OnePlus 2 owners will finally see a Marshmallow based firmware reach their devices. This comes after OnePlus made it known that a beta build of the OxygenOS 3.0 ROM based on Marshmallow was being released to its OnePlus 2 smartphones.Although this beta version of the update may not be the official Marshmallow update for OnePlus 2 that everyone has been anticipating, it is currently in the final build stages before being completed. Whats more, you can even download it right now.

The OnePlus team is referring to the beta release as a “community build”, which is basically means its meant for the loyal OnePlus fans, who will play a part in determining whether there are any last minute bugs, and aid in its final release to the wider population. Luckily, you don’t have to be signed up as a member of the OnePlus forum to have it downloaded and installed on your phone, you can grab the download from here.

Just a few weeks ago OnePlus commenced a limited OxygenOS 3.0 soak test, and whilst this beta build isn’t completely free of bugs, as also confirmed by OnePlus, though they still described it as “daily drive material”. OnePlus has also disclosed a list of issues that they are aware of, so check them out before taking the dive. If at all you are worried, then its advisable that you wait for the final release.

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OnePlus is looking for feedback on the following issues:

  • The network test; to establish how the update functions on your particular carrier or region.
  • Are there any noticeable improvements to the camera, either on the user interface or the quality of the pictures?
  • How is the performance and battery life running on your phone?

The beta ROM is fully functional and incorporates OTAs, which means that even after flashing it now, the official OTA will still hit your device in the future. Aside from the Marshmallow upgrade, other new features have been added such as a new camera UI, new wallpaper picker, better Shelf, improvements to the fingerprint scanner, March security patches from Google, changes to the app permissions settings and the Alert Slider as well as the standard system performance and fixes to address bugs.

Once you have the firmware flashed on your OnePlus smartphone, the fingerprints you had stored will be lost, as well as your MaxxAudio’s presets and tuner settings. Furthermore, a downgrade back to OxygenOS 2.x won’t be possible without a complete wipe out of all your data and you will also need to update a few apps to be at par with Marshmallow’s API level 23.

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