OnePlus prepares for OnePlus 2 Marshmallow rollout with a public test build


OnePlus today announced that the OnePlus 2’s OxygenOS 3.0 is close to finish. The upgrade — which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow — has been in a small soak test for a few weeks now, but this latest build is open to anyone and everyone with a OnePlus 2 and willing to manually flash the goods.

The company referred to the build as “daily-driver-material,” meaning you’re not likely to stumble upon any experience-breaking bugs. Still, there are a few more things to polish and they’re looking for some feedback, mainly reports about camera issues, stability/performance and battery life, and network performance.

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Here’s a full list of the changes you can look forward to aside from the Marshmallow goodness:

  • 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

And here are some known issues and other notes OnePlus wants to make you aware of:

  • Your fingerprints will not be preserved after you flash the new build, so you will need to re-register your fingerprints if you have fingerprint authentication set up
  • Maxxaudio tuner and presets will be removed
  • Rolling back to previous OxygenOS versions will not work without wiping data
  • Some soak testers have experienced wifi speed issues which we are investigating
  • Some of your old apps won’t work without an upgrade to M compatible versions
  • Shelf frequent apps board size might shrink if you are dirty flashing. Remove and re-add the board and it will fix itself
  • Language localization is still being improved

One last thing: it’s possible to flash it over your current build without wiping, but only in the Oxygen recovery and only if that build is OxygenOS 2.2.0 or higher. Knowing all that, get your download right here and have fun!

[via OnePlus]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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