Owners of OnePlus flagship phones are in for some great news as the latest Open Beta update for Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS is now available for OnePlus 3 and 3T via manual download links. The new update brings a handful of feature enhancements including gallery improvements and new wallpaper options, besides a plethora of general bug fixes.
Apart from a handful of feature improvements and bug fixes, the Android 7.1.1 Open Beta 12 update also comes with its own share of bugs and compatibility problems with certain third-party apps. Android Pay continues to suffer compatibility issues with London TFL/Tube, which can now be resolved by simply updating the app via Play Store.
Check out the complete changelog for OnePlus 3 Open Beta 12 and OnePlus 3T Open Beta 12 updates (below):
- Upgraded to Android 7.1.1
- New Shot on OnePlus wallpaper option
- Gallery Improvements
- New photo editor with watermark and photo straightening options
- Newly added media will be highlighted in Photos section
- Image location will be displayed on grid view
- Media can be grouped by month and year
- Folders and individual media can be hidden
- General bug fixes
Known Issues and Fixes
- Android pay not able to work on London TFL/Tube
- This can be resolved by updating the app via Play store
- Compatibility issues with certain third party apps
It is not yet clear as to which third-party apps are currently facing compatibility issues with the new Open Beta update for Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS on OnePlus 3 and 3T. Nevertheless, the forthcoming OTA update is likely to address several of these inherent bugs and compatibility problems.
Novice Android users are advised to flash the Open Beta via adb sideload if they are updating over a stable custom ROM. On the contrary, if you want to restore original stock firmware or install future OTA updates, you will need to do a clean install.
Interested users may go ahead and download the Android 7.1.1 Open Beta 12 firmware for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, using the download links posted below:
OnePlus 3 Android 7.1.1 oxygenOS Open Beta 12
OnePlus 3T Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS Open Beta 12
How to sideload Android 7.1.1 OXygenOS Open Beta 12 on OnePlus 3 and 3T
Step 1: Download the Android 7.1.1 Open Beta update for OnePlus from the download link provided. Ensure you have installed the necessary ADB files on the computer
Step 2: Reboot the phone in recovery mode: Power off your device and then turn it on while holding the Power and Volume Down buttons together.
Step 3: Select "Install from USB" option in the recovery screen and then tap OK to confirm. You will now see a notification on the screen saying, "You are in sideload mode." Note: This method works fine if you are running the original Oxygen Recovery else follow the steps posted here for flashing OxygenOS Recovery on top of TWRP recovery.
Step 4: Connect your OnePlus 3/3T to computer or Mac and run the following command (without quotes) via command prompt or terminal:
- For Windows: "adb sideload "
- For Mac/Linux: "./adb sideload "
[Source: OnePlus Forums OP3 and OP3T]