OnePlus had put the Cyanogen 12 OTA on hold a few days back to add a new feature to the operating system. According to the recent report, the rollout of Cyanogen 12 has begun again which made a come back with the hotword ''Ok OnePlus''. This is the key feature that Carl Pei wanted to add before the update moved to all units. Cyanogen's image was badly hurt by some of the users, which was obviously legit since the update was already late.
Lets take a look at the feature that caused this delay. The ''Ok OnePlus'' feature enables the OnePlus One to wake from the sleep mode over voice command. Its almost similar to that of the ''OK Google'' command. Many of the doubters pinpointed the Cyanogen 12 as being a false alarm for the update and regarded it as untruthful.
Steve Kondik's Reason For Halting The Cyanogen 12 Rollout
It wasn't that big of a reason for many users to halt the already late update, so it made them question Cyanogen's sanity. However, the major reason for this operation was something else according to Cyanogen's Steve Kondik. Steve defended the action saying that there were some serious bug fixes required in the update that would not have enabled users to upgrade to the Cyanogen 12:
“The reasons why we stopped the initial rollout are because of a problem updating encrypted devices from 11 to 12, and a couple of bugs that we felt were critical enough to fix before continuing (mms/telephony/themes). We also had an error in our production build environment that broke voice wakeup.”
Emphasizing more on the update apart from ''OK Google'', we know from the Cyanogen source that it has applied an un-named patch for security and many bug fixes for additional purposes. The persistent problem for non-integrated notification volume and ringer should be cured now as well. Other then this, the sudden crash of Messaging app after booting the device is also taken care of according to the OnePlus thread on its forum.
The update reaches from 550MB to 600MB. If you received the update notification then do select Ýes, Download'. When the update has downloaded, select 'Install Now'. After the installation process has completed, your device will reboot automatically and wake up to the new OS, Cyanogen 12.
However, if the update notification is not prompted yet, do check it manually by going into 'Settings' then 'About Phone' then 'System Update' and check for updates by tapping 'Check Now'. If it has arrived, follow the aforementioned procedure. If the update is still to come, do keep your eyes open for a look out. That's all there is to it, folks. Let us know if the Cyanogen 12 update has dropped by your OnePlus handset.