OnePlus Releases Version 1.0 of In-house OxygenOS ROM

It is no secret that smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has had a falling out with its initial software supplier Cyanogen. The public spat over the CyanogenMod 12S update delay has led the company to go ahead and develop its own ROM.

OxygenOS is now available to download for owners of the OnePlus One, and it should make many owners happy as it will be an upgrade to Lollipop. It is based on Android version 5.0.2 and has and has been worked on by some of the members of the Paranoid Android ROM team. Unfortunately, OnePlus missed its self-imposed March 27th deadline, but hopefully the extra time will mean that there are fewer bugs for those who update to the ROM.

Source: Android Police

OpenELEC Version 5.0.2 and RaspberryPi Hotfix 5.0.3 Released

OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built specifically to support the Kodi media player hub (formerly known as XMBC) and to run on most available hardware, and now version 5.0.3 for RaspberryPi and version 5.0.2 for the rest have been released. This new stable version not only brings the name changed media hub, but also a list of security improvements and new drivers.

“The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.2. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update,” wrote the developers.

Notable changes include a version bump from v3.16 to v3.17 of the Linux kernel and a switch from OpenSSL to LibreSSL following the heartbleed disclosure. The latest Nvidia drivers have also been added as well as a new Mesa patch from upstream and support for PROJECT-based multiple noobs builds. The full change log and downloads can be found on the official site.

Thanks to OpenELEC for providing us with this information