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How to fix your Oppo R11s that won’t charge or stopped charging (easy steps)

Just because your Oppo R11s no longer charges doesn’t mean it’s battery is damaged or it has a hardware problem. There were cases I’ve encountered wherein the not charging problem is due to a minor firmware issue. Now for those who believe that the charging process is between the charger and the hardware only, well, you’re wrong because the firmware plays a big role in the process. In fact, the phone with a malfunctioning firmware will also experience this problem.

Now, in this  post, I will tackle this problem again but this time with the Oppo R11s being the subject of our troubleshooting. This is for the benefit of our readers who own this phone and are currently having similar problems and also for those who reached out to us asking for assistance. Continue reading as this article may help you one way or another.

For users who found our site while trying to find a solution to a different problem, try to see if your phone is one of the devices we support. If it is, then visit the troubleshooting page for that device, browse through it to find issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions and workarounds. However, if you still need our help after that, then fill up our Android issues questionnaire and hit submit to contact us.

Quick fix for Oppo R11s that’s not charging

There are two situations that we need to take into consideration here. The first one is when the phone is still powered on and the battery is already on a critical level when this problem occurred. In this situation, all you need to do is restart your phone especially if the issue never happened before. I encountered this one a few times already and the reboot will refresh your phone’s memory and reload all core services including those that handle charging. After the reboot, connect your phone to its charger that’s, of course, plugged into a working wall outlet.

The second situation that we have to address is when the phone already drained its battery and won’t respond when you connect it to its charger. This might be just a system crash issue. As I said earlier, the firmware plays a big role in the charging process. If your phone completely drained its battery, there’s always a chance that the firmware crashed just before the phone shut down. A system crash will leave your phone completely dead and unresponsive but there’s always something you can do about it and here’s how…

  • Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power key together for 10 seconds.

It’s what you call Forced Restart which simulates battery disconnect. If Oppo R11s had a removable battery, then we just have to pull it out and press and hold the power key for a minute to fix this problem but it has a non-removable one so that’s what you need to do. If the phone still won’t respond to it, try pressing and holding the Volume Up button first and without letting go of it, press and hold the Power key and keep both keys held together for 10 seconds. If the phone won’t respond to its, do connect it to its charger and do the same process a few times.

If your Oppo R11s still won’t charge after doing these methods, then you have to troubleshoot it.

Troubleshooting Oppo R11s that won’t charge

If you just bought your phone and then this problem happened, bring it back to the store and have them replace it–a brand new phone should work without any problems. However, if you’ve already been using this device for a few months now and then this issue started, we need to troubleshoot it to determine the cause and hopefully fix it. But bear in mind that there’s no guarantee we can fix this…

Check for signs of liquid damage

It is important that you begin your troubleshooting with this because Oppo R11s isn’t a water-resistant device so it’s prone to liquid damage unlike other flagship devices with IP67 and IP68 ratings.

The first area you need to check is the USB or charger port because it often serves as the gateway of liquid. Had your phone been splashed with or dipped in water, you can almost be certain that there would be power-related issues.

Regardless whether there are traces of liquid in there or not, it’s better that you clean the area. Use a cotton swab to do so or you may insert a small piece of tissue paper to absorb the water if any.

Being the owner of this device, you should know if the phone got wet sometime in the past. Take note that if water found its way into your device, it may take several days before the moist reaches the circuits and cause havoc.

Try charging in Safe mode

I also personally encountered an issue in the past wherein some third-party apps cause the phone to malfunction and affected its core functions including charging. This is another possibility we need to rule out but aside from that, it’s also better to know if the phone works perfectly fine when only the core services and apps are running. So, if your device still has enough battery for a reboot, I suggest you boot your device in safe mode and try charging from there:

  1. Press and hold to Power key.
  2. When “Oppo” logo is displayed, release the key On.
  3. Immediately after releasing the Power key, hold the key Volume down .
  4. Keep holding down the Volume Down key until the phone finishes rebooting.
  5. Release the key Volume down when you see Safe Mode appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

Alternatively, you can just press the Power key while your phone is still powered on and then tap and hold Power off. Then confirm that you want the phone to run in safe mode.

However, after if your device won’t power on or if the battery got drained, then there’s nothing much you can do about it. You may try using other chargers or try connecting your phone to a computer to know if it responds. But aside from this, it’s better that you bring the phone to the service center as there could be some serious hardware problem we don’t know about.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you one way or another. If you still need our help, feel free contact us anytime. We’ll be more than willing to help you fix issues with your phone.

How to Fix Oppo R11s that won’t turn on (step by step guide)

The Oppo R11s is one of the best mid-level smartphones in the market today. It has pretty impressive specs and sleek design but like any other smartphones, it may develop or encounter a few hiccups here and there. Among the most common issues you may encounter are power problems which may range from minor issues to more complicated ones.

In this article, I will tackle a common problem that may render your phone useless once it occurs. The most common symptom of this problem is a black screen, unresponsive keys and not charging. It’s not the first time we tackled this kind of problem so you may be able to find similar articles in our site. This time though we will be tackling this issue with the Oppo R11s being the subject of our troubleshooting. If you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently having problems turning it one, then continue reading as this post may help you.

For owners who found our site while trying to find a solution, try to see if your phone is one of the devices we support. If it is, then visit the troubleshooting page for that device, browse through it to find issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions and workarounds. However, if you still need our help after that, then fill up our Android issues questionnaire and hit submit to contact us.

Quick fix for Oppo R11s that no longer powers on

There’s one thing that we know works if the phone became unresponsive without apparent reason or cause. Don’t worry though because none of your files and data will be deleted if you followed the simple procedure below.

Now, based on experience, a power problem like this, while it may seem like a complicated one, may actually be a result of a system crash. When it happens, your device will surely be frozen that it won’t even respond to its charger. To rule this possibility out, here’s what you should do…

  • Press and hold both the Volume Up and Power keys for 10 seconds.

If the problem was indeed due to a system crash, then it should boot up normally after doing such procedure–it’s actually called Forced Restart–and that may be the end of the problem. However, it may occur again in the future but at least, you already know what to do.

If your Oppo R11s won’t respond to it, try doing it a few times but this time try pressing and holding the Volume Up button first and without letting go of it, press and hold the Power key. Keep both buttons held together for 10 seconds. After a few attempts and the phone remain unresponsive, then move on to our troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting Oppo R11s that won’t respond to Forced Restart

Bear in mind that the purpose of this troubleshooting guide is to help you determine the problem and provide suggestions on what to do just to have a shot at fixing the issue. However, there’s no guarantee that we can fix the problem on our own but don’t let it stop you from doing something that might just bring your phone back to life. With all that being said, here’s what I suggest you do about this issue:

Make sure it’s not due to liquid damage

The Oppo R11s doesn’t have the IP67 or IP68 rating which means it’s not water-resistant let alone waterproof. As the owner, you should be the first one to know if the phone got splashed with or dipped in water because if so, then it’s almost certain that the reason why it’s not turning on anymore is due to liquid damage.

To check for water damage, this is what you need to do…

  • Look into the USB port to know if there are droplets there.
  • Use a cotton swab to clean the area or insert a piece of tissue paper to absorb the moist.

If you positively know that your phone hasn’t touched water then, move on to the next step. However, if you think this problem is due to liquid damage, bring the phone to the service center immediately so Oppo tech can take the phone’s components apart and get it cleaned up.

Try charging your Oppo R11s

It’s possible that the battery got drained that’s why your phone isn’t responding. After verifying there’s no sign of liquid damage, plug the charger to the wall outlet and then connect your phone to it using the original cable. Regardless whether your device is showing the charging symbol on the screen or not, leave it plugged in for ten minutes. After which, try turning it on and if it still won’t respond, do the Forced Restart again but this time while the phone is connected to its charger.

It’s imperative that you do this procedure because it’s also possible that the firmware crashed just when the power was running out. Remember, in a situation wherein the battery is running out, the phone will be turned off but it wouldn’t be a proper shutdown. So some hardware may be turned off first than others and complications may arise due to this.

However, if the phone is still not turning on after doing this, then it’s time to bring the phone to the service center as it could be an issue with the firmware.

You may also try booting your Oppo R11s in safe mode or recovery mode to know if it would still boot up in these modes. This would give you an assurance that the hardware is fine but it’s all up to you.

How to run Oppo R11s in Safe mode

  1. Press and hold to Power key.
  2. When “Oppo” logo is displayed, release the key On.
  3. Immediately after releasing the Power key, hold the key Volume down .
  4. Keep holding down the Volume Down key until the phone finishes rebooting.
  5. Release the key Volume down when you see Safe Mode appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you one way or another. If you still have more concerns, feel free to contact us anytime.

Oppo to reach the U.S. markets by the end of 2016

Oppo R9

Oppo R9

Chinese manufacturer #Oppo has reportedly planned to foray into the American market by the end of 2016. This means we can see an announcement coming through by the next few weeks. Oppo follows hot on the heels of LeEco which recently marked its official entry to the U.S. Oppo is seemingly looking to bring performance oriented camera phones to the market, which has been its key strength in the Asian markets as well.

Since we only have preliminary word from a news outlet, there’s still no information on what devices the company plans to bring to the market. But we expect the company to leave no stone unturned to make its American venture a big success. Oppo is known for its feature rich budget offerings, so we should see some decent handsets for the American consumers. Do you welcome the addition of a new Chinese player in the American smartphone segment?

Source: Digitimes

Via: Pocketnow

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus feature 16MP selfie cameras

Oppo R9

Oppo R9

Selfies have become an integral part of the smartphone experience of late. This has been taken to the next level by Chinese manufacturer #Oppo with the release of the #R9 and the #R9Plus. The two devices come with 16-megapixel front facing cameras and an aperture size of f/2.0, which makes it a pretty capable selfie camera.

As for the other features of the two smartphones, the Oppo R9 Plus packs a larger 6-inch 1080p display, while the standard R9 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display on board. There are some other key differences in the hardware, which we’re listing out below.

Oppo R9 Camera

The Oppo R9 comes with a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755 chipset underneath, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,850 mAh battery.

Oppo R9 -1

The R9 Plus, however, packs the octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage (expandable), a 16-megapixel rear camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a massive 4,120 mAh battery.

Source: Oppo

Via: Techno Buffalo

[Deal] Oppo R7, R7 Plus and N3 selling with a $100 discount this Black Friday

Oppo R7

Oppo R7

Not left behind by the myriad of promos and discounts announced by other manufacturers, Chinese OEM #Oppo has now announced its Black Friday promotions for American customers. Starting midnight today (Eastern Time), the company will offer the #OppoR7, the #R7Plus as well as the N3 smartphones with a $100 discount.

The discounted prices of the handsets are as follows:

  • Oppo R7 – $299
  • Oppo R7 Plus – $399
  • Oppo N3 – $549

To make the deal even sweeter, the company will offer a selfie stick for free with the R7 and the R7 Plus smartphones, so selfie fans are surely bound to be excited here. The deals are valid from the company’s official site and will be running until 2:59 (EST) on November 28, so you don’t have much time to make up your mind.

All three handsets are an excellent value for the aforementioned prices and the company will hope to strike a chord with the American audience with this new deal. You can find the complete details on the deal from the link below.

Source: Oppo

Via: GSM Arena

Oppo announces the Mirror 5s, a mid-range Android 5.1 smartphone


Oppo has announced a new addition to its well-designed smartphone lineup in the form of the Mirror 5s. The name of the device comes from the mirror-like design on its back – Oppo says the back is built around a metal frame and won’t break as easily as one would expect. It doesn’t look like the rear panel is made out of glass though, so it’s likely the in-hand feel won’t be as premium as flagship smartphones. (more…)

Chinese authorities call out Samsung and Oppo for having too many preinstalled apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Oppo and Samsung have just been pulled up by a Chinese consumer rights authority over preinstalling too many apps with their smartphones out of the box. The Galaxy Note 3 from 2013 and the Oppo Find 7 from last year are the devices in question.

The authorities found that the Galaxy Note 3 (SN-N9008S) had 40 apps that couldn’t be removed by the users, while the Find 7 (X9007) had 70 applications that were non-removable. It is also alleged by the officials that some of these apps can even steal data from the users. So the two companies will have some tough questions to answer.

The authorities have asked the two companies to inform users about the memory usage from these apps and also offer a convenient way to uninstall them if they’re not interested in having them. In about two weeks from now, this case will go to trial and the two companies will need to respond by then or face strong penalties.

What do you make of these allegations?

Source: IBTimes

Via: Phone Arena

Oppo R7 available for pre-order in the U.S.

Oppo R7

Oppo R7

American customers usually don’t get much love from Chinese OEMs, as their devices are usually limited to a specific demographic. However, Oppo has been one of the rare exceptions to this and has sold its handsets in the U.S. through their global online store.

The company has now announced that the freshly unveiled Oppo R7 handset will also be available with the pre-order going live today. It will start shipping out sometime in early July, according to the Chinese manufacturer.

The company is asking for $399 from the device and has free shipping included. To make the deal even sweeter, the company is offering a pair of iLike Speed Metal headphones for free along with the Oppo R7. There is a caveat involved in getting the Oppo R7 though. One of them is the fact that it doesn’t officially support GSM 4G LTE bands in the U.S., so the customers will have to settle for 3G HSPA+ instead.

The handset comes with a 5 inch 1080 AMOLED display, an octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), a 13-megapixel camera on the back, an 8-megapixel front facing camera, Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Color OS and a 2,320 mAh battery.

One of the key selling points of this smartphone is that it packs a body which is just 6.3mm thick, making this quite an exciting prospect, especially given the price. Head over to the link below to pre-order the Oppo R7 for yourself.

Source: OppoStyle

Via: Phone Arena

Oppo R1C with a sapphire display back goes official for $400

Oppo R1C

Oppo R1C

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has just unveiled the R1C smartphone sporting a 5 inch display and a slim exterior. With a thickness of just 6.85mm, the R1C is easily one of the slimmest smartphones going around. But with a price tag of CNY 2,499 ($400) in China, the smartphone isn’t quite what you expect. Apart from the sleek form factor, the device also boasts of a sapphire glass back panel, which should make it immune from accidental drops or scratches.

The front packs a 5 inch display with a 720p resolution, while on the inside the R1C comes with an octa core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 4.4 KitKat based on the Oppo Color OS 2.0.1 and a 2,420 mAh battery.

The device also supports 4G LTE networks in the Asian markets. The smartphone is initially sold only in China with no word on global availability as of yet. Would you be interested in the Oppo R1C if it was available in your region?

Via: Gizmo China

Leaked images of the Oppo N3 reveal a unique rotating camera

Oppo N3

Oppo N3

The Oppo N1 from last year was known for its unique rotating camera on the top which acted as a rear camera as well as a portrait camera whenever the users wanted. And just as the company is teasing the arrival of its successor, the Oppo N3, GSM Arena has managed to access some images of the smartphone giving us an idea of the new design.

At first glance, the device appears to have an odd shape on the top, especially given the placement of the camera. But it is clear that the company’s focus remains on the rotating camera even with the N3, which is good news for mobile shutterbugs. The design appears more ergonomic and will easily stand out from the crowd of smartphones that we see around us. There’s still no word on the display resolution or the size of the smartphone, but we should have more info on that by October when the company is expected to unveil the N3.

The handset also appears to have a thinner body compared to the predecessor. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to a unique smartphone such as this.

Oppo N3 -1

What do you think of these leaked Oppo N3 renders? Sound off below.

Via: GSM Arena

Oppo N1 Mini could pack a 24MP UHD camera

Oppo N1 Mini


Oppo N1 Mini

Oppo has posted a teaser for the N1 Mini smartphone, with the camera being the focus of attention. Although the device is yet to go official, the company’s official Facebook page has the following to say – “Revolutionary 24 Mega Pixels Ultra HD Camera, Coming Soon!

That’s pretty self explanatory and the accompanying image is also photography centric with the camera viewfinder being displayed on the screen. The camera being mentioned here is apparently a 13-megapixel sensor from Sony which can take photos at 24-megapixels. The Oppo Find 7 has a similar camera, but it is capable of taking 50-megapixel shots. This feat is achieved thanks to the Super Zoom mode embedded in the software, which allows users to take gorgeous close and long range shots.

We’re yet to get an official word on when the N1 Mini will break cover, but it seems like we’re not too far away given that the company is already teasing its arrival on social media.

Source: Facebook

Via: GSM Arena

Oppo Find 7 Pre-Orders Now Live At OppoStyle For $599

Early this year Oppo announced two of its latest Android smartphones that will hit the market this year. The Oppo Find 7A has already been available and now pre-orders for the Oppo Find 7 are already live. The most notable difference between both devices is that the latter model uses a higher resolution 2K (1440×2560) display while the former only has a display resolution of 1080×1920 pixels.

Oppo Find 7

The Oppo Find 7 can now be pre-ordered over at OppoStyle and costs $599, a $100 increase over the 7A model. This device is expected to ship internationally by July.

Technical Specifications

  • Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC Quad-core 2.5GHz
  • Screen:  5.5 inch LTPS with Corning Gorilla Glass 3XF 1440×2560 Quad HDXF 538 PPI
  • Memory:  ROM: 32GB eMMC5.0 ROMXF RAM: 3GB LPDDR3 1866MHzXF TF Card reader: Up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: Micro-SIM card:XF FDD-LTE Bands B1/3/7/20XF TD-LTE Band B40XF UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz)XF GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)XF 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)XF Wi-Fi DirectXF BluetoothXF NFCXF
  • Features: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)XF Fast Charge TechnologyXF GPSXF Wi-Fi DisplayXF DLNAXF GyroscopeXF Digital compassXF MicrophoneXF Light SensorXF IR Proximity SensorXF Magnetic SensorXF Gravity SensorXF
  • Multimedia: Audio: MP3, WAV, AMR, AWB, OGG, WMA, APE, FLAC, MIDI, IMY etc.XF Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, F4V etc.XF Graphic: RAW, PNG, JPG, BMP, WBMP, GIF etc.XF
  • Battery:  3000 mAh removable lithium-ion batteryXF Fast Charge Technology
  • Camera:  Main: 13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor with dual LED flash, 6P Blue glass/AR+AF cover glass, f/2.0 apertureXF Font Facing: 5-megapixel, 80° visual angle, 5P lens, f/2.0, Blue glass
  • Size: 152.6×75×9.2 mm
  • Weight: 173g

Consumers looking for a device that comes with the latest high resolution display should definitely be considering this device. Although this isn’t the first Android smartphone to sport a 2K display, that title is held by the Vivo Xplay 3S, this is one of the first that is going to be made available internationally.

In terms of physical appearance the Find 7 is quite similar to the Find 7A on the front side. The back side however is a different story as the Find 7 uses a carbon textured rear panel giving it a premium feel.

The most obvious difference between both models is of course the type of display being used. Then there’s the increase of RAM from 2GB for the 7A to 3GB for the 7 and an increase of internal storage as well from 16GB to 32GB. The Find 7 also features a Snapdragon 801 chip which should provide it with the needed power. Several benchmark tests show that the Find 7A actually performs faster than the Find 7 despite having a slightly weaker processor. This could be attributed to the use of a 2K display for the Find 7. In real world scenarios though, the performance difference can’t be detected.

Other features of the Find 7 include rapid charging which provides faster charging speeds of up to 4x compared to regular chargers. A 5 minute charge of the device allows a user to make a 2 hour call while a 30 minute charge will bring the battery to 75 percent capacity. This model also comes with a Maxx audio sound enhancement by Waves which provides a great audio listening experience.

via oppostyle

The Oppo R3 is the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone

Oppo R3 Front

Oppo R3 Front

Smartphones with 4G LTE chips have become more of a necessity in this day and age, especially in markets like the U.S. and even China to a great extent. And Chinese OEM Oppo has just announced its latest handset known as the R3, which is supposed to be the world’s slimmest 4G LTE smartphone.

At 6.3mm, the smartphone is certainly one of the slimmest smartphones around. Other specs of the Oppo R3 include a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a meager 2,420 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the company’s ColorOS skin on top. The handset will be available in China for 2,290 CNY which is the local equivalent of $368.

Oppo R3 Side

As with any Chinese smartphone, it’s unlikely that we’ll see the smartphone venture its way out of the region anytime soon. But third party retailers might be able to sell the device globally as well.

Oppo R3 Back

Source: CNMO – Translated

Via: Phone Arena

Oppo N1 Mini Features, Specs Price

Oppo has officially announced its upcoming device called the Oppo N1 Mini last May 30. The device is the smaller version of the company’s Oppo N1 and despite having the “mini” branding; it’s actually a pretty large device with a 5-inch display. The company came up with this model as the original N1 with its 6-inch display is reportedly unwieldy for most customers.

oppo n1 mini

The Oppo N1 Mini shares several same features as the bigger version. The most notable feature is the same rotating camera that can be used for front or back shots. There’s also the touch pad feature on its back panel. This smaller version weighs in at 150 grams and supports LTE networks. It runs on Color OS 1.4 and comes with several interesting features such as a 13 MP Sony 6 lens camera with a 1/3.2″ sensor size (the same used in the N1). There’s also a Super Zoom mode that allows photos to be taken in 24MP quality.

N1 mini

Oppo has yet to announce the full features of this device. The company will be hosting an event this June 10 where it’s very likely that more details surrounding the N1 Mini will be revealed.

Right now we can only speculate as to what this model will be using. We already know that it will have a 5-inch display but we still don’t know what its resolution is going to be. Then there’s also the question as to what processor it will be using. Earlier reports suggest that the device will use a MediaTek MT6592 SoC while other reports suggest that it’s going to use an Exynos 5422 octa-core chipset. There’s also the possibility that the company may follow the standard set by the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which is a smaller Z1 model that uses the same hardware specs.

The Oppo N1 Mini is expected to hit the market this coming June 11 with a still to be announced price.

via gforgames