Update: OnePlus releasing their own ROMs named H2 0S and Oxygen OS

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After their element teaser, OnePlus today have announced the name of their ROM will be H2 0s. More details.

Pete Lau, founder of OnePlus, has posted on the Chinese OnePlus forum and Weibo that his companies upcoming ROM will be named H2 Os, which explains the Element Chart teaser from yesterday and makes much more sense than a metal rear cover.

Pete Lau goes on to explain the they chose H2 OS as the name for the elements are some of the oldest in history, with Hydrogen being one of the lightest. I suppose this could be a hint that OnePlus’ own H2 OS ROM could be as lightweight and bloatware free as Cyanogen is.

Another reason, Lau expalins, is the matter of trademark and the fact with this name they aren’t likely to run in to leagal issues with competing ROM or OS in the future.

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Oxygen OS


While H2 0S appears to be geared towards Chinese users, a seperate verson of the ROM named Oxygen OS will be released for international OnePlus users. More details are promised on Febuary 12th.

The full details are available in the above image in Chinese. Or if you want to visit the Chinese OnePlus forum here. Englsih thread here.

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  1. Olivier
    January 30, 2015

    What about CyanogenMod? Does it means they abandon it to work on their own ROM?

    • yalok
      January 30, 2015

      1. They never worked on CyanogenMod, they didn’t have their own ROM.
      2. Cyanogen still provides updates for OPO.

      • Simon
        January 30, 2015

        Which Rom will come preinstalled when the second generation OnePlus smartphone is unveiled – their own rom I’m assuming.

        • balcobomber25
          January 30, 2015

          Their own OS will be pre-installed. Cyangenmod has partnered with a few other manufacturers in China and India.

  2. Marius Cirsta
    January 30, 2015

    Just what we need, another Android ROM … these things are popping up like mushrooms after the rain.
    I don’t care much and probably neither do many people that can install whatever ROM they choose to but for those that just use the preinstalled one I really do feel sorry.

    • desponent
      January 30, 2015

      Nah, as long as it’s relatively bug free and without some crazy quirky problem, those kinds of people won’t care as long as it works*.

      * as in browsing and playingtapping the next fad games.

  3. renky89
    January 30, 2015

    This is the same shit as their “mother company” is doing. Oppo has a separate rom for the chinese market and international. the chinese one is frequently updated and the international is left behind (oppo find 5 user here).

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      January 30, 2015

      It would be hilarious if it just turns out to be a re-skinned/tweaked version of Oppo’s Color OS.

      • balcobomber25
        January 30, 2015

        I actually just made that comment before seeing yours. Knowing the history of OPPO and OPO that is exactly what it will be. It will be Color OS with a fresh coat of paint.

      • Aditya Bhatt
        January 31, 2015

        They said they’ll make it as a slightly customized build of stock Lollipop. So it’s a relief!

        • balcobomber25
          February 3, 2015

          OPO has said a lot of things, whether they actually follow up on that is another story.

          • Aditya Bhatt
            February 11, 2015

            Ya that’s true. OPO was too overhyped I feel after buying one.

  4. yalok
    January 30, 2015

    Oxygen is O2, H2O is “dihydrogen monoxide” or water, H2 is “hydrogen”, marketing people please learn some science.

    • kzm
      January 30, 2015

      Oxygen (O) is atom, O2 (dioxygen) is gas molecule..H (atom) is hydrogen, H2 is hydrogen gas..if not mistaken

    • zhongtiao1
      January 30, 2015

      Isn’t H2O2 hydrogen peroxide? Wonderful.

      • Oz
        January 31, 2015

        Its H2 Os as in operating system?

  5. Danjo
    January 30, 2015

    The blurry image on the last pic is really similiar with the micromax Logo. LOL.

  6. balcobomber25
    January 30, 2015

    Another mistake to add to the long list that OPO has made over the past 12 months. Cyangenmod was one of the biggest selling points of the OPO, it was essentially China’s answer to the Nexus line, flagship specs, mid range price, bloat free OS. It wouldn’t be shocked if this “new” OS is just Color OS re-skinned.

  7. Aditya Bhatt
    January 31, 2015

    They should have sticked with Cyanogen. The only thing people know about OnePlus One here is that it has “Cyanogen OS” while they have no idea about what it is means.

  8. pierre
    February 1, 2015

    I suggested hydrogen rom in the rom name contest for their next rom… but they only listed a winner for the oxygen rom. where is my phone

  9. nonotz
    February 2, 2015

    so the update will be OTA ? If I buy one now with CM but since I live in china , will the automatic update this crappy Oxygen oS ?

  10. sandip khanvilkar
    April 15, 2015

    just give us a blank slate …. let user decide what to do with it. clean & stable.. no bloatware and maximum customization options …… just like slimroms

  11. Sahil Pandita
    June 15, 2015

    Here’s how to Install Hydrogen OS on OnePlus One


    Please Include this post in your ROM so its easier for people to install it !