Experimental Android 8.0 Oreo build for OnePlus One now available; here's how to install

There's a way to get the newest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on the older OnePlus One smartphone.

  • Published: September 4, 2017 12:02 PM IST

If you own a OnePlus One smartphone, which was launched in 2014, you won’t get the official Android 8.0 Oreo update. However, you can try your hands at the experimental build of the software to get the taste of the new wine in the old bottle.

As it is the unofficial build, it is worth noting that it will not be stable and might also lead to loss of data. So, if you do plan to load the experimental Android 8.0 Oreo based on AOSP by XDA’s Agent_Fabulous, then you should not install it on your primary device. Also, you will need a OnePlus One with root access.

In the guide, the developer lays down the steps to install the build. The first and foremost thing is to back up all the data on your device on which you want to download the experimental build. You will be also required to wipe /system, /data, and cache. Using the download link, you can flash the ROM and GApps. Upon rebooting, the build has been verified to make functionalities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RIL, audio and video playback, and NFC work. While other features such as the camera and camcorder have been disabled.

It is worth mentioning that the build is still in its experimental stage and even the developer is currently exploring it to figure out a stable functioning. You can check the guide where additional FAQs have been answered by Agent_Fabulous. ALSO READ: Pixel Launcher 2.0 now available for other Android smartphones, updated with Oreo features

Google officially rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo late August with the focus on building ‘fluid’ experience for consumers. There are some features in the new iteration of the popular OS, however, the most important ones include the Picture in Picture mode, Notification Dots, and over 60 new emojis among others.  ALSO READ: How to get Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4 right now

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13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Published Date: September 4, 2017 12:02 PM IST