A new build of CyanogenMod 11S for the OnePlus One is ready, so it's time for some fixes to another batch of awful bugs that you wouldn't expect any modern phone to ship with in such large numbers. Many of these problems should fade away following this over-the-air update. Here's the provided list of changes folks can expect within the 44S build:
Resolved SSLv3 POODLE security issue
Updated touchscreen firmware
Fixed issues with memory causing screen artifacts
Fixed issues with random reboots and instability
Fixed issues with WiFi and modem crashes
Fixed issues with Filesystem
Fixed issues with “black bar”
Fixed issues with persist partition corruption
Fixed issues with AT&T VoLTE
Let's go over some of these. First, this is the update we reported on that should fix users' aggravating touchscreen issues. Sometimes the OnePlus One missed certain touches, or it would detect a tap in the middle of what should have been a swipe. It made typing, for afflicted owners, nearly unbearable.
From Artem's experience, the issue still occasionally comes back after a few hours or days, but non-settling users can get things working properly again with a simple restart. In the meantime, the team is having Synaptics search for the right solution.
Now, what's "black bar," you ask? It's a screen glitch where a row of black or corrupted pixels appears on screen. Here's a screenshot courtesy of this bug report.
Yeah, a bug like that would ruin my day, that's for sure. It apparently started showing up after the 38R OTA.
Moving on, we see on the list fixes for an "issue with persist partition corruption." That's actually much worse than it sounds. This was a bug that could result in neverending bootloops, something we posted an easy fix for several weeks back.
After a while, these posts begin to sound like here's a fix that fixes the last fix that didn't actually fix the fix before. But at least things are gradually improving.