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The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is rolling out for the OnePlus 3 via official Hydrogen OS (H2OS) Public Beta 9. The H2OS is an alternative firmware for the OnePlus Android devices. As the China variants of the OnePlus 3 received the Android version 7.1.1 update, the international variants can soon expect the same with the official Oxygen OS Open Beta 12. The H2OS is basically an alternative ROM for the OnePlus and mostly build for the Chinese variants. However, it can also be installed on other variants as well.
Earlier this year, the OnePlus team released the Oxygen OS 4.0.3 based on the first builds of Nougat. With Open Beta 12, the OnePlus 3/3T can reach new grounds. We may expect a bunch of features with the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat upgrade including the integration of Google Assistant, a new and improved camera APK, a newer Gallery app fixes and updates, a brand new Photo Editor, OnePlus’s very own Cloud Sync to backup all your photos, apps, data and much more. The new Open Beta is expected to bring UX improvements. Not much is now about the latency bug fix on the OnePlus 3.
Update: The Open Beta 12 is now available for download for the OnePlus 3 as a full firmware file. Download the Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 3T based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
What’s new with Open Beta 12 and Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 3 and 3T respectively?
- 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
H2OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat:
The H2OS Beta 9 and 3 for the OnePlus 3/3T brings a lot of useful features. This makes OnePlus the first manufacturer after Google to release the first Android 7.1.1 Nougat builds. The Hydrogen OS Beta update is based on the upcoming March 1, 2017, security patch and the same can be expected with the Oxygen OS. The Open Beta 12 firmware can be expected as soon as the first week of March.
Moreover, Google is now expected to release a new version of Google App in support of the Google Assistant for all the other Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above. The new Google Assistant update will come as stock with the Google Apps package and can be expected soon. Meanwhile, see this guide to install Google Assistant easily.
The Hydrogen OS firmware files are available for download with the new H2OS 3.0 with Nougat. The Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 full firmware file will be available for download officially on the OnePlus downloads page.
Download Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T
- Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 3 → Direct Download | File: OnePlus3Oxygen_16_OTA_020_all_1702282144_9d1a3b0ffd694e79.zip
- Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 3T → Direct Download | File: OnePlus3TOxygen_28_OTA_020_all_1702281819_6a27d4968ea3478b.zip
See how to install on our earlier Open Beta 11 tutorial post for OnePlus 3/3T.