Update OnePlus One to KitKat 4.4.3 using OmniROM

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Hello folks, so here we are back again with some latest stuff for your OnePlus One, the first flagship of the newly introduced Chinese Smartphone manufacturer. The device has been in news since a while and has gained enormous due to its low budget and high-end configuration. The Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core processor unleashes a whole new amount of performance, a brilliant 5.5” 1080p immersive display that attracts your eyes delivering you with CyanogenMod 11S (based on Android KitKat 4.4.2). If you have been fortunate enough to grab one of the pieces, you might want to update OnePlus One to KitKat 4.4.3 using unofficial and experimental OmniROM.

The unofficial builds are available for the device by graffixnyc at XDA forums. For now, the developer has mentioned that the Camera and Storage are having persistent issues, which are believed to be fixed in the very near future. Other than that everything else seems to go along the way including WiFi, Networks, Settings, Display and Touch etc. You can follow the current status of the project here at the XDA thread.

In order to flash a Custom ROM, you will need a recovery Installed like TWRP. Our fellow writer Rakesh has already published a guide on how to Root OnePlus One and Install TWRP Recovery on the same. Click the link below to follow.

Root OnePlus One and Install TWRP Recovery on It

Warning!

Installing a Custom ROM, alters and removes the officially carried firmware of your OnePlus One. Be warned and understand the risk of doing so. Do not attempt to Install this on any other device. DroidViews or any of its members shall not be responsible for any damage to your device.

Prerequisites

  • Setup ADB: Link
  • Enable USB Debugging: Link
  • Backup Storage, SMS, Contacts, Calenders etc to be on the safe side if anything goes wrong.
  • TWRP Recovery Installed

Update OnePlus One to KitKat 4.4.3

  1. Download the ROM: Link (Follow the XDA thread for updated links)
  2. Download the GApps: Link
  3. Download SuperSU package, if you require Root: Link
  4. Connect the OnePlus One to the PC and transfer all the downloaded zips to the device’s storage.
  5. Open a command prompt window and enter the following command to boot the phone into recovery mode:
     adb reboot recovery
  6. Tap on Wipe > Advanced Wipe, make sure to check the following and then swipe the button at the bottom to complete the wiping process.
    • Dalvik Cache
    • System
    • Data
    • Cache
  7. Once done, go back to the main TWRP screen, tap on Install. Now select the ROM zip.
  8. After the ROM zip selection, tap on Add More Zips and add the remaining two zip files i.e GApps and SuperSU root package.
  9. When everything is selected, swipe the button to confirm the flash.
  10. The process might take upto a minute, don’t panic. Just let it complete.
  11. After the completion, tap on Reboot and then on System to finally boot the OnePlus One into the latest KitKat 4.4.3 using the OmniROM.

Wait until we get back with some more guides and tips & tricks for your OnePlus One. Tell us your experience after the update, have you found it worth to compromise with the Camera and Storage? Reply to us via comments.