Sad news OnePlus users. It doesn’t look like OnePlus is going to be able to live up to their promise and deliver the first of two Lollipop ROMs to us tomorrow (or today, depending on where you live). In a recent AMA, David from OnePlus said “there are extremely high chances that we are giving away these 5 out tomorrow.” By “these 5″ he is referring to the 5 OnePlus’ they promised to give away if they missed their deadline.
The reason for the delay is that they are waiting on certification before they can release the ROM. According to Carl and David of OnePlus, the ROM is ready and is being used internally but they cannot release it without certification. They apparently even asked about releasing it without Google’s core apps but it seems that it doesn’t matter, they need to wait for proper certification.
While this is definitely disappointing, at least 5 people will be getting a free phone!