OnePlus One Finally Gets Cyanogen OS 12 Update
Good news for the OnePlus One users who did not get their OS update: OnePlus is now rolling out Cyanogen OS 12 update after a slight hiccup.
According to OnePlus’ founder Carl Pei, the suspension came so that a new feature called ‘OK OnePlus’ – similar to the “OK Google” voice command could be added. While we speculated that it was just some feature revisions that caused the delay in the update, it turned out to be something more grave:
“The reasons why we stopped the initial rollout are because of a problem updating encrypted devices from 11 to 12, and a couple of bugs that we felt were critical enough to fix before continuing (mms/telephony/themes). We also had an error in our production build environment that broke voice wakeup,” Cyanogen’s co-founder Steve Kondik said.
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the OnePlus One users eager to get the update for Android Lollipop 5.0. After a long wait, the update came out on April 13, but only to get pulled back a week later. However, the safe rollout has begun from Thursday.
Owners who had already installed version 12 got a bug fix update, while devices still on version 11 should start getting the improved update over the air. However, if you want to manually update the OS, it is safe to do so as confirmed by Kondik.
OnePlus One has been rapidly garnering loyal customers and potential ones, as over 5 million expected users are in the waitlist to get their One even though it was an invite-only system. The company has announced, however, that is going to ditch the invite-only system for OnePlus One now, as it paves way to deal with the multitude of orders with OnePlus Two’s release.