Recently launched, the Oppo N1 flaunts its Color OS atop Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean but as Oppo has a collaboration partnership with the CyanogenMod team, the device also has ready access to their beefed-up Android builds. Starting today, owners of the N1 can enjoy a stable CM10.2 ROM, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Running on a great variety of hardware, Google’s Android allows a variety of looks and features across the board. CyanogenMod has the most popular lineup of customized Android ROMs for devices by various manufacturers. Oppo made sure to work closely with the CyanogenMod group when making its Oppo N1 and as a result their smartphone allows one of the easiest ways of installing the custom CM ROMs. Many times installing CyanogenMod would require you to either root your device and/or lose some functionality, but in this case the functionality of the Oppo N1 remains all intact.
That means that the rotating camera module still prompts the software to open the camera app and even the touch-enabled rear panel, dubbed O-Touch, is usable. Also the O-Click Bluetooth accessory is supported and the double-tap to wake and lock feature is available in CyanogenMod too.
Installing CM is also hassle-free – just head on over to the System Update section of the settings menu and hit Local Update. You’d need to Wipe data and cache before you select the Install from SD option. You can check out the full instruction set in the Source link below. And if you ever want to revert to the latest Color OS you can easily do it from the System Update menu (links and instructions for that are also in the Source link below).
As for the Color OS that comes as the default OS on Oppo N1s – it too has received an update today, which adds a hefty number of new features. For starters, it allows USB on-the-go support, Wi-Fi now support the 5GHz band, the the O-Touch back-placed panel also supports touch-and-hold to start recording audio in certain apps and much more. After this latest update, the Color OS is still running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, so only the CyanogenMod ROM would give your N1 access to Android 4.3.