OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Get Fix for HD Video Bug

It may not be as simple as installing the latest update, though

OnePlus has resolved an issue with the Widevine digital rights management (DRM) system that affected many OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro devices after installing the May security update.

OnePlus shared the update information on its official forums on Tuesday, noting that it is now available in the North American region, with releases in other regions to follow soon. While the update includes several notes, Android Police notes that the most important change with the update is a fix to the HD video bug that has been plaguing many OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro users. 

The OnePlus 7 Pro phone facing forward


The bug, which was introduced in June with the release of the May security patch for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro devices, caused the Widevine DRM system in many devices to change from I1 to I3. I1 is the level of DRM needed to stream content from websites and apps like Netflix. While the update resets the DRM level for Widevine, many users have reported that they’ve needed to clear the cache of the Netflix app, itself, or just their entire system.

The latest update also addressed a power consumption issue, as well as improves the overheating control management of the phones. It also updates the Android security patch to the June update, version 2021.06. OnePlus says the update will have a staged rollout, so users may not see it immediately. Once it appears on your phone, though, you should go ahead and update, especially if you’ve been experiencing issues with streaming HD video.

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