It didn’t take long for OnePlus to squash the 911 reboot bug.
Multiple owners of the OnePlus 5 have reported a major bug with their phones in which, when dialing 911, the phone reboots rather than connecting them with emergency services. One day after the story broke, OnePlus has issued a software update that rids the phone of the problem. It may not have been noticeable on a large number of devices, but for one to not be able to reach emergency services is too many.
— Justin Herrick (@JustHerrick) July 20, 2017
The software update, sized at just 32MB, is available in OxygenOS 4.5.6 and includes nothing more than a fix for the 911 reboot bug.
Any company would’ve issued a software update right away to fix a problem this serious; however, OnePlus is continuing to show a high level of commitment to keep its 2017 flagship updated. The OnePlus 5 has already received a couple of software updates since being released in late June. Most companies will update their flagships 2-3 times per year and end support less than two years later. OnePlus, though, is staying on top of both this year’s phone and last year’s OnePlus 3.
OnePlus urges all owners of the OnePlus 5 to download and install this software update immediately.