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Official OmniROM Alpha Builds for the Oppo Find 7a
We’ve talked about the Oppo Find 7a quite a bit here on the XDA Portal ever since its unveiling, back in March of this year. In the time since, the Find 7a has received official TWRP support, a feature-packed official OTA, and even CyanogenMod 11S from the OnePlus One. During this time, we’ve also stripped the device down to its hardware innards and given it a quick review.
Now, we’re about to enter the next phase in Find 7a development, thanks to the first source-built custom ROM for the device. This comes in the form of official OmniROM alpha builds, which will eventually transition into nightlies once the device is ready. These builds come from none other than XDA Senior Recognized Developer Entropy512, who made the first build available last night.
Although OmniROM for the Find 7a is currently in its alpha stage, quite a lot works including GPS, WiFI, Cellular radio (voice and data), basic camera functions, Bluetooth, and Sensors. As expected, however, there are a few issues that probably preclude this from being daily-driver ready just yet. For example, audio works, but is a bit flaky, and there are some spontaneous reboots due to WCNSS firmware crashes. That said, community response seems quite positive for these builds, which are much higher functioning than most other “alpha” releases.
You can get started by heading over to the project’s development thread.
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