OnePlus One and OPPO Find 7a Get CyanogenMod Nightlies

June 16, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The OnePlus One and the OPPO Find 7a are essentially the same device, but they both have CyanogenMod nightlies now. I know what you’re thinking, the OnePlus One already runs CyanogenMod. This is true. But the OnePlus One is running CyanogenMod 11S, this is for just plain old CyanogenMod 11 based off of KitKat. It’s great to see CyanogenMod 11 come to the OPPO Find 7a simply because OPPO has their ColorOS on board with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. So it’ll be nice for OPPO Find 7a users to be able to get the latest version of Android and dump OPPO’s ColorOS skin if they don’t like it. Which some may like it, others may not. I have never used it, so I can’t say whether I like it or not. But at this point, I don’t like it since it’s running on Android 4.3 and not 4.4 KitKat.

The nightlies are available now on CyanogenMod’s website for those looking to flash some CyanogenMod goodness. Remember you need to be rooted and have a custom recovery in order to flash CyanogenMod. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of Google apps or Gapps, to flash along with the ROM, or you’ll be stuck with no Google services whatsoever, that includes Chrome, Gmail, Google Play, etc. Which is a big downside to not flashing them. CyanogenMod 11 is a bit less about features and more about keeping your device up to date and supporting it long after the OEM have stopped supporting these devices.

How many of you with the OnePlus One or the OPPO Find 7a are looking to flash CyanogenMod onto your device? Remember that these are nightlies and they may be a bit buggy at first since they are some of the first builds. But if you flash one, be sure to let us know in the comments below how it works out for you.