Flash Custom ROM on Oneplus 2 CyanogenMod

Flash Custom ROM on Oneplus 2 CyanogenMod

Oneplus 2 comes with Oxygen OS which is not the first preference for its users. If any of Oneplus 2 user had used Oneplus one then he finds himself very unlucky to get this Oxygen OS with many bugs. But Oneplus Two users need Not do worry because you can also Flash custom Rom on Oneplus 2. In this post i will guide you to install Cyanogen Custom ROM to your OnePlus 2. You just need to read this article carefully.

Flash Custom ROM on Oneplus 2 CyanogenMod
Oneplus 2 CyanogenMod

Precautions-

  • Custom ROMs void warranty so be sure that you want to do it. You can again install stock ROM if you want.
  • Backup all data before starting.
  • Your Oneplus Two should be Rooted first if not then first see this post. Then get back to here.
  • If you still want to install custom ROM then i should let you know that there are some features like Laser focus and fingerprint scanner are not working till current ROM from Cyanogen.

Downloads –

We are going to install Cyanogen ROM and i personally suggest to install CM12.1 as it is more stable than CM13 which still has many bugs.

Backup and Flash Custom ROM on Oneplus 2 that CyanogenMod-

  • Before we flash Custom ROM on Oneplus 2 connect it to PC and Paste both the downloaded files into root folder of internal Storage.
  • Now Disconnect the device and turn it off.
  • After device is off press Volume down key as well as Power key together till you see Oneplus logo on screen. Now left power key but hold volume key still till you see TWRP recovery.
  • Now first press on backup option and create backup of your current ROM which is Stock ROM “Oxygen OS” . It is important to create backup of your stock ROM because in case you face any problem after you flash custom ROM on Oneplus 2 then you can again roll back to your stock ROM with help of this backup.
  • Now format oneplus 2 by tapping on Wipe data and then confirm wiping.
  • Its time to flash Custome ROM on oneplus 2 and to do that tap on install and then choose the ROM zip file which was first copied to internal storage of Oneplus 2.
  • And after installation completes again click on install and choose Gapps file and install it.
  • Press Reboot option now.

Congratulations! after Reboot completes you have CyanogenMod ROM running on your device that is You have flash custom ROM on Oneplus 2.

Oneplus 2 - Cons reviewed after use

How to Root Oneplus 2

When Oneplus boomed to market with its first smartphone which is Oneplus one they suddenly hyped the whole market in few days. But the same enigmatic was not show by Oneplus two. Second phone from Oneplus also had high configuration at less price as compared to big brands like Sony Samsung and hTC, But here Oneplus tries to use there on customized android OS that is Oxygen OS. And here Oneplus failed because users enjoyed Oneplus One with Cyanogen and here in Oneplus 2 users got bad impression due to much bugs in Oxygen OS.  Root is the another way to get back Cyanogen OS in Oneplus 2. But be careful if your want to root Oneplus 2 for installing Cyanogen then you might get many bugs in Cyanogen still. Custom ROM from Cyanogen is not fully ready for Oneplus 2. There are lots of bugs still left to get solved like proper working of Laser focus and Fingerprint Scanner. Now coming to point lets start the topic of Root Oneplus 2.

Root Oneplus 2
Oneplus 2

Precautions-

  • Do at your Own risk. warranty of your device will be void.
  • Your Device may brick will attempting to Root Oneplus 2.
  • This procedure for Root Oneplus 2 should not be followed for any other device.
  • All data stored on the device may get erased. So better backup all the data files.

1-Downloads-

Click here to Download files required to Root Oneplus 2.

2-Installing ADB Drivers on Your PC or Mac-

  • First Extract the downloaded files to desktop.
  • Install the ADB Drivers into your PC if you don’t know this then better first Google it.
  • Its very easy to install and then come back here.
  • Copy the SuperSU.zip and recovery.img files from  the downloaded folder into the C:/adb folder which is since installing ADB  (they need to be in the same folder as adb.exe and fastboot.exe).

 

3- Unlocking the Bootloader on the Oneplus 2-

  • If you haven’t ever enabled the debugging mode then do that by following this instructions go to Settings>About Phone and their tap for 7-8 time on Built number and it will notify you as debugging options enabled.
  • Now come one step back to settings and got to debugging menu and their turn on USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
  • Now connect your device to PC using USB cable.
  • Allow debugging on your device if you are asked by your device.
  • Now get back to PC and launch Command prompt Window from Fastboot Folder which are extracted by you earlier. To do this, Hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click anywhere inside the Fastboot folder and select Open command window here.
  • Type the command shown below into the command prompt Window and press Enter:
  •  adb reboot bootloader
  • Now your device will go into bootloader mode check it.
  • Again type the following command and press enter key:
  • fastboot oem unlock
  • This was the command to unlock bootloader so wait till it unlocks the bootloader of Oneplus 2. After this processes your device will automatically reboot.

4-Flashing a Custom Recovery on the OnePlus 2

  • After device gets started normally again enable debugging mode as we did before and then again turn on USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
  • Now in command prompt which is still open type the following commands and press enter key:
  • adb push SuperSU.zip /sdcard/SuperSU.zip
    adb reboot recovery
    adb reboot bootloader
  • Enter the below command after device comes into bootloader mode and then press enter:
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Now time to wait till device is being flashed TWRP Recovery on it. When this process completes go to recovery mode by pressing Volume Down Key and Power key together till you don’t see any activity in the device. Now release Power key but not volume key until TWRP recovery not seen to you.

5-Final Step to Root Oneplus 2 Using TWRP and SuperSU-

  • Now your are TWRP recovery mode here your first priority is to get backup of Oxygen OS as it is stable and official ROM for Oneplus 2 . It is necessary because it you get any problem in future after rooting then this will help you to get back to original ROM. To do this Tap Backup and again tap on Confirm and wait till it completes.
  • Tap back after it get finished and then tap on Install.
  • Select SuperSU.zip on you device and tap on confirm and wait till TWRP to install SuperSU.
  • When process is completed choose reboot option and reboot your device. Close all the file and folders which are opened for rooting Oneplus 2.

Congratulations! Your Oneplus 2 is now rooted and My post on Root Oneplus 2 is successful. Comment any problem which ever you get while rooting your Oneplus 2.

Oneplus 2 - Cons reviewed after use

Oneplus 2 – Cons reviewed after use

Oneplus 2 looks very powerful smartphone when we look onto it’s hardware configuration but enigmatic facts comes out after its use by any heavy user. I am using Oneplus 2 since two months and while its use i new many problem which are in Oneplus 2. I liked its hardware configurations and that’s the reason i preferred this smartphone to use but software too matters.

Cons of Oneplus 2 reviewed after use
Oneplus 2

Cons of Oneplus 2 –

  • Fingerprint sensor do not work as accurate as company promises.
  • Though camera has bigger sensor size which help to capture more light while in day time some of details in picture are lost like color of grass changes and becomes like painted art.
  • This device comes with reversible type-c connector which is said to be future proof technology but i don’t think that it is ready for future because there is no fast or quick charging support given with the device. Even quick charge 2.0 is supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset. Not without Quick charge takes more then 1:30 hour to get charged.
  • As we know that this Oneplus 2 comes with Snapdragon 810 which got heating issue and that’s why Samsung preferred to their own processor. Oneplus tried to down-clock the speed of processor then also it gets heated when used heavily.
  • Now finally it comes to Software where Oneplus tried to use their own modified version of Android as Oxygen OS. In this device we get Oxygen 2.2.0 which is stable at some points but yet needs to be improved very much. There are several bugs present in this OS. I had used Oneplus One before coming to Oneplus 2 and i likes Cyanogen very much. As if we look into OS by Oneplus we find many limitations like notification with limited widgets and there is shortcut to change sound setting before playing sound. If you want to change sound then you need to visit sound option under settings or wait for music to be played and then change .

There are few more cons of this device while there are also many pros which are not included in this post. I like it because of its battery backup, memory as well as for processing but i had cyanogen with it then i might not typed this post.

OnePlus 2 Vs Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie

OnePlus 2 Vs Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie

There are several phones in market now which have stunning hardware but if you talk about laser focus there are only 2 or 4 smartphones present in market which have laser focus with them. There are few features which are common in both the phones like amount of RAM and display size and some others. One you heard your sister introduce in Oneplus 2 is fingerprint recognition which is getting quite popular now a days. Many smartphones with less than half price of Oneplus are providing this hardware feature. Now let’s come to point to point Comparison.

OnePlus 2 Vs Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie
OnePlus 2 Vs Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie

OnePlus 2 Vs Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie Point to Point Comparison

Display-

Oneplus 2 comes with LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Asus zenfone 2 selfie comes with IPS capacitive touchscreen. And both smartphone have almost equal number of pixels. Its a Tie.

Platform-

Both the smartphones comes with Android Lollipop version and both are planned for update to Android 6.0+. Oneplus two owns Oxygen UI while smartphones from comes with Zenfone UI. As on hands on i prefered UI from Asus. They have really worked hard to provide one of the best user interface to the user. While if we talk about Oxygen UI than there are a lot more updates needs to be done by Oneplus to secure a good position. There are many features which i missed in Oneplus two like no face unlock or no better option for SIM selection. Contacts automatically gets deleted if they are allowed to be saved on Google account. For this bug i consulted to Oneplus team and they said they are working on it and in next update that is 2.3 they will fix it up.  So the conclusion is that if you are planning right now to buy any of this then Zenfone wins as we talk of platform UI. Oneplus might get better after getting new update.

Processor-

Oneplus Two comes with Snapdragon 810 Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 processor while Asus Zenfone two Comes with Snapdaragon 615 Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53. Both the device comes with octa-core processor but here oneplus two is the clear winner with better processor from better processor series which is snapdragon 810.

Camera-

Both the smartphones comes with 13 MP camera at back while Asus Zenfone Two comes with 13 MP  selfie camera with flash too which is 5 MP without flash in Onepus Two. while as we talk about rear camera oneplus 2 comes with greater pixel size than Asus Zenfone 2 and also Oneplus 2 camera comes with Optical Image Stabilizer which is not a part of Asus Zenfone 2. Both the smartphone comes with Laser focus for rear camera. So this Round gets a Tie. Zenfone Two has better Front Camera while Oneplus Two has better rear camera.

Memory –

Oneplus Two comes with two variants which are 16 GB with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB with 4 GB RAM while there is no slot for external memory. As we look into memory configuration of Asus Zenfone 2 we find that this device also comes in two variants which are 16 GB and 32 GB with 2 GB and 3 GB RAM respectively and there is a external card slot in it. So we conclude that nobody wins here because Asus have external slot which Oneplus have More RAM.

Battery-

As we talk of battery both the device comes with almost equal amount of battery. But in Zenfone 2 the battery is removable while on Oneplus 2 battery is not removable. So again Its a Tie.

Sensors-

Both the device comes with almost equal no. sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass but one new sensor is introduced in Oneplus 2 is Fingerprint Sensor. So here Oneplus Two wins by help of one new sensor.

Conclusion-

Comparison of both the device is not possible logically because both of them belongs to two different price categories and according to their price both the device comes with best we can get. But for the result of this comparison Oneplus Two wins with some better and new features introduction. Asus Zenfone 2 has a better UI than Oneplus 2 while Oneplus 2 has many features more than Asus Zenfone 2 like more RAM better Camera and Fingerprint Sensor as well. And Oneplus 2 also comes with a better Processor than Asus Zenfone 2 which makes Oneplus 2 a Better Smartphone than Asus Zenfone 2.