OnePlus just released Oxygen OS for OnePlus One users. Unfortunately, users cannot flash Oxygen OS over the air (e.g., LTE, Wi-Fi, etc…). I’m not going to go through the steps in details of showing you how to do this. Nonetheless, I’m going to list a few things that are essential for you to get before you can flash Oxygen OS onto your OnePlus One. As always, don’t blame the messenger, but blame yourself if something goes wrong and you haven’t had a backup of your OnePlus One data. Once backing up your OnePlus One data properly, you can then proceed with rooting your OnePlus One.
- Step one – you need to root your OnePlus One. What you need to have to root your OnePlus One?
- Make sure you got the latest Java JDK installed on your Mac. You can check out the version of your Java JDK by opening up a terminal and type this command in, javac -version. If you aren’t seeing any feedback in your terminal, it means you don’t have Java JDK installed. You need Java JDK to run Android SDK’s fastboot and adb tools.
- You need to download Android Studio at https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. Although you can download Android SDK standalone version just so you can use fastboot and adb, but the easiest way is just downloading the whole Android Studio. Once done downloading and installing Android Studio with recommended default plugins and features, you need to open up your Mac’s terminal to see if you have fastboot and adb or not by going to /Users/[enter your username here without the square brackets]/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools/. If you’re seeing fastboot and adb tools within this directory, then you’re knowing that you’re good to go. If you’re using Linux and Windows, I don’t have the steps for you. Google for the steps please.
- You need to enable Android Debugging function/feature within your OnePlus One phone. Just go to Settings > About Phone > tap seven times on Build number. Hit back till you see Developer options, go into here and enable Android Debugging.
- Connect your OnePlus One to your Mac through USB cable.
- In terminal, change into directory where your fastboot and adb tools are located. The command is, cd /Users/[enter your username here without the square brackets]/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools/.
- Follow the video right after this sentence for rooting your OnePlus One.
- Step two – we are going to install Oxygen onto OnePlus One.
- You need to download TWRP Manager from Play Store.
- If TWRP Manager requires you to do a SD Patch, you should do so.
- Once done patching, you need to install TWRP using TWRP Manager.
- Go to https://oneplus.net/oxygenos and download Oxygen OS.
- Now you need to download Android File Transfer at https://www.android.com/intl/en_us/filetransfer/. Done? You need to install Android File Transfer onto your Mac.
- With OnePlus One connects to your Mac, use Android File Transfer to copy and paste Oxygen OS’s files onto your OnePlus One’s Download folder (directory).
- Follow the video right after this sentence to install Oxygen onto your OnePlus One.