Update: How to install Oxygen OS on your Chinese OnePlus 2


how to install oxygen OS on the Chinese oneplus 2

Although the international version of the OnePlus 2 hasn’t launched yet Oxygen OS is available and if you have a Chinese OnePlus 2 you can install it super easy to get all the benefit of the international ROM.

When my OnePlus 2 arrived yesterday it came with Hydrogen OS. Hydrogen OS is the Chinese mainland ROM for the OnePlus 2, and while it does have English as a menu option it also has draw backs. Hydrogen OS doesn’t have Google services built in, it also is as well optimised as Oxygen OS, the UI is laggy and there are some odd features missing (no file manager?).

The good news is the Chinese version of the OnePlus 2 is identical to the international version of the OnePlus 2, so all you need is a copy of the international Oxygen OS ROM and install it.

How to install Oxygen OS on your Chinese OnePlus 2

Warning:
Warning: Before you start I must warn you that you are attempting this at your own risk. If anything goes wrong I am not to blame. Also, back up your personal data etc before starting.

To complete this installation you are going to need the following:

  • A copy of Oxygen OS
  • USB Type C cable
  • PC/MAC

If you cannot find a copy of Oxygen OS don’t worry as Chinese blogger Stone IP has managed to upload a copy to his Baido and Onedrive accounts. The Onedrive link downloads very quickly.

Steps to install Oxygen OS on the Chinese OnePlus 2

  1. Download the Oxygen OS .zip packet to your PC. Do not unzip.
  2. Connect the Oneplus 2 to your PC via USB Type C and cope the .zip to the ROOT of your file archive.
  3. Once the file has finished transferring disconnect your phone and power off.
  4. Press the power button + volume down button together on the OnePlus 2.
  5. You will now enter a recovery mode. Follow these steps.
  6. Choose language > Install from SD > Choose Oxygen OS .zip (or whatever you named it) > Installing package Yes > Wait for update to complete > Reboot yes
  7. Your Chinese version OnePlus 2 will no reboot after a minute and you will be guided through the set up instructions for Oxygen OS.
  8. Enjoy!

I’ve only just completed the update myself but can already feel that the OnePlus 2 is much smoother and faster with Oxygen OS. Animations and the camera are notably quicker even with this first build of the system!

If you want to buy the Chinese version of the OnePlus 2 you can do that now without invite from one of these stores: 5 stores you can buy the OnePlus 2 without invite.

Thanks to GizChina Core member Walid Elas for the help finding the download links!

 

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36 Comments

  1. Jazzy Pit
    August 11, 2015

    can you confirm chinese version have band 20

    • Creazydea
      August 11, 2015

      Networking: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
      4G: TD-SCDMA:1880/2010MHz TDD-LTE:1900/2300/2500/2600MHz FDD-LTE:1800/2100/2600MHz
      Seems no

      • blizzet
        August 12, 2015

        Question was if the Oxygen OS adds anything to the bands or not. In case no, it is not really the same hardware as said above.

      • blizzet
        August 12, 2015

        Probably it is a hardware difference regarding antennas between the international and chinese version. So in that case they are not “identical”.

    • tianfan
      August 18, 2015

      I can confirm that it works in Canada on Rogers network LTE 4G, WCDMA 3G, no problem at all. very fast.

      • Kevblues
        August 20, 2015

        Does the Chinese version also work well on Fido?

      • Giacomo Manzo
        September 3, 2015

        is it multilanguage? (italian)

  2. Jazzy Pit
    August 11, 2015

    can you confirm chinese version have band 20

    • Creazydea
      August 12, 2015

      Networking: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
      4G: TD-SCDMA:1880/2010MHz TDD-LTE:1900/2300/2500/2600MHz FDD-LTE:1800/2100/2600MHz
      Seems no

    • blizzet
      August 12, 2015

      Question was if the Oxygen OS adds anything to the bands or not. In case no, it is not really the same hardware as said above.

    • blizzet
      August 12, 2015

      Probably it is a hardware difference regarding antennas between the international and chinese version. So in that case they are not “identical”.

    • tianfan
      August 18, 2015

      I can confirm that it works in Canada on Rogers network LTE 4G, WCDMA 3G, no problem at all. very fast.

    • Guest
      August 20, 2015

      Does the Chinese version also work well on Fido?

    • Giacomo Manzo
      September 3, 2015

      is it multilanguage? (italian)

  3. blizzet
    August 11, 2015

    Very good questions about band 20 (800mhz)?

  4. blizzet
    August 11, 2015

    Very good questions about band 20 (800mhz)?

  5. Mohd Rizam Zaireen
    August 12, 2015

    hi Andi..i can’t download oxygenOS from link given. is it possible if you could re upload?

  6. Mohd Rizam Zaireen
    August 12, 2015

    hi Andi..i can’t download oxygenOS from link given. is it possible if you could re upload?

  7. Muhammad Amir Zaki
    August 28, 2015

    thanks for the info and the firmware..its really work on my oneplus two china version..thanks again..

    • tsering hero
      September 4, 2015

      does it really work?
      where to cpy the OTA files??
      and do we have to root the device?

  8. Muhammad Amir Zaki
    August 28, 2015

    thanks for the info and the firmware..its really work on my oneplus two china version..thanks again..

    • tsering hero
      September 4, 2015

      does it really work?
      where to cpy the OTA files??
      and do we have to root the device?

  9. afzal
    September 9, 2015

    Hi Amir, by mistake i have bought chinese version of 1+2, is it safe to install Oxygen os and will it work fine?

    Thanks.

  10. Guest
    September 9, 2015

    Hi Amir, by mistake i have bought chinese version of 1+2, is it safe to install Oxygen os and will it work fine?

    Thanks.

  11. Srinivasa Chamarthy
    September 14, 2015

    I have updated my 1+2 from Hydrogen os to Oxygen os. I see that my fingerprint scanner is not working with the above ROM. does anybody face the same issuse? or is there any solution.

  12. Srinivasa Chamarthy
    September 14, 2015

    I have updated my 1+2 from Hydrogen os to Oxygen os. I see that my fingerprint scanner is not working with the above ROM. does anybody face the same issuse? or is there any solution.

  13. Patrick
    October 4, 2015

    Not sure what I do wrong since I am a android dummy:

    First :
    Unlocked the phone
    Dowloaded the Oxygen _1.0.0.zip
    Copied this into the root
    Start up in recovery mode
    Run from SD
    Installation failed

    Two :
    Download the adb and installed on the pc
    Download the TWPR Recovery and installed via adb
    Run TWPR Recovery
    Copied Oxygen again in the root
    Start up Recovery mode
    Run from SD the Oxygen
    Installation failed

    What can be wrong please? As I am living in China I bought the one plus two here online. Is there something on this phone that does not allow me to install International software? Please let me know. Thanks.

  14. Patrick
    October 4, 2015

    Not sure what I do wrong since I am a android dummy:

    First :
    Unlocked the phone
    Dowloaded the Oxygen _1.0.0.zip
    Copied this into the root
    Start up in recovery mode
    Run from SD
    Installation failed

    Two :
    Download the adb and installed on the pc
    Download the TWPR Recovery and installed via adb
    Run TWPR Recovery
    Copied Oxygen again in the root
    Start up Recovery mode
    Run from SD the Oxygen
    Installation failed

    What can be wrong please? As I am living in China I bought the one plus two here online. Is there something on this phone that does not allow me to install International software? Please let me know. Thanks.

  15. Alex
    November 6, 2015

    will this work for OnePlus X??

  16. Guest
    November 6, 2015

    will this work for OnePlus X??

  17. dzidek
    January 6, 2016

    16gb or 64gb version?

  18. Guest
    January 6, 2016

    16gb or 64gb version?

  19. Nic
    February 18, 2016

    When I try to copy the zip file to the phone, it says ‘there is not enough space on OnePlus Drivers. You need an additional 1.09 GB to copy these files’. Any suggestions please?

  20. Nic
    February 18, 2016

    How do I get to the Root folder?

  21. Nic
    February 18, 2016

    When I try to copy the zip file to the phone, it says ‘there is not enough space on OnePlus Drivers. You need an additional 1.09 GB to copy these files’. Any suggestions please?

  22. Nic
    February 18, 2016

    How do I get to the Root folder?