OnePlus X is finally getting the Android Marshmallow upgrade. Its manufacturer has confirmed the rollout of OxygenOS version 3.1.2, the first official Marshmallow build for OnePlus X.
Apart from Marshmallow upgrade that brings Android v6.0.1, OxygenOS 3.1.2 upgrades the launcher with new icon packs, Google search bar UI customisation and new design of wallpaper picker.
Besides, there are improvements over Shelf UX, wherein you can long press boards to rearrange or remove. There are a couple of settings changes including new app permissions and new alert slider settings with more customisation options.
New apps such as OnePlus Music Player and Gallery are part of the new release too. Upon updating your OnePlus X to OxygenOS 3.1.2, you should also notice general system performance improvements and bug fixes. October Android security patches have been implemented in this update.
Those who have installed Facebook or the Facebook Messenger app need to manually give storage permission to the apps, or they might crash while using the camera.
"For those who have flashed Community Builds of OnePlus X, we appreciate your feedback. With your help, we have been able to better optimise and improve several key areas. Thank you for your patience and as always, we look forward to hearing your continued feedback," Berg P from OxygenOS team noted in a posting in the official blog.
Users running OxygenOS 2.2.3, 3.1.0 or 3.1.1 can directly update to version 3.1.2 via OTA (over-the-air) without requiring flashing back to previous versions. But note that the OTA is an incremental rollout and will be gradually available for all users within the next few days. Check out the installation guide below to update your OnePlus X.
How to install OxygenOS 3.1.2 on OnePlus X (for non-rooted)
If your OnePlus X is non-rooted and running on stock recovery, then all you need to do is download the update, reboot phone into stock recovery. This will automatically install the update.
How to install OxygenOS 3.1.2 on OnePlus X (for rooted)
- Download OxygenOS 3.1.2
- Put the phone to custom recovery (TWRP)
- In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe such as wipe system, data, cache, and dalvik cache
- Select Install then browse to the location where you have saved the downloaded file, select it and confirm installation
- In the end reboot the phone
That's it, your OnePlus X should be running OxygenOS 3.1.2 featuring Android Marshmallow.