Oxygen Updater is a small team of individuals who deeply care about privacy. The data we collect & process is the bare minimum that's required for you to use the application and this website, and for us to maintain a high quality of service. Since the application is completely open-source, you can easily see what goes on under-the-hood.
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required for proper functioning. Anything else is optional and can be disabled or worked-around.
v5.1 — adjusted “Directly collected/processed” for newer app versions
- OS information: added “build fingerprint”
- OTA filenames: clarified that the feature was present only from app v2.7.0 — v5.8.3
OS information *To correctly detect your device and deliver OTA updates to you, the app needs to send certain information to our backend — specifically, the build fingerprint, OxygenOS version, OTA version, OS type (i.e. stable/beta/alpha), and whether your OS is an EU-specific build or not. None of this information is personally-identifiable.
Download error metadata *In the rare case of a download failure, the app automatically sends some information to us: the OS & OTA version of the failed download, the URL & filename, the HTTP code & message, the app version you're on, and the name of your device. This is so that we can fix any issues (if they're at our end) as quickly as possible. The app informs you when this happens, and allows you to try downloading it yourself via a browser. None of this information is personally-identifiable.
OTA filenamesIn older OxygenOS versions (11 and below), the built-in system updater on some OnePlus devices uses the
.Otadirectory to store OTA ZIPs it downloads. These filenames can be used to figure out the complete download URL, and that's exactly what the app used to do (v2.7.0 — v5.8.3) — it had a “become a contributor” feature which scanned this directory every 15 minutes and submitted filenames to us. Users were always notified on a successful submit, so they could know exactly when they indirectly helped all other users. The feature could be disabled either in the first-launch setup, or later on in the app app's settings. App v5.9.0+ removed this feature entirely because it was no longer useful. None of this information is personally-identifiable.
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Usage data & logsWe use Firebase Analytics for monitoring usage metrics and Firebase Crashlytics for error logs, which helps improve the app over time. If you don't wish to share this data, you can turn it off in the app's settings — make sure to restart the app. We also use Firebase Cloud Messaging to deliver push notifications, but don't store any FCM-exposed data. However, Google still processes your data in accordance with their Firebase data policy.