Chinese handset maker OnePlus made its entry into the Indian market with OnePlus One a.k.a flagship killer back in 2014.
This is the first smartphone to come with custom ROM out of the box giving scope for customizations as per the users’ tastes. If you are exhausted with the interface by now, we are here to guide you to flash custom ROM on your OnePlus One. OnePlus moved from CyanogenOS to its OxygenOS in 2015, eventually it also stopped OxygenOS updates. But the smartphone got Cyanogen OS 13 update based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in April last year.
So, if you are looking to install Nougat on your OnePlus One, there are some Custom ROMs available for this phone.
List of Custom ROMs
- ADB software (For windows) / Android zip file (For Mac)
- Unlocked bootloader
- TWRP recovery
- Nandroid backup (optional but recommended)
- Custom ROM files
- G-apps package for Android Nougat (Choose the platform (ARM for OPO), compatible Android version (7.1) and the variant you need)
If you are on a Mac you need to
- Extract the Android zip and place the folder on your Desktop.
- Open Terminal
- Type cd Desktop/Android
- Enter ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
Steps to unlock bootloader
Step 1: Install ADB software on your PC/Laptop.
Step 2: Enable developer option in your phone by tapping build number 7 times.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging.
Step 4: Now open ‘Command prompt’ on your PC (Shift + right click)
Step 5: Type
“Adb reboot bootloader”
Step 7: Now your device will enter fastboot mode. Type
“Fastboot oem unlock”
Step 8: Select ‘Yes’ by holding the power button after navigating using volume rocker keys, when it asks to unlock bootloader.
Step 9: Once unlocked, reboot your device by typing “fastboot reboot” on command prompt
You have successfully unlocked your OnePlus One’s bootloader.
Steps to install TWRP recovery
If you want to install Custom ROM/Recovery, make sure you have unlocked bootloader.
Step 1: Enable developer option in your phone by tapping build number 7 times
Step 2 : Go to developer option and enable USB debugging
Step 3: Now open ‘Command prompt’ on your PC (Shift + right click)
Step 4: Type
“Adb reboot bootloader”
Step 5: Now your device will enter fastboot mode. Type
“Fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-bacon.img”
Now TWRP has been successfully installed.
Steps to flash ROM
Make sure you’ve enabled advanced reboot option in your device as we mentioned earlier.
Step 1: Download required ROM file and Gapps from the links given and copy it in your phone.
Step 2: Switch off your phone and hold power button + Volume up to get into recovery mode.
Step 3: Backup your current ROM with backup option TWRP (Current ROM backed up).
Step 4: Wipe data/factory reset
Step 5: Tap on install and choose the downloaded ROM package that needs to be installed from your internal storage.
Step 6: Now install Gapps (based on Android Nougat)
Step 7: Reboot your device and enjoy
[Note: Initial boot may take about 10 to 15 minutes]
Warning disclaimer: FoneArena is not responsible for any damage or loss caused to your OnePlus One.
Siva Bharani contributed to this post