Android Marshmallow Released for the OnePlus X

OnePlus has finally released its Android Marshmallow build for the OnePlus X.  The update comes in the form of OnePlus’ homebrew Android, OxygenOS, and you are looking for build 3.1.2 if you have the 5″ phone.  The update is rolling out now but it could take several days for everyone to get it.  The update includes, interestingly, the October security update (yes, we are still in September) along with Marshmallow 6.0.1.  Jump on it now X owners, this is likely the last major update for the phone.

Along with bringing Marshmallow to the OnePlus X and the security patches, there are other tweaks and fixes throughout the build.  On the OnePlus forums, a good rundown of all the features and

OnePlus X

OnePlus X

improvements is provided and it is pretty extensive.

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade
  • Launcher upgrades
    • New icon packs
    • Google search bar UI customization
    • New design of wallpaper picker
  • Shelf UX improvements
    • Long press boards to rearrange or remove
  • General system performance improvement
  • Settings changes
    • New (native Android) app permissions
    • New Alert Slider settings with more customization options
  • New apps
    • OnePlus Music Player
    • OnePlus Gallery
  • Implemented October Android security patches
  • General bug fixes

If you have an OP X, you can check for the update by going to Settings>About Phone>System Updates.  The OTA is beefy at some 500MB so you will want to be on Wi-Fi when you download it.  The update, once downloaded, will take about 15 minutes to install and you will need to reboot.  Once done, you have Marshmallowy goodness.

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