OnePlus announced the OnePlus 3T in November 2016 and even though Android Nougat was already available at the time, the phone came preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, just like the original OnePlus 3. 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 just about the same features.
The Chinese OEM beat a host of companies to Android Oreo, where OnePlus 3T 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 3T 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 (released Nov 24, 2017)||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 3T is not guaranteed Android P, it’s not the end of the road for the 2016 flagship killer 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 running the newer Android 8.1 Oreo, albeit in beta, we are hopeful that OnePlus 3T will also 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 3T since launch.
OnePlus 3T update table
|Date||Firmware download||Android OS||Changelog|
|12 March 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 23||Android 8.0||
Phone: New auto pick up gesture; answer an incoming call by raising the phone.
|31 Jan 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 22||Android 8.0||
Phone: Added pick-up gesture switcher and Added SMS categorized function in India.
|16 Jan 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 21||Android 8.0||
Release notes: Added face unlock function, Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore, Supported Airtel VoLTE in India and General bug fixes and stability improvements.
|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 and General bug fixes and stability improvements
|29 Dec 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 20||Android 8.0||
Notes (New OnePlus) app: Take note quickly and simply, Share note as a picture, and Memo widget on Shelf is now editable.
|30 Nov 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 19||Android 8.0||
Launcher: Optimized and enhanced application shortcut menu and Optimized shelf visual style.
|24 Nov 2017||OxygenOS 5.0||Android 8.0||
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
|16 Nov 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 18||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 17||Android 8.0 beta||
What’s new: Added User Feedback app
|18 Oct 2017||OxygenOS 4.5.1||Android 7.1.1||
General bug fixes and stability improvements
|14 Oct 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 16||Android 8.0 beta||
System: Update to Android O (8.0) beta, Added Picture in Picture, Added Auto-fill, Added Smart text selection, New Quick Settings design, Updated security patch to September.
|28 Sep 2017||OxygenOS 4.5.0||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 15||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 14||Android 7.1.1||
Camera: Added Shot on OnePlus watermark. You can add your name in the watermark.
|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
|16 Aug 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 13||Android 7.1.1||
Improvements: Data usage tracking optimizations (The system is now better at tracking data usage), Expanded screenshot optimizations, OnePlus apps updates (App locker, FileManager, Weather, Note (shelf), Launcher, and OnePlus Push have all been updated).
|4 Aug 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 12||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.
|18 July 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 11||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.
|4 July 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 10||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.
|16 June 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 9||Android 7.1.1||
Updates: Updated OnePlus Community to v1.9
|15 June 2017||OxygenOS 4.1.6||Android 7.1.1||
New additions: Added system push notifications for important information from OnePlus.
|1 June 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 8||Android 7.1.1||
New additions: Ambient display 2.0, Lift up display, Sharing functionality for Shot on OnePlus, All new OnePlus Font (Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese only).
|16 May 2017||OxygenOS Open Beta 7||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 6||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 5||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 4||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 3||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 in 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 2||Android 7.0 beta||
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
|30 Dec 2016||OxygenOS Open Beta 1||Android 7.0 beta||
Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat (beta), New Notifications Design, New Settings Menu Design, Multi-Window View, Notification Direct Reply, Custom DPI Support, Added Status Bar Icon Options, Added Quick Launch for 3rd Party Applications and Improved Shelf Customization
|19 Dec 2016||OxygenOS 3.5.4||Android 6.0||
Optimizations for US-TMO Network, Optimizations to Reduce Lag when Battery is below 5%, Optimized Bluetooth Connectivity, Optimized Battery Saving Mode (GPS and Orientation Preferences will be restored when Battery Saving Mode is closed), Fixed Flashlight Usability Issue in WhatsApp, Increased System Stability and Implemented Various Bug Fixes
|28 Nov 2016||OxygenOS 3.5.3||Android 6.0||
Added emergency calling for India (triple press the power button to trigger), Added motion detection in camera and enhanced image capturing quality, Added OnePlus community app, Updated touch panel firmware and optimized touch precision, Updated GPS library and optimized location accuracy, Redesigned clock UI, Redesigned calling UI and Increased stability and implemented various bug fixes