Cyanogen 12 update resumes for OnePlus One

Cyanogen 12 update resumes for OnePlus One
Just the other day, we told you that the rollout of Cyanogen 12 to OnePlus One owners had been temporarily put on ice. The reason, according to a tweet from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, was because the manufacturer wanted to add a new feature to the OnePlus One before the Lollipop based Cyanogen 12 was pushed out to all units.

The feature is one that wakens a sleeping OnePlus One handset and activates it with the phrase "O.K. OnePlus." It's similar to the "O.K. Google" phrase that wakes up Google so that you can conduct a search. Despite Pei's tweet, many felt that the reason he gave to explain the halt of the Cyanogen update was a fake. And sure enough, that was apparently confirmed today by Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik who posted the truth on OnePlus' forum covering the update.

Kondik wrote that the reason that the update was temporarily stopped had to do with issues that Cyanogen had updating encrypted devices from Cyanogen 11 to Cyanogen 12. Additionally there were some bugs in mms, telephony and in themes that were serious enough to fix before continuing the update. And an an error in the production build environment broke voice wake up on Cyanogen 12.

The Cyanogen co-founder posted a list this morning on the same OnePlus forum explaining what actions are now being taken to complete the update. First, those who already have updated their OnePlus One to CM12 will receive a "bugfixed" version of the update. Those still with CM11 will receive on Friday an 8MB update that will prep their phone for the Cyanogen update that will immediately follow.

If you were among those who called out Pei for covering up the real reason for stopping the update, give yourself a giant pat on the back.

source: OnePlus via AndroidAuthority

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3100 mAh


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