May, 14 2014

Oppo Find 7a

We’ve known for a while now that the Oppo Find 7a and the OnePlus One were close cousins, sharing the same production facilities and even sharing a vast majority of the same internal hardware. Well, it seems you can make them share the same software too with a little bit of good ole fashioned Android tinkering.

During my review of the Find 7a, I mentioned that I was quite disappointed that the Find 7a shipped with Android 4.3 and I wasn’t a huge fan of Color OS either. I also mentioned that the Android community would most likely step, doing what they do best, bringing all sorts of goodies over to the Oppo’s latest. Well, it’s happened. You can now flash CyanogenMod 11s from the OnePlus One onto your Oppo Find 7a.

Oppo Find 7a OnePlus CM11S

What works and what doesn’t work? It’s still a bit too early to tell, seeing as I just figured out this feat was possible a few minutes ago on my Oppo Find 7a. I’m still in the midst of testing, but wanted to share with my fellow Android enthusiasts that this is entirely possible. I’ll update this post as we dig through the “OppoPlus One7A” to see what works and what doesn’t.

What works:
Front Camera / Video
Microphone
WiFi
Data
Bluetooth
Sound
GPS
Calling

What doesn’t work:
Rear Camera / Video are upside down
Voice Wake
NFC
Storage is only reporting 3GB

If you’d like to jump in feet first, you’ll first need to flash a custom recovery on your Oppo Find 7a, such as TWRP. Then, you’ll need this ROM which was pulled from the OnePlus One (which I modified to remove device checks). Be sure to make a backup first as uncharted buggy territory most likely lies ahead. Good luck!

Edit: There’s two additional OTA’s that you’ll need to get. If you’re not using a OnePlus One recovery, you’ll need to get these modified OTA files as well. OTA 1, OTA 2.

Thanks Patrick for the system dump!

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