Updates for the OnePlus One have been pretty steady since the phone’s soft launch in early summer this year, and each one has been a pretty major patch with new features and big bug fixes. Today’s OTA, Build 38R, is no exception to that trend, and delivers tons of bug fixes and some pretty huge new features. First off the most important bug fix of all is the official release of the new touchscreen driver from Synaptics which was delivered nearly a month ago today. This fixes the multi-touch issues everyone was experiencing with the phone and delivers a comparable touchscreen experience to the rest of the phones on the market. This was a rather game breaking bug that had been addressed in custom ROMs and kernels, including the CyanogenMod nightly builds, but is now finally rolling out to the factory stock CM 11S.
The OnePlus One’s incomparable camera has been updated to be better than ever too, finally adding a pause button during videos so you can make quick cuts on the fly when recording, as well as RAW image support. RAW image support is such a big deal because it provides photographers a way to work with the image before any processing is done to it, and was a particularly large feature in the upcoming Android L release too. Higher quality audio is now also supported including 24 bit, 96/192khz flac/alac/wav files with no resampling of any kind. This is another huge jump for the phone and is pretty incredible given the sound quality that comes out of the device. ANT+ support has now been added as well giving One users access to a host of connected fitness devices that use the protocol instead of Bluetooth for additional power savings.
There’s now also a way to directly report bugs to Cyanogen’s JIRA tracker within the phone itself without having to go on the website and create an account; something users will likely be super happy with. There are a ton of other bug fixes listed here too including improved battery life and plenty of others. Grab the file for yourself here if you haven’t already been granted access to the over-the-air update, but remember that you’ll need to be on CM11S Build 33R to update to this latest build. If you’re running nightlies or another ROM you’ll need to flash Build 33R first, which is available right here, and then flash the 38R OTA. These can all be done via the stock bootloader too so no need for TWRP or another custom bootloader if you haven’t already flashed one. Let us know how it works out for you!