ONEPLUS 2 Posts on XDA

OnePlus 2 Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Unofficially via LineageOS 15

A lot of OnePlus 2 owners have felt burned due to the lack of OTA updates that OnePlus has pushed out. For a while, owners of these devices were told that the OnePlus 2 was eventually going to be receiving an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat. That unfortunately turned out not to be the case,...

OnePlus 2 Boots with a Tampered Secondary Bootloader

It's fair to say the OnePlus 2 doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to the Android enthusiast community. It used the Snapdragon 810 SoC (which has had a ton of criticism), never received Android 7.0 Nougat (even though it was promised), and has been shown to have vulnerabilities in the past that OnePlus...

OnePlus 2 Root Mod Enables H.265 Video Recording

The OnePlus 2 has the hardware to natively support H.265 playback as well as recording. This codec is in its early stages though so it's not something that OEMs are willing to risk using. However, thanks to XDA Member tusar8 we now have a simple mod (and a guide for it) that enables H.265 as the primary video codec for...

OnePlus Finally Confirms No Official Android Nougat Update for the OnePlus 2

It's over -- OnePlus will not deliver the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update to the OnePlus 2, as Android Authority reports. Through this confirmation, OnePlus has broken the promise that it made to users of the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 was announced in July 2015, coming preloaded with Android 5.1.1. OnePlus ambitiously labeled the device as the '2016 Flagship Killer'. The phone was...

Unofficial Port of Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.1 Available for the OnePlus 2

Jolla's Sailfish OS is an interesting and refreshing take on what a modern day smartphone OS could look like outside of the conventional options. While OnePlus 2 owners are still waiting for the official Nougat release from OnePlus, why not try out something different? XDA Senior Member nyl has brought the opportunity to try out Sailfish OS to...

After the OnePlus 2 Update Trainwreck, Software Support is Paramount to OnePlus’ Success

In 2014 when OnePlus burst onto the smartphone market scene, it was a much different landscape than it is today. There were just two main tiers of phones for potential buyers: the flagship and the budget device. OnePlus introduced us to a new tier, the mid-range flagship, or so-called “affordable flagship”. They offered a device...

Paranoid Android returns with Android 7.1.2 Builds: Pie Controls, Color Engine, and More!

Paranoid Android's recently teased a return to form with a revamped Pie control and Android Nougat on board, and while a few users are skeptical of their return, the team is ready to unveil that what they've been working on in the shadows. The wait is finally over - Paranoid Android has returned with Android...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

OnePlus Starts A Referral Program, Offers Cheaper Accessories

Just yesterday we informed you about OnePlus selling the remaining stock of the OnePlus 3T, effectively discontinuing the device. The recent moves by OnePlus may suggest that the anticipated premiere of the OnePlus 5 is coming very soon. To complement that, the company is starting a referral program for its users, bringing some goodies to...

New Security Research Reveals All OnePlus Devices are Vulnerable to Downgrade Attacks

Back on January 26, 2017, Aleph Research notified OnePlus about four different vulnerabilities that they felt needed to be patched. Two of these have been marked as critical (CVE-2017-5948 & CVE-2017-8850) while the other two had their severity marked as high (CVE-2017-8851 & CVE-2016-10370). The team reported these to OnePlus in a responsible manner and with that came a 90-day...

OnePlus Leaves OnePlus 2 Owners in the Dark for Their Nougat Update

OnePlus has been maintaining a good record with its flagships, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. The devices have received their Android 7.1.1 update coupled with OxygenOS 4.1 on the stable branch, and continue to receive several updates in the Open Beta branch. But outside of the current generation flagship, the situation does not appear as...

Interview with Carl Pei from OnePlus pt3: Priorities, Cameras, Future Phones and the Developer Community

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 (Part 1)(Part 2) with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus,...