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

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
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 27 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch, and more

Full changelog

25 Apr 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 26 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 25 Android 8.0 Updated Android security patch to April 2018, Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes, Stopwatch updated with new UI, OnePlus Switch added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly, and Card Package added new membership card in Shelf
28 Mar 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 24 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 23 Android 8.0

New auto pick up gesture; answer an incoming call by raising the phone, Redesigned Gallery app, OnePlus Switch supports data migration for application backup, and Updated Android security patch to 2018-02 and General bug fixes and improvements

31 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 22 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 21 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, and 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 and General bug fixes and stability improvements

29 Dec 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 20 Android 8.0

Updated Android security patch to December, and General bug fixes and improvements

Full changelog

30 Nov 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 19 Android 8.0

Updated to November Android Security Patch and Other bug fixes and optimizations

Full changelog

24 Nov 2017 OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0

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, Added notification dots, New app folder design and Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

16 Nov 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 18 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 17 Android 8.0 beta

Added User Feedback app, 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 16 Android 8.0 beta

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

28 Sep 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.0 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, and Added secure box in File Manager

24 Sep 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 15 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 14 Android 7.1.1

Added Shot on OnePlus watermark. You can add your name in the watermark, 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, Added new feature to clock – alarm calendar – to set irregular alarms, Loading speed of Gallery images improved and Updated Android security patch level to August 2017.

25 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.1.7 Android 7.1.1

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 13 Android 7.1.1

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).
Bug Fixes: Installation issues of some parallel apps, Screenshot issues on some parallel apps (Sometimes the expanded screenshot would fail on parallel apps), Weather widget sometimes won’t update (Weather widget in Shelf will now update properly), and Font issue after changing system language (Sometimes the system font did not display properly after changing system language)

4 Aug 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 12 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 11 Android 7.1.1

Optimization: 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 for: 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 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 10 Android 7.1.1

All new OnePlus Launcher v2.1

Full changelog

16 June 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 9 Android 7.1.1

Updated OnePlus Community to v1.9
Bug fixes for: 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, OnePlus Community app to v1.8, and Android Security Patch level to 1st May 2017, and Modified WiFi no internet indication icon
Bug fixes for: storage issue present on 3rd party file managers, VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards and connection issue on Android Auto, Optimizations and enhanced system stability

1 June 2017 OxygenOS Open Beta 8 Android 7.1.1

Ambient display 2.0, Lift up display, Sharing functionality for Shot on OnePlus, All new OnePlus Font (Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese only), Gallery v1.7, Recorder v1.6, Weather v1.7, File Manager v1.7 and Other UI refinements, Enhanced launching speed of 3rd-party apps and Optimized management of foreground and background processes, 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 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

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