Many things in this ROM were tweaked with mods and are included by default. It provides all the Android 7.1.1 Nougat features and a great battery life on your device. Nougat DOZE is also worked great here. It is a great custom ROM that runs blazing fast and smooth. You will able to install this H2OS 2.5 Nougat ROM in your OnePlus 2 using this tutorial.
NOTE: This is a CLEAN Installation Guide for Installing HydrogenOS 2.5 Nougat ROM, which means your entire System, App and Data will be erased.Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. Droidphoria.com absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your 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.
Some Features of HydrogenOS Nougat ROM:
- Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Supper Battery Life
- Clean Look
- Material Mixed Chinese UI
- New Hydrogen Launcher
- and many more..
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To Remember :
- This tutorial is only for installing Android 7.1.1 HydrogenOS Nougat ROM on OnePlus 2. Please do not try on any other OnePlus variants.
- Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in order to install this RR ROM on your phone.
- We will be using TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
- This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
- Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.
HOW TO: Install Android 7.1.1 HydrogenOS Nougat ROM on OnePlus 2
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 Android 7.1.1 HydrogenOS 2.5 Nougat ROM ROM and GApps 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 HydrogenOS Nougat ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your phone memory. 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 HydrogenOS 2.5 Nougat ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
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