OnePlus has received another OTA OxygenOS update, just a few weeks after the release of OxygenOS 2.0.2. This update increases the version number from 2.0.2 to 2.1. It is a bigger and more important update than previous builds.
According to OnePlus forum administrator, OxygenOS 2.1.0 is a big update and includes many improvements and bug fixes. This update fixes some of the most reported issues with the OnePlus 2.
OxygenOS 2.1.0 for the OnePlus 2 brings the long-awaited manual camera mode, so you can tweak the settings for the best image quality possible. Raw support is enabled for third-party camera apps from the Play Store. There is a new color balance for adjusting the color tone of the screen and the lag when turning Airplane off and on is gone.
OnePlus is very consistent when releasing software updates. If your OnePlus 2 is running on OxygenOS 2.0.2, then you can go to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates and download the new firmware. If for some reason your phone says that the latest updates are installed, then you can download the OTA zip file and manually install it on your phone.
Users from the OnePlus forum have been able to obtain the ROM OTA file, so you can download it on your phone and flash it without having to wait for the notification warning. Even though the update contains bug fixes and enhancements, the OTA file is only 38 MB in size, so installing it is very easy.
How to install OnePlus 2.1.0 OTA ZIP on OnePlus 2
To apply this update, your phone must be stock and have a stock recovery. It won’t work if your phone status says “Custom’.
- Download OxygenOS 2.1.0 OTA ZIP file.
- Connect your phone to your computer and transfer the file to your phone’s internal storage.
- Turn off the phone and boot into recovery mode. You need to make sure it is a stock recovery otherwise you won’t be able to flash the file.
- Select ‘Apply Updates’ using the volume buttons. Navigate to the download folder and select OxygenOS 2.1.0.
- The installation process will start. Wait for the OTA file to install.
Once the file is installed, reboot your phone and enjoy the latest update on your OnePlus 2. You can use a custom recovery such as TWRP if you want, but you need to wipe data and make a factory reset.