If the rumours are true then the Android 5.0 update will be rolling out to Nexus devices today. The other
modder-friendly phone—the OnePlus One
—likely won't be in this first round of Lollipop OTAs, so for OPO users here's a different kind of update: Mahdi ROM.
I first heard about Madhi on the OnePlus forums
; if I'm not mistaken it was one of the very first custom ROMs available for the OPO. It has a Cyanogen base and retains most of the features of the stock ROM, while adding to the mix some innovations from other ROMs as well. The team is already working on 5.0-based firmware, which makes the latest Mahdi download a final release—so it doesn't get any more stable than this!
I've been waiting on an OTA update to the stock OPO ROM, which I was hoping would fix some lag issues I've been experiencing with games and scrolling through long web pages. Since I was going to flash a Custom Recovery and a zip of the OTA anyway
, I figured I'd give Madhi a try first. It was good decision.