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OxygenOS 2.1.4 is now available for the OnePlus One

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OxygenOS 2.1.4 is now available for the OnePlus One
OnePlus announced on Friday that its first smartphone, the OnePlus One, has a version of OxygenOS 2.1.4 all ready for it. Unfortunately, this update will not be going out OTA and will have to be flashed on to the device. The reason for this is that the update for the OnePlus One is community sourced. OnePlus says that the process is no more difficult than "grilling a strip of bacon." That's great if you're a carnivore, but if you're a vegan, it could get confusing.

OnePlus says that manually updating the OnePlus One to OxygenOS 2.1.4 will result in the loss of all of your data, so back up what you can. In addition, once the bootloader is unlocked, the integrity of your phone cannot be guaranteed by the manufacturer. Do not flash the new OxygenOS build through TWRP or else your handset's unique IMEI number will disappear, and that could end up in an epic battle with OnePlus tech support.

Now, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but OnePlus One owners will not get feature parity with OnePlus 2 owners. The proprietary sound technology from MaxxAudio is not available. Manual camera settings and RAW file capability are not offered with the OnePlus One. Fingerprint scanning is also out, and you can not adjust the color temperature of the screen.

What will be available to OnePlus One users is the Dark Mode with different accent colors, custom icon packs, and the double-tap-to-wake capability. With the Marshmallow-esque App Permission feature, you can control the information that each app has access to by approving permissions on a feature by feature basis. The version of the OS for the OnePlus One has been made specifically for the device

If you want to give your OnePlus One a software update and put some spring back into its step, click on the sourcelink. But be careful when flashing OxygenOS 2.1.4, as one false step could leave your phone without the Oxygen it needs to live.


source: OnePlus via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:55 5

1. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2158; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


What a lame joke Oxygen OS is. Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 is way more feature-packed than even Oxygen OS for the OnePlus Two. Oxygen OS is lame and repelling like stock android...

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 02:35

2. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


But... it's good to have choices.

More and more features causes a slow down (lag) in the OS/UI.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 03:34 1

3. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2158; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I agree, it's good to have choices.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 04:36 2

4. lallolu (Posts: 453; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Oneplus One is great in terms of the number of custom ROMs.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 06:10 1

5. hafini_27 (Posts: 871; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I prefer Cyanogen but more choices are always welcomed.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 23:30

6. Nabil111 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Kinda funny when it says "once you upgrade you don't have the 1+2 feature x, y or z" But most users would likely be coming from Cyanogen where they already had that.... :D

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