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|
|12 March 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 32||Android 8.0||Phone: New auto pick up gesture; answer an incoming call by raising the phone.
Gallery V2.5: New design for Collections tab, Added reorder function for Collections and Added recently deleted Collection.
OnePlus Switch: Supported data migration for application backup.
System: Updated Android security patch to 2018-02 and General bug fixes and improvements.
|31 Jan 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 31||Android 8.0||Phone: Added pick-up gesture switcher and Added SMS categorized function in India.
System: General bug fixes and improvements.
|16 Jan 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 30||Android 8.0||System: 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: New application drawer design, Auto-naming folder and Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon.
|11 Jan 2018||OxygenOS 5.0.1||Android 8.0||System: 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||
Notes (New OnePlus) app: Take note quickly and simply, Share note as picture, and Memo widget on Shelf is editable.
|30 Nov 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 28||Android 8.0||Launcher: Optimized and enhanced application shortcut menu and Optimized shelf visual style.
Gallery: Added a photo map to view photos by location and UI enhancements and other optimizations.
Contacts: Added emergency information (ICE) to your personal information.
System: Wireless hotspot management optimizations, Support for aptX/aptX HD, UI fixes for Quick Settings, Optimized Wi-Fi performance and security, Optimized battery usage statistics, Updated Android Security Patch and Other bug fixes and optimizations.
|24 Nov 2017||OxygenOS 5.0||Android 8.0 (stable)||System: Update to Android O (8.0), Added Parallel Apps, Added Picture in Picture, Added Auto-fill, Added Smart text selection, New Quick Settings design and Updated security patch to September 2017.
Launcher: Added notification dots, New app folder design and Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.
|16 Nov 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 27||Android 8.0 beta||System: 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||What’s new: Added User Feedback app.
System: Improved Wifi 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||
System: Update to Android O (8.0), Added Picture in Picture, Added Auto-fill, Added Smart text selection, New Quick Settings design and Updated security patch to September 2017.
|28 Sep 2017||OxygenOS 4.5||Android 7.1.1||
System: 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.
|24 Sep 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 24||Android 7.1.1||
System: Added “Soft” screen calibration, New boot animation and Optimized the clearing of recent apps.
|4 Sep 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 23||Android 7.1.1||Camera: Added Shot on OnePlus watermark. You can add your name in the watermark.
System: Redesigned lift up display UI. Now supports displaying battery percentage, Supports hiding of notification contents from apps locked by App locker, Improved stability of Parallel apps, Phone dialer and UI improvements, Weather app improvements, Adjusted color display of default screen calibration, Added E-warranty card and Updated Android security patch level to August.
Clock: Added new feature – alarm calendar – to set irregular alarms.
Gallery: Loading speed of images improved
|25 Aug 2017||OxygenOS 4.1.7||Android 7.1.1||Improvements: Enhanced system fluidity, Battery optimizations and Android security patch updated to August 2017.
Bug fixes: Sound channel error while recording videos, Call is routed to speaker accidentally by some 3rd party apps, Rendering issue in Indian Kannada language, App locker issue caused by some 3rd party apps and as per Google, Hangouts will be removed if you have never updated it on Play Store. To keep Hangouts, please update it prior to the upgrade
|16 Aug 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 22||Android 7.1.1||Improvements: 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||New addition: 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.
Updates: Updated to Launcher V2.1.5 (Optimized home screen folder icon, with a preview look of first 4 icons in the folder, Redesigned UI for folders, allowing switch between folders by swiping left or right, and Added double finger slide support, you can now slide the home screen with one finger while using another to hold an item), Updated to Gallery V1.8 (Supports light theme and opening RAW format images) and Updated Filemanager to V1.7.1 (Long-pressing search items now shows edit operations).
Optimization: Merged call history from the same number.
Bug Fixes: Fixed increased battery consumption after connecting to a Bluetooth device
|18 July 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 20||Android 7.1.1||Optimization: Battery saver indication changed from orange status bar to a notification, Optimized calculation method for data usage statistics, tabulation is now more accurate, Optimized expanded screenshot, now supports capturing for gifs and videos and Visual effects improvements for Weather widget.
Bug Fixes: Resolved various 3rd party app crashes, FixedBluetoothh device battery status wrongly displayed for non-supported devices and Fixed Weather occasionally not able to retrieve forecast data
|4 July||OxygenOS Open Beta 19||Android 7.1.1||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 and 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 and 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 and Compatibility optimizations for various Bluetooth devices
|16 June 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 18||Android 7.1.1||Updates: Updated OnePlus Community to v1.9
Bug Fixes: Fixed occasional duplicate notifications, Fixed expanded screenshot duplicate stitches, Fixed color issues with app locker, Fixed inaccurate battery percentage, Fixed certain display issues with OnePlus font, Fixed certain display issues in the weather app, Fixed camera occasionally unable to open, Fixed sending files with 3rd party apps via hotspot and Fixed inaccurate displayed network speed when activating hotspot
|15 June 2017||OxygenOS 4.1.6||Android 7.1.1||New additions: Added system push notifications for important information from OnePlus.
Updates: 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.
Bug fixes: Fixed storage issue present on 3rd party file managers, Fixed VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards and Fixed connection issue on Android Auto.
Optimizations: Battery, Proximity sensor, Camera low light focus and Expanded screenshot
Other changes: Enhanced system stability
|1 June 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 17||Android 7.1.1||New additions: Ambient display 2.0, Lift up display, Sharing functionality for Shot on OnePlus, and All new OnePlus font (Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese only).
UI Improvements: Gallery v1.7, Recorder v1.6, Weather v1.7, File Manager v1.7 and Other UI refinements.
Optimizations: Enhanced launching speed of 3rd-party apps and Optimized management of foreground and background processes.
Other changes: Setup wizard adjusted to suit the style of Android 7.1, Refined contact import process from SIM card, now supports dual numbers and an email address, Automatically add corresponding country codes when making calls during roaming and Updated Android Security Patch level to 1st May 2017
|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