It has been a few months since OnePlus last released an update for its OnePlus 2 handset. Although the previous update was received with mixed feelings, a newly announced update might be accepted with more open arms due to its improvements and additions.
The new update, OxygenOS 3.5.5 is making its way to the OnePlus 2 as an over-the-air (OTA) update and will include the following:
- Enabled VoLTE functionality for select carriers
- Added App Lock
- Added Battery Saving Mode ( Settings > Battery > More )
- Added Gaming Mode ( Settings > Developer Options )
- Added Additional Options for the Alert Slider.
- Redesign of the Volume Adjustment Bar
- Shelf Optimizations
- Updated OxygenOS UI
- Updated Interface and UI of the Clock app
- Updated Android Security Patch Level to 1/12/16
- Increased System Stability
- General Bug Fixes
There are a couple things to note when updating the handset, as mentioned by OnePlus. When updating, the stock Google apps like Clock, Calculator and Messages will be replaced by OnePlus' own variants, if the Google variants were never updated. Naturally, if you prefer to use the stock apps, you can always download them from the Play Store.
Also, after the update is applied, OnePlus has warned that many of the phone's settings will be restored to default. This means that you will have to go back and customize settings like ringtones and alert tones. Lastly, those that update and choose to revert back to the older version, 3.1.0, will need to use a special tool that will flash the phone and delete all data. While it is still early, the general response on the forums shows that many are truly elated with the update, despite it not offering Android Nougat.
The OTA update is rolling out today but should arrive on more handsets in the coming week.