OnePlus launches Oxygen OS for OnePlus One smartphones
OnePlus launches Oxygen OS for OnePlus One smartphonesOnePlus

Keeping its promise to fans, OnePlus finally launches its new operating system for OnePlus One phones. Named as Oxygen OS, it's based on Google's latest Android Lollipop OS.

OnePlus states the Oxygen OS is light in nature and won't be system heavy. The OS also features several essential features, screen gestures, quick settings and an improved file manager.

OnePlus has also made a feedback app available for download on Oxygen OS which will be able to send across user's feedback to OnePlus in a single click.

So all you need to do is download the Oxygen OS ROM from here and flash the OnePlus One smartphone with the latest ROM. Following are the step-by-step guide to achieve the needful.

Note - Please make sure to back up all your important data and files before going further. Flashing OxygenOS onto CM requires a complete system wipe, so in the process you will lose all of your data.

Please proceed only if you are confident in your abilities to flash a custom ROM. This guide exists to help you flash OxygenOS, but things can still go wrong if not followed correctly. While rooting and flashing will not void your OnePlus warranty, any damage caused by improper flashing is not covered under warranty.

The following instructions assume you have Fastboot and ADB installed.

Step 1

  • You need to flash a system recovery onto your device. OnePlus recommends using TWRP for the process. Please download the recovery image to your computer.
  • Boot your phone into fastboot mode by holding down the power button and the volume up button together. When you see the fastboot logo, connect your device to your computer.
  • In your computer terminal window, locate the folder where you put the recovery image and run the following commands:
  • fastboot oem unlock (You can skip this step if your phone's bootloader is already unlocked).
    fastboot flash recovery . Image file should be the TWRP recovery image.
    fastboot reboot

You should now have the recovery installed.

Step 2

Unzip file you've just downloaded. In the uncompressed file you will see a file. Copy to your phone. If you're using a Mac system, you can use Android File Transfer to solve the purpose.

Step 3

Boot into recovery mode again. You can do this on your OnePlus One phone by holding down both the volume down key and the power button together.

Step 4

Once you are in the recovery interface, factory reset (systemp wipe) your OnePlus One smartphone.

Step 5

After the wipe, locate the and install. Confirm flash. This command will successfully flash OxygenOS onto your device.

Step 6

After the flash succeeds, you can reboot the device, which will take you to the new OxygenOS.

Download and Install the Oxygen Feedback App

Download the apk installer file from here

Enable the installation from unknown sources from settings->security on your OnePlus phone.

Note- If you feel to rollback to CM, Make sure you have TWRP or CM recovery on the device. Another factory reset will be needed before flashing unfortunately so make sure you backup all of you data before commencing.

Accroding to OnePlus, following are the few known issues of the latest build-

  • When printing images, printer service may stop
  • Cannot hang up a call using headphone controls (intermittent)
  • OTG can only recognize FAT32 file system
  • During system update, display of wifi/data notification may be incorrect
  • During system update, display of version number may be incorrect
  • Files sometimes crash when uploading files to the cloud
  • Files may crash when renaming image files
  • Files does not support multi-select deletes
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