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OnePlus 3 and 3T Android update: latest news

Update: New OxygenOS beta builds released with the new OnePlus Launcher 2.1

The latest news is that the OxygenOS 4.1.5 update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T has been pulled, while 4.1.6 has just begun to roll out. The update will come to your device soon, and if you really want the latest, we have the details on the Open Beta too. The latest news is that new OxygenOS beta builds have just been released with the new OnePlus Launcher 2.1.

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OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T update: Android O

OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed on Twitter that Android O will be made available for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Despite their recent decision to stop producing any more of these smartphones, the manufacturer is still committed to supporting these two popular devices and upgrading them to the next version of Android.

In a Reddit AMA on June 27, OnePlus was asked about the Android O update. To everyone's delight, the company gave a very direct answer about when to expect the update. The OnePlus 3 and 3T are now confirmed to be getting Android O "within this year." While this is great news, it could still change by the time the end of 2017 rolls around. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed as we wait to see if the company will keep its word.

Android O update for OnePlus 3 and 3T

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OnePlus 3 & 3T Open Beta update

A new OxygenOS beta build has just been released for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update version number is 19 for the OnePlus 3, and 10 for the OnePlus 3T. The update delivers new optimizations and improvements to both devices, and notably, the new OnePlus Launcher 2.1 with support for dynamic Weather and Calendar app icons.

Here is the full changelog:

All new OnePlus Launcher v2.1:

  • Supports dynamic icons for Weather and Calendar
  • Added ‘Home screen layout’ under launcher settings for grid and icon customizations
  • Grid layout will be kept irrespective of display size changes
  • Added search history records in app drawer, displaying the 5 most recent apps on the first row
  • Newly installed apps will now be tagged with a blue dot for easier recognition
  • You can access icon pack resources on the Play store directly under launcher settings
  • User interface improvements during widget selection
  • Launcher version information is now visible under launcher settings

Other additions:

  • Added an option to display battery status of connected bluetooth devices
  • Added OnePlus widget (Not usable on Shelf)
  • Email address recognition within the text message contents
  • Size of clock widget is now adjustable
  • Updated UI style for Clock

Optimizations:

  • Smart Callback works even better now
  • Incoming call animations are more dazzling than ever
  • OnePlus font optimizations for select languages
  • Compatibility optimizations for various bluetooth devices

If you want to try it out, click the link above for your device, and follow the instructions there carefully to flash it properly.

OnePlus 3 & 3T update: OxygenOS 4.1.6

OxygenOS 4.1.6 is now rolling out over the air. The update is coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T devices on the heels of the OxygenOS 4.1.5 update, which was just withdrawn. The latest update is coming instead of 4.1.5, and is also based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In fact, the changes brought by this update appear to be the same as the previous version, judging by the change log. So, it might be the case that there was simply an issue with 4.1.5, and 4.1.6 is simply a corrected version of the same update.

The 4.1.6 update will bring updates to network settings for some carriers, the OnePlus community app, and a 'WiFi no internet' indication icon. It will also include the latest monthly Android security patch. There's also been a brand new addition: system push notifications for priority information from OnePlus. And, finally, there have been a host of bug fixes (storage issues with third-party file managers, VoLTE issues with some SIM cards, connection problems with Android Auto) and optimizations (battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, proximity sensor, camera low light focus, expanded screenshots, system stability).

OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T update: OxygenOS 4.1.5

The incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.1.5 had already begun for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but it has now been withdrawn. The update is based on Android 7.1.1.

OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T update: OxygenOS 4.1.0

The incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.1.0 has just begun. Users can expect to receive it within the next few days. This update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and also includes the March 1 security patch from Google. The update has added expanded screenshots, reduced blur when taking photos of moving objects, improved video recording stability, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a few bug fixes.

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Google Assistant for the OnePlus 3?

While it seemed like the only way to get Google Assistant on your non-Pixel device was to use Google Allo or install the APK of the Google Alpha App (this method doesn't work anymore by the way) - it looks like there might be a new official way to get your hands on the Assistant. Google is currently rolling out Google Assistant to all Android smartphones running Android 6.0 or higher. An anonymous tipster sent Phonearena some screenshots of his device receiving the Google Assistant update on his OnePlus 3 - so those among you who have been looking forward to receiving the update can rejoice. Be warned though, as this update is happening OTA, it will probably take some time before you'll actually receive it.

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OnePlus 3T update: Hydrogen OS 3.0 version 2 (China-only)

A new software update is now being rolled out via OTA for all OnePlus 3T devices, based on Android 7.0 Nougat. This brings with it several improvements and as you might expect, a few bug fixes. The Hydrogen OS 3.0 version 2 update is exclusively for the Chinese version of the OnePlus 3T, these devices run this system instead of OxygenOS. This latest update weighs in at about 1.4 GB.

The update brings with it some new third-party apps and updates for pre-installed third-party apps on the 3T. You'll be happy to hear (or read) that the 2G network registration has now been improved, so it's much more stable. OnePlus has also optimized the camera app, in-game audio and enhanced the overall stability of its software. 

OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T update: OxygenOS 4.0.2

OnePlus has confirmed that the latest update, OxygenOS 4.0.2, will be rolled out to all OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices over the next few days. The rollout will be done, as usual, as an incremental OTA update, so only a small percentage of devices will be updated upon its release. That said, a much broader distribution will take place over the coming days. 

The official changelog for the rollout outlines what OnePlus 3T users can look forward to:

Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat

  • New Notifications Design
  • New Settings Menu Design
  • Multi-Window View
  • Notification Direct Reply
  • Custom DPI Support
  • Added Status Bar Icon options
  • Improved Shelf Customization
  • Updated APN Settings for select Carriers
  • Fixed Proximity Sensor bug during calls
  • Fixed Google Play Store download bug
  • Increased System Stability

***Known Issues and Fixes

  • WiFi connectivity might still fluctuate

Source: OnePlus 3 forumOnePlus 3T forum

OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 4.0.1

The latest update to the Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.0 is here to sort out some bugs. OxygenOS 4.0.1 has begun rolling out OTA for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. If you don't want to wait for the update to reach your device over the coming weeks, you can download it here for the OnePlus 3T. The update will allow for workarounds for a known issue with the Google Play Store not downloading apps. OnePlus says to try the following workarounds: follow Google's troubleshooting steps, try Battery Saving mode, reset Play Store app preferences, and uninstall Truecaller, AVG Antivirus and PayTm if you have them.

The update also should fix mobile data issues caused by APN settings for certain carriers (which you can check manually), proximity sensor bugs during calls and WiFi connectivity fluctuations. However, a fix for the performance issues with the camera app is yet to come.

Here is the official changelog of the update from the OnePlus forum:

Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat

  • New Notifications Design
  • New Settings Menu Design
  • Multi-Window View
  • Notification Direct Reply
  • Custom DPI Support
  • Added Status Bar Icon Options
  • Improved Shelf Customization
  • Updated APN Settings for select Carriers
  • Fixed Proximity Sensor bug during calls
  • Increased System Stability

***Known Issues and Fixes

  • Apps might not download from Play Store.
  • If you are trying to download via Data Roaming, it will not work. This is a known Google issue.
  • Please follow Google’s troubleshooting steps and see if the problem is resolved.
  • Try turning on Battery Saving Mode and reset Play Store app preferences.
  • If you have these 3 apps installed: Truecaller, AVG Antivirus and PayTm, please try to force stop or uninstall them before performing download from Play Store.
  • If you still experience mobile data issues caused by APN, please go to APN settings page and manually choose try all the options. In the case that mobile data is still unusable, please send me a pm along with affected career and device model.
  • WiFi connectivity might still fluctuate, if you experience this issue, please send me a pm.

Source: OnePlus 3T forum, OnePlus 3 forum

OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 4.0

OxygenOS 4.0 has arrived, and it brings Nougat to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Users can expect improvements to the design of the notifications and settings menu, new features like Multi-Window View and the ability to reply to messages directly from notifications, plus new customization options for status bar icons and the Shelf. You can read our first impressions of the update here: OnePlus 3 running Android 7.0 Nougat: here's what you can expect.

OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 3.2.4

The OnePlus 3 has received a troublesome new update, with OxygenOS 3.2.4 recently being pushed out to handsets. The 26 MB hotfix patch that rolled out has caused more problems than expected, with reports that it has fixed some issues while also creating new ones. Firstly, the good news. The update includes a fix for the auto-reboot issue which previously affected some devices, along with improved call quality. There are also other minor optimizations.

Now onto the bad news. Shortly after the update was released, reports of the hotfix breaking things began to appear. Some OnePlus 3 owners said that Android Pay no longer worked, and others that the phone was unable to maintain a proper LTE connection, instead dropping down to 3G or even 2G speeds. A thread has been opened in the OnePlus forum to deal with these bugs, so head there if you'd like more information about what to do. 

It's certain that OnePlus is working on fixes for these issues. As soon as we know more about it, we'll update this article with the details. 

OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 3.2.2

OnePlus seems to be paying special attention to its new flagship, with a second update to the firmware being released within a month of the first. This new update is slimmer than the last and offers a few improvements and bug fixes.

As detailed on the OnePlus forums, the update improves notification management in Doze, addresses an issue with the alert slider, and disables the fingerprint scanner when the device is in your pocket, along with a few other things.

As always, the roll out is incremental, so don't worry if you haven't received the new version yet: it is on its way.

OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 3.2.1

Less than a month after launching, OnePlus released the first update to the OnePlus 3 firmware. The phone left the factory with the company's own OxygenOS 3.1.1 on board, but the software was updated to version 3.2.1 through a download weighing 396 MB.

The latest version of the OS fixes an issue related to rather aggressive RAM management. Although the OnePlus 3 packs 6 GB of RAM into its slender frame, the device only actually makes use of 4 GB. Whether the update addresses this is yet to be seen, but, at the very least, it should manage the 4 GB it uses with a more delicate touch once updated.

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The updating coming in OTA to a user on the OnePlus forums. / © werksmannschaft

Elsewhere, there's a new sRGB mode, which should improve the display quality, but it has to be enabled through the Developer options.

The update is also said to contain improvements to the device's GPS performance, updated custom icon packs, and fixes for issues with notifications.

Have you received the OxygenOS update on your OnePlus 3? let us know in the comments.

With prior contributions from Chris Marshall.

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  • Still great device, but not best of a buy anymore...many brand name flagships of 2016 now are available for less, and you can see, touch, try them before you buy it.
    I think it's tim for a price cut, 1+ if you want to sell more of it.
    Hope that OP5 will be as good as this one, and with same price tag...

  • Sanjai Joseph
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    5 months ago Link to comment

    I am waiting for the google assistant on my oneplus 3

    Edit : Arrived

  • Josh Aug 16, 2016 Link to comment

    Well I guess they are still trying to learn and figure it out. Its still a young company and they have already achieved a lot. Of course its not great to see them failing on the software side of things but I guess they simply need more time to refine everything. They have already done a great job with the hardware, so lets give them a chance to perfect the software.

    • Are you kidding ? The Flagship killer, great quality bla bla bla ? What a joke ! Stop selling this crap. I was thinking to get me one as a secondary phone to play arround with. Thank god I waited. I just ordered a Blackberry Dteck ( quard root problem allready fixed ). It will nicely go with my problem free s7 edge.

  • storm Aug 15, 2016 Link to comment

    All the raving about what a quality phone this is and it's been flaw after flaw after engineering pooch and more. OnePlus is not really competent at this. They've shown it time and again. See also Saygus.

    • ThomasD Aug 16, 2016 Link to comment

      Yea I sadly have to agree. The phone itself is great, but they keep screwing up the software. I really dont get it actually, its there 4th phone (more or less) and they had so much time to learn. Its just so disappointing..

  • Aditi G Aug 6, 2016 Link to comment

    The OP3 sounds like it will definitely give Google's Nexus lines of phones a run for their money. This device is way better for the same price.

    • ThomasD Aug 16, 2016 Link to comment

      Are you serious? I def. have to disagree. Nexus phones have been quite cheap in the past, that kind of changed lately but I'm really curious to see what they have to offer this year. And honestly just in terms of software OP is nowhere close to stock Android...

      • Josh Aug 16, 2016 Link to comment

        Well common, Nexus phones have kind of dissapointed last year. Yea the Nexus 6P was/is a great phone, sure, but at 6 freakin inches? Thats a no go for me. And the offering for everyone who doesnt want to use a tablet all the time was quite a joke. Nothing really special and not really a phone thats worth the Nexus branding...

  • It's completely wrong to say that the device uses only 4GB out of its 6GB, this isn't totally true because the only thing limited here is the amount of apps in background, regardless of how much RAM they'd consume. What this means is that one can actually fill the 6GB (using a heavy game in background, for instance), knowing that the only limitation is up to 20 apps in background.
    Reading out what OnePlus has proclaimed, more than 20 apps would drain a considerable amount of energy. Nevertheless there wasn't and there isn't anything wrong with its RAM management.
    What I do agree is that we should be able to define how many apps we want stuck in RAM.

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