OnePlus 2 users will soon be able to flash CyanogenMod on their phone

OnePlus 2 users will soon be able to flash CyanogenMod on their phone
You might remember that the OnePlus One came out of the box with CyanogenMod pre-installed. The ROM developer's outspoken CEO, Kirk McMaster, said that it was his company's software that was responsible for OnePlus' success. "Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen," McMaster said. But Cyanogen soon signed a deal to be exclusively on Micromax devices in India. This happened just as OnePlus was moving into the country, and led to a law suit that initially banned the OnePlus One from stores in India. That ban was eventually overturned.

OnePlus was reportedly working on its own Android based OS when Cyanogen signed the Micromax deal. This gave OncePlus the motivation to speed up development of what would eventually be called OxygenOS. OnePlus and Cyanogen ended their partnership although Cyanogen said that it would continue to support the OnePlus One in India. Eventually, all OnePlus One models received the update to CM12, which was based on Lollipop.

When the OnePlus 2 was launched, it did so with OxygenOS pre-installed. But now, according to the Git repository, it appears that OnePlus 2 users will soon have the opportunity to flash CM on their phones. Unlike the OnePlus One, those with the newer model will have to root their handset in order to install the ROM. That could lead owners of the device to void their warranty.

If you do decide to flash CM on your OnePlus 2, you will have two choices. Version 12.1 is based on Android 5.1 and version 13 is based on Android 6.0.


source: GitHub via AndroidAuthority

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11 Comments

1. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Someone ask them to fix OPO bugs first!!

4. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

CyanogenMOD /= CyanogenOS!

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Unlike the OnePlus One, those with the newer model will have to root their handset in order to install the ROM. That could lead owners of the device to void their warranty." Uhm, rooting the phone or unlocking it's bootloader doesn't void the warranty phonearena, that was one of the major benefits of the OnePlus One. Get your facts straight: https://oneplus.net/ca_en/support/faq

3. tbone03

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 29, 2015

Yeah, and you don't need root to flash a rom. You only need to unlock the bootloader and use a custom recovery.

6. swarai

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

So how do you unlock the bootloader and/or use a custom recovery without root?

10. tbone03

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 29, 2015

Just plug in USB cable to computer and run two commands. 1. fastboot oem unlock and 2. fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img. Then you can boot into TWRP and flash roms. If yoy like you can also root your device by flashing supersu.zip but it's not mandatory.

9. Hashed unregistered

Thank you, was trying to get this fact right for a while now, but it's either I'm busy or lazy. :-p

5. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

PA, there's no cyanogenmod 12.2. It should be cyanogenmod 12.1.

7. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

"Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen," Yet Cyanogen built their brand on the back of Google's android. It is what it is.

8. Plutonium239

Posts: 1144; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

And google built android on the back of Microsoft's patents. Google built it's search engine on the back of Microsoft's user base.

11. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

And the list goes on, bud. These companies can keep having these battles, the victor with the best product wins my money. I don't care about the politics or the "firsts" just bring me something good lol

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