If you want to enjoy Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS on your Oppo N1 and in the same time, if you want to customize and optimize the performances of your Android device, then reading and completing this step by step guide represents the perfect solution for you. During the guidelines from below we will be checking on how to install the latest version of AOKP custom ROM firmware on your Oppo N1 thus flashing Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS on your smartphone. The update operation is being detailed so that even a newbie can understand what to do, so you have nothing to worry about; just give it a try and you will see that I know what I am talking about.
AOKP is a great software that comes with important features, apps and capabilities especially optimized for your Oppo N1. AOKP is a custom ROM which is now based on Android 4.4.2 system and which brings features that cannot be found on the default version of Android system. Similar with CM11, AOKP is based on a custom version of KitKat OS, so on your Oppo N1 you will install a modified Android 4.4.2 firmware that is coming with its own looks, themes and personalization options.
On the other hand, it should be clear for you that AOKP system isn’t an official Android 4.4.2 update, so the same hasn’t been released by Google for your Oppo N1. Actually, AOKP – like any other custom ROM on that matter – is developed by third party devs and represents a free aftermarket distribution of Android OS. Since the firmware has been optimized especially for your Oppo N1, by using the same you will be able to power up the performances of your Android device and also to speed up your phone.
Furthermore, with AOKP you will be able to upgrade the battery life and to enjoy a redesigned Android 4.4.2 KitKat platform that has nothing to do with the pure OS that is installed on the Nexus devices. Also, once this guide is completed, on your phone you will be able to enjoy an improved web browsing experience and important customization and optimization possibilities. The internal system of your Oppo N1 will be unlocked so that you can remove in built programs and bloatware while installing custom apps will be an easy task to perform.
In order to obtain all that, this tutorial must be applied. So, learn how to install AOKP on Oppo N1 by following the guidelines explained here. Even though the update operation isn’t hard to complete, this guide should still be considered risky and complex. For example, if you somehow mess things up, you can even end up in bricking your Android device, so be careful and check all the lines explained on this tutorial – don’t perform things by yourselves especially if you are a newbie.
The first thing to do before heading to the steps from below is to root your Oppo N1. Flashing AOKP can’t be possible unless root access is achieved on your handset. So, use a compatible root guide and unlock the system of your phone. Be aware, as by doing that the warranty of your smartphone will get void – root access isn’t official and the binary flash counter of your device will be increased. If you will need the warranty back, you will be able to restore the same – you can do that by downgrading your Oppo N1 to stock Android OS (then root access will be revoked and Android 4.4.2 AOKP software replaced with the stock Android firmware).
Up next, the stock recovery that is running on your Oppo N1 must be replaced with a custom one. This is the only way in which you can apply a custom ROM like AOKP. So, install the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery on your handset – use the latest version of these apps as according to the devs, the update can be flashed only in the mentioned conditions.
A backup in on the other hand highly recommended – you can skip this step if you want. A wipe will be required or else the AOKP system will not run properly on your Oppo N1. Because of that, the best will be to save everything that it’s important for you or the data which you might have to use afterwards – at least save the contacts, market apps, personal info, data and accounts. If you choose to use the custom recovery you have just flashed, then you will be able to make a Nandroid backup. By doing so, you will be able to save, and also to restore the current ROM that is running on your handset.
Other than that, a computer will be required while your phone and its USB cord should be near the same. On both device and computer you need to deactivate – only temporarily – the security protection; your smartphone will not be infected though the security tools might interfere with our work. On your device the USB debugging option must be checked since a connection between your phone and your computer will be established; so go to “menu – settings – developer options” and enable the mentioned option. I recommend you to charge your Oppo N1 before going any further; do that especially if on your phone there is only or less than 50% power left.
This step by step guide is showing how to update Oppo N1 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS using AOKP custom ROM firmware. Therefore the steps from below are compatible only with the mentioned Android device – don’t use this tutorial in case you own a similar or different smartphone or tablet.
- Download the update file from here and place the same on your computer – preferable on desktop.
- Do the same thing for Google apps package – get the file from this page.
- Don’t unzip the downloaded files.
- Use the USB cable and connect your Oppo N1 with your computer.
- Transfer the downloaded files from desktop to your phone.
- Remove the USB cord.
- Turn off your handset and wait a few seconds.
- Then, enter your Android device in recovery mode.
- From there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- From main menu of recovery choose “advance” followed by “wipe dalvick cache”.
- Go back and now select “install zip from SD card”; also select “choose zip from SD card”.
- Just pick the AOKP firmware file and apply the Android 4.4.2 update.
- Then, repeat the mentioned step and install Google apps package on your Oppo N1.
- In the end, just select “reboot system now” and you are done.
Good job guys, you have completed our tutorial. So, now you know how to easily update your Oppo N1 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. AOKP custom ROM firmware has been used, the same being now running on your device. Test the software and if you find something wrong like bugs or issues, share the same with us and with other users by using the comments field from below. Also, share your experience with us as a feedback is more than welcomed.