other phone. The issue now the battery like is average with 3G on & average calls the battery goes from 100% to 13% in 16 hrs, but the super-fast charging compensates that.
Both the cameras provide very good images in normal lights & have a amazing focus speed, however the image Quality is not that great in low lights.
Amazing phone & if you have purchased it please do not try to figure out the yellow tint as once you see it you will always see it & if you want to buy this phone please remember that when you show a 31K mobile to your friends with a yellow tint on it, you can understand the response.
I asked the customer service from OPPO India about the yellow tint & asked them to resolve the issue, below is the response I received.
Thanks for contacting us!
As per your query we would like to inform you that we have employed a general industrial design for the OPPO Find 7a LED backside light, which appears brighter at the bottom of the screen. For the evenness of the screen light, we set a gradual change area at the bottom to darken the bright light.
Therefore, some products will show a partial yellow haze at the bottom from some angles
So its confirmed that if you get any product issue it will definitely be as per design, so no replacement, hence reducing the rating for this product from 4 to 2 because if I spent 31K I do not expect any visible issues in the phone.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014Does it support 4g LTE band in India? Nope... It doesnt... The 4g LTE band in India is that of 2300 frequency which is not available in the above phone
AnonD-229029, 09 Aug 2014Yes it does. Supports both TD LTE band 40/2.3 GHz (Airtel uses this) as well FDD LTE.Thanks Super man..I am buying this.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014Does it support 4g LTE band in India? Yes it does. Supports both TD LTE band 40/2.3 GHz (Airtel uses this) as well FDD LTE.
Is that find7 can upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat ver.??????????Pls reply to me
Its been a month using this phone.. and love every bit of it.. amazing camera,super fast performance,smooth touch and display..no lagging or any issue..The best pary is the rapid charging..and it will still last for the whole day or 2. Oppo stands out.. the best phone....just waiting for the kitkat version of it....