OnePlus has posted a lengthy explanation on its forum regarding the delay in rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the OnePlus One. The company only speaks about the Oxygen OS related delays as it doesn’t control the Cyanogen OS updates. Either way, the company believes that both versions should be ready for download before the end of this month.
The company mentioned that there were some camera compatibility issues with the Oxygen OS ROM, which meant that they had to rebuild it from scratch. There was also an OS signing issue apparently, but the company reassures customers that all those issues have been resolved now.
To be precise, Oxygen OS will be available for download to those interested starting 27th of March, while the CyanogenMod 12S update will begin arriving over-the-air on March 30 (probably sooner).
Here’s what the company had to say about the delays faced by Oxygen OS – “We never intended to keep you waiting. Unfortunately, we ran into some unexpected roadblocks. First, there was an unforeseen OS signing issue, which has recently been resolved. Our camera module had stability issues on Lollipop, and we had to rebuild it for compatibility. Several other crucial drivers, including our Wi-Fi drivers, also needed to be updated to work flawlessly with the upgrade. Admittedly, it took a little more time than we had planned, but we only release updates that we are proud of; that means refusing to take shortcuts or deliver sub-par experiences.”
Source: OnePlus Forums