OnePlus X Finally Receives Android 6.0 via OxygenOS 3.1.0 Community Build

OnePlus X Finally Receives Android 6.0 via OxygenOS 3.1.0 Community Build

Time to wait for Nougat!

At the time of its release, the OnePlus X was a decent entry into the early-mid ranges in the smartphone market. For an affordable price, you basically got the internals of the OnePlus One in a smaller package, and that wasn’t a bad thing.

But lately, thanks to increased competition from various sources, the OnePlus X has not remained the most recommended of products.

One of the reasons of its fall in recommendability was the lack of attention that OnePlus gave to the product after it was launched. While even the OnePlus 2 had to wait for a while to get its official taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, owners of the OnePlus X all but gave up on any hopes of receiving official update love.

Well, if you were hoping for some good news on that front, today is your lucky day. OnePlus has released a community build of OxygenOS 3.1.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the OnePlus X. Just like it was with the OnePlus 2, this build is intended for the adventurous community to try out and find bugs on, before official OTA updates begin rolling it out for all users.

Apart from the rebasing onto the latest (for now) Android version of Marshmallow, here is what else is new:

  • Launcher upgrades
    • New icon packs
    • Google search bar UI customization
    • New wallpaper picker
  • Shelf UX improvements
    • Long press boards to rearrange or remove
  • General system performance improvement
  • Settings changes
    • New (native Android) app permissions
    • New Alert Slider settings with more customization options
  • New apps
    • OnePlus Music Player
    • OnePlus Gallery
  • August 1 security patches for Android

There are a few known issues with this community build:

  • Mobile network stability issues in some regions
  • Some 3rd party apps may experience some compatibility issues
  • Language localization is still being improved

But, if you find more, you can help OnePlus fix it by reporting them on the attached form. You can also comment with thoughts and suggestions on their forum thread.

For downloads, head on over here for the official link. OnePlus might pull the link if they have enough feedback, so hurry up if you want to donwload. As always, there is a discussion thread over at our forums too if you are looking to discuss this update with fellow users.

Even though OnePlus has eventually gotten around to releasing the Android 6.0 update to the OnePlus X, the update still feels like a case of too little, too late since Android 7.0 is just around the corner now. That said, something’s better than nothing, so enjoy the new update!

What are your thoughts on the update? Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]