OnePlus 3 and 3T Beta Updates Bring Big List of Changes


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Even with the OnePlus 5 now out and the only phone OnePlus currently sells, the company is still updating the OnePlus 3 and 3T, though we’ll see how long that lasts. I’m partly kidding there, since we know they’ll both see Android O at some point, it’s just that OnePlus hasn’t exactly been winning over previous device buyers through software updates.

All of that drama aside, both the OnePlus 3 and 3T received a new beta update to OxygenOS yesterday. The update is a big one and does things like tweak the design of the lift up display UI, adjusts the default color screen calibration, speeds up loading of images in the Gallery app, adds a new alarm calendar feature to the clock, and more. I don’t know that there is anything major, but it should fix bugs and stabilize a whole bunch of stuff.

The full changelog can be found below.


  • Added Shot on OnePlus watermark
    • You can toggle the Shot on OnePlus watermark and add your name to all pictures taken in the main camera settings


  • Redesigned lift up display UI
    • Now supports displaying battery percentage
  • Now supports hiding of notification content from apps locked by App locker
    • There is now a toggle that allows you to block notifications from apps that are in the App lock list
  • Improved stability of Parallel apps
  • Adjusted color display of default screen calibration
    • It now tends more towards sRGB calibration
  • Added E-warranty card
    • You can now find a version of your warranty card in “About phone > E-Warranty card”
  • Updated Android security patch level to August


  • Added quick index bar in contacts UI
    • The contacts page/app now have an alphabetical bar on the right side for easy moving to certain groups of names
  • Improved experience of switching incoming calls
  • Improvements to suggested merges functionality


  • Loading speed of images improved


  • Improved location accuracy
  • Improved the experience of searching cities


  • New feature “Alarm calendar”
    • Can be used to set an irregular alarm schedule, once you set the time, you can activate this feature by hitting the 3 dot menu button to the right of “repeat”

Known issues:

  • Immediately following the update, you might not be able to turn on the flashlight. Please reboot the device and normal functionality will be restored.

If interested in running the beta, you’ll want to head over to the OnePlus downloads site to get started.

// OnePlus



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