Even though the OnePlus 2 comes out of the box with OxygenOS, the manufacturer’s own custom ROM, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can always root the phone and update it yourself to the latest version. For example, you can try the latest unofficial CM14 for OnePlus 2, based on Google’s latest OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, which was already made available by the XDA Developers community.
Of course, we’re talking about an Alpha build here, lacking a couple of features. However, if you want to try it, the ROM is good enough. It also contains bugs, but this is going to be fixed over the time. Overall, the unofficial CM14 for OnePlus 2 is great for those who want to try the Nougat experience and can’t wait until the manufacturer will start rolling it out officially.
Curious about installing it on your phone? Here’s what you need to know first…
Warnings & Requirements
- This variant of the unofficial CM14 works just for the OnePlus 2. Don’t install it on other devices, as it won’t work.
- The updating process will erase all the data on your phone. Our advice is to perform a full backup of the OnePlus 2 and then proceed to installing.
- Make sure you have at least 60% battery before installing the unofficial CM14 for OnePlus 2. Our recommendation is to start with a fully charged battery, in order to avoid an accidental shutdown.
- Follow all the steps below correctly, otherwise, you risk bricking your phone.
Download CM14 for OnePlus 2
Install the unofficial CM14 for OnePlus 2
Step 1: Make sure your phone has a custom recovery installed. If you already have it, you can skip this step and start with Step 2.
Step 2: Download the CM14 for OnePlus 2 and save it on your phone.
Step 3: Download the CM14 GApps package and save it on your phone.
Step 4: Boot your phone into Recovery mode, by pressing and holding down Volume Down + the Power Button.
Step 5: After entering the Recovery mode, perform a Nandroid backup, in the eventuality something goes wrong.
Step 6: Now, it’s time for a Factory Reset. Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data. Swipe in order to confirm the operation.
Step 7: Next, go to install and locate the CM14 for OnePlus 2 zip file and swipe in order to start the installation process. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.
Step 8: Go to install again, but this time select the Gapps zip file and start installing it.
Step 9: Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select only Wipe cache and Dalvik cache.
Step 10: Reboot your OnePlus 2, in order to finish the updating process.
And you’re all done now.
This is how you successfully install the unofficial CM14 custom ROM on OnePlus 2. Like always, the comments section is open, so if you have any questions related to the updating process or get stuck somewhere, feel free to drop us a few lines.