Why wait for OnePlus One invite when you can easily convert your own Android powered smartphone to give you OnePlus One feel? Yes, you heard it right because I’ve found workaround to install custom ROM and some skins/launchers that will almost convert your smartphone to OnePlus One.
For those who don’t know OnePlus One is a great smartphone that is selling like hot cakes but the problem is that not everyone can buy this great piece of hardware rather you need an invitation to be eligible to buy this. So incase you’re one of such anxious fan but don’t have invitation then you are left with only option i.e. to give your current Android smartphone OnePlus One look and feel by installing customized ROM, some skins and launchers. Don’t worry as we will guide you step by step to convert your current smartphone to OnePlus One.
Some of the feature of this ROM include:
- Hexo Theme
- AudioFX app
- Privacy Guard
- Camera app
- much more…
One other good news is that this guide is not limited to any particular device rather it is compatible with most of the Android flagships like Galaxy S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, HTC One M7, One M8, Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. The only requirement is that your device will need to be rooted with CWM or TWRP recovery installed on it. If that’s already done then you have my permission to proceed.
How to Convert Any Smartphone to OnePlus One
First of all root your device to unlock its potential. If your phone is already rooted, skip this step.
Next install custom recovery like CWM or TWRP on your phone. Skip this if you already have custom recovery installed on your phone.
Now install CM11 custom ROM on your device. You can easily download CM11 custom ROM for your Android smartphone from here. When downloading is completed, transfer the downloaded zip file to your mobile sd card.
To install custom ROM boot your phone to recovery and then erase the previous rom. Once done select “install zip from sdcard” and browse for the download CM 11 ROM you have transferred to your mobile.
After CM11 ROM is installed, you need to install Android 4.4.4 GAPPS using the similar steps like above.
All done? If yes then you are ready to start installing OnePlus One skins etc. For that download OnePlus One conversion Kit by HighOnAndroid.com. Transfer the zip file to your mobile sd card and install it by booting your mobile to sd card and then select “install zip from sdcard” and select the transferred zip file to your mobile.
After everything is done, reboot your phone from main recovery menu. Once your Android smartphone is rooted, it will be fully like OnePlus One.