The official CyanogenMod ROM for the standard Oppo N1 is now available, and looks much easier to install than usual.
To get the ROM up and running, all you have to do is download the file from the Oppo forums and select Local Update in the System Update app, which can be found in the Tools folder on the phone. The installer should then walk users through the process of installing the custom ROM on the phone, replacing Oppo’s ColorOS Android skin.
While Oppo encourages users to install CyanogenMod on the N1, the ROM is not maintained by Oppo.
As with any ROM, you should know that installing CyanogenMod on the Oppo N1 will erase all apps, contacts, and messages on your phone.
Unlike most ROMs, however, installing CM on the Oppo N1 shouldn’t void the warranty. Oppo actually encourages users to install CyanogenMod on their N1, billing this as one of the many unique features of the massive 5.9-inch smartphone.
Also unlike most other ROMs, you don’t have to go through an painful process of installing Google apps on the N1 after installing CyanogenMod on the phone. The Oppo N1 is the first Google-certified CyanogenMod phone, meaning it won’t lose access to Google apps. The Google Play Store, Gmail, Maps, and all the other first-party Google apps will remain on the phone after the custom ROM is installed. That way you get the best of both worlds: an even more customizable version of Android with all of Google’s apps.
Worth noting is that while Oppo encourages users to install CyanogenMod on the N1, the ROM is not maintained by Oppo. The CyanogenMod team is responsible for updating the ROM over time. Luckily, the team did build in support for Oppo’s unique N1 features like the rear-touch O-Touch Panel, O-Click Bluetooth remote, rotating camera, and the double-tap to wake/sleep gesture.
The current supported version of CyanogenMod for the Oppo N1 is CM 10.2 — the same as you’ll find on the special CyanogenMod version of the Oppo N1. Presumably CM 11 will eventually come out to the device as well, though no word on exactly when we can expect such an update.
Are you excited to try out the first official CyanogenMod phone?