Root And Install Oxygen OS Onto OnePlus One

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.

  1. Step one – you need to root your OnePlus One.  What you need to have to root your OnePlus One?
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Connect your OnePlus One to your Mac through USB cable.
    5. 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/.
    6. Follow the video right after this sentence for rooting your OnePlus One.
    7. https://youtu.be/fUB9lz5_BjY
  2. Step two – we are going to install Oxygen onto OnePlus One.
    1. You need to download TWRP Manager from Play Store.
    2. If TWRP Manager requires you to do a SD Patch, you should do so.
    3. Once done patching, you need to install TWRP using TWRP Manager.
    4. Go to https://oneplus.net/oxygenos and download Oxygen OS.
    5. 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.
    6. 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).
    7. Follow the video right after this sentence to install Oxygen onto your OnePlus One.
    8. https://youtu.be/DTZV0B7Wxgo

Enjoy!!!

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OnePlus One Review (Mobile – Smartphone)

I just got my hands on OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus, and I’m a very happy man.  Basically, I’d pre-ordered OnePlus One smartphone like a week and half ago, and now I got it.  Check out the short review video I’d made for this awesome smartphone right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Wanting to know how to apply a screen protector to your smartphone such as OnePlus One?  Check out the YouTube video I found on YouTube which shows you how to do just this right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Oneplus.net Is Crashing As Too Many People Are Trying To Pre-Order

Apparently, Oneplus.net is down as it crashes when so many people are hitting Oneplus.net at the same time to pre-order Oneplus One smartphone.  Oneplus.net tweets (link) that its people are working on to bring the server back up for pre-ordering.  As I’m writing this right now, I can’t really pre-oder the phone since Oneplus.net won’t allow my web browser to load it.  Anyhow, let’s hope Oneplus.net will be OK soon so people can begin to pre-order Oneplus One.  I had the feeling that this would happen, because Oneplus One is a hot smartphone.  I didn’t know I was so damn right about that I wouldn’t get to load Oneplus.net correctly on time for pre-ordering. Sigh…  Are you pre-ordering Oneplus One too?

The Reddit’s Oneplus One Pre-order conversation is here (link).

Update:  I finally got through the Oneplus.net’s Pre-order hiccup and ordered 2 Oneplus Ones.  One for my sister, and the other one is for me.  Nonetheless, at the moment, I’m still seeing my payment to Oneplus.net through Paypal is being pending.  Crossing my fingers and hoping that nothing will go wrong.  If nothing will go wrong, I’ll receive Oneplus One in 4 to 5 weeks wait time.  The wait time is suck, but I hope the phone will be great!

Oneplus One Pre-order Count Down – 1 Day, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes, And 56 Seconds To Go

Oneplus Screenshot 01Oneplus’ one day pre-order is counting down as we speak.  As I’m writing this right now, it seems there is only 1 day, 13 hours, 36 minutes, and 56 seconds left before time runs out, and when time does run out you cannot order the Oneplus One smartphone until when I don’t really know.  You only have one hour to finalize the pre-order of Oneplus One when it’s time to do so.  Miss the hour, then you won’t be able to finalize the pre-order and get the Oneplus One ships to you.

I’m exciting about this Oneplus One smartphone.  I haven’t switched to any other smartphone since HTX 8x, but I’m pre-ordering the Oneplus One as we speak.  Hopefully, I won’t be occupied on the hour when the finalizing process is suppose to be taken for Oneplus One pre-order to go through.  If I’m going to get my hand on this beast, I’ll probably write a thing or two about my personal experience with it.  Until then, I guess…

Additional Information:  As standing, you don’t need to subscribe to any mobile contract, and yet Oneplus One is fully unlocked.  With amazing hardware and capabilities, and yet Oneplus One is half the price of most elite smartphones out there.  As we speak, I can pre-order Oneplus One 64GB Sandstone black model for $349.  Certain carriers may not work with Oneplus One, and so if you want this phone badly you may have to do some research to see if your carrier is OK with Oneplus One.  I know AT&T is OK with Oneplus One.

ASUS Transformer Book V

I’ve never ever owned a laptop that wasn’t a pure laptop, and so I’m so excited to see that Asus is planning to come out with ASUS Transformer Book V (pronouncing as five).  This ASUS laptop comes with a smartphone.  This is the coolest thing I have ever seen for a laptop.  Luckily, the smartphone doesn’t look too bad on the back of the tablet too.  Oh yeah, I think the whole laptop monitor is a tablet, and the keyboard is a keyboard with storage capability.  Nonetheless, when everything combines together, the whole package is a laptop.  The smartphone runs Android, and yet the tablet runs Windows 8.1.  ASUS somehow got an app on Windows 8.1 to behave as if it’s Android app, allowing the users to be able to interact with the Android smartphone through the tablet whenever the smartphone is dock into the tablet’s back.

The question is, will ASUS be able to sustain the support for the essential software of a smartphone and the tablet – that meant to work together –  altogether as these devices get older.  Obviously, operating systems for these devices are not the problems since these devices can totally be updated to newer Windows and Android versions.  Usually, I hate to see as time progresses, older devices become non-functional, because the developers are moving on to better and bigger things.  Perhaps, I just overthink thing.  Anyhow, check out how cool the ASUS Transformer Book V will be when it officially comes out for the market in the video right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Afterthought:  Perhaps, this is a modular behavior kind of thing, and so theoretically ASUS might be able to release newer tablets and newer smartphones that can combine together as a laptop.  This will make the original transformer laptop package up-to-date in term of hardware.  Hopefully though, software will also be able to update themselves for the original transformer laptop package.  Anyhow, this is wishful thinking on my part, because I have no idea how this sort of modular laptop ecosystem would behave.  I just hope that users who are buying into this modular laptop thinking will not be left out to dry when their devices get older.  I don’t like the idea of buying newer hardware all the time, because that will be too expensive.  Furthermore, the idea of getting newer hardware all the time is bad for the environment as more electronic wastes get dump into the environment as the older hardware get abandoned.  Come to think of it all, it’s an oxymoron for thinking on saving environment when there is a modular hardware ecosystem, right?  This sort of hardware ecosystem might encourage users to buy newer hardware and abandon the older ones.  After all it’s modular!

Awesome Sony SBH50 Bluetooth Headset (Using NFC Technology) Will Set You Free From Your Phablet, Somewhat…

A stereo Bluetooth headset.

A stereo Bluetooth headset. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After watching the commercial on Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset (using NFC tech), I have to say I’m drooling for one.  Sure, the price tag of whatever is never a pleasant thing, but me me me see what a beautiful way to relinquish that cumbersome smartphone.  When it comes to a smartphone, some people like it big like a tablet so they can call it as a phablet.  I do like to have a phablet moment too, but there are times that I just want to be free from a phablet (i.e., smartphone with big screen) completely.  I can see that Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset is definitely going to set some people free from a phablet (somewhat… as NFC has a wireless range limit), and hopefully this thing will be just as awesome as how it’s being advertised.  Check out Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset (using NFC tech) video right after the break, and you will see what I mean as this little gorgeous player does a lot more than just being NFC poster whatever.

Source:  http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/13/sony-sbh50-bluetooth-headset/ (link)