Cyanogen Remove CM11S download preventing easy install to Chinese OnePlus One

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If you are looking to install CyanogenMod CM11S on your Chinese bought OnePlus One running Color OS then things have gotten a lot more difficult as the official download link has been removed.

With fans fed up with OnePlus, their marketing and the invite system, many have decided to just buy the OnePlus One directly from China. Buying from China means that fans of the phone can get the device in only a few days, but also means they will get ColorOS installed instead of CyanogenMod CM11S. No problem as their is an easy fix to this, well at least there was!

Interest and ease of availability of the Chinese OnePlus one means bad new for the global product. Now measures are being put in place to discourage customers heading down the Chinese route.

Cyanogen the developers behind CyanogenMod have done their part to prevent OnePlus fans getting CM11S on their Chinese OnePlus One phones by removing the download link which is needed for a quick and simple install of the CM11S ROM on the Chinese OnePlus One. The only download links left are the fastboot download (which isn’t a simple install) and a debuggable.img file.

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So if you are looking to install CM11S on your Chinese OnePlus One now you can either hope that someones else has the file to share, that the Chinese reseller you buy it from has a copy, or that Cyanogen have a change of heart.

The guy’s on the OnePlus Reddit discovered that the URL is still live just hidden:

  1. Right click the fastboot link.
  2. Copy link address.
  3. Paste in search bar.
  4. Delete “-fastboot” from link.
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  1. desponent
    July 14, 2014

    Best phone ever, everyday is more stupid news by them.

  2. jolu
    July 14, 2014

    It is understandable. Although it doesn’t fix the real problem.

    They had better convinced one plus in making their phone public in stead of only giving away invites.

  3. Peter Schmidt
    July 14, 2014

    since CM got a company they doing nothing more for free for the community. SHAME!!! CM was such a good Community Project.

    • Tommy Pearson
      July 14, 2014

      CM11s is crap one guy had to flash his phone to CM8 for it to work correctly this phone is busted and so is the company

  4. Tommy Pearson
    July 14, 2014

    They Deserve every bit of this and people shouldn’t even consider this phone at all
    The fact you have to beg whine or what ever to get a invite to just buy a phone i beyond stupid

    I admit though the concept sounded cool about being invited but now it is just plain ridiculous and they know it ,they have flooded the market with Chinese versions themselves too

    I don’t understand their gripe they should of just marketed the phone the old fashion way and maybe there wouldn’t be people hating on them

  5. Tom
    July 14, 2014

    “best … and hardware makers”? Muhahahahaha.

    The OnePlus company did not even know they had dual mono speakers (borrowed from the OPPO after all), until some months back. They kept on advertising it as stereo speakers! And even made a spectacle of themselves when they accused Apple of lying (while Apple has spcified every thing on the product page), when OnePlus actually were!

    These guys are a bunch of lamers.

    OnePlus… boooooooooooo!

    • Xiang Jiliang
      July 14, 2014

      I agree. Visit their forums to see the furore it created.

      Of course, as is currently happening on their forums, they’re deleting threads that are exposing all their boo-boos.

      • Ray Bel
        July 15, 2014

        Yes thats true. They delete anything to negative. Both the central forum and the ‘country’ sections.

        Oneplus forum is
        1. Actively screened, moderated and censored.
        2. Full of spam of members trying to ‘up’ there post count to earn an invite.

  6. Oliver Ward
    July 14, 2014

    another own goal from OnePlus. i’m enjoying watching how this unfolds for them, as they continue to shoot themselves in the foot.

  7. D80
    July 15, 2014

    Can someone reupload the file in question?

  8. Ray Bel
    July 15, 2014

    So CM has gone the commercial route….CyanogenMod is available to everybody….but we (CM) decide who everybody is…so lets censor access to CyanogenMod.

    That is going to bite back to them….

  9. July 16, 2014

    What a stupid idea! Oneplus should give a guide to help buyer install CM11s, not delete it and prevent