OnePlus adds 'Zen Mode' to latest OTA...without your permission

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by supersnackbar, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I have a OnePlus 6t from T-Mo...it has been an o.k. phone until the merger between T-Mo and Sprint was approved by the feds, then my service started to suck. Now, with the latest OTA update, OnePlus forced a feature called Zen Mode onto my phone. Even with this stupid app not activated, it beeps you like a txt message when you are using your phone over 2 hours. Which would be o.k. except...it sees my app Night Clock as using my phone (Night Clock is an app that turns your phone into an old school digital clock at night). It also gives you a beep when you're using a music streaming app like Slacker for over 2 plus hours. If it were activated, it would freeze your phone except phone calls for 20 min, without it being activated, it just beeps you every 2 hours to put down your phone...which sucks at night when you're trying to sleep. The 'force stop' doesn't work when you go into the apps setting, and there is no way to disable it. AVOID OnePlus all together. All their phones from the 6 on up get this forced onto it and there is no way to remove it.
     
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  3. tmb0507

    tmb0507 Medium Load Member

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    I think it's any certain version of android that got the update my note 9 git it as well
     
  4. theSoz

    theSoz Light Load Member

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    Cool story bro....the deal isn't even complete yet...meaning there is absolutely no change to your service. Your issue, has nothing to do with the two companies merging.

    As to your actual issue.
    Make sure you disable all the zen mode options. You might also try to downgrade to the previous version that didn't have zen mode.
     
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  5. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    Cool story bro? Not the best start to a response. Not everyone fully understands their phone and you could have skipped to the last two sentences and not seemed so.... vexing.
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    He's not wrong though. There has so far been zero movement to actually merge, so pointing to that as the problem is wrong.
     
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  7. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    Agreed. I think he was just suggesting to be a bit polite to someone who made an honest error.
     
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  8. theSoz

    theSoz Light Load Member

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    I apologize...I tend to be a sarcastic ####### most of the time.
     
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    How to turn off Zen Mode? - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    To get rid of it all together

    adb shell pm disable-user com.oneplus.brickmode

    That's the line which removes Zen mode completely from your phone.
    You have to spend some time learning how to remove packages with ADB. It sounds like some complicated stuff, but it's not really.
    I use it all the time to remove bloatware on my Samsung phones
     
  10. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    I love me some good sarcasm. Just, when someone is reaching out initially, unless they sound absolutely ridiculous and belligerent, I typically like to start with helping.

    When it comes to technology, especially if you aren't INTO technology, it gets very frustrating.
     
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  11. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    Exactly. No issues with the actual advice because it is correct info. There are PLENTY of people/posts on TTR where the sarcasm is incredibly warranted and also quite necessary.
     
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