CyanogenMod 11S from OnePlus One ported to Oppo Find 7a

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 15 May 2014

Find 7a running CyanogenMod 11S

Even though the OnePlus One and Oppo Find 7a come from different companies, they are very much alike. The OnePlus One is manufactured in Oppo factories itself and the handsets share nearly the same internals as well.

They do have their fair share of differences though, including a different design, bottom facing stereo speakers on the OnePlus One and the widely different flavours of Android. While the OnePlus One runs on CyanogenMod 11S, the Oppo Find 7a runs on Color OS, which is based on Android 4.3. 

Well, thanks to the similar hardware between the two devices, Find 7a users can now install CyanogenMod 11S on their handset. Oppo’s Color OS has been widely criticised in reviews and by users alike, so I’m sure this piece of news should make many of them happy.

Considering that the port is nothing but a system dump of the OnePlus One, there are still a few issues with it. While most of the hardware like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS work without any hitch, the rear camera takes upside down pictures. Also, the voice wake-up feature is a no-go, which is a bummer.

Installing this ROM will require Find 7a users to have root access on their handset with a custom recovery installed. However, since this is the first version of the port, I’d recommend them to wait until some of initial bugs are fixed, unless you are impatient enough to wait.

[Via Phandroid]