PACMAN, a custom ROM developer has released an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build for the OnePlus One, which was the 2014 flagship killer device, a predecessor of the OnePlus Two. The varieties of features that have been included in the PACMAN custom ROM are as follows:-
- New gesture-based LockScreen unlock option.
- A contextual notification header.
- CM Themes and Halo Effect.
- Weather widget based on the AOKP theme.
- A network speed indicator and a floating window feature.
- A custom notification drawer included with the low battery notification feature.
- Omniswitch and a slim heads-up.
- A lot more value-added features along with Slim Pie, which have resulted in an improved performance along with enhanced user-experience.
Make sure to install the new custom ROM on the OnePlus One models only and nowhere else. Installing elsewhere can brick the device. The device must be rooted before moving forward. The new ROM will significantly improve the performance and usability of the device but it will also void its warranty.
All data should be backed up before installing the new ROM. Before proceeding with installation, make sure that your device has at least 80% of charge. If the device switches off during installation, it could get bricked. Place the Lollipop Custom ROM zip file and the Google Apps zip file into the phone’s storage memory in the root folder and not anywhere else.
You must turn off the device and then disconnect it from PC. Enter Recovery mode by holding Volume down and power buttons together. Use ‘wipe cache partition’ in order to clean the cache memory. Next, you must select ‘advanced’ and tap ‘wipe dalvik cache’ after going back to ClockWork Mod Recovery.
After returning to the main Recovery screen, you need to ‘install zip from SD card’. After this, begin the installation process and use Volume Keys and Power buttons to navigate and select options respectively. After rebooting the device from the ‘+++++Go Back+++++’ screen and choosing ‘reboot system now’ in the Recovery Menu, your custom ROM will be installed and ready to use.
In other news, new software and OS releases always bring out some post-release bugs and issues and it’s the same with Cyanogen OS 12.1. Recently, the LTE issue has proved to be a problem for the OnePlus One owners.
Disregarding that, the new OS with build version YOG4PAS1NO is better than its predecessor and while being smooth and fast at the same time. In the meantime, you just need to do a few settings customizations in order to get rid of the annoying LTE problem.
You need to go to Go to Settings>> Mobile Network>> Access point name>> Restore defaults and then select the correct APN from the list that follows. After this, you need to select the option ‘Choose automatically’ from Settings>> Mobile Networks>> Network operators. Make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi and turn Flight Mode on and off.
After restarting your device, Go to Phone and dial *#*#4636#*#* and choose Phone information and set LTE/GSM auto (PRL) as your preferred network type. After this turn off the radio and on again, head over to SMSC and choose Refresh followed by Update. There are some other bugs that can be easily fixed as well.
For example, the compass can have the tendency to display incorrect information. In that case, simply rotate your device in order to re-calibrate the compass. You can re-add the Quick Toggles in case they are missing. Also, clear the data/cache of the app in case it’s crashing.
In the meantime, OnePlus decided to add another e-commerce website for the sale of its first flagship-killer. The OnePlus One is now available for sale on Snapdeal as well, which a popular Indian e-commerce website. The device will be priced the same on both Amazon and Snapdeal.