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I'm really sad that it won't have CyanogenMod; that was the biggest reason that I purchased a One. It's a real shame that there was that whole fight over exclusivity in India (IIRC, it sounds like CM's fault, but I'm not 100% certain).

I'm interested to read details of how the fingerprint unlock works. Remember that a fingerprint reader is insufficient to be secure, as fingerprints are low-entropy and relatively public.

If they don't lock it down and is similar to the One, then it should be incredibly easy to switch to CM.

I'm running CM12.1 on my One at the moment and it's leaps and bounds better than the stock CM11S ROM that comes with the device.

I have been slightly paranoid to flash mine (came from China I think and not quite correctly installed as the OTA updates don't take with a signature mismatch). If you have the time - can you tell me

1. Are they easy to brick? 2. Is there a decent guide for updating?


Just back it up, fastboot unlock, and flash a recovery image. You'll thank yourself you did it. As per your questions:

1. Not that easy to completely brick. If you try to flash the wrong recovery or boot, it will fail to start even in recovery mode (bricked?). I've done that to mine, but I was still able to boot it up while tethered (I have two phones and I inadvertently used the image for my other phone on my One Plus).

2. Loads of guides on their forums or google in general. Also, Nexus 4 or 5 guides are the same procedure, just replacing with the relevant images and ROMs (the OnePlus One's codename is Bacon, in case you're looking at what roms to download).

Have you found a trustworthy source for the holo interface for CM12?

I just switched from CM12 to OxygenOS. I don't see many advantages that CyanogenMod might have over this slightly modified stock Android. As with CM, it has a few extra settings and it can be rooted. Yes it comes with Google's Apps, but most of them are quite useful.

Agreed - I bought the One for CM as well (and stayed with CM, moved to 12.1 later).

Looking at the S6 Edge on my desk here I won't ever buy another device, without seeing official nightly builds from CM first. So no OPT(? OP2?) for me, for now, although I crave for a replacement device to get away from this Samsung POS.

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