If you’re a proud owner of a OnePlus 2, then you wlll finally see a Marshmallow-based firmware update reach your device pretty soon. The patch comes after the firm made it known that the beta build for their custom-made Android software, the OxygenOS 3.0 ROM, was now being released for the aforementioned smartphone. Even though this beta release is not actually the official Android Marshmallow update for the phone, it will give owners a sneak preview on what’s to come. The update is currently in its final build stages, but as a bonus, you can download it right now.
You Can Now Download the Beta Build for the OnePlus 2 Android Marshmallow Update
You don’t have to have an account for the OnePlus forum for your to download and install the OnePlus 2 update. All you need to do is go to the OnePlus website and download the patch from there. The OnePlus team is referring to the release as a “community build.” This means that it is meant for those who are loyal to the OnePlus brand. Users will be able to take part in determining if there are any last minute bugs before they make the release as an official one instead of being a beta launch.
A few weeks back, OnePlus started a limited testing phase for the OxygenOS 3.0. This testing phase was akin to having an alpha period. While the newer beta phase is not completely devoid of bugs and issues (as confirmed by the OnePlus team), they still described the latest patch to be a “daily drive material.” Speaking of bugs and issues, OnePlus disclosed a list of them that they are already aware of. If these are not to your liking, then perhaps you might want to wait for the final version of the build instead of diving into the development phase of the firmware patch.
OnePlus 2 users are asked to participate in looking for feedback pertaining to some issues. These issues include establishing how the update will function while working within a network on a particular carrier or region, if there are any noticeable improvements towards the camera on either its user-interface or the quality of pictures brought, or details pertaining to the performance and battery life of the phone while running the beta software.
It should be noted that once you do a firmware flash on your OnePlus 2, all the stored fingerprint data will be lost, as well as the MaxxAudio presets and tuner settings. Also, a downgrade won’t be possible without first completely wiping out all of the data on the phone first.