OxygenOS Open Beta 3 (7.1.1) for OnePlus 3T

OnePlus has been releasing updates for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T quite often since their release, but if you want to get a taste of their latest offerings before the global OTA roll-out, then you can participate in the OxygenOS Open Beta program for your device. Now, OnePlus has announced that their latest Open Beta update built on Android 7.1.1 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is rolling out.

In their patch notes, OnePlus mentions that the OxygenOS-specific improvements are mostly focused on the stock Gallery application. There’s a new photo editor with watermarking and photo straightening options, highlighting of newly added photos, location display while in grid view, grouping media by time, and adding the ability to hide folders or individual media. But the most exciting enhancements come from the fact that this build is based off of Android 7.1.1.

While Android 7.1 is not considered a major upgrade to the OS, it still brings some much needed enhancements to the platform such as improved touch latency, keyboard GIF insertion, and app shortcuts in the launcher. In my opinion, the improved touch latency alone is worth getting excited over, as many users who have upgraded to unofficial Android 7.1 builds on our forums note just how much the touch latency has been reduced.

 

First of all, we want to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have been participating in our beta program. It’s been a huge success. By sending in your feedback, bug reports, and general thoughts, you’ve made OxygenOS even better, and we’re making improvements faster than ever before. Today, we have a particularly exciting announcement: Open Beta 3– built on Android Nougat 7.1.1 – is available now for the OnePlus 3T. (Note: Link to the OnePlus 3 post here)

Key updates in this build:

  • 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
  • General bug fixes

Known Issues and Fixes

  • Android pay not able to work on London TFL/Tube
    • This can be resolved by updating the app via Play store
  • Compatability issues with certain third party apps

Please visit the download page here:
http://downloads.oneplus.net/oneplus-3t/oneplus_3t_oxygenos_openbeta_3/

If you’ve already flashed a previous Open Beta build, you will receive this update via OTA. If you haven’t, you will need to flash this build by ADB sideload. Your data may transfer, but there is always a possibility of losing personal data, so be sure to backup all of your important data before flashing this build. As stated before, once you flash the Open Beta, you’ll continue getting Open Beta OTAs.

Please follow the link below for the UI/UX experience survey. We’d really appreciate a few minutes of your time, as it will help us make OxygenOS even better. One last thing: this is a limited program, so we may disable this download link once we receive enough feedback.

– Feedback on UI/UX: https://goo.gl/forms/rj3OMW2eywKGoNfI2

Note: If you flash this Open Beta build, you’ll receive Open Beta OTAs (but not official OTAs). You’ll need to manually (clean) flash back to our official builds to continue receiving official OTAs. Rolling back to official OxygenOS versions require wiping data and cache.

Thank you for your patience and as always, we look forward to hearing your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum here: https://forums.oneplus.net/feedback/.

Thank you for helping us build a better OxygenOS.

Never settle.

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