HYDROGENOS Posts on XDA

OnePlus 5/5T’s Android Pie update is reportedly in beta testing in China

It's simply inevitable in the Android industry. As a smartphone gets older the company who manufactured it pushes out fewer software updates. The standard for a company's flagship devices is 2 major version updates, so we knew the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T would be receiving their update to Android Pie. The question remained...

Android Pie-based HydrogenOS Beta 2 for the OnePlus 6 brings September security patches

HydrogenOS is a Chinese ROM by OnePlus that runs on almost all of their devices. The main difference between HydrogenOS and OxygenOS is that HydrogenOS doesn't come with Google services, such as the Play Store and others. But, it has a history of receiving updates earlier than OxygenOS. Just now, it received Android Pie-based 2nd...

OnePlus 6 gets Android Pie public beta via HydrogenOS in China

The OnePlus 6 marked a lot of firsts for OnePlus. It was their first phone to introduce a screen cut out, as well as their first flagship to come with an all-glass back—without counting the OnePlus X, which was a mid-range phone. The OnePlus 6 was also among the very few non-Google devices to receive...

How to get HydrogenOS icons on any OxygenOS device

OnePlus maintains two different versions of their devices' software: OxygenOS and HydrogenOS. The former is pre-installed on their devices sold internationally whereas the latter is pre-installed on their devices sold in China. OxygenOS and HydrogenOS have a lot of differences (a lot more than some may think) despite both software builds being developed by OnePlus. Even...

OnePlus 6 receives HydrogenOS 5.1.11 with fixes for standby, games, connectivity, and more

The OnePlus 6 launched at the end of May, and so far the company has been doing a decent job keeping it updated. With a number of updates to OxygenOS so far, a number of features have been added. HydrogenOS is OnePlus' Chinese version of their flavor of Android, and it lacks Google Apps amongst...

HydrogenOS update for OnePlus 6 brings selfie Portrait Mode & battery percent icon

The OnePlus 6 was officially unveiled worldwide last month, with the western OxygenOS already seeing its first update which brought both notch hiding support and slow-motion video support. HydrogenOS is the name of the custom Android skin OnePlus uses on its Android devices in China. There are very few differences between the two, but updates...

Interview with Carl Pei from OnePlus pt2: OxygenOS, Software Updates, User Feedback, UX Criticism & More!

OnePlus entered the Android market by providing good-value devices that enthusiasts end up enjoying and tinkering with — so much so that their latest smartphone’s sub-forum at XDA has become one of the most active ones in an impressively short time. XDA Editor-in-Chief Mario Serrafero had a lengthy talk with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, about...

HydrogenOS ROM on the OnePlus 3

The overall system and UI of this ROM is very different from the default OxygenOS. While everything is very minimalist, it's still very customizable. There is no app drawer in this ROM. Instead you'll have one page with your shortcuts and you can swipe right to access the rest of your apps. One thing that's obviously missing...
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