OnePlus 3 update: OxygenOS 5.0.3 arrives with Face Unlock, May 2018 patches, and more

OnePlus 3

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 3 and 3T in 2016. Since the two are separated by just five months, OnePlus chose to treat them as one device, which, essentially, they are. Usually, updates are rolled out to the pair at the same time and they always bring the same features.

The Chinese OEM beat a host of companies to Android Oreo, where OnePlus 3 was among the first non-Google devices to receive the OTA update. Even more interesting is that the phone beat the newer OnePlus 5 and 5T to Oreo.

OnePlus 3 Oreo 8.1 update

Expected release date: Q2 2018

Launch OS Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Current OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android P
Android 6.0 Released 20 Jan 2017) Released (17 April 2017) Android 8.0 Expected (Q2 2018) Not eligible

With Oreo, this was the second major OS OnePlus 3 was receiving, which means that it doesn’t stand a chance for another major OS upgrade. Of course, many will agree that the two phones are more than capable of handling Android P, especially the 3T, which shares the same chipset as the OG Google Pixel and Pixel XL. These two Google phones are already running Android P developer preview.

Even though OnePlus 3 and 3T won’t be receiving Android P, it’s not the end of the road for the two in terms of software updates. The company is still rolling out more updates and we expect it to keep doing so, at least before OnePlus 6 and 6T come around.

In fact, now that OnePlus 5 and 5T are now running the newer Android 8.1 Oreo, we are hopeful that OnePlus 3 and 3T will join the party at some point in the near future. To keep track of these updates, check out the table below, which also brings you details of all the updates that OnePlus has pushed out to OnePlus 3 since launch.

OnePlus 3 update table

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
24 May 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.3 Android 8.0 Face Unlock, May 2018 patches, and more

Full changelog

15 May 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 36 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patches, and more

Full changelog

25 Apr 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 35 Android 8.0 Supported double-tap to lock screen, Improved searched history for App drawer, Hide lock-box entry in guest mode, Optimized scanning logic for large files
9 Apr 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 34 Android 8.0 Updated Android security patch to April 2018, Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes, Stopwatch updated with new UI, Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly, Added new membership card in Shelf
28 Mar 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 33 Android 8.0 Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer and General bug fixes and improvements
12 Mar 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 32 Android 8.0 New auto pick up gesture; answer an incoming call by raising the phone, New design for Collections tab, Added reorder function for Collections and Added recently deleted Collection in Gallery app, Supported data migration for application backup, installed Android security patch for February 2018.
31 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 31 Android 8.0 Added pick-up gesture switcher and Added SMS categorized function in India and General bug fixes and improvements.
16 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 30 Android 8.0 Added face unlock function, Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore, Supported Airtel VoLTE in India and General bug fixes and stability improvements, Upgraded OnePlus Launcher to V2.3
11 Jan 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.1  Android 8.0 Supported Airtel VoLTE in India (VoLTE service location depends on Airtel), Added support for aptX HD, Added Wi-Fi hotspot device manager, Added “Soft” screen calibration, Updated Android security patch to December 2017 and General bug fixes and stability improvements.
29 Dec 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 29 Android 8.0

Updated Android security patch to December 2017 and General bug fixes and improvements.

Full changelog

30 Nov 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 28 Android 8.0 Updated to November 2018 Android Security Patch and other bug fixes and optimizations.

Full changelog

24 Nov 2017 OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0 (stable) Update to Android O (8.0) stable, Updated security patch to September 2017.
16 Nov 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 27 Android 8.0 beta New UI for Do Not Disturb, Optimized standby battery usage, Smart Text Selection improvements, General performance improvements, Updated OnePlus and GMS applications, Updated Google security patch (October 2017) and Other bug fixes and optimizations.
27 Oct 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 26 Android 8.0 beta Added User Feedback app, Improved Wi-Fi and data connectivity, Improved the performance of NFC, Improved the stability of Picture in Picture, Fixed issue of missing voicemail tab in dialer, Fixed issue of occasional heating and General bug fixes.
18 Oct 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.1 Android 7.1.1 General bug fixes and stability improvements
14 Oct 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 25 Android 8.0 beta

Update to Android O (8.0) beta, Updated security patch to September 2017.

28 Sep 2017 OxygenOS 4.5 Android 7.1.1

Added lift up display, Added Gaming Do Not Disturb, Added low priority notification, Added network speed in status bar, Added scheduled night mode, Added OnePlus Slate font, Redesigned Dash Charge animation and System stability and battery improvements, Added Shot on OnePlus wallpaper, Redesigned calling UI, Added Shot on OnePlus watermark and Redesigned photo editor in Gallery, Added secure box

24 Sep 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 24 Android 7.1.1

Added “Soft” screen calibration, New boot animation and Optimized the clearing of recent apps, Updated Community app to V1.9.5 and Minor bug fixes

4 Sep 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 23 Android 7.1.1 Updated Android security patch level to August.

Full changelog

 25 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.1.7  Android 7.1.1 Enhanced system fluidity, Battery optimizations and Android security patch updated to August 2017, and plenty of bug fixes 
16 Aug 2017  OxygenOS Open Beta 22  Android 7.1.1 Data usage tracking optimizations, Expanded screenshot optimizations and OnePlus apps updates (App locker, FileManager, Weather, Note (shelf), Launcher, and OnePlus Push).
Bug Fixes: Installation issues of some parallel apps, Screenshot issues on some parallel apps, Weather widget sometimes won’t update and Font issue after changing system language
4 Aug 2017  OxygenOS Open Beta 21  Android 7.1.1 Parallel apps – Introducing the all-new parallel apps feature that lets you run a parallel version of the same app using a separate account, now supports Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram and many other popular apps.

Full changelog

18 July 2017  OxygenOS Open Beta 20  Android 7.1.1 Battery saver indication changed from orange status bar to a notification, Optimized calculation method for data usage statistics, more accurate tabulation, Optimized expanded screenshot, now supports capturing for gifs and videos and Visual effects improvements for Weather widget.
Bug Fixes: Various 3rd party app crashes, Bluetooth device battery status wrongly displayed for non-supported devices and Weather occasionally not able to retrieve forecast data
4 July OxygenOS Open Beta 19 Android 7.1.1 All new OnePlus Launcher v2.1

Full changelog

16 June 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 18 Android 7.1.1 Updated OnePlus Community to v1.9
Bug Fixes: Occasional duplicate notifications, Expanded screenshot duplicate stitches, Color issues with app locker, Inaccurate battery percentage, Certain display issues with OnePlus font, Certain display issues in the weather app, Camera occasionally unable to open, Sending files with 3rd party apps via hotspot and Inaccurate displayed network speed when activating hotspot
 15 June 2017  OxygenOS 4.1.6  Android 7.1.1 Added system push notifications for important information from OnePlus, Updated network settings for select carriers, Updated OnePlus Community app to v1.8, Updated Android Security Patch level to 1st May 2017 and Modified WiFi no internet indication icon.

Multiple bug fixes, optimizations and improved system stability

1 June 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 17 Android 7.1.1 Updated Android Security Patch level to 1st May 2017

Full changelog

16 May 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 16 Android 7.1.1 Fixed duplicate contacts after upgrade, Fixed Contacts search function bug, Fixed alarm clock occasionally not ringing, Fixed app crashes, Fixed display issue under black and white theme and Optimized power consumption
2 May 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 15 Android 7.1.1 New dialer and incoming call interface, UI optimizations for Messages, Settings and Contacts, New action bar for Messages and Settings, Optimized high power usage notifications, Bluetooth optimizations, Night mode optimizations and Bug fixes
20 April 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 14 Android 7.1.1 Bluetooth improvements, Clock widget improvements, Dark theme improvements, Translation improvements, GPS optimizations, Launcher optimizations, Night Mode optimizations and Updated community app to 1.8
17 April 2017 OxygenOS 4.1.3 Android 7.1.1 (stable) Upgraded Android 7.1.1, Added expanded screenshots, Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction, Improved video stability when recording, Improved WiFI connectivity, Improved Bluetooth connectivity, Fixed Instagram swiping bug, Fixed hardware buttons malfunction bug, Increased system stability and General bug fixes
31 March 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 13 Android 7.1.1 beta All new launcher, added support for Shortcuts on 7.1.1, Redesigned app drawer, Redesigned UI for launcher settings, Added quick pay option for India, Added status bar icon option to display real-time network speed, Added Notification Denoising, Added Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, Added automatic Night mode, Added Secure Box for file encryption, Optimized touch latency, Optimized camera EIS for videos, and Improved contacts management with linking and merge functions
1 March 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 12 Android 7.1.1 beta 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 and General bug fixes
13 Feb 2017 OxygenOS 4.0.3 Android 7.0 Added Wi-Fi IPv6 Support toggle, Optimized Smart Wi-Fi Switcher, if turned on, the device will switch to data connection if Wi-Fi signal is consistently poor, Fixed crashes for Line, Increased stability of the Camera app, Optimized exposure when taking night time photos, Updated Audio specs and improved the quality of audio recordings, Updated APN settings for select carriers, and Amazon Prime App will be pre-installed for India Users
20 Jan 2017 OxygenOS 4.0.2 Android 7.0 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 and Increased System Stability
18 Jan 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 11 Android 6.0.1 UI optimizations, Improved Shelf Customization, Updated APN Settings for select Carriers, Fixed Proximity Sensor bug during calls, Fixed Google Play Store download bug and Increased System Stability
28 Dec 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 10 Android 6.0.1 Added Data Saver, Fixed Lock Screen Clock bug in Portrait Mode, Fixed Reverting to Default Theme after Reboot, Optimized Unlocking Speed using Fingerprint, Optimized the quality of Expanded Screenshot, Optimized WiFi Performance, and Optimized System Performance and Battery Consumption
14 Dec 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 9 Android 6.0.1 Added Expanded Screenshots, Shelf Design Optimizations, General UI Optimizations, DPI Optimizations, Battery Performance Optimizations, Stability and Performance Optimizations and General bug fixes
5 Dec 2016 OxygenOS 3.2.8 Android 6.0.1 Added 1080P 60FPS video recording, Added emergency calling for India (Triple press of power button to trigger), Optimization of Snapchat, fixed video calling and scrolling lags, Increased system stability and General bug fixes
17 Nov 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 7 Android 6.0.1 Added audio tuner, Added background app freezing mechanism, Redesign of accent color, Redesign of the clock UI, Updated Google security patch for November 2016, Fixed black screen issue when exiting games in horizontal orientation, Fixed launcher related crashes, Fixed dial pad crashes, Increased system stability and General bug fixes
31 Oct 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Android 6.0.1 Added OnePlus FileDash functionality for convenient file transfers, Added ability to switch launcher layouts, Integration of Google Map to share locational information in messages, Redesign of the phone calling UI, Added personalized ringtone information in contact details, Added ability to view the entire call history of the selected contact, Introduction of the OnePlus Community App, Increased system stability and General bug fixes
17 Oct 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 5 Android 6.0.1 Added App Lock functionality, Fixed keyguard crashes when enabling sim card lock in multiple languages, Optimized accent colors in default themes, Optimized translations for certain languages, Improved the quality of expanded screenshots, Increased system stability and General bug fixes
28 Sep 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 4 Android 6.0.1 Use AOSP clock as default clock, Added capability to uninstall some preinstalled apps, like FileManager, Weather, Recorder, MusicPlayer, Added expanded screenshots, you can now save a long screenshot of a scrollable page to cover more contents, Added cellular data firewall, you can control whether an app is allowed to use cellular network or WiFi, Added“Favorite contact setting” in Priority mode, Setting menu adjustment in Messages now has an option to vibrate phone when receiving SMS, Contact UI redesign, Fixed community build cannot flash back to official build issue and General bug fixes
14 Sep 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 3 Android 6.0.1 Added “kill all background processes” button in recents menu, Added long press options in messages application, Enhanced incoming call notification UI, Added manual “check for update” button, Added additional directions for first fingerprint configuration, Battery Saver mode optimizations and enhancements, Added back contacts widget in launcher, Improved dialer speed, New modes added in control panel (night mode and battery saver) and Added support for PIN codes up to 6 digits
14 Sep 2016 OxygenOS 3.2.6 Android 6.0.1 Optimized voice call quality of some IM applications, Improved adaptive brightness performance, Improved camera quality (Fixed occasional green/yellow issue, Optimized white balance and Improved 1080p video recording) Addressed some Bluetooth connection problems for vehicles, Allows third-party application to modify ringtone, Optimized battery consumption when scrolling, Optimized touch accuracy when playing games, Added DozeMode switch in Developer options and Added PocketMode switch in Display settings
30 Aug 2016 OxygenOS Open Beta 2 Android 6.0.1 Accent color added, Battery icon customization added, LED customization added, Display sRGB added, Night mode added, Dark mode theme optimized and General bug fixes
22 Aug OxygenOS Open Beta 1 Android 6.0.1 Several UI improvements, New and improved OnePlus apps, including clock, weather, and file manager, Improved camera software and More robust settings and customization features
6 Aug 2016 OxygenOS 3.2.4 Android 6.0.1 Fixed the auto-reboot issue, Improved call quality, Implemented various fixes and carrier optimizations.
25 July 2016 OxygenOS 3.2.2 Android 6.0.1

Improved notification management in doze, Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue, Disabled fingerprint sensor while in pocket, Added NFC toggle in quick settings, Improved noise cancellation in video recording, Updated 4K video recording codec and Added latest security patches and various optimizations

5 July 2016 OxygenOS 3.2.1 Android 6.0.1

Fixed some notification issues, Addressed SIM recognition issue, Enabled sRGB mode in developer options, Improved RAM management, Improved GPS performance, Enhanced audio playback quality, Updated custom icon packs, Improved camera quality/functionality, Fixed some issues in Gallery, Implemented latest Google security patches and Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps

6 June 2016 OxygenOS 3.1.2 Android 6.0.1

Camera HDR performance tuning, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity improvements, Bug fixes in telephony and Bug fixes in Google and OnePlus apps

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