OnePlus One's CyanogenMod firmware comes packed with personalization options that standard Android devices could only achieve with root-level access. By simply entering the Settings app, OPO owners can make changes to their lock screen, status bar, and notification drawer, as well as apply themes and gestures to make their device a little more customized.
Today, we're going to add one more modification to the list by guiding you on applying a custom animation to your rooted OnePlus One's notification drawer; just be sure to use our OPO root guide to get root access and a custom recovery installed before going any further.
This mod is exclusive to the 44S version of CM's firmware. To check if you're running the latest CyanogenMod version, go to Settings -> About phone -> CyanogenMod version. If it ends in "44S," then you're good to go.
Thanks to developer Blackball, you have your choice of various designs available on his pull-down animation thread. I'll be providing screenshots and download links of my personal favorites below, but visit the thread for more animations, requests, and updates.
Once downloaded, save the animation in your Download folder; this will make locating them easier in the next step.
Before you flash any ZIP files, make sure you create a backup in case anything should go wrong—it's always good have your ass covered.
With the file(s) saved to your Download folder, reboot into recovery, select Install -> Download, choose the file you want, then "Swipe to Confirm Flash." When that's done, select "Reboot System."
If you want to revert back to your stock notification drawer, simply restore your device using a backup you created, or flash the Original Pulldown.zip provided by the developer.