OnePlus One Alternative from Wileyfox

OnePlus One has developed a good reputation for both its hardware and the mobile OS, the Cyanogen OS. However the ‘flagship killer’ OnePlus One was banned in India after infringing on Micromax’s exclusive agreement with Cyanogen and since then OnePlus and CyanogenMod were divorced. Now OnePlus has its own custom version of Android on OnePlus 2, its in-house mobile OS is called Oxygen OS. This however put OnePlus One owners in the awkward situation as they are in the middle between the Cyanogen OS and Oxygen OS selection. In order to install the new OS, you need to root OnePlus One before installing OxygenOS on OnePlus One. You will need a custom recovery installed on your phone, you must have ADB and Fastboot installed, you will also need a PC and the USB cable as well. Flashing a custom ROM could be hazardous sometimes and you alone are responsible for any consequences. A factory reset is required and you will lose all your data so please make sure you have backed up everything before. In an earlier guide we showed you how to recover deleted data after factory reset. This however does not apply to the hard reset during the flashing ROM process.

Good news for those who are in favor of the Cyanogen OS as a newbie smartphone maker from UK has just launched two handsets that are powered by Cyanogen OS. This August, Wileyfox launches its first Cyanogen OS smartphones, the 5″ Swift and 5.5″ Storm, both running the Cyanogen OS 12.1 as standard.

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The mid-ranger Wileyfox Storm comes with 5.5″, 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 SoC, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory; it has 8 MP front camera and 20 MP back camera. The price-tag that will be stickied on Wileyfox Storm is around $315. The lower mid-ranger Wileyfox Swift sports a 5”, 720p screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, expandable via microSD of up to 32 GB. It is equipped with a 13 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP camera at front. It costs just around $200. Both the two models support dual-SIM, powered by the latest Cyanogen OS.