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graffixnyc

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As some of you may or may not know the Chinese version of the OnePlus One ships with Color OS and not CM 11s

Here is the stock Color OS Rom from the Chinese version of the OnePlus One. Version 1.20 Build A0001_12_140521

What has been changed?
A lot of the Chinese apps have been removed (some still have the Chinese language like the Themes app)
GAPPS have been addded (Chinese phones do not have Google Play Services)
Rooted + busy box
red OnePlus splash screen
added more locale 2

This can be flashed in TWRP but it's not a standard update.zip. This is a system and boot image but it's flashed via dd commands in recovery. Just flash in TWRP as you normally would but it will take longer to flash (about 5 minutes)

perform a data wipe if coming from CM 11s

IF you want Google now to work, right after you flash and boot into android run the more locale app and select English US BEFORE setting up your Google account or opening Google Now.
THE ROM ONLY SUPPORTS ENGLISH AND CHINESE

Link: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358542179

To go back to CM 11 use the fastboot Images in my thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765455

Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you use this and brick your device or if your device blows up, implodes, flames start shooting from it, or it kills your neighbor's dog.. It was the other guy... I swear.... Flash at your own risk

Source of the base rom:
http://www.oneplusbbs.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=339991&extra=
 
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webgrafx

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Warning I flash the ROM but now coloros fastboot not want to give me cyanogenmod.
Error locked bootloader then unlock it!

I ask Patrick Hill compiles a cm11s to flash from recovery.


Please Patrick because I'm color block on OS now

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Attention j'ai flasher la ROM colorOs mais maintenant fastboot veux pas me remettre cyanogenmod.
Erreur bootloader locked alors qu'il est unlock !!!

Je demande a Patrick Hill de compile un cm11s à flasher depuis recovery.


S'il vous plait Patrick car je suis bloquer sur color OS maintenant
 
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graffixnyc

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Warning I flash the ROM but now coloros fastboot not want to give me cyanogenmod.
Error locked bootloader then unlock it!

I ask Patrick Hill compiles a cm11s to flash from recovery.


Please Patrick because I'm color block on OS now

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Attention j'ai flasher la ROM colorOs mais maintenant fastboot veux pas me remettre cyanogenmod.
Erreur bootloader locked alors qu'il est unlock !!!

Je demande a Patrick Hill de compile un cm11s à flasher depuis recovery.


S'il vous plait Patrick car je suis bloquer sur color OS maintenant

I'm confused.. The rom doesn't touch the bootloader so if you flashed it you should still have the cm bootloader. It just flashes the system and boot images. I've gone back and forth between Cm 11s and color os at least 10 times in testing without issue.

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graffixnyc

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Sorry but not everyone got this phone...

Why are you sorry? So no has the phone so I shouldn't release anything? Are you actually complaining that there is a dev going on for a device that no one has yet? Usually people complain when there is too little dev... Not when there is dev before masses have the phone...

Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
 

puma9S

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I'm glad to have a dev and a Color OS rom already :)
I've received mine yesterday and yeah, I'm curious for trying out ColorOS :)

but before I'm gonna root and flash it I have some questions
1. which languages are supported? german? :D
2. are there any issues with the flash process, I'm asking because you downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 :/
3. can you use xposed? like gravitybox and things
 

graffixnyc

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I'm glad to have a dev and a Color OS rom already :)
I've received mine yesterday and yeah, I'm curious for trying out ColorOS :)

but before I'm gonna root and flash it I have some questions
1. which languages are supported? german? :D
2. are there any issues with the flash process, I'm asking because you downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 :/
3. can you use xposed? like gravitybox and things

1. Only English and Chinese.
2. No, no issues. Just make sure you do a full wipe
3. xposed modules work. Gravity Box is geared more for AOSP/Stock based roms. I did use GB to enable the on screen nav though that at least works.
 
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puma9S

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1. Only English and Chinese.
2. No, no issues. Just make sure you do a full wipe
3. xposed modules work. Gravity Box is geared more for AOSP/Stock based roms. I did use GB to enable the on screen nav though that at least works.

I see, thanks for the reply!
do you use it as your daily driver or better question, do you prefer it over cm? :)

and another question is,
except of some things this colorOS version is the same as it is on the Find 7,right?
Do you think it is possible to extract the languages from it?

thanks!

Edit: I'm already rooted since today, thanks to your instructions in the oneplus forum :)
 
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DesignGrits

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Hey guys, just got my OPO today. Was wondering if I flash this after making a backup, can I restore from my previous CM backup. I would assume so, but just checking. Thanks. :)
 

puma9S

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Hey guys, just got my OPO today. Was wondering if I flash this after making a backup, can I restore from my previous CM backup. I would assume so, but just checking. Thanks. :)

I would say you can just flash your back up, if you are on twrp or cwm.
But the One has a modified recovery and in the first post you can see, that you need fast boot and an .img to get back :)
However, better waiting for an answer from Mr. Hill :)

btw it's time to change your sig ;) :)
 

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should receive mine today sad had to pay a little xtra for it , i hope it was well worth it..will be flashing this soon i receive it, dying to try color rom i try everything but that
 

puma9S

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Does this rom support the 64gb version of the phone?
It does :)

@graffixnyc Did you took the rom from the Chinese OnePlus One?
Because I found this in the "special thanks" section,
however it shows all these languages, you think it's possible to get them? I'm sure the find 7 support all these languages since there's an international version, maybe you could port it or so? :)

I'm just asking if it's possible, I don't understand much in porting roms and things :D

Edit: how did you disabled the capacitive buttons? I've enabled the navbar with gravitybox but the other buttons are still there
and not every app shows the three dots menu :(
 

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jammyjamil

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hey graffixnyc,
i am running stock color os as i have chinese oneplus one....... i just want gapps in my phone? should i flash this or there is some other way?
 

OverAMD

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google apps error

tried to flash this firmware - but when i entered into Google Account gives an error//somithing like this - Unfortunately, Google Account Manager has stopped//any ideas?
 

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    Sorry but not everyone got this phone...

    Why are you sorry? So no has the phone so I shouldn't release anything? Are you actually complaining that there is a dev going on for a device that no one has yet? Usually people complain when there is too little dev... Not when there is dev before masses have the phone...

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
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    As some of you may or may not know the Chinese version of the OnePlus One ships with Color OS and not CM 11s

    Here is the stock Color OS Rom from the Chinese version of the OnePlus One. Version 1.20 Build A0001_12_140521

    What has been changed?
    A lot of the Chinese apps have been removed (some still have the Chinese language like the Themes app)
    GAPPS have been addded (Chinese phones do not have Google Play Services)
    Rooted + busy box
    red OnePlus splash screen
    added more locale 2

    This can be flashed in TWRP but it's not a standard update.zip. This is a system and boot image but it's flashed via dd commands in recovery. Just flash in TWRP as you normally would but it will take longer to flash (about 5 minutes)

    perform a data wipe if coming from CM 11s

    IF you want Google now to work, right after you flash and boot into android run the more locale app and select English US BEFORE setting up your Google account or opening Google Now.
    THE ROM ONLY SUPPORTS ENGLISH AND CHINESE

    Link: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358542179

    To go back to CM 11 use the fastboot Images in my thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765455

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you use this and brick your device or if your device blows up, implodes, flames start shooting from it, or it kills your neighbor's dog.. It was the other guy... I swear.... Flash at your own risk

    Source of the base rom:
    http://www.oneplusbbs.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=339991&extra=
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    Ive kept my eye on this thread for a while now and curiosity got the best of me. I flashed with no problems and setup my setup. Been using this ROM for a few hours here are my thoughts. Your experience may vary.

    Gestures
    Don't care for dedicated gestures notification pull down. Disabled immediately. Was never a fan of gestures.

    Theme/icons
    If youre like me then you're ocd about icons. COS can only use their own theme icons most of which which are terrible and only theme COS apps. As result your left with janky un-uniform icons.

    ColorOS launcher
    Launcher is fine but the app draw is disorganized. For example apps are NOT sorted in alphabetically order and random apps end up on new pages until you drag them over. Why is the app draw just a second home screen?

    SMS
    SMS app is amazing except for 1 thing. Conversationsare split into two separate threads, sent and received with no option to disable.Why have two threads for one conversation? Makes no sense. Also the SMS app doesn't recognize numbers as google contacts. As result you're left with randomly split threads from numbers. Sure i could use hangouts but i want to get the COS experience using the native texting app.

    Web Browser
    Curious to why there is no native browser. Chrome was added by our awesome dev. I could use chrome but once again i want to feel the COS experience.

    UI
    Trebuchet and google now launcher both incompatible.Currently no option to enable battery percentage within the battery icon. No AM/PM setting for notification bar. Notifications cannot be swipped away and have a dedicate clear all button placed on the bottom of the notification drawer. Recents has a huge bar across the bottom wasting space.Why is there no option to screen shot? Oh wait there is. It's buried deep within the gesture setting. Only method to take a screenshot is enable an awkward three finger Swype gesture.

    Settings
    For starters at 1st boot my native APN settings were incorrect. I had to surf WiFi just to manually enter them to get data and SMS to work. There is no SMS default option which introduced send/receiving complications when trying to respond to incoming texts. No advanced reboot option under dev settings.

    Conclusion
    There are a large number of drawbacks comparing to other full featured ROMs like cm11, cm11s, Mahdi, PA, Etc. Only switched over to test out the insane camera app (which can't be ported to other frameworks). The quality and performance of the camera is almost enough to run COS as a daily driver vs other ROMs with more functionality. Is using a terribly designed ROM worth the awesome camera? In the end of the day that's up for you to decide. Hit that like button of you enjoyed the read.
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    @graffixnyc... May I mirror that ColorOS on devhost? @manudroid19 needs a mirror to be able to direct download for his toolkit. That ok for you?
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    Is this phone still not out yet

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