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Official Oxygen OS 9.0 Beta 2 for OnePlus 3 and 3T based on Android 9 Pie now available [OTA Downloads]

Updated: OnePlus 3 and 3T official community Beta 2 based on Android 9 Pie is now available for download. OnePlus promised on releasing Android 9 Pie for the OnePlus 3 and 3T a while ago. The manufacturer’s software development team soon started working on the closed beta based for Oxygen OS 9.0. Later, due to lack of Android Compatibility Test Suite (CTS), OnePlus only released the Hydrogen OS 9.0 public beta in China. Today defying all odds, the manufacturer released Android 9.0 Pie for the OnePlus 3 and 3T based on Oxygen OS 9.0 community beta. OTA downloads are also available along with installation instructions below.

Yes, OnePlus 3 and 3T are now receiving the latest Oxygen OS 9.0 firmware upgrade based on Android 9.0 via community beta builds. Note that this is the community beta and OnePlus specifically tells us that Open Beta users won’t be receiving this (Over-The-Air) OTA updates. You must manually flash the full firmware zips available in the downloads.

According to the update log provided by OnePlus, Oxygen OS 9.0 features brand new Android 9 Pie OS with latest April 2019 security patch level. New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings, new gaming mode 3.0, new phone and camera apps. The update also features latest launcher app with brand new OnePlus gestures. It also includes all the Android Pie features such as Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Slice, Actions, Advanced AutoFill, DNS Over TLS, Digital Wellbeing, and support for Google Camera 6.1 mod.

Oxygen OS 9.0 Beta for OnePlus 3T

What’s new with the OnePlus 3 and 3T latest community beta?

  • System
    • Updated system to Android™ 9 Pie™
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • Updated Android security patch to 2019.4
  • Do Not Disturb mode
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • New Gaming mode 3.0
    • Added text notification mode
    • Added notification for 3rd party calls
  • Phone
    • Deep integration with Google Duo
  • Camera
    • Integrated Google Lens mode

Changelog for community beta 2:

Bug fixes

  • Clock timer and stopwatch interface display is incomplete
  • Microphone doesn’t work when earphones are plugged in
  • Crash issues with native message app

Download OnePlus 3 and 3T Community Beta 2 based on Android 9 Pie

Here is the full stock firmware (OTA update zips) for the latest official Oxygen OS (OOS 9.0) Community Beta 2 for OnePlus 3 and 3T. You can safely upgrade your OnePlus 3 or 3T to this beta 2 via local update method or stock recovery method. The first beta is listed below.

Downloads:

  • Download Community Beta 2 for OnePlus 3
  • Download Community Beta 2 for onePlus 3T

Download Oxygen OS 9.0 Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T based on Android 9 Pie

Here we have the full stock firmware (OTA update zips) of the official Oxygen OS (OOS 9.0) Community Beta available for OnePlus 3 and 3T. This is the community beta so it is completely safe to upgrade your OnePlus 3 or 3T via local update method or stock recovery method. You can also flash it through TWRP recovery.

Downloads:

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Oxygen OS 9.0: How to update OnePlus 3/3T to Android 9.0 Pie?

Methods 1: Local Update (For users on stable)

Local Upgrade method is the easiest way to update any OnePlus device. However, this is for the stable users. Users on stable or Open Beta can use the recovery method. Also note that the BootLoader should be locked! 

Read detailed tutorial here: how to to install OxygenOS full stock firmware or proceed below.

  • Download the latest available OOS full stock firmware zip from above.
  • Get the full firmware package from above for the OnePlus device and transfer the ROM file to the internal storage or phone storage. Place the zip file outside every folder.
  • Now go to Settings app > visit System updates > tap on the top right settings icon > choose Local Upgrade option.
  • The Local Upgrade option will search for an upgrade package.
  • Once you see an upgrade package, tap over it and then hit the install option.

The device will automatically reboot and perform an upgrade. First boot may take a while.

Method 2: Recovery Mode

This is recommended for Open Beta users. This method won’t throw an error where your current package is greater than this one in local update method above. Also note that the entire data will be wiped since while transitioning from Open beta to the stable version. So make a OnePlus Switch backup first!

  • First enter Fastboot Mode. To do so, turn off the device completely > Press and hold power and volume up keys simultaneously until the device boots up.
  • From the fastboot mode, navigate to Recovery option using volume and power button and power to select.
  • In recovery mode, choose English > Install from Internal storage -> Select the downloaded zip file -> Select ‘Yes’.
  • Wait until the installation is complete -> Reboot

Method 3: TWRP recovery method

  • You can also flash it via TWRP for OnePlus 3 and TWRP for OnePlus 3T.
  • Perform a Factory Reset before first boot.
  • Your device may get encrypted during boot (data partition may be corrupted on encrypted devices).
  • Magisk v18.1 is working on this build.
  • Stock recovery will be installed and TWRP will be removed; unless you flash Magisk before first reboot.

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