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OnePlus One: CyanogenMod instructions for third-party bought handsets.

by Frank Tu 3


The OnePlus One is only available to the general public via third-party dealers, the invitations are taking too long to get to the people who want the smartphone. There are some available through third-party dealers like Oppomart, but the version for sale requires the installation of CyanogenMod 11.0 which could put off many who aren’t sure of how to do it. To put your mind at rest however, here are the fairly simple instructions required to get your shiny new  smartphone up and ready to go. If this reads like nonsense to you, there are plenty of helpful and knowledgeable people in forums who are happy to provide support and help to anyone in need of it.


First time flashing CyanogenMod 11.0 your device, or coming from another ROM?

  1. Download the zip(s).
  2. Optional: adb backup
  3. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
  4. Wipe data & cache partitions of your device (required when coming from stock!).
  5. Flash CyanogenMod.
  6. Optional: Install the Google Apps addon package.

The links to the downloads required can be found here:

CyanogenMod Download: link

Google Apps addon: link



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  • Dave Weinstein

    This is a problem that they shouldn’t have, since they shouldn’t have shipped a SINGLE unit to retailers before selling to EVERYONE that wanted an invitation.

  • ahm

    can u show step by step how to install cm11s?

  • M

    Issue is that the phones are probably released via unofficial channels. Retailers are probably obtaining them straight from various assembly factories.

    Invitation system is just a marketing scheme to promote popularity and sales.