OxygenOS & CyanogenMod12S will bring Android Lollipop to the OnePlus One in late March

Remember that we expected OnePlus to officially unveil it home-baked Lollipop-based OxygenOS on Feburary 12? It did not happen. Instead, the start-up just introduced the development team behind the ROM and revealed zero to nothing about its alternative to CyanogenMod in particular. Alas, OnePlus One owners were not treated to additional information about the ROM in ever since. We heard nothing about the arrival of CyanogenMod 12S, too.

Fortunately though, the co-founder of OnePlus, revealed that both OxygenOS and CyanogenMod 12S will bring the Android 5.0 Lollipop goodness to the masses sometime next month. However, don't keep your hopes up for an early release - the ETA is scheduled for "mid to late March", as Pei puts it.

He also revealed that while alpha nightly builds for both OS builds already exist, additional honing of their stability is what's taking OnePlus so long and making it miss the 90-day update window.

source: @CarlPei via AndroidPolice



1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Hopefully a breath of fresh air compare to other OS's. Come on! Bring your A game.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That fresh air is 6 months old already.

4. Biernot unregistered

badum tz ! :D The fresh air smells like fart ^^

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014


3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

And it will be plugged with bugs like every other custom ROMs. Used enough ROMs, kernels to know how it generally ends up.

14. tonyallison0

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I don't know, I heavily used CM11 for months, and I had virtually no bugs.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

First they waited months to get the phone. Now they're waiting for months to get lollipop.

7. frustyak

Posts: 249; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Two Androids for one phone. The ultimate in "Android fragmentation".

9. Diablo2424

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

Wow, quite the hate for OnePlus on here... I got mine back in August (was happily using my SafeStrapped SGS4 Active at the time) and love it. Lollipop ROM's have been available for a few months now for the OPO, personally I run a tweaked version of the stock ROM (Calkulin's version) and haven't had a single issue with it. My cousin has his on the stock CM11S, not rooted or anything and he too hasn't had any issue's. I love my OPO, hater's gonna hate...

10. frustyak

Posts: 249; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I got mine back in November, and I regret it now. Great hardware but the OS has been extremely buggy. No one big thing, but so many little annoying bugs that it's been death by a thousand tiny cuts. They've totally ruined the experience.

11. Diablo2424

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

Sucks, maybe try Calkulin's ROM? I've had nothing but an awesom experience on it... I'm on v2.1 currently, but plan on updating to 2.5 in the next day or so. Maybe you've got some bad apps causing issue's or just bad luck...

12. Bigg6987

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Had mine since August if I recall correctly. I have had the best mobile experience I've ever had with a phone. Sorry you haven't had the same luck. I'm actually going to buy a second one plus one on a Tuesdays so I don't need an invite.

13. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I love my OnePlus, but the fact that CM12S is not on my phone yet is pathetic. Was promised 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days of it being released. It will be far more than 90 days. OnePlus could at least apologize for this error.

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