After a seemingly endless wait, OnePlus 2 Owners get a reason to smile, you can download Android Marshmallow on your smartphone. That is, as long as they’re willing to get their hands a bit dirty.
So called, The Flagship smartphone of 2016, got the Android M update so late, that by now, users may be thinking of scrapping the Smartphone.
What all you get in Android M Update
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade
- New OnePlus Camera UI
- UI has been cleaned up: swiping up/down now switches between photo/video, whereas HD/HDR and flash settings live in the top right corner
- You can now change the aspect ratio and toggle grid view without going all the way to the settings
- New wallpaper picker
- Easily preview and set both home screen and lock screen wallpaper in one place.
- Shelf UX has been improved
- No more edit mode, long press boards to rearrange or remove
- General system performance improvements
- Benchmarked 47% faster than OxygenOS 2.2.1 on key test scenarios
- Fingerprint performance improvement
- Tested 45% faster than OxygenOS 2.2.1 on average
- Settings changes
- Old app permissions are gone, say hi to new (native Android) app permissions.
- Alert Slider has its own entry point with more customization options
- Improved settings menu readability by changing the order a bit
- March security patches
But you need to be careful when you download Update
- Your fingerprints will not be preserved after you flash the new build, so you will need to re-register your fingerprints if you have fingerprint authentication set up
- Maxxaudio tuner and presets will be removed
- Rolling back to previous OxygenOS versions will not work without wiping data
- Some soak testers have experienced wifi speed issues which we are investigating
- Some of your old apps won’t work without an upgrade to M compatible versions
- Shelf frequent apps board size might shrink if you are dirty flashing. Remove and re-add the board and it will fix itself
- Language localization is still being improved
Please read the following instructions carefully before flashing your device. Flashing may lead to loss of data and damaged hardware if not done properly. Please contact Oneplus customer support if you feel uncomfortable performing the steps below.
- only support dirty flashing of this build using Oxygen recovery.
- Dirty flashing (that means flashing the update without wiping data or factory resetting first) requires OxygenOS 2.2.0 or higher.
- Factory reset is needed if you are using any other recovery or coming from any other ROM.
- Device OnePlus 2
- Version 3.0 Beta
- Update time 2016-03-30
- File size 1.1 GB
- MD5 hash 9b30f7f1a8977861b780b36ac8c6ee34
How to Flash
- Download the software build for your device
- Plug your phone into your computer and copy the downloaded .zip to your phone’s storage. If you’re using a Mac, you need to install Android File Transfer for this operation.
- After the .zip file is copied to your phone, reboot your phone into recovery mode. To do this, shut down your device and turn it back on while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.
- Choose “Install from local”, find your .zip file and click on “Install” to confirm.
- Your phone should now update to the selected build and reboot automatically to take you into OxygenOS.
Doubts about Flashing
- You don’t need rooting, but The Device has to be unlocked.
- You will get OTA updates for future
- You don’t need to wipe your data, but if you are not on Oxygen OS, you may need to go for factory Reset.
- Officially Oneplus does not support Rooting, but you can confirm from Customer Support / on Oneplus Forums
- OnePlus supports only dirty flashing of this build using Oxygen recovery. Dirty flashing requires OxygenOS 2.2.0 or higher.