Oneplus One users receives OxygenOS 2.1.4 update, to get a bloatware free user experience

OnePlus, the Chinese company has finally announced a major update for the aging OnePlus One. The company recently released OxygenOS 2.1.4 for its first smartphone, admitting that the device “was not getting its fair share of love.” Months of wait is finally over for the One Plus One users, as they will be able to finally upgrade their smartphones to OxygenOS 2.1.4, which is now available for download.

The changes and improvements that were requested by users a long time ago have been introduced in the new version of the OS.

Along with the announcement of the software update, OnePlus echoed its support towards the first smartphone that brought them fame, the OnePlus One.

“Make no mistake: we have in no way forgotten about the device that sent OnePlus into orbit, which is why we’d like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to some of our brand’s most loyal supporters, many of whom have been with us from the word go: OnePlus One fans,” explains OnePlus in a blog post.

While there aren’t many details regarding the new features and improvements included in this update, OnePlus confirms which ones are not available for its first Android smartphone.

“Now, because no two devices are the same, we inevitably had to deviate slightly from feature parity with the OnePlus 2,” OnePlus explained in a blog post, noting that bonus features in the OnePlus 2 code, such as MaxxAudio’s proprietary audio technology, were removed.

“The manual camera mode and RAW file format capability also did not make the final cut. For obvious reasons, there is no fingerprint support, nor a screen temperature slider. Beyond these concessions, you will be able to enjoy a version of OxygenOS that has been fully optimized for the OnePlus One.”

Further, neither a screen temperature slider nor fingerprint support has been added.

Also, the company boasts that OxygenOS 2.1.4 offers a clean, unburdened overall user experience unencumbered by bloatware or unnessary apps.

On the positive side, OnePlus One users will be able to take advantage of new features such as Dark Mode and accent colors that can be used to personalize your device. Also, there’s a nice selection of custom icon packs to boot. It will also have Marshmallow-esque App Permissions control.

Lastly, double tap to wake and other gestures that are already available to OnePlus Two owners will now be moved in the OnePlus One too.

OxygenOS 2.1.4 is not available via OTA (over the air), as both smartphone and the operating system are community sourced projects and will require manual flashing.

OnePlus also offers these final words of caution, “Please note you will lose all your data. Also, do not try to flash this build through TWRP. You will most likely lose your radio and IMEI which means a trip to our customer support. It won’t lead to thermonuclear war but just don’t do it.”

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