OnePlus, however, hasn't exactly supported that endeavour. The last official build of OxygenOS it received was Android 6.0 Marshmallow; and while owners were promised Android 7.0 Nougat, that venture never saw the light of day – a move which understandably left many owners disgruntled.
Fortunately, if you still use a OnePlus 2 (or have one lying in your bottom drawer), there is still hope. Developers and enthusiasts have kept the device alive, and today, thanks to developer Shreesha.Murthy and the rest of the LineageOS team, an early build of LineageOS 15, which is based off of Android 8.0 Oreo, is available for the OnePlus 2.
As is usual with early builds of experimental software, this an alpha and a large number of bugs and stability issues are still present. While many are still unknown, the most noticeable issues are:
- The camera is completely inoperative
- The alert slider will not function as intended
- Offline gestures are not functional
However, keep an eye on the original post. Bugs are being patched swiftly and this build is already onto its third revision. Furthermore, RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, the fingerprint scanner, VoLTE functionality, and most sensors such as GPS and ambient lighting are perfectly functional, which is a very impressive feat for such an early build.
The OnePlus 2 is the latest of a wide array of devices to receive early beta builds of LineageOS 15. While there are no official builds of LineageOS 15 available for any device as of right now, many of these unofficial builds are beginning to shape up nicely. Developers are patching these builds regularly with bug fixes and changes, and a large number of them are nearing complete stability. All things considered, this is an exciting time to be an Android enthusiast.
You can grab it here if you're interested.
What do you think? Will you install this build? Will this make you wipe the dust off of your old OnePlus 2 and give it another go? Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you wish to discuss this build with the community, go post it in our forums!