OnePlus X OxygenOS 2.2.1 Is Now Live – Instructions

OnePlus X OxygenOS 3 Update

While the OnePlus 2 has already received the Marshmallow update through OxygenOS 3.0, but don’t expect it yet for the X. The OnePlus X OxygenOS 2.2.1 has just been pushed through OTA update. This update might not have brought Marshmallow just yet, but does incorporate several fixes and improvements over the previous build i.e. OOS 2.2.0.

Below is the changelog, as quoted on the source: OnePlus X Forums

  • Fix for data leak while roaming experienced in some regions
  • Fix for microphone being muted when using Google Hangouts
  • Fix for app drawer not launching when google search bar is hidden
  • GMS 3.0 upgrade
  • APN update to support Tigo carrier
  • Security patch update
  • General bug fixes and optimizations

Those are some real under-the-hood changes and fixes available now for the OnePlus X. The OTA zip is approximately 285 MB.

//Screenshot credit: XDA Member angad010594

We are soon expecting to see Marshmallow on the OnePlus X soon, via OxygenOS 3.0. So don’t wait up in the line, go ahead and update instantly using our tutorial.

Why manual installation? — Because, the OTA roll-out might take some time to reach you. But if you’re not so fond of waiting, you can always push the OTA update manually.


OnePlus X OxygenOS 2.2.1


Installing OTA updates manually is fairly safe, until you somehow manage to deviate yourself from the instructions., or any of its members shall not be held liable for any damage to your device.


Before you begin with the instructions, make sure to take a complete backup of your device, including the internal storage, messages, contacts, and everything else that you feel necessary. Also, charge your OPX to at least 60% battery level, to avoid any disturbances during the process.

The update requires your device to be completely stock on OxygenOS 2.2.0. While a few people have been able to flash this via TWRP too, but some have failed too. So the confirmed working method is by flashing this OTA update through the stock OnePlus recovery.


  1. Download OnePlus X OxygenOS 2.2.1 OTA package: Download link
  2. Now, connect your OnePlus X to the PC, and enable MTP mode.
  3. Transfer the OTA zip ‘’ file, to the root (directly into the storage and not in any folder) of the internal storage. The file could be transferred anywhere, but we prefer the root directory, since it will make easy for you to find the file.
  4. You can disconnect the device now, and power it off completely.
  5. Reboot your OPX into stock recovery mode — When the device is completely off, press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys until you see the OnePlus logo. You can release the keys once you see the logo.
  6. Now when the recovery boots, choose your language as English.
  7. Tap on ‘Install from local’, from the OnePlus Recovery main-screen. Browse your OPX’s internal storage and select the OTA zip file (‘).
  8. Tap on ‘Yes’, when prompted.Installing-OxygenOS
  9. The update will start instantly, and may take a few minutes to complete, until then hold back.
  10. When the process has finished, tap on ‘done’.
  11. Go to Wipe data and cache > Wipe cache, and select ‘Yes’.
  12. Finally, reboot into your updated OnePlus X, by tapping on ‘Reboot’.

Voila! Your OnePlus X will now be running on OxygenOS 2.2.1. Let us know how this update has improved your experience. Also, how eagerly are you waiting to see OxygenOS 3.0 for your OPX.

If you have issues during the installation, comment below.

SOURCEOnePlus X Forums
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