Install Official Exodus 6.0 on OnePlus 2 [Latest Marshmallow Build]

Exodus is a Great custom ROM for the second Flagship of OnePlus (OnePlus 2). The new build is using the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow by Google. It provides all the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow features and a great battery life on your device. Marshmallow DOZE is also worked great here. It is a great custom ROM that runs blazing fast and smooth. You will able to install this Exodus ROM in your OnePlus 2 using this tutorial. It is necessary to Unlock Bootloader of your phone and has a custom recovery installed in order to install this OnePlus 2 Exodus 6.0 zip file because Exodus files are not a Signed Zip of official OnePlus firmware. If your Bootloader is still locked, check our easy and detailed Guide on How to Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader and Install TWRP recovery.

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If this is your very first time installing a custom ROM, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before installation, make sure you have backed up your important Apps and Data with Titanium Backup (Recommended). When installing this Official Exodus ROM Marshmallow, your entire Data + System will be cleaned — like a brand new phone.

NOTE : This is a Official Exodus 6.0 ROM, that means you will receive OTA updates from Exodus. 

Disclaimer : All the firmware updates and custom ROMs, mods, tools, or anything mentioned in this Blog belong to their respective developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. Follow this tutorial at your own risk.

Remember : Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. It is easier and faster to restore your phone through a custom recovery.

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and install Official Exodus ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your OnePlus 2.

Download OnePlus 2 Exodus ROM Latest Build :

This is the Officially Updated download page of Exodus 6.0 Marshmallow where you will find the latest build from Exodus Team. Make sure you check the last modified date of those builds before downloading from there. We suggest you to download the latest build as the latest builds are bug free.

Download Official Google Apps :

Make sure to Select ARM 64> Android 6.0 > Pico to download for the best result. Later on you can download all the GApps of your choice from Play Store.
There are lots of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the OnePlus 2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts :

HOW TO : Install Android 6.0.1 Official Exodus ROM on OnePlus 2

We have put together a detailed step by step installation instruction so that the first time users doesn’t face any problem. If you are used to installing custom ROMs with TWRP recovery, then this should not be any different for you. Please read every step carefully so that your installation goes smooth without facing any problem.

As I mentioned earlier, you need to have a custom recovery (TWRP for this tutorial) installed on your phone. Please do that first and then get back to this tutorial. Make sure you read this tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

Step 1 : Download Official Exodus 6.0 ROM and GApps from the above link for OnePlus 2 to your computer.

Step 2 : Connect and mount your OnePlus 2 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 : Now copy/paste the downloaded Exodus 6.0 zip and Google Apps zip files to your
phone memory / SD card. Make sure the files are in the phone memory root (not in any folder).

Step 4 : Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 : Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together.

Step 6 : Once you are in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

Step 7 : Now go back to the main menu and then tap on the ‘Install’ button. From the list, choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.

Step 8 : Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now.

Google Apps: Once the ROM installation is completed, repeat the above steps from Step 7 to Step 8 for the Google Apps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 9 : Tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.

Step 10 : You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

Your OnePlus 2 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time after flashing a new ROM. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your OnePlus 2 should now have Official Exodus 6.0 ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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