OxygenOS 3.0 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Available for OnePlus 2

    After one of the founders of OnePlus, Carl Pei tweeted and teased about something to be coming before the month end, OnePlus has announced the availability of the Community Build of OxygenOS 3.0 for the OnePlus 2 smartphone, which seemed a long overdue now.

    The updates comes in after some soak tests, and OnePlus is not going to send OTA update already because they want the community build to be used and if users can report any issues before the final update is rolled out over the air.

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    OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 3.0 Marshmallow Update Change Log

    • 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

    OnePlus also has some instructions for the users, so that they are kept in mind before you try installing the ROM on your OnePlus 2.

    • We 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. We do not guarantee these cases to work properly.
    • We ALWAYS recommend backing up all your important personal data before flashing.

    Interested in trying this out? Head over to this page, and we have a guide on installing OxygenOS 3.0 on OnePlus 2 if you want to understand easily.

    Chetan Bhawani
    Chetan Bhawani
    Chetan founded Gizmo Times, after writing at a few other places, and though being a Dentist, he loves to stay connected to technology, and thus, Gizmo Times is here.

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