Install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on OnePlus 2 (Pixel-Experience ROM)

Android 8.1 Oreo is currently the latest version of Android which is released for Google owned Nexus and Pixel phones so far. If you own an OnePlus 2 unit and wish to get Android 8.1 Oreo on your device then we have a great news to share with you. Now you can download and install Android 8.1 Oreo on OnePlus 2 via Pixel Experience ROM.

Of course it sounds great to see latest version of Android can also be ported to a non Nexus device like OnePlus 2 which is not going to see official Oreo from the manufacturer. Credit goes to member “Shreesha.Murthy” at XDA for posting the Android 8.1 firmware for OnePlus 2. The ROM is available via Pixel Experience, that lets you enjoy the pure stock Android experience with Pixel phone like looks on your OnePlus 2.

The Pixel Experience ROM for OnePlus 2 brings goodies of Android 8.1 Oreo on the device you’ll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Status bar Icons, and Settings. The ROM development is still in progress and major features are working fine, but if you are getting impatient to see Android 8.1 Oreo on OnePlus 2 then go ahead and follow the install process below.

The Android 8.1 Oreo for OnePlus 2 also brings latest popular Oreo features including the picture-in-picture mode, integrated doze mode, notification channels and a lot more. In this detailed tutorial we have mentioned each and every step to download and install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on OnePlus 2.

Working features:

Mobile data
FM Radio
Fingerprint reader
Sound / vibration

Known issues

No issues at all

Download install Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM for OnePlus 2

Some pre-requisites before you begin:

Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.

A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t then follow this guide to install it.

Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.

Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].

Process to install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on OnePlus 2

Download the ROM file from end of post.

Turn off your device and boot into TWRP recovery.

Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on your OnePlus 2 via TWRP recovery.

Solution to a failed boot issue.

Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]

That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on your OnePlus 2, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.

Downloads section:

Download Android 8.1 Oreo ROM for OnePlus 2. Download

No need to download Google Apps, because these are already included in the ROM.

Now transfer the file on your device storage.

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