OxygenOS Review: Download, Features and Spoilers

OxygenOS is here. Finally the time has come to take a deep breath. The custom version of Android 5.0.2, OxygenOS 1.0 was released by OnePlus so recently. You can download (705MB) the new ROM from the official website for free.
We’re going to take a look at the features of this custom version of Android and later discuss the errors that might raise while installing.


Several original OnePlus features has been built-in into the OxygenOS. They include screen-off gestures and shortcut controls for quick accessing of apps and settings.
Screen-off gestures:
1. Double-tap to wake
2. Music controls
Shortcut controls:
1. Camera – ‘O’ gesture on locked screen
2. Flashlight – ‘V’ gesture on locked screen
Unique features:
1. OxygenOS allows you to customize the quick settings area. You can drag, sort the settings icons and can turn them On/Off with tap-toggle functionality.

2. There is a new ‘X’ button in multi-tasking to close all the all recent apps at once.

Everything looks like a stock android OS and only minor customizations were made to it along with the inclusion on OnePlus features.


1. No 4K video recording option.
2. Auto brightness bug.
3. Not much customization. Almost looks like stock android 5.0.2
4. Using cellular data connection even though Wi-Fi is turned on
Note: You will have to enable installations from unknown resources from security settings before you install it.

Be careful about saving recovery image location. It is to be used in terminal window through commands. So, keep it handy.
On Windows:
fastboot oem unlock //(to unlock the bootloader)
fastboot flash recovery <recovery.img> //( recovery image should be TWRP image) fastboot reboot
On Mac:
./fastboot oem unlock //(to unlock the bootloader)
./fastboot flash recovery <recovery.img> //( recovery image should be TWRP image)
./fastboot reboot

One more swipe

OxygenOS is a just born baby. You can reach the developers directly and share your feedback regarding the functionality and bugs in it. It will help them rectify and give us much cleaner oxygen in future versions.

Note: You need to enable ‘allow installations from unknown sources’ in security settings to download the feedback app.

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