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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1. waddup121 unregistered

CM12, ah yes. Better than Oxygen.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Is it?

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Updated through zip file, many apps crash, including settings apps and gallery.

4. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You had stock rom before? I flashed this morning and no issues so far.

3. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I hope the update gets to my OnePlus One sooner rather than later. I really dont want to have to flash it and update manually.

5. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it makes no difference...manual flash is same as auto update through ota.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Proudly lying through their teeth despite being such a small much as I love my OnePlus One, this will just be erasing trust in the if the current situation isn't bad enough already with broken ETA promises.

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