OnePlus One, the 2014 flagship killer, is truly an awesome phone. You can’t get a phone better than this in any respect at this price point. I am using this phone for a while now and I couldn’t find anything wrong with this phone that justifies the low price. CyanogenMod and OnePlus teams have put really a lot of effort to offer us an experience as close as possible to a Nexus. The phone also has a great developer community working constantly and bringing us new amazing ROMs. However, you might, sometimes, want to go back to the stock ROM CyanogenMod 11s, which itself is pretty nice. It offers a lot of customizability and very good and fluid performance. I am going to show the steps for restoring stock firmware on the 64GB OnePlus One.
Although it might seem like an unnecessary topic, but someone might want to revert back to Android 4.4.4 KitKat from Android 5.0 Lollipop. Several reasons come to mind – you might not like the material design, you might experience performance problems with the Lollipop or you might want to go back to the stock firmware of your region instead of using the GPE firmware or the Brazil firmware. No matter what, you might want to go back to KitKat. Follow the steps below to do that. Please be cautious that this might soft-brick your phone and the way to un-brick it is to flash the lollipop firmware again.
Although stock android might not be everyone’s favorite, many prefer the uncluttered stock android skin to OEM skins like Sense and TouchWiz. As the stock android is not bogged down by several different (sometimes unnecessary) pre-loaded apps and services, it usually performs better than manufacturer skins. Getting the complete stock android experience was limited to Nexus devices, which were (and still are) pretty hard to get outside USA for a proper price. But since last year, we are seeing the release of Google Play Edition devices, which boasts stock android on spectacular hardware of different OEMs, such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.