OnePlus One receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

OnePlus One receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat
The elusive OnePlus One handsets are known to come with a custom build of highly acclaimed CyanogenMod 11. The custom ROM provides a mindboggling number of options for the user to change the way the UI looks and acts, in line with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau's promise that the company will aim to create a phone, which each individual could truly customize to their every requirement.

Well, what if said user wants to enjoy a vanilla Android build, without fancy addons? OnePlus seems to care about this group as well, since today it released its own Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM, to give users a "100% pure Android feel".

It is still rough around the edges and has known issues, with the gyroscope not working properly on all devices, and loss of encryption features and VPN, but if you are a natural dabbler, or one who's just dying for a stock Android feel, you can check out the OnePlus development forum for a download link and instructions. A link to the thread in question can be found below.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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33 Comments

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Who cares....no one has the phone anyways!

12. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

And it is better to stay that way, because the antenna sucks donkey balls. A lot of people would be disappointed

17. alextdarling

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

I have the OnePlus One, and despite the marketing being shabby its the best device I have, ever had. I love it, the antenna is fine. Battery is magnificent, I'm not going to get into this, I love it!

18. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I have the phone too, so i'm talking from my experience and the experience from bunch of people from one plus forums. The signal is not just weak, the data completely stalls for some time and I miss bunch of emails. I have not missed voice calls so far. That is the only complaint I have for the phone, I do not have the yellowing at the bottom of the screen problem ... /Rant off

20. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Is it possible that there's an updated baseband for the phone from Cyanogenmod? I ask because it's been possible when using their ROMs and any ROM based on it.

26. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

There isn't, the title of this article tricked me ... I thought there is a 4.4.4 OTA that could include new baseband of fix for this data stalling problem ... Anybody whants to buy it ? :) Just kidding ...

23. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

is yours 16gb?

25. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

64 GB sandstone black

27. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's what I have. I don't have data issues, yet, but I have an issue with the back. The velveteen feel sucks. Bring on those replacement backs!

29. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I just ordered the 64GB version tonight, found an invite someone had posted on their forums that hadn't been claimed yet.

30. boules

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

I have soon - it is in shipping :-)

31. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Mine just shipped at 7 pm, should get here Monday or Tuesday. Excited :)

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It's a good phone if you can have it. Nice to see an update so soon.

10. Garmac

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

That's not a real update. It's a custom rom you can install if you want. If you already have CM11S on it, this is not going to update it to 4.4.4...

14. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The title is quite misleading.

33. Garmac

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes, quite misleading...

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That was fast. But why bother they are not even marketing this phone in the u.s.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Why would someone want to downgrade from cyanogenmod to stock? Especially when all the stock android advantages exist on cyanogenmod.... :/

5. jesusnexo unregistered

I think CM sucks compared to stock android.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Okay we believe you master. Enlighten us.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm confused as well lol.

15. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I deleted CM and returned to stock android + Xposed after 2 days of CM usage.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Xposed is great, no doubt. I'm using xposed too on my moto g after using cyanogenmod. but bare stock android is nowhere near cyanogenmod.

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Agreed. Stock Android is a little light on the functionality, and a little heavy on the Google overhead. I prefer CM 24/7, especially since some of my fave ROM cookers are now on the team, like romanbb.

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Oh lookie, I can post on a OnePlus One article. I thought I need an invitation.

7. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Stupid "INVITATION " marketing ploy only makes E-Bay sellers more money!

9. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Meanwhile, the Oppo Find 7 is still on Jelly Bean *sigh*. They should learn more from OPO.

11. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

The title is misleading. I thought this is OTA. Whatever the article talks about, OTA is not.

19. levyathan711

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

this phone is not that elusive at all. there's a lot of ways to get an invite. like for example... liking them on FACEBOOK. I work for one of the "BIG FOUR" phone carriers in US, and I have already seen 6 of this phones from people that have come in store, to get the phone activated. this devise work just fine. obviously, it have some issues, but... you get for what you pay for. and, in my opinion, for only $350 you'll getting more than what you're paying for.

21. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Got an invite by OnePlus, but didn't check mail in days and it expired. Not gonna buy it anyway, so meh.

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