There are two versions of the Oppo N1. The first is running on Color OS, the company’s own customized version of Android, and the second is a limited edition device running on CyanogenMod. Those who bought the regular edition of the device will be pleased to know that the company has released a CyanogenMod ROM for the Oppo N1.
The release of the CyanogenMod ROM by Oppo for the N1 means that everything should be working once it is installed. Those who want to ditch the Color OS for CM can easily do so by following the outlined steps.
Warning: Please be warned that by installing this you will lose all your data on your phone including installed applications, contacts, messages, but your files will still remain. Make sure to backup your important data!
Download the CM factory image here.
- Copy the file you have downloaded to your N1
- Launch the System Update application found from the Tools folder found in the App Drawer
- Select “Local update”, browse for the file you have downloaded and press “Upgrade Now” when prompted
- Select English in the OPPO Recovery
- Select “Wipe data and cache” and wait for it to finish
- Select “Install from SD” and browse the file you have previously copied to your phone
- Wait for the update to finish and then select Reboot
If ever you decide to witch back to Color OS just follow the same steps above while using a Color OS firmware.
The CyanogenMod ROM version for this device has been made to support all of its features. Some of the unique features the ROM supports are O-Touch Panel, O-Click Bluetooth remote control, rotating camera, and double tap to wake and screen-off gestures.
The Oppo N1 is the first Android device released with CyanogenMod pre-loaded. Its main strengths are its display and its camera. The camera is quite interesting as it is a 13MP camera with dual-LED flash and can be rotated.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; penta-band 3G with HSPA
- 5.9″ 16M-color 1080p Super IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Color OS;limited edition with CyanogenMod
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU
- 2 GB RAM
- Adreno 320 GPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
- 13 MP autofocus camera, dual-LED flash
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- Touchpad on the back
- Dual-band Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV-out (Miracast)
- GPS with A-GPS
- 16GB/32GB of built-in storage
- microUSB 2.0 port, USB on the go support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- 3610 mAh battery
Last September Chinese smartphone maker Oppo revealed its latest smartphone called the N1 which came with notable features such as a 5.9-inch display and a 13-megapixel camera placed on an adjustable hinge. Today, the device has finally gone on sale in China with a price of CNY3498 ($574). Only 10,000 units are available from the Oppo website which can be availed of on a first come first serve basis.
Oppo N1 Technical Specifications
- 10,000 units OS: ColorOS with Android 4.2.2 / CyanogenMod
- Display: 5.9-inch IPS Full HD 1080p
- Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
- GPU: Adreno 320
- RAM: 2 GB
- O-Touch: Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality
- O-Click: Bluetooth accessory for remote control and security purposes.
- Camera: 13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP, Flash Dual-mode LED, Aperture f/2.0
- Scene modes: Normal, Panorama, High Speed, Rewind, Beautify, and Slow Shutter
- Storage: 16 / 32 GB
- Dimensions: 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
- Weight: 213 g
- Sensors: Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, 4D Gyroscope
- Battery capacity: 3610 mAh
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
- Connectivity: USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, GPS
The version that’s available right now is the one running on Color OS. This is the company’s own take on Android that comes with several unique features. The limited edition version that comes with CyanogenMod will still be shipping out later this year.
Some of the key features of Color OS include
- Better battery life
- Real weather for homescreen
- Better Notification design
- Can login to Google
- System wide Dolby, Dirac HD Sound
- Better Camera Feature: Choose resolution ( HD 1080p, 720p, SD 480p), Scene mode, Slo-mo video, better HDR, Cover search mode and Scan-paste barcode
- Custom gestures
- Car mode application
- Virus detection
- Fluid and no lag at the moment
- Better Music application design
Oppo is proud to announce that the N1 camera is made out of 67 different components and uses a six-piece lens design. This is the first Android smartphone to feature this design.
It is still doubtful that the N1 running on Color OS will get an international release however the CyanogenMod version will definitely be making its way to the international market.
Oppo has officially announced the N1 smartphone at an event in Beijing. The smartphone has been making its way to the rumor mill quite often and this revelation finally puts an end to months of speculation. The smartphone has all the makings of a true flagship (for the Chinese markets) and could potentially be the next big thing in the region.
The smartphone houses a large 5.9 inch 1080p display like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. What’s eye grabbing about the Oppo N1 is its uniquely positioned 13MP camera packed with the PureImage Image Signal Processor (ISP), which can be swiveled around 206 degrees to act as a front facing camera. This camera is accompanied by a powerful dual LED flash. The company will be launching clip-on lenses for the camera as well. The uniqueness doesn’t end there though. Oppo has designed the portion below the camera sensor to be touch sensitive. Users here can make gestures (double tap, long press or slide) to a preset function like taking pictures, changing music tracks, opening an application etc. Oppo calls this feature the O-Touch. Developers will be able to develop apps based on this as Oppo will publish the API soon.
The smartphone is running on Oppo’s Color OS (based on CyanogenMod), which is based around Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Oppo has worked deeply with the OS and made several changes to make it look like a fresh new OS. There’s no information on pricing or global availability just yet, but it goes without saying that the Chinese markets will get it first.
Via: GSM Arena