OnePlus 2 Update Brings Updated Security Patch But Not Nougat

For those of you who have the OnePlus 2, there is a new update to OxygenOS rolling out starting today.  Before everyone gets excited, no, this is not an update to Android Nougat.  If you recall, OnePlus last month indicated that the OP2 would not be updated to Nougat despite earlier promises.  This update, however, does contain the June Android Security Update so it is still a great thing to see even if it is still on Marshmallow.

The update is OxygenOS 3.6.0 and primarily is an update to get the security update done but also add some other key fixes to the device.  The OTA is rolling out to a small number of OP2 owners today with a broader distribution later this week should all go well with the initial phase.

Other fixes in this update to OxygenOS for the OnePlus 2 includes:

  • Fixed VoLTE related issues in India
  • Fixed device not being able to automatically register on 4G networks

In addition, there is also a fix to update the timezone in Turkey to +3 GMT.

It is unclear if this is the last update to the OP2 or if other incremental updates are going to be coming this year.  Given that OnePlus has all-but abandoned the device for development, this update itself is a bit of a surprise.  It is likely wise for OP2 owners not to get overly excited nor expect many more, if any, updates.