It seems that the Find 7a will be quite the darling of tinkerers and modders. After receiving a way to install OnePlus‘ CyanogenMod 11S version, the smartphone is now receiving the start of what will hopefully be more stable builds of the rather young OmniROM.
It actually isn’t surprising that the Find 7a would be quite interesting if you consider everything that’s going for it. In terms of specs, you have close to what the Galaxy S5 has. That means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128 GB, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5.5-inch 1080p screen. All of that for $499. Sounds good, doesn’t it.
It does come with OPPO’s ColorOS, and no option to install CyanogenMod, unlike the OPPO N1. However, now owners have another option should they have no fondness of OPPO’s custom user interface. An alpha build of OmniROM has just arrived, with hints that work is ongoing for future nightly builds. OmniROM has rather been silent on the public front, though it has also been silently churning out code behind the scenes, so it is definitely welcome news to see some more visible movement from the new custom Android ROM.
Of course, it is still in alpha status, so not everything is working. All things considering, however, it is quite surprising to see a lot already in a working state, including GPS, WiFi, cellular radio, camera, Bluetooth, and sensors. Even Bluetooth calls via Google Glass works! However, audio is said to be still unstable and the LED flash’s Torch mode is completely unavailable. It is still very early into the game, so these issues will hopefully be addressed soon enough.