The CEO of OnePlus, Carl Pei, announced and confirmed that all of the new devices will receive the Face Unlock feature just like the OnePlus 5T. This list includes OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and 3T all with the new unlock feature. The news just got confirmed with the latest OxygenOS based Open Beta 30 and 21 for the OnePlus 3 phones. Download and install the OTA update and full signed firmware zips of Open Beta 30/21 from below.
The OxygenOS Open Beta 30 for OnePlus 3 and Beta 21 for OnePlus 3T brings the Face Unlock feature. It also features the new OnePlus Switch application which can be used for backup, restore, and even switch from any Android device with ease. As the beta builds receive face unlock now, the official Oxygen OS 5.0.1 will receive the same.
One of the most exciting part about the update, apart from the Face Unlock feature, is the latest OnePlus Launcher 2.3. You will see a new app launcher drawer, auto-naming folders, and some dynamic icon functions for desktop. There are other general bug fixes and stability improvements such as the Airtel VOLTE support for India.
Update log for Open Beta 30 for OnePlus 3 and beta 21 for OnePlus 3T
The incremental OTA update for the latest Oxygen OS Open Beta 30 and 21 for OnePlus 3/3T brings the following changelog or update log. The OTA is still based on Android 8.0 with January 2018 Security Patch. The 3/3T duo will soon receive Android 8.1 Oreo update as well.
- Added face unlock function
- Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
Upgrade OnePlus Launcher to V2.3
- New application drawer design
- Auto-naming folder
- Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon
- Supported Airtel VoLTE in India
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
The OTA is now live in some regions like Canada, Germany, where the update is readily available. Moreover, OnePlus has also made a video featuring the latest OxygenOS updates.
You can download and watch the video from this link as well.
As we look into the update log, this seems to be a vital update as it brings several new features.
Download OnePlus 3 Open Beta 30
This is the full signed firmware package. Install it via Local Upgrade method or simply flash it over TWRP recovery. Both will work.
- Open Beta 30 | Download full firmware file
Download OnePlus 3T Open Beta 21
The full firmware file is not yet available. Be patient for we will update the stock firmware package soon below.
- Open Beta 21 | | Download full firmware file
You can download a VPN application and change the device location to Germany or Canada and get the latest OTA update right now. Provided your device is already on the previous Open Beta 29/20.
Download latest OnePlus Launcher 2.3
As we know, the OnePlus Launcher has been updated to version 2.3 since the latest Open Beta. All the devices including OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T are receiving the new Launcher 2.3. Download it from Play Store.