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Frequently Asked Questions [OxygenOS]

  1. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

    dsmonteiro , Feb 5, 2015 :
    Note: This thread was created in an attempt to reduce duplicate posts and to provide easy access to information concerning OxygenOS. This thread will be updated as information becomes available and with new questions that might pop up.


    [12/02/2015] Updated with info from the Announcement and the AMA on Reddit​
    • NEW When will OxygenOS V2 be available?
    OnePlus currently has a no-ETA policy for all their software updates. There will be an announcement when it's launched.
    • OxygenOS, Cyanogen OS, Lollipop, OTA? What are those?
    Lollipop is the codename for the latest Android version, Android 5.0. OnePlus One is currently using CM11S, which is based on Android 4.4, codename KitKat.
    OxygenOS is the upcoming ROM developed in-house by OnePlus. It will be based on Lollipop. More information about it will be made available on February 12.
    Cyanogen OS is the OnePlus One official Operating System, it's currently on version CM11S and will be updated to CM12S which is also based on Lollipop.
    OTA is short for Over-The-Air, or Over-The-Air Update. It's kind of update you automatically get a notification to download and install.
    • When will OxygenOS be released?
    [12/02/2015]The ROM is currently under certification and is expected to be released in March.
    [17/03/2015]The ROM will be made available on or before March 27, 2015.

    NOW!
    • [12/02/2015]Will OxygenOS be available as an OTA update?
    [12/02/2015] No. It will be available to anyone who wants to flash it.
    • How can install OxygenOS be available?
    Instructions are available here.
    • [12/02/2015]Which OS comes automatically via OTA?
    [12/02/2015]Cyanogen OS.
    If you manually flash OxygenOS you will get OTA updates for it.
    • Does OxygenOS' release mean that there will be no new Cyanogen updates?
    No, CM12S is currently being certified and Cyanogen already said they are commited to support OnePlus One for at least two years.
    • [12/02/2015]Is feature X/Y/Z available on the OxygenOS ROM?
    [12/02/2015]The ROM is currently very close to stock AOSP with a few added features. A video exploring them is available here. Some features are not present in the first build but will be added later on.
    • I saw some OxygenOS UI leaks. Are those real?
    No. @Carl already confirmed that those images are not from OxygenOS.
    • How does OxygenOS look like?
    You can see it for yourself here or there.
    • [12/02/2015]For how long will OxygenOS be updated on the OnePlus One?
    OnePlus said that they "will commit to at least two years of support for the OnePlus One, starting from the release of the first community build." [12/02/2015]According to info provided on Reddit, this date started on January 1, 2015, so OnePlus One will be supported until December 31 2016.
    • I read/heard that OnePlus ROM Alpha ROM was really buggy. Why would I want OxygenOS?
    Alpha software builds are very early builds that have lots of bugs and are not meant to be used as a daily driver, they should be used only for testing and debugging. OnePlus even stated that the provided build was pretty much AOSP code with very few optimizations or tweaks. OxygenOS will be the result of hours and hours and hours of bug fixing and will be released in a much more stable state. ;)
    • [12/02/2015]What Camera app will OxygenOS use?
    [12/02/2015]At first, OxygenOS will be shipped with the Google stock camera but the team is already working on their own camera.
    • [12/02/2015]Can I update to OxygenOS and later try CM12S and switch between both without unlocking the bootloader?
    [12/02/2015]No. OxygenOS will have to be flashed like any other Custom ROM.
    • Will OxygenOS be factory installed on devices sold globally?
    Both parties already said they are committed to the partnership and Cyanogen will keep supporting the phone for at least two years. You can read about it here. The only country that might receive OxygenOS out of the box due to legal issues is India.India is now confirmed to receive CM12S.

    • Will future handsets from OnePlus come with OxygenOS or CyanogenMod?
    They will be shipped with OxygenOS.

    • [12/02/2015] Being a "Community" build, does this mean that OxygenOS will be open source and that developers can contribute to the code?
    [12/02/2015]No. The kernel will be open source as required, but the ROM itself won't.

    • BONUS QUESTION: Some answers just point out to February 12. Why do I need this lame thread?
    As the "Note" in the top of this thread says "this thread was created in an attempt to reduce duplicate posts and to provide easy access to information concerning OxygenOS. This thread will be updated as information becomes available and with new questions that might pop up." This way people will read that any of these questions still don't have an answer and will wait instead of creating pointless threads asking that question over and over again.
     
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    hpz364 , Feb 5, 2015 :
    I could have made that FAQ...
    Q. Anything you can think about Oxygen OS...?
    A. It is not known at this time. A new announcement will be made on February 12.
    :D
     

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  10. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

    dsmonteiro , Feb 5, 2015 :
    Yet people ask those questions anyway. Saying there isn't an answer at the moment is still an answer and might prevent some duplicate threads.

    And, as I said, this thread will be actively updated.
     

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