It is official: OnePlus is finally rolling out the Marshmallow update to OnePlus X. This will be in the form of OxygenOS 3.1.2 and is coming to devices over the air (OTA), which means that this article will not include a download link.

First off, the update is said to be incremental, indicating that the users should expect new builds later.

Now, here is a really simple step by step guide on how to update a OnePlus X device.

1. Open Settings.

2. Go to the System menu and choose About device.

3. Tap the option to download manually.

4. Tap OK, then, Start.

5. Once a restart message pops up, choose OK.

Users can also go to the About phone option in the Settings menu, then tap System update. A window will open showing the available update or if the system is already updated.

Just one note to owners of devices with 2.2.3, 3.1.0 and 3.1.1 versions. They can download the OTA directly without the need to flash the devices to previous versions.

Some OnePlus X enthusiasts probably know that OnePlus has previously announced that the official Marshmallow update will not arrive until next week. This news came alongside the information revealed by OnePlus executives during the an ask-me-anything (AMA) session in Reddit that the company is also working on the Android 7.0 or Android Nougat update to OnePlus 3. But here we are.

So what changed in the latest OxygenOS?

It turns out that there are several new improvements. For example, there is a big launcher upgrade, which includes new icon packs, a Google search bar UI customization and a new wallpaper picker style. There are also two new apps, the OnePlus Music Player and OnePlus Gallery.

The user interface also got tweaked with the capability to long press boards in order to rearrange or remove. With respect to overall user experience, OnePlus cites that the update will improve system performance and will fix bugs and known issues.

OnePlusX is also due to receive security patches but they will only begin rolling out in October. Some known inconveniences include the tendency of the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps to crash when using the camera if they are not given storage permissions.

Finally, it is important to remember that OnePlus has a history of incremental distribution of OTA updates. A user's device, therefore, will not receive an update notification weeks after other users got theirs already. Regardless of this variable, one should be reassured that the update is not only on the way but that it is also earlier than what was promised.

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