Great news for all OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T users. Today, the OnePlus released the latest Open Beta update built on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for both devices. The update takes space at 1.48GB and brings new interesting features to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. First is the gallery improvement. According to the changelog, newly media is now highlighted in the Photos section, the image location is also displayed on grid view, and media files can be grouped by each month or year. Additionally, the Android 7.1.1 Beta update also brings a new Shot on OnePlus wallpaper option and fix a few bugs to make the OnePlus 3 and 3T run even smoother. This is a Nougat Beta update, so you can download and try it out. If you have already flashed a previous Open Beta built, you’ll easily get the new update via OTA. If not, just follow the step-by step guide below to flash it on your device.
Before starting the process, you should first meet some requirements:
- A Onplus 3/3T smartphone
- A computer pre-installed Android SDK toolkit
- ADB and fastboot driver are also installed on your PC/ Mac in order to install your device driver
- Make sure you’ve installed TWRP recovery on your handset. If not, you can refer here to flash TWRP custom recovery for your OnePlus 3/ OnePlus 3T
- Ensure that your phone has at least 70% charged to prevent the shutting down issue during the process.
Also read: Update Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for OnePlus 2 with OxygenOS 3.5.5
How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Beta on OnePlus 3 and 3T
- First of all, download Android 7.1.1 Beta file for your OnePlus 3 (here) or OnePlus 3T (here). Then save it on the desktop.
- Boot your phone into recovery mode by shutting down your device and turn it back on while holding the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
- From the recovery screen, select “Install from USB” option, then tap on OK to confirm. A screen with “You are in sideload mode” will be displayed.
- Connect your device to PC/Mac, run following command in command prompt / terminal
For Windows: “adb sideload <filename>”
For Mac/Linux: “./adb sideload <filename>”
- Wait for a second, your handset will now flash the selected build and one done, it will reboot automatically to bring you into OxygenOS.
That’s all you need to do! Now you can taste Android 7.1.1 Beta on your OnePlus 3/ 3T. In case of any issue, ping us back in the comment below, we’ll find out solutions for you.