An update to Android Oreo-based OxygenOS has arrived for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Follow this guide to manually install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 on OnePlus 3/3T.
Updates are an integral part of every manufacturer’s schedule and it seems like OnePlus is running right on track. About 12 days ago, OnePlus finally released the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Fast forward today, another release has been made and the update is rolling out worldwide. If you haven’t yet installed it, or haven’t got the update notification, for instance, you can use this brief guide to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 on your OP3 and 3T.
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OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 Update – 27 October 2017
The first Oreo-based builds for the devices highly aimed at bringing the new features. Since this was an initial release, we did expect some bugs. And after a few hours of usage users started reporting issues like Mobile Data drop, random reboots, and a few glitches with Oreo features like Notification Dots.
During the coming weeks, we believe that OnePlus has worked out these issues and finally released an update that concentrates only-and-only on fixing existing bugs. The update was announced at the OnePlus community forums by Adam Krisko as Open Beta 26 for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 17 for the 3T.
Before we jump to the instructions to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17, let us first take a look at the improvements and fixes that this release is bringing.
- User Feedback app is back
- Improved Wifi and Data connectivity
- NFC Performance has been improved
- Improved stability of Picture-in-Picture mode
- Reduced likelihood of device heating up in certain circumstances
- Fixed issue of missing voicemail tab in dialer
- Other general bug fixes
- This includes things like the Notification dot issue, ambient display issues, random reboots, available storage calibration, and many other smaller issues.
There have been several confirmed reports of inclusion of an updated launcher app, now version 2.1.6 and improvements in fingerprint unlocking and Dash Charging. Unfortunately, it seems like the users are still troubled by camera focus and quality issues.
For the most part, it is great that the developers are focusing on providing a stable experience to the users, even though these are the Beta releases. The new improvements and almost issue-free builds are indicating that the stable release is somewhat near.
Now, you can go ahead and follow the instructions below to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 right now on your devices.
- Charge your OnePlus 3/3T to a sufficient battery level before you start the update process. Any disturbances during the update may land your phone in problems.
- If you’re installing Open Beta release for the first time, or if you’re rooted, then you should backup your phone’s data because it will be wiped off completely. You can follow our tutorial on how to backup Android phones.
Before you head to the actual steps to manually install OxygenOS Open Beta 26 or 17 on your device, download the update zip file corresponding to the method you choose.
- OTA: OnePlus3TOxygen_28_OTA_035-036_patch_1710262314_a86f0d2507b.zip
- Full ROM: OnePlus3TOxygen_28_OTA_036_all_1710262314_06497d048ea54565.zip
- OTA: (Link will be added when available)
- Full ROM: OnePlus3Oxygen_16_OTA_036_all_1710262329_97651662219b4e6b.zip
How to Install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 Update
The simplest method to install this update is through the over-the-air update. You can go to Settings -> System updates and tap on the ‘CHECK FOR UPDATE’ button.
Now, in case if you have not yet received the notification, or are installing the beta release for the first time, then you need to manually install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17. So follow the instructions below.
Method 1: Update Manually Using Local Upgrade (Non-rooted)
Follow these steps if you already have your device running on OxygenOS Open Beta 25/16.
- Download the OTA zip for your device from the Downloads section above.
- Connect your OnePlus 3/3T to the PC and transfer the OTA file to the root (outside all folders) of the internal storage.
- Disconnect the phone.
- Go to ‘Settings’.
- Scroll down to the very bottom and select ‘System updates’.
- Press the gear-style icon on the top-right of the screen.
- Select ‘Local upgrade’.
- The device will automatically detect the OTA file.
- Just press on the displayed filename and choose ‘UPGRADE NOW’, when prompted with a confirmation message.
The phone will start to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26 or 17 on your respective device. Once done, it shall automatically restart. You can now enjoy the all-new update with latest bug fixes and improvements.
Method 2: Flashing Full ROM (Stable/HydrogenOS/Rooted)
In case you’re not using the previous Open Beta release or if your phone is rooted then, in that case, you will need to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26 or 17 by flashing the full ROM. This means, all your apps and data will be wiped. So make sure to take a complete backup beforehand.
- Start by downloading the full ROM zip for your OnePlus 3 or 3T.
- Connect your OnePlus 3 or 3T to the PC and transfer the full ROM zip (OnePlus3Oxygen_16_OTA_036_all_1710262329_97651662219b4e6b.zip) to the internal storage.
- Disconnect the device and power it off completely.
- Press and hold the Volume Down + Power button simultaneously until you see the bootloader screen.
- Tap the Volume keys a few times until ‘Recovery mode’ comes up on the screen.
- Press the Power button to boot into recovery mode now.
- Now, if you have official Oxygen recovery installed, follow step #8. In case you have TWRP installed, follow step #9 and below.
- In Stock Oxygen Recovery:
- Select ‘English’.
- Tap on ‘Wipe data and cache’.
- Select ‘Reset system setting’ and select ‘Yes’ to confirm.
- Now go back and select ‘Install from internal storage’ or ‘Install from local’, whichever option is available.
- Browse and select the full ROM zip file.
- Select ‘Yes’ to confirm and install OxgenOS Open Beta 26/17.
- When the process is complete, go back and select ‘Reboot’.
- In TWRP Recovery:
- Go to ‘Wipe’.
- Swipe the ‘Swipe to Factory Reset’ button.
- Now, go back to the TWRP main screen and select the ‘Install’ button.
- Browse through the internal storage and select the full ROM zip file.
- Then swipe the ‘Swipe to confirm Flash’ button.
- This will install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 on your device running TWRP recovery.
- Select ‘Reboot System’ when the flashing process is complete.
- Once your phone reboots back, you will have to go through the initial setup.
Now, you have been able to install OxygenOS Open Beta 26/17 on the OnePlus 3 and 3T respectively. If you have any doubts regarding the installation/update process, then feel free to ask us through the comments.