Downgrade from Oxygen OS 3.0 to 2.2.1

  1. Pablo_33 Donut Apr 4, 2016

    Pablo_33, Apr 4, 2016 :
    Hi, I want to downgrade my OnePlus 2 from the beta of Oxygen OS 3.0 to Oxygen OS 2.2.1, but I don't know how to do it.
    I have already tried to flash the Oxygen OS 2.2.1 in recovery stock but the installation fails...

    Anyone who has done this or know how to do it??

  2. ExtremeNuker Honeycomb Apr 4, 2016

    ExtremeNuker, Apr 4, 2016 :
    Unlock your bootloader and install the latest twrp recovery then do a clean flash and finally flash the oxygenos 2.2.1 zip

  3. Pablo_33 Donut Apr 4, 2016

    Pablo_33, Apr 4, 2016 :
    1-And how can I install the TWRP recovery???
    2-Will this wipe all my data?
    Sorry but I'm noob at this.

  4. guitarboy0211 Honeycomb Apr 4, 2016

    guitarboy0211, Apr 4, 2016 :
    Go on youtube and look for the official oneplus video. They teach you how to root and unlock your bootloader. Technically, unlocking bootloader does wipe your data but if I remember correctly, the video does contain a way to backup your data before you wipe it then restore it later.

    That being said, since you've flashed OOS3, I'd recommend researching more since there are certain steps involved when you downgrade from 3 to 2.2.1 plus search for threads by Naman Bhalla, it has a tutorial explaining how to downgrade once you flash twrp.

  5. locxFIN KitKat Apr 4, 2016

    locxFIN, Apr 4, 2016 :
    That would lose your data and it's not necessary in order to get back to 2.2.1 (I believe).

    How does the installation fail, what error does it give? Did you wipe cache and data before flashing?

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  10. NaterTots Jelly Bean Apr 4, 2016

    NaterTots, Apr 4, 2016 :
    Go to the instruction thread that @Naman Bhalla created in the Op2 section of the forum.

    It explains what recoveries and files you need to revert back to 2.2.1

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  12. Chiru Crazy Honeycomb Apr 5, 2016

    Chiru Crazy, Apr 5, 2016 :
    Oneplus already stated that you cant downgrade and it is OTA enabled

  13. Shivangbansal Froyo Jun 2, 2016

  14. pranayysharma Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 2, 2016

    pranayysharma, Jun 2, 2016 :
    Read post #11 on this thread.

    Out of curiosity, why do you want to downgrade?

  15. NickMarsh Cupcake Jun 2, 2016

    NickMarsh, Jun 2, 2016 :
    I am going to do the same - 3.0.1 back to 3.0.0
    Bluetooth has never been good on the OnePlus 2 , and it got a little better with 3.0.0. but now it is back to it's previous poor state, connecting and disconnecting all the time, no good with my TomTom. Perhaps the profiles are missing or damaged.....

  16. Shivangbansal Froyo Jun 2, 2016

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  17. pranayysharma Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 2, 2016

    pranayysharma, Jun 2, 2016 :
    Ah! Battery life. Frankly i never got more than 4.5 hrs on Lollipop but i managed.
    Did you try 3.0.0? That was bad. BAD. 2.5 hrs max and not enough standby time either. 3.0.1 feels like a blessing, frankly. i get approx 5hrs SOT over a standby time of 22-25 hrs. I dont think i need more.
    Hope rolling back fixes your issues.

    the betas are inconsistent. I'd say you might want to reflash 3.0.1 and try it out. it feels so much better than 3.0.0. Its beginning to get the feel of Oxygen OS again with the tiny UI customisations.

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  18. Jitesh Saitawadekar KitKat Jun 2, 2016

    Jitesh Saitawadekar, Jun 2, 2016 :
    On H2os i get more than 5 hrs which i use to get around 3 to 4 hrs SOT on OOS

  19. Shivangbansal Froyo Jun 2, 2016

    Shivangbansal, Jun 2, 2016 :
    @pranayysharma I went to the service centre today and they flashed marshmallow saying that it is the stable one! I checked with them and they said that it hasn't been released online but we have it. Now, i don't know whether this is the stable one or they flashed 3.0.1 again. Certainly the battery life has become better now. Oxygen 3.0.0 was a blessing for me considering the battery life!

  20. pranayysharma Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 2, 2016

    pranayysharma, Jun 2, 2016 :
    I've only heard good things about H2OS. Good luck, man!

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