OnePlus X Compared To OnePlus One, Marshmallow Update Released For One through Cyanogen Mod 13 Nightly ROM, More Details

OnePlus 2 already announced that the invite system has now been deleted and OnePlus fans are pretty stoked about it. Meanwhile, fans are in for a further treat as the Cyanogen Team has announced latest Android 6.0 based CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) Nightly ROM for the OnePlus One.

With this update, you can enjoy the visually tweaked UI enhancements along with the updated Theme Engine with the updated CM13 build for OnePlus One.

As a custom ROM, this offers a complete Marshmallow experience. The latest nightly builds of CM13 ROM for the device has been codenamed bacon and users can download it through the official Cyanogen MOD download page.

IB Times UK has released a step-by-step guide to installing this ROM but keep in mind that neither IB Times UK nor Day Herald should be held liable for any damages to your device during the process of installation.

Firstly, you will need Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod 13 ROM, Google Apps and TWRP Recovery 2.8.6. Keep in mind that the following instructions are only meant for OnePlus One and it shouldn’t be used on any other devices. You can verify the device model by heading over to settings> About Phone.

Before beginning the process, you need to ensure that the device has around 80% of battery so that it doesn’t switch off in the middle and brick your device as a result.

You need to use a recommended custom recovery tool like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP in order to Backup data and settings and this will create a complete image of the existing phone setup.

Choose Backup and Restore and select Backup in Recovery. You should also verify that the latest USB drivers are installed on your computer.

After that, you need to Enable USB Debugging mode via Settings > Developer Options if you are running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above. The bootloader should be unlocked and the device should have been rooted with CWM Recovery.

Firstly, you need to download the Custom Mod on your computer. After that, you need to connect and mount the phone’s USB Mass storage using a USB Data cable.

The CM13 ROM zip file should be placed in the phone’s root folder on the SD card. You need to disconnect the USB cable from the computer after switching off your device.

Now, enter Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together. After the phone enters TWRP Recovery, click the Wipe button in order to perform a full data wipe task. After that, swipe the factory reset option located at the bottom. After this, tap on the install button after getting back to the main recovery menu.

After that, choose the zip file. Use ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’ option in order to confirm the installation on the next screen. Following this, firmware installation should begin immediately.

Tap on tap on Wipe Cache/Dalvik button to prevent boot loop issues after the ROM installation is complete. Following this, the phone will be rebooted after you tap on Reboot System button in the Recovery menu. The complete reboot process will take around 5 minutes to complete.

Meanwhile, the CyanogenMod admin wrote on the official blog, “If you are on CM 12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D releases, we recommend you stay on course with the SNAPSHOT release channel and not jump to nightlies unless you are willing to accept a dip in quality.”

At the same time, he added, “Our stable branches are vetted, CTS run and (in some cases) shipped on retail devices – which means the quality of those branches is far and above that of nightlies. We’d advise these folks to stay on the SNAPSHOT train, and we’ll have a quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 sometime Jan.”