It was long speculated about Google’s new Android platform, but many mobile devices were waiting patiently for Android M update. The wait is at least over for the users of the OnePlus 2 as it has released the latest OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow.
An announcement has already been made about that in the OnePlus forum. The latest version OxygenOS 3.0 is ready to be downloaded and installed. However, there is a problem, an OTA notification or a manual download with the help of the Systems Update tab is missing.
However, it’s important to know that this is not the main version update, but a “daily-driver-material community release which is equivalent to beta release.
Those who have OnePlus 2 will receive update through dirty flashing or by upgrading the firmware. Good news is that they can do this without losing the data. It’s also much safer to take the back up of the data and apps before going for this update.
New OnePlus Camera UI
Simpler and user friendly UI
You can change the aspect ratio and toggle grid view
Fingerprint performance improvement
improved Shelf UX
Improved settings menu readability
However, it’s not the original Google’s version. Apart from improvements for Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, OnePlus has made some improvements in the apps and software for the layered OS.
The major change is in camera UI for the OnePlus 2 and this has made the image capture process smoother. The new OxygenOS 3.0 incorporates the updated app permissions from Android M.
Download OnePlus 2's OxygenOS 3.0 for your device.
Plug your phone into the computer, copy the downloaded .zip file to your phone's storage. For Mac users, you can install Android File Transfer.
Once the .zip file is copied to the phone, reboot the phone into recovery mode. Shut down your device and turn it back on while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously to do this.
Choose "Install from SD," find your .zip file and click on "Install" to confirm.