OnePlus has begun rolling out another community build of OxygenOS 3.0.1 ROM for its OnePlus 2 smartphone. This release comes more than a month after the first build that was pushed out in March.
As usual this build is OTA eligible, so you should be receiving an OTA update once it is ready to go live. If you want to get a sneak peek of what is coming in the official version of the OxygenOS, try out this build. This is the last build before the official update that is expected to hit your OnePlus 2 within a next couple of weeks, the company confirmed.
This release bundles better customisation along with improvements in several key areas. They are the enhanced Doze mode to optimise battery life, and improvements to the fingerprint sensor for faster and accurate recognition. You should notice improvements for the camera including bug fixes for OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation).
Other additions are a clear process in the Recent screen for the option to remove background process and a feature in Recents that allow you to lock apps that you don't want to remove with Clear all.
The Swiftkey keyboard has also received an update with the new version 6.3.3 and updated carrier name mapping. Lastly, there is the bug fix in network operator selection and the addition of the back display colour balance.
The download link for the OxygenOS build is available to perform a manual update if you have not received the OTA so far. It is recommended to create a backup of all important data of your phone before you go ahead with the installation. You need to have Oxygen recovery to perform a dirty flash, which is OxygenOS 2.2.0 or higher. If you are using any other recovery, factory reset is a must.
OxygenOS build details
- Device: OnePlus 2
- Version: 3.0.1 Community Build
- Update time: 23 May
- File size: 1.1 GB
- MD5: hash d569852a7e1ef81c5e1a7e08f4ab9bf4
How to flash OxygenOS 3.0 community build
- Download the new OxygenOS build for your OnePlus 2 from here
- Connect your phone to the computer using USB cable and copy the downloaded file to the phone's storage. If you are a Mac owner, install Android File Transfer
- Reboot the phone into recovery mode. For this switch off the phone and then turn it back again while holding Power and Volume down buttons together
- Choose "Install from local" and find the file and click on "Install" to confirm installation
Your phone will now update to the new build and reboot automatically to reflect the changes.