OnePlus 2 Nougat update: February 2017 release for OxygenOS 4.0

Update [January 01, 2017]: Now that the OnePlus Nougat update is available for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, eyes are now set on OnePlus 2, which should be receiving the Android 7.0 update towards January’s end. If not, February looks a 100% case for OnePlus 2 Nougat release. When available, we would be providing OnePlus 2 Nougat OTA and Full ROM zip files too, like we have done for OP3 and OP3T: OnePlus 3 Nougat Full ROM | OnePlus 3T Nougat Full ROM. Below is a screenshot from OnePlus 3T running Android Nougat.

OnePlus-3T-Nougat-Full-ROM-ZIP

Update [December 22, 2016]: OxygenOS 3.5.5 update was released today for the OnePlus 2, which brings UI changes, app updates, and VoLTE support for the device. The update is already available for download as an OTA (see link before). It’s a pretty big update, and we totally recommend you to install it if you own OnePlus 2.

Update [December 01, 2016]: Even though their current flagship in OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus team showed its support for the great OnePlus 3 and its users today by releasing the beta version of their Nougat update for the OnePlus 3 today. It’s already available for download on the before-mentioned link, and we hope that the OnePlus 2 Android 7.0 Nougat update isn’t too far now, now that the first build based on 7.0 is out by the OnePlus team, who recently merged their teams and knowledge to make updates come faster to all devices.

OnePlus-3-Nougat-open-beta-8-download

Update [November 11, 2016]: The OnePlus team have confirmed their plans for the OnePlus 3 Nougat, but there i no info available as regards Android 7.0 Nougat treatment for the OnePlus 2 yet. They plan to release the Nougat beta for OnePlus 3 in November 2016, and following it up with stable Nougat release in December 2016. That’s useful news for OP2 users too BTW. Here’ why. The OnePlus 2 Android 7.0 update is next in line, and given the OnePlus 3 release dates, we estimate that OP2 Nougat update will arrive in February 2017.

Update [September 28, 2016]: The OnePlus team as at Reddit AMA yesterday, and they revealed that the OnePlus 2 Android 7.0 Nougat update is being worked upon. Aaron, head of ROM team at OnePlus, said there was indeed a meeting he had in that regard only earlier in the day. But they remained shy of mentioning a release date, which is fine — they even didn’t quote a date for OnePlus 3 Nougat release.

OnePlus-2-Nougat-confirmation

Apart from that, the OnePlus team also clarified that the OnePlus Gallery and Music apps will be making ti OnePlus 2 too, with the community build 3.5 for the OP2. We expect the beta 3.5 update to arrive for OnePlus 2 shortly now.


Update [September 8, 2016]: A new update is headed towards OnePlus 2 users all over the world  identified as software version OxygenOS 3.1.0. Although not Nougat, it’s based on Android 6.0.1 of course, it’s a build no. that we have seen hitting OnePlus 3 too, although both are different in changelog and fix issues that the respective devices need fixing of.

For the OnePlus 2, the OxygenOS 3.1.0 update improves the Doze mode (thus better battery life), patches Quadrooter patch (along with bring August level security patches), adds media sound toggle and fixes issues with slider/silent mode and notification system. Some other general bugs are also part of the whole bug fixer package 3.1.0 is.

Here’s the full changelog.

  • Fixed some notification issues
  • Improved Doze Mode performance
  • Added media sound toggle for alert slider
  • Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue
  • Implemented August 1 security patches for Android
  • Implemented Quadrooter patch
  • General bug fixes

The OnePlus 2 remains on Marshmallow, as said above, but if you were hoping for Android 7.0 update already, well, wait for some time. Not among the quickest of OEMs to launch big Android OS version update as soon as possible, the OnePlus team would take its time before coming up with Nougat update.

Download OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 3.1.0 update OTA

  • OTA
    • 3.0.2 to 3.1.0 — Needless to say, you need to be on OxygenOS 3.0.2 for this. To install, download the update, transfer it to phone, reboot into recovery mode to access Oxygen recovery, and then use the ‘Install’ menu to install it.
  • Full ROM (Any version to OxygenOS 3.1.0)
    • Download the ROM and install as given on the page linked above.

We’re yet to get our hands on the OTA and Full ROM, so kindly wait until we get you link to them. We’re as impatient as you are, believe me!

Also read: ZTE Axon 7 Nougat update release

When Android 7.0 Nougat could release for OnePlus 2

This would take time. If you want an expected release date, then look for January 2017 at the very least, and most probably it would be February.

The OnePlus software division would be busy delivering the 7.0 update on OnePlus 3 first, and then some months later on OnePlus 2. We expect the OnePlus 3 Nougat update release to be around December 2016.

Why the delay with Nougat update?

Well, OnePlus is not your biggest of OEMs, first of all. When even the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. take the time they take — which is huge, we don’t expect the Note 7 Nougat update to hit around before November 2016 — you can’t really blame OnePlus team if they are able to match these big Android OEMs, even when taking more time than the likes of quickest of OEMs in Motorola.

Also read: Is Nougat being tested on Moto G 2nd Gen already?

Second, even though their OS, the OxygenOS, doesn’t require a lot of custom skin optimization because there is none such skin in use therein — it uses Android’s stock UI for the most part — but it would take extra time for them to optimize their own set of features to Nougat, which they have those in lots.

Once the Android Nougat is out for OnePlus 3, the users of OnePlus 2 can hole for their own release in next two months. So, yes, a lot depends on when the first OnePlus Nougat update is out, which will be for OnePlus 3.

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  • shameer

    Great!

  • Nabeel

    its February till now we didn’t get update of 7.0 on our one plus two😡

  • Dv

    Do we have a frozen date for the release?

  • OP2boy

    Bunch of lies..
    No oxygen os updates for Oneplus 2. Oneplus doesn’t care so much abt it’s old customers (op2 owners)… They wud just want all those buggers to upgrade to next one plus

  • Luis

    any update? Is already March

  • Ds

    as par u say February end one plus two get 7 .0 update March running till now we didn’t get update of 7.0 on our one plus two😡

  • Rakesh Ranjan

    Its 04 April 2017 today and we (OP2 users) still haven’t received update about Nougat.

  • Aren

    Is there any problem for u people to bring 7.0 to op2…..even lower version mobiles are getting nougat. This is not the right thing of oneplus team. I really fell bad about it..A flagship mobile of 2016 is not been given 7.0 its a shame… Tats all i could say.

  • Antony Danby

    April 26th 2017 and still NO NOUGAT for the OP2 ….. Am starting to think I’ll never buy another OnePlus phone ever again !!!

  • Mikko Saarinen

    “February looks a 100% case for OnePlus 2 Nougat release”

    February of which year?