OnePlus Finally Releases OxygenOS for Flashing
Over the weekend, we received word from OnePlus that OxygenOS was finally available to download and flash onto OnePlus One devices — after being delayed for about a week and a half. OxygenOS is OnePlus’ self-built Android Lollipop ROM made exclusively for the One.
OxygenOS is supposed to be OnePlus’ version of what they believe stock Android should be. And with that, there aren’t many features to report on just yet — remember though, this is version 1.0. However, the ROM is built on Android’s 5.0.2 base with features built in, including: Quick setting customization, Lock screen gestures, and a root file manager.
While you may be excited to try OxygenOS, one aspect might just keep you from jumping up and down: the fact that OxygenOS won’t be coming to the OPO through an OTA update but rather a flashable .zip file. The .zip is not entirely huge, being about 750MB in size, and that includes Gapps built-in, so no separate file flashing.
You’ll have to know a little about ADB and Fastboot in order to get OxygenOS completely set up on your device — or just follow some instructions. Either way, Lollipop is finally, OFFICIALLY, available for the OnePlus One!