OnePlus One Lollipop ROM now out, just in time for 2014

After finding themselves caught up in the CyanogenMod – Micromax fiasco, OnePlus announced that they would be rolling out their own ROM in December 2014. Taking advantage of the timezone, one would imagine, OnePlus have managed to do that.

The Lollipop update for the OnePlus One is now out, but there’s a catch. The ROM isn’t CyanogenMod based, and is in its nascent stages so there are going to be some bugs. According to OnePlus, the ‘build contains no extras beyond the stock features of AOSP Lollipop’; so you’re probably only going to see a new Android version in the about phone tab more than anything else.

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Also, you have to have TWRP installed in order to flash this build. OnePlus also state that this build is not eligible for future OTA updates. Unless you’re a geek who’s bound to a vow to try all firmware updates from OnePlus, it might make sense to skip this one until a full-fledged stable update is available (which according to OnePlus will happen in February 2015).

Complete instructions and details about the ROM can be found at the source link below, which will take you to the post on OnePlus’ forums.

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  1. Dennis
    January 1, 2015

    THX to flintman I could install Android 5.0 at the 22nd November 2014 on my HP TouchPad. For which reason it took so long for the founders of CyanogenMod to transfer AOSP to there own smartphone?

    • Airyl
      January 1, 2015

      CM had made a deal that did not allow them to support any Indian OnePlus One units and this news came fairly late so OnePlus had to improvise and make their own ROM, hence why it took a bit of time.

  2. Airyl
    January 1, 2015

    The flashaholic in me can’t wait to grab my friend’s OnePlus and install this.

  3. Buyer
    January 2, 2015

    “The ROM isnā€™t CyanogenMod based” WTF have they done? Will it come or not? OpO – never again!

  4. Atomicrus
    January 3, 2015

    A Shit Start. Worst update ever. Oneplus become some real bad. It wipes data, replaces fastboot & recovery with some Chinese crap and has only 3 languages. Lots of bugs and battery drain. Do not recommend to install this rom. Even CyanogenMod 12 (Android 5.0.2) build 18 (K900) is way better.

  5. Lakshman Balakrishnan
    January 4, 2015

    It’s not an offical update from CM. its some fan made one.