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Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Now Available for $599, Factory Image Too

The first ever phone to ship with CyanogenMod, the Oppo N1, is now available for purchase unlocked at $599.

This has been quite the story to watch unfold for the CM team, a group of guys that once was few and a little known ROM on a platform that had yet to fully explode onto the scene. As we all know now, CyanogenMod grew into a monster, quickly becoming the base for many additional ROMs and the standard for tinkerers and ROM flashers alike. Within the last year, their team realized it was time to make a business out of their on-the-side passion, took in funding, incorporated, took in more funding, gained Google certification, and now, has released its software with an actual hardware partner.  

The Oppo N1 is likely only the first of many partnerships, but if you are a CM fan, it seems like something that should become a part of your collection almost as a token of thanks for the hard work over all these years or to keep around as a piece of history.

In terms of specs, the Oppo N1 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, sports a 5.9-inch full HD (1920×1080, 337ppi) display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera with 206-degrees of rotation (for pro selfies), 3610mAh battery, and should run on all of the important HSPA+ networks you could ask for. There is no LTE, though, so keep that in mind.

If you buy the CM version, you’ll also get a special edition CyanogenMod case and stickers in the box.

On a related note, the factory images for the device are already available in case you run into issues on your Oppo N1 tinkering voyage.

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Link

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Via:  CyanogenMod
  • razielpr

    CM is a joke if it wasn’t for the maintainers and the development community that do all the work they would be nothing.CM team are a bunch of clowns.

  • Pat Leck

    I have never heard of this until today, hmmmm and after reading this article maybe I can see the hype. But again like I said idk how good the phone will be until I have it in my hands operating it.

  • This device will never be available on Verzion – VZW wants nothing to do with rooting or roming capabilities on any of their devices. Hence why the N5 was not on VZW. They do want to deal with customers calling about why their Nexus does not have the latest OS release or the bad reviews and publicity that goes with that world.

    Face it if you are on VZW either switch or take it up the arse. There stance will not change now nor in the future. So either move on to another provider or deal with another device. There are plenty of them that are just as good.

    • Adrynalyne

      Nobody would buy it even if it was on Verizon.

      • I agree with you. Unproven hardware manufacture is a tough sell.

  • Lort

    How’s CM now? Last time I used it was a year ago and it was pretty flaky. A year is a long time for actively developed software so I’d like to know what’s like now.

    • B!

      I’ve had it on my Razr Maxx since July & I’m not a fan at all. I should’ve just rooted my phone for free tethering in not installed a custom ROM because my phone has been buggy ever since. I have to power cycle it every day or every other day because of the bugs. I’ve been waiting to get the Droid Maxx outright but something keeps coming up that I have to pay for so hopefully by the time Motorola announces the new Droids or Moto X 2 I’ll be able to get it.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I’ve been running it on my VZW Blue One. There hasnt been a hiccup on mine. I mainly use my phone to browse news, take a few photos and tether.

    • umbrellacorp

      Still flaky. I used it on my Verizon SG III and it never worked. I’ll never understand the cult following CM has. I switched to AOKP and never went back until I got my Note III.

  • johnaferraro

    If you know anything about CyanogenMod, you know that their ROMS are the most popular on the developer forums, and that’s because they make ROMS that user like. They include features that people want. That hardware on the phone is up there with most of the high end smartphones that are out right now, but aside from that, the software of the phone including the rom and os, you can believe is going to be user friendly, and will include features that people want. The people Makin this phone are not new to the game, this is just the first time they’ve brought everything together like they have. Congratulations to the CM team on this milestone. And if anything else, I’m going to buy this device, just to support them because I know Damn well, I’ve downloaded and used so many of their ROMS, which keep in mind they give to the community for free. Support them. Also you can’t deny the awesome feature of it being unlocked already with the factory image available already.

  • joejoe5709

    Purchase yourself a Note and put CM 11 on it. You’ll thank yourself later.

  • niuguy

    Anyone else notice that in their promo video the Cyanogenmod coder is rocking a Shiner Bock? *applause* Well done sirs.

  • Detonation

    I don’t think people realize just how ridiculously huge this device is. It makes the Note 3 look small:


    • joejoe5709

      Slightly smaller screen, but the bezels are waaaaayyyy too massive on the Oppo N1. I’d like to see the Oppo N1 versus the HTC One Max.

      • MikeCiggy

        Exactly, All the size and not much more screen than the N3…

  • chris_johns

    why did they think it was a good idea to make this phone bigger then my tv remote….i swear i dont get it and i never will

  • tyguy829

    Does anyone know where I can just buy the o-click?. I want it to use as a trusted Bluetooth device with my Moto x.

  • Adrynalyne

    “If you buy the CM version, you’ll also get a special edition CyanogenMod case and stickers in the box.”

    Hell yes! Box stickers!

  • IDLE0095

    I would buy one if they offered a Verizon one.

    • Adrynalyne

      Its priced to be a Verizon phone….

  • landon


  • Nick Saulino

    This phone is almost 7″ tall.

  • martyjones100

    I was wondering what that monstrosity was at the top. A swivel camera? Genius, if you’re after the teen girl demo

    • martyjones100

      Also, that swivel camera would’ve really came in handy for the president when he was taking all those “selfies” at Mandela’s funeral. Did you see his wife? Oprah was so pissed!

      • Adrynalyne


        I guess you are one of those who think people who aren’t white all look like each other.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          Well, all white folk look the same as well..

          • Adrynalyne

            The level of ignorance on Discus has hit an all new level this day.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I was joking, dummy.

          • Adrynalyne

            I thought jokes were supposed to be funny, dummy?


          • Dr_Buttballs

            Not if you’re British.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ll admit, that one made me chuckle.

          • LionStone

            col? chuckle out loud! ☺:)

  • Morbid138

    That swivel camera ruins it for me!

    • John

      Same, last thing i need is my camera falling off..

      • Boblank84

        The camera is guaranteed and tested at I think 100,000 swivels.

        • John

          I dont think that’s enough for me.

          • Boblank84

            hmmm if you used the phone every day for 2 years that would be 138 swivels a day. that’s allot of selfies…

        • Plok

          If I had it I’d be swiveling it a lot when I’m using the phone but not even using the camera. Kind of like clicking a pen, twirling a pen, touching your beard while thinking, crossing your arms and other mental issues people tend to have that make them do things repeatedly especially when they’re bored.

          • LionStone

            That’s called ADD, most people have it to some degree…

          • Lohs

            ADD/ADHD, insecurity, OCD, anxiety disorders, tics, etc. Beard stroking, pen twirling, finger tapping and other repetitive behavior fall under several mental issues that many people seem to have.

  • Chris Franzen

    Yeah, not interested. No LTE and untested hardware does not equate to 600 bucks in my book. Pass.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Go buy a flip phone. Uneducated commenter.

      • Adrynalyne

        That is rich coming from you.

  • Jeremy Martin

    All for the low low price of $WTF? I understand its a milestone for CyanogenMod so kudos for that but man $599 for a no name brand phone (not proven or established yet) and no LTE just from the start strike me as pass. You would be better off getting a Moto G, unlocking it, and putting CM on it. Since its the first phone with CM being released they should have considered a lower price to get people “hooked”.

    • Scott_Young

      Oppo makes some fantastic and highly rated blu ray players. So just because you’ve never heard of the brand, doesn’t make it a “no name”

      • Jeremy Martin

        The very definition of “no name” is the fact they are not well known. Relativity new to the phone market…$599 for their first phone with CyanogenMod? No LTE? They should have made it closer to the Moto G price.

        • Scott_Young
          • Jeremy Martin

            Well if i am in the market for a blu-ray player I will be sure to remember Oppo…as for phones they need to prove themselves. $599 is not the price point for that.

          • Scott_Young

            Well there’s no way to subsidize the phone and they don’t have Google’s deep pockets to sell a phone at a loss, so what do you expect the price to be? This phone obviously isn’t meant to be sold to the masses.

          • Adrynalyne

            I expect it to be 599, and include relevant tech.

            No LTE?

            Come on….that is a douche budget phone move, without a budget phone price.

          • Jeremy Martin

            Well Oppo could use some of that top selling blu-ray player money and market the phone the way Motorola has to get users. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money and sometimes that comes at a cost of selling the phone at a slight loss to get customer confidence back, or in the case of Oppo, customer confidence period.

          • Adrynalyne

            Right. You don’t earn customer trust by charging high and removing features that others include for the same price, or less.

          • blank928

            I somewhat agree. $599 is WAY too expensive for a starter phone with no LTE. Even if there is a 1080p display and S600, still way too much. On the other hand the Moto G is TOO cheap for this kind of phone. I would rather have it priced at around the Nexus 5 or so. Maybe a bit more than the Nexus 5 since Oppo is newer to the market.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Oppo > Nexus 5

          • Adrynalyne

            A phone you have never used.

            Just shut up and go away, and take your obviously paid fanboyism with you.

      • KOBALT

        It kinda does, actually

    • Boblank84

      Agree. I guess you would have to compare it to the note 3 due to the size. The note 3 has slightly better specs and LTE but is 750 off contract. I’m not sure if 150 off that is enough. Oppo is fairly new to the smart phone game (I wouldn’t say they are not established/proven as the find 5 was a very nice device). With the slightly inferior specs and no LTE. I think the price point needs to be around 450 imo, I don’t see it selling a ton where it’s at.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Lol you should just stop talking. Oppos Find 5 is bettter than the Nexus 5, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4. So on.

      • Adrynalyne

        LOL…you do know this article is about the N1 right?

        You are fighting for Oppo and don’t even know what phone is being discussed!

  • Adamania

    The camera is a good idea, I guess. I don’t use my front camera for much other than using Hangouts. But I’m sure all of the Instagram photographers would love this.

    • joejoe5709

      It makes far more sense to have two cameras that are both good quality (8mp or higher) for the same cost and complexity. A rotating camera is gimmicky at best.

      • Adamania

        I agree. I was just trying to find something about the phone that I liked. Ha!

  • Phillip Burns

    If only I wasn’t on Verizon.

    • Jeremy Martin

      You would seriously drop $599 for this phone if you were not on Verizon?

      • GJV

        Yeah, exactly. A lot of big talkers in here who all know damn well they’d get a N5 if they weren’t on Verizon.

        • Adrynalyne

          What I don’t understand is why anyone is thrilled about it with such dated specs. The One Max was deemed a waste because of the S600 and size, but add a swivel camera, remove LTE, and add CM and suddenly the specs don’t matter for the price….

      • Phillip Burns

        I honestly would. I dropped 750 off contract for the note 3 on Verizon. I have grandfathered unlimited, but I’m sick of Verizon. But I don’t think tmo or att would make sense for me. I use my phone for work and personal and use around 12 gb a month.

        • Adrynalyne

          Now imagine using that much data with no LTE, ala this device.

          • Phillip Burns

            I could do it. Would be an adjustment. HSPA+ is sometimes faster than LTE in my area. For cyanogen, I’d do anything. Without him we wouldn’t have an android community as strong. I’ve been following him since the G1.

          • Adamania

            I know you aren’t referring to AT&T’s HSPA, because here I’m lucky to get over 4 Mbps down. T-Mobile’s is pretty nice though.

          • Adrynalyne

            The community made it strong, not the person. Never attribute CM to one person, because if you look at the days where it was just him, it wasn’t very impressive at all. Without the community of developers, CM is nothing.

        • Jeremy Martin

          I too used to have unlimited data that was grandfathered but I eventually gave it up for the craptastic share everything plan so i could have two Moto X’s for free. I will admit though, at least for the present time, my 8GB of data that I pay for now between 4 phones is more than enough for our needs. I have found that I am on WiFi most of the time anyways. For me though I have not noticed anything negative with by doing this. Not the same for everyone which may be the case for you. I do know this though…in the next two years I do not see anyone beating Verizons coverage with both cellular and LTE so I feel comfortable with my 2 year contract. I travel for business often so nationwide coverage is very important to me. I will take a look at Sprint and T-Mobile once they get the same coverage area but I am willing to bet they will do shared data when they get to that status too. Sprint especially…these days they market that “lock in unlimited for life” motto…makes me wonder what their plans are in the future if they are wanting to lock it in for you now.

          • LionStone

            In the next 2 years I absolutely see the top 3 US carriers leveling off with coverage, cellular and LTE. I’ve been testing out a N5 on T-mo on west coast & east coast and it’s been surprisingly good! In the Bay Area I pull 30 down and 14 up on LTE and when there isn’t, HSPA has been great as a backup. At home on the east coast, we’re right on the edge of LTE, so it’s getting better. But all around RDU and Raleigh…very fast LTE!

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        You sound like somebody paid to bash Oppo. Shut up already.

    • jimt

      That’s easy to fix. Just dump Verizon. I did and couldn’t be happier. Saving $1000 a year as a bonus. With unlimited everything.

      • Patrick Crumpler

        Same here man. Don’t miss it at all. Although my savings are about $700/ year.