OnePlus One to get Lollipop update by the end of March, owners get to choose between Oxygen and Cyanogen

OnePlus One to get Lollipop update by the end of March, owners get to choose between Oxygen and Cyanogen
Been waiting for the Lollipop update to grace your OnePlus One? Your woes are coming to their end, friends! OnePlus announced that the update will hit its play-hard-to-get smartphones by the end of March. Staying true to its knack for unorthodox promotion, the company promises to give away five 64GB smartphones if it fails to deliver the update on time.

Additionally, OnePlus One owners are getting to choose between the company's own Lollipop-based OxygenOS ROM, which will get released before or on March 27, and CyanogenMod 12S, which will follow on March 30. So that's two options to update in the span of two weeks. Not too shabby!

But what kept OnePlus One from giving out the update earlier? Well, In its announcement for the update, the company gives some believable reasons for the delay. Making the jump to Lollipop saw an unforeseen OS signing issue, rebuilding the camera app for compatibility, and crucial driver updates. Hopefully, all that has been dealt with by now, and OnePlus One owners will enjoy a fantastic update.

source: OnePlus via Android Central



1. Hashed unregistered

I'm so tempted to buy this phone, if I'm going back to Android, it would be for this one out the oneplus two. I'm so fed up waiting for Microsoft's flagship.

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Currently using nexus5 i cant wait to het back to wp

15. Hashed unregistered

I don't blame you, WP is very beautiful, but after the denim update on my L630, I've been having some problems with IE11, and the camera app takes too long to launch, maybe it is because I'm using a low end phone. I'm considering the oneplus or Huawei. Unless Microsoft leaks something interesting.

17. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'd say wait for WP flagship.

2. Hashed unregistered

Edit: Or the oneplus two.

3. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Can you change your mind? If I try Oxygen OS and don't like it, can I easily switch to CM12S update? Without rooting/flashing anything?

12. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't dual boot if that's what you mean. You'll need to flash back and forth.

16. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No. You'll have to clean install CM12S after Oxygen OS.

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

lol nice thumbnail

5. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

wow just wow this is so BS. First why do the OxygenOS have first priority over 12S and second is it a 3 days after?. it honestly should be the same day or 1 day after not this BS so called company. I gave up. I honestly want to throw this phone into the ocean mentally.The wait time is so BS that i'm selling this phone ASAP on Ebay and swappa. So if anyone wants it reply back to me for a fair price and i'll give you a link for it.

6. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

oneplus is a small company, give them some slack. we did get a little update to fix some bugs and add the new audio feature. good luck finding an android phone that gets updates the day they are released without shelling out 600 for a nexus.

22. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Some toddler think that One plus workers are dwarves and elves magically creating toys then rant that it's 5 minutes late for his pajama party.

9. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

first world problem: throwing away your phone because your os update isn't coming fast enough... "the option to choose from two version of update is not enough, I want my updates right now or i'd throw away from phone!!" are you even listening to yourself? are you 12 year old? are you so spoiled you can't wait a few days? maybe you should just kill yourself.

18. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

OxygenOS and CM12S are being developed by two completely different programming teams. That they aren't being rolled out the very same day isn't surprising. Besides, I think waiting a few days more gives the customers the option of sticking with the 11S to 12S OTA if some earth-shattering problem arises with the OxygenOS rollout. If I were running Oneplus I wouldn't want to deal with releasing two OS's on the same day for the same product. This seems like a more prudent course.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

OxygenOS arriving first? Sweet!!! I like this free giveaway idea. It motivates the employees to push the update quickly, and also some end users will benefit from their failure

21. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I want to try Oxygen OS if they're going to release a google play launcher just to see if it's as smooth as Nova.

10. bombastique

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

which one crashes less dunno

13. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

10 more days. I will willing to wait what it is gonna look like

14. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I use cm12 nightly and it is very good although cm12s will probably include some extras as usual.

19. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

The CM12 nightlies were giving me issues. Specifically, my gmail account wouldn't auto-sync when I was connected to my work wifi. It would download email just fine if I went into gmail and did a refresh; but it wouldn't auto-sync on this one specific wifi network. Home wifi was fine. A little googling turned up other users with similar issues, but I never found an actual solution to the problem so I just reflashed back to the 11S stock. Here's hoping that this issue doesn't manifest in either OOS or 12S.

20. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


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