12 Oct 2015

Install resurrection remix custom rom on Oneplus two (oneplus2)

Oneplus released its flagship after 15 months with industry leading specs but it comes with a tag line "flagship killer" which means it is cheap when compared to other flagship models from samsung, apple, sony etc.just like a saying great power comes with great responsibilities its cheap price and best specs brought a huge demand which made it impossible to get this device unless you have an invite.

General specs of the device include a snapdragon 810 processor which is an octacore processor of which four cores are clocked at 1.56ghz  and other four cores are locked at 1.82ghz .It has 3gb ram for 16gb model and 4gb of ram for 32gigs variant.Primary camera has 13mp unit which can record videos at 4k while the secondary camera  has 5mpsensor which record record videos at 1080P.The beast is powered by a huge 330mah batter which should give you decent battery life.

If you see this device from software side it comes with android lollipop 5.1 which is called hydrogen or oxygen os.This stock is very close to stock android which means it lacks lot of features that other flagship devices has.But being a developer friendly device it has already been rooted and there is already a custom recovery available which can be used to flash roms.

Being a new device it has less custom roms which are the essential ones for any android device.One of the those custom roms is resurrection remix rom which is fully packed with features and is stable too which means you can use it as a daily driver for some time.

You are about to flash a custom rom on your oneplus two (codenamed oneplus2) which is a risky process and we take no responsibility for any type of damages that happen to your device or neighbours.If you brick your device in this process even Satan cant bring it from death.SO proceed at your own risk.

Before flashing resurrection remix on oneplus two:
  • Make sure that you have already installed drivers on your computer.If you are starting from scratch that is unrooted device you might need them for unlocking bootloader.
  • You must have updated it to official software that is already available if you are starting from scratch.
  • Root: You need to have root access on your oneplus two to install resurrection remix custom rom.If not, you have to follow the whole guide.
  • Backup:Backup all your data including contacts,apps,photos videos etc which is on your device internal storage to computer or any cloud networks as installing resurrection remix rom on your oneplus two will erase all the data on your handset.
  • Backup Efs partitions: This is for those who already have twrp installed.Backup all your efs partition of your oneplus two on existing rom.Just in case if you loose signal or imei  you can just restore it back.
  • Battery: Charge your oneplus two to 100% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing rom through recovery.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader on your oneplus two to flash this rom..
  • Downloads:Lollipop based resurrection remix rom for oneplus2(androidfile host mirror) on your computer or device itself.If you want gapps download them too.
  • Recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp  installed on your handset.If not check the guide on installing twrp recovery on oneplus two or follow guide completely.

Install resurrection remix custom rom on Oneplus two:

This complete guide is divided into four steps.If you have unlocked bootloader already you can proceed to last step directly.If not you will have go through all the steps from unlocking to installing recovery and then flashing.But before going into full procedure let me explain you the features of resurrection remix custom rom.
Install resurrection remix custom rom on Oneplus two (oneplus2)
Install resurrection remix custom rom on Oneplus two (oneplus2)

About resurrection remix rom:
This Resurrection remix  which your are about to install on your oneplus two is based on android 5.1.1 lollipop and which is in turn based on cyanogenmod,slim,omni and original remix roms.So you can all the best features of other roms are included in this too along with performance and a decent battery life.
resurrection remix rom for Oneplus two
resurrection remix rom for Oneplus two
This remix rom for oneplus two is compiled by a xda senior member "varund7726",a big thanks to him for bringing this amazing rom at very early stages of development.This rom is stable enough for daily usage and you can use it as a daily driver for some time or even for few months for sure.
Features of this rom:
  • Theme enigne: Theme engine is from  cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like  ring tones and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
    theme engine oneplus2 xda rr rom
  • Navigation bar tweaks: You can enable disable or navigation bar and also you can adjust size of navigation bar.Navigation ring included toggles to in case of quick access just swipe from bottom of screen and you can access apps which you have set.
  • App circle Bar:Swiping from left or right edges of the screen an app bar pops up and you can choose what app you want to launch.This is great way of multitasking.
  • Gesture anywhere: This basically lets to open any app at any time(while using other apps) with just a gesture.You have to set  gestures and use them.Though you get any floating  type apps so that they can be used over other apps as multitasking its still a nice feature to have.
    gesture anywhere oneplus two xda custom roms
  • Status bar tweaks: Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Various tweaks are available to carrier label too like color and switch.Quick and smart pull down are also present.Battery icon too has tweaks.
  • Network speed: On going network speed is displayed on status bar.Both upload and download speed are displayed and you can adjust time interval.
    traffic indicator oneplus two xda roms
  • Lock screen mods: This includes placing of 5 shortcuts on lock screen and also set targets for the slider.
  • Recent panel mods: Stock recent panel do not have an option to clear all the apps at once.In this rom you a button to clear apps and can even set the position of the button.
These are some of the features of resurrection remix custom rom and you can explore more features by flashing this custom firmware on your oneplus two.
Steps to install this rom on your device are as follows:

#1 unlocking bootloader of oneplus2:

  • Download and install oneplus two drivers on your computer if you haven't done it before.
  • Now power off the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is completely off.
  • Hold volume down/up(only one) and power button at same time for few seconds to boot into fastboot mode.If you are requested to chose a language while booting into fastboot.
  • If you are unable to boot into fastboot mode manually then you can do it using advanced reboot option which you have to enable it in developer options. 
  • Once you are in fastboot mode connect it to computer through usb cable and if you notice any driver installation process let it complete first.
  • Download  fastboot on our laptop or Pc and install it.You can install it any location but choose location as c: which is default location.
  • open the fastboot folder which is located in "c:\programming files".Right click on empty space by holding shift and you see an option "open cmd here".
  • If you don't find this option then press windows and R buttons at same time ,Run pops up and type cmd to open command prompt.
  • Now go to fastboot folder and copy the address location of it which you can see in address bar of folder.
  • In command prompt type the command "Cd location of fastboot folder" and press enter.You will notice that fastboot appears in command line.To paste location right click on empty space in cmd and several pops up.Select paste.
  • One you press enter you have to notice minimal adb and fastboot in command line instead of c: or any other directory.
  • Once you are in fastboot window type "fastboot devices" and press enter.If your device is detected you will get a serial number in list of  devices attached.If not uninstall drivers and install them again.
  • Assuming that you have backed up all  data type the command "fastboot oem unlock" and hit enter.
  • You will be prompted on your handset with yes or no to unlock bootloader of oneplus two.Click on yes to confirm or no to reject.Once you click on yes unlocking process initiates and will be completed in just 2 to 3 seconds.Remember that this will erase all the data on your device.
  • Once done type the command fastboot reboot and it reboots to system.
  • Now device is now eligible to install a custom recovery so that you can flash the remix rom.

#2 installing twrp recovery:

As you have unlocked your bootloader in the first step its time to flash recovery so that you can flash resurrection remix rom on your  oneplus two.
  • Download twrp recovery image from the above link and transfer it to the minimal adb and fastboot folder.
  • Rename the recovery img file to "Twrp",so that you can type the command easily.
  • Connect the device to system using usb cable again by keeping it in fastboot mode.
  • Now type the command "fastboot devices " to see if it is detected.If it is not detected by fastboot reboot the device and enable usb debugging and see if it is detected.
  • If detected type the command "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img" to flash the recovery permanently.Hit enter to flash it.
  • once done just type the command fastboot reboot to restart the handset.Now go for next step to install rom.

#3 flashing remix rom on oneplus two using twrp:

  • Download resurrection remix for oneplus two (Resurrection-Remix-LP-v5.5.6-20150923-oneplus2.zip) and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of your device.
  • Power of  device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Hold volume down and power button at same time for few seconds and you can observe that it goes into twrp recovery.
  • Once you are in  twrp click on  backup and select all partitions which you want to backup. It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your resurrection remix rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing this might take about 5 minutes or even less.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore its features.
Now that you have successfully installed resurrection remix custom rom on your oneplus two you can explore its features for sometime and decide if it fits for your daily needs.If you are not satisfied with its performance or rom is unstable don't worry at all.Just reboot to recovery and restore  stock backup which you have already made.
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