The CyanogenMod team has unleashed the fury of Android 4.4 KitKat upon the OPPO N1 and the OPPO Find 5 recently in the form of CyanogenMod 11 nightly builds.
Those who want to get rid of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on their OPPO N1 or the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on their OPPO Find 5 may do so by downloading CyanogenMod 11 from the repositories:
The OPPO N1 and the OPPO Find 5 have caught the keen attention not just of developers and enthusiasts but also of the general smartphone-using public because of the ease by which these two devices can be upgraded to the latest Android versions.
Such openness and friendliness towards the developer and enthusiast community can be attributed to OPPO’s all-out support for Android in general and third-party Android ROM developers in particular.
The OPPO N1 CyanogenMod Edition was the fruit of the company’s partnership with the CyanogenMod team. The two worked together to produce the first Android phone that had the CyanogenMod custom firmware (known as a “ROM,” which stands for “read-only memory”) as its default operating system.
The OPPO N1 was first released with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and OPPO’s ColorOS skin or user interface. But, OPPO also provided an official and supported factory image of the OPPO N1 CyanogenMod Edition, which brought Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in the form of CyanogenMod 10.2 to the phone. Of course, the phone can easily accommodate Android 4.4 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 nightly.
Meanwhile, the OPPO Find 5 was released initially with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. More than that, OPPO proudly marketed the phone as a device with an unlocked bootloader, coupled with the company guarantee that the phone’s warranty won’t be voided even if the user modifies the phone’s firmware.
Aside from the company-developed ColorOS ROM and the CyanogenMod ROMs, both the OPPO N1 and OPPO Find 5 can also run Paranoid Android, another well-known custom Android ROM. The OPPO Find 5, particularly, also supports the Pac ROM.