When it comes to providing consistent software updates on time, OnePlus unarguably has a great reputation in the smartphone ecosystem. It delivers the latest software updates to some of its oldest devices as long as their hardware can support it, and the same is about to happen once again. OnePlus 3 and 3T owners are going to receive Android Pie update in the next few weeks. This is stunning news, especially if we consider the fact that both these devices were launch in 2016. Three years means a very long time in the Android smartphone industry due to its fast-paced development, and if a company is providing updates to 3 years old devices then there’s a lot to learn from it for other smartphone makers.
Android 9 Pie Community Beta Build for OnePlus 3 and 3T
Coming back to the news, there’s also an even sweeter deal for those advanced users who don’t feel uncomfortable about flashing software upgrades manually. A community beta build has already been made available from the company for those users who want to flash Android Pie manually on their devices. But before you proceed on that route, keep in mind that beta builds usually come with some bugs, and they’re released mainly for the testing purpose. After installing it on your device you can report any bugs or crashes directly to the company, which can help their engineers and developers in polishing the final version of Android build for OnePlus 3 and 3T.
Oneplus recently rolled out Android Pie for the current flagship OnePlus 6 and 6T. It was indeed one of the first makers to release pie for their flagship device(s).
Now, if you want to flash the community build for OnePlus 3 and 3T then flashing instructions are available here. Given below is what will change after you flash this build:
- New ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode with adjustable settings
- New UI
- Android Security patch up to 2019.4
- Text notification mode for Gaming mode 3.0
- Notification for 3rdparty calls in Gaming Mode
- Google Duo integration on a deeper level
- Integrated Google Lens with Camera
If you give it a try, share your thoughts about it in the comments. Otherwise, if you’re not comfortable with flashing ROMs manually then we’ll advise you to wait for Over-the-Air (OTA) delivery of stable update.
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