The OnePlus One was the flagship killer of 2014, but it continues to be one of the most popular budget-friendly Android smartphones in the world. Android users enjoy the OnePlus One thanks to its timeless design and many customization options in the software. Although the startup company behind the handset has not yet released an update to Android M for the device, those who want the latest of the Android operating system can resort to custom ROMs. There already are a few Android M ROMs for the OnePlus One, but the most recent one is OmniRom, from a developer who has already made the ROM for various other devices and who has made themselves a good name with Android fans over the past few years.
Cyanogen, who was the software partner for the OnePlus One launch, also promised to keep CyanogenMod updated for the OP for two years since the handset was launched. There’s still time to get a new, official CyanogenMod 12.1 update for the handset, but those who want to test Android M can easily do so, provided they have some experience flashing ROMs.
The OnePlus One OmniROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and offers users of the flagship killer the possibility of getting a near-stock Android experience. OmniROM comes with elements from OxygenOS and a lot of stock Android and luckily, the developer confirmed that there are only a few Wi-Fi issues with the build, otherwise OnePlus users haven’t had any bugs with it.
If you’re an advanced Android user who knows their way around recovery tools and flashing ROMs, OmniROM is a good way to get up to date on the latest features that were included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With the next OnePlus One update slated for next year, a custom ROM like this is an easy way to get ahead of the crowd and see for yourself all the upgrades Google made to its latest version of Android. I do not recommend beginners install the Android M ROM on the OnePlus One, because you might end up bricking your device. Although you an find detailed instructions on how to install OmniROM and what to look out for, make sure to back up your data and have a backup device on hand in case things don’t go according to plan.
If you do want to try your hand at creating a unique Android experience for yourself and learn about software in the process, make sure to keep in touch with forum members at XDA Developers, who are our permanent source for interesting new Android ROMs, troubleshooting and customizing software experience. You can find many helpful and friendly developers there who will even help you out in case the OnePlus One you tried installing Android M on wasn’t feeling up to the task.