OnePlus One was the first smartphone from OnePlus and now the OnePlus became a big brand competing with some of the leading smartphone brands. OnePlus is not providing further version update to Oneplus one. So, if you own a OnePlus one then you won’t get official Android 8.0 Oreo update on your smartphone.
But there is no need to worry, you can easily install a custom ROM recently released for OnePlus One. This custom ROM is just an experimental build but works smoothly without any major bugs. You can use it as your daily driver and make sure to check this post regularly for updates on this custom ROM.
- Make sure that you create a backup of all your important data before installing this custom ROM.
- Installing custom ROM is a risky process, make sure to follow the steps carefully.
- Do not try to install this custom ROM on any other smartphone or OnePlus variant as it can brick the device.
- Install TWRP custom recovery on your smartphone before proceeding any further. Google It! You’ll find hundreds of guides to install TWRP on OnePlus One.
- If you are using any custom ROM then make sure to flash the stock ROM first, the bugs may carry forward from last custom ROM.
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on OnePlus One
- Download the Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM file from here, also download the Gapps zip file from here.
- Move both the file to your smartphone’s internal storage, in the root directory.
- Now, reboot your smartphone to the recovery mode. Turn the phone off completely and turn it on by pressing the volume down and power button for some time.
- First, create a backup of previously installed custom ROM using the Backup option in the TWRP recovery.
- After the backup completes, tap the Wipe option and confirm to factory reset the smartphone.
- After wiping, tap on Install button and select the custom ROM zip file and confirm to install it on the smartphone.
- After installation completes, install the Gapps zip file just like the custom ROM.
Once the installation completes, reboot the smartphone to the system and your phone will boot to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
You might see an error window saying “Process system isn’t responding”, don’t worry just tap “Wait”. Also, just skip every part of the setup from setup screen, you can add your Google id later and install a third party keyboard as the default one is buggy. Except these, your smartphone will run smoothly and ready as your daily driver.