Today OnePlus has finally released their new Android ROM for the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One originally shipped with CyanogenMod 11S, and in most regions there will still be an update to CyanogenMod 12S. The development of OxygenOS began after conflict arose between OnePlus and Cyanogen, with some of the conflict coming from to an exclusivity agreement between Cyanogen and Micromax in India which prevented OnePlus from shipping future updates and devices running CyanogenMod.

OxygenOS is OnePlus's solution to the problem of relying on another company for software. It's a version of Android for the OnePlus One which is built by OnePlus themselves, giving the company more control over their device as a platform. However, the update will not be coming to most devices as an over-the-air update. Users who wish to install OxygenOS at the moment will have to download the ROM from OnePlus, unlock their bootloader, and flash the new recovery and ROM via fastboot. Thankfully, OnePlus has provided an installation guide on their forum for any users who are not familiar with flashing custom ROMs on Android.

Source: OnePlus



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  • Taristin - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    unfortunately, still waiting for Cyanogenmod to get their Lollipop update out to users. Reply
  • ghostbit - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Can you save any settings since it is read-only memory? Reply
  • A5 - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    ROM is just shorthand for "OS Image File". I believe the root of the term is from the very earliest smartphone devices where the OS area actually was read-only. Reply
  • CaedenV - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Way back in the day you would take your ISO or image file, and burn it to a DVD or CD ROM. This ISO that is ready for deployment was known as a ROM, and somehow that really stuck in the mobile industry even though they never really used disc based media to speak of for any kind of deployment. Reply
  • zeusssk - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link


    Mobile devices have had EEPROM and NAND for storage since long before DVDs. Also, disks of an OS aren't called ROMs. Try asking a friend for "Windows ROM" or an "OSX ROM" and watch them humiliate you.
  • Le Québécois - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    Getting a little off topic here but if making a simple mistake in nomenclature warrant an automatic humiliation from your friends, maybe it's time for you to find new friends... Reply
  • Michael Bay - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Steve Jobs is laughing crazy on his frying pan right now. Reply
  • soccerballtux - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    what? Reply
  • pixelstuff - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - link

    Steve Jobs is a crazy chef, or some such. Reply
  • JiHardOn - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    Is this in any way related to the old Oxygen Rom made by AdamG?

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