After ending their partnership with Cyanogenmod, OnePlus announced that they would release their own OS, OxygenOS. The time has finally come and Oxygen OS is available for users of the OnePlus One. The new OS is, naturally, based off of Android Lollipop 5.0.2 and maintains the pure Android look and aesthetic. It features a new file manager, along with quick settings and a litany of off-screen gestures. Aside from that it’s a fairly rudimentary, lightweight OS, although there will likely be more unique features coming, now that a working iteration is available.
Now that you know more about the new OS, it’s time to install it. Make sure you have the following items: a fully charged OnePlus One , a Windows PC and a micro-USB to USB cable. Once you get all that, you can begin.
How to flash the OnePlus One with Oxygen OS ROM
1. Make sure you have backed up your phone, in case of anything going south
2. Download the OxygenOS ROM file
3. Check if you have a recovery and if you don’t then do the following:
a. Connect your phone via USB to your PC
c. Open your pc’s terminal window and type the following:
fastboot flash recovery
Press enter, then type: fastboot reboot
4. Open your PC’s file manager and unzip oxygenos_1.0.0.zip . Once the extraction is complete, find oxygenos_1.0.0.flashable.zip and copy it to your phone via USB.
5. Disconnect your phone from your PC
6. Now, boot into recovery by holding down the volume down and power buttons at the same time.
7. Do a factory reset to clear your phone
8. Go to install and flash the oxygenos_1.0.0.flashable.zip
9. Reboot your phone.
10. Enjoy your brand new ROM!
Oxygen OS provides a clean, simple version of Android Lollipop for OnePlus One users and now you can experience the OS yourself. If it’s not to your liking, there a plenty of ROMs available for use with the OnePlus One, so a bit of research should lead you to some good alternatives such as Cyanogenmod or Paranoid Android. Please check out other tutorials here on Tech Chomps