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Community Beta for OnePlus 3/3T brings Android 9 Pie

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After almost six months of the official announcement that the 2016 flagship smartphones from OnePlus – OnePlus 3/3T will get the Android 9 Pie update, the company has finally started pushing the Android 9 Pie update. However, the update is not a stable one and it is Community Beta and only interested users can opt-in and flash the Pie.

The new version brings brand new UI, new New Gaming mode 3.0, and OnePlus is adding a layer of their Oxygen OS features like supported accent color customization, new DND mode with adjustable settings, and more. This update will also upgrade the OnePlus 3/3T to the latest security patch of April 2019.OnePlus 3 OpenBeta 13 In the camera department, OnePlus has added Google Lens to its camera app. The improved Gaming Mode comes with a couple of new additions like text notification mode and notification for 3rd party calls. The Android 9.0 Pie comes with Adaptive battery feature powered by AI, you can now expect 30% less in CPU wake-up time and increase in the battery life. The AI battery can also predict how long you can use your phone with X% of battery remaining depending on your usage habits, thanks to AI.

Changelog

  • 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

How to install Community Beta for OnePlus 3/3T

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

Note: You won’t get this Community update as OTA, not even for people who were on Open Beta for OnePlus 3/3T. This update can be installed for those on the latest stable version 181206 and Boot Loader should be locked.

Steps for moving to Community Beta from latest stable version 181206
  1. Download the file from the link provided above
  2. Keep the downloaded file in the internal storage root folder using the File Manager.

The device can then be updated via two methods.

  • First method: Local Update
  1. Open Settings -> System update -> Click top right setting icon
  2. Choose Local update
  3. Click on the downloaded file and wait until the device reboots
  • Second Method: Recovery Update
  1. Turn off the device -> Press power and volume up key simultaneously until the device enters the Fastboot Mode
  2. Navigate to Recovery option using volume and power button -> Choose English -> Install from Internal storage -> Select the downloaded zip file -> Select ‘Yes’
  3. Wait until the installation is complete -> Reboot

Steps for moving to Community Beta from the latest Open Beta version 180712

Note: The entire data will be wiped since there will be a version transition from Open beta to the stable version. 

  1. Download the file from the link provided above
  2. Move the downloaded file to internal storage
  3. Device can be updated only via Recovery Update:
  • Turn off the device -> Press power and volume up key simultaneously until the device enters the Fastboot Mode
  • Navigate to Recovery option using volume and power button -> Choose English -> Install from Internal storage -> Select the downloaded zip file -> Select ‘Yes’
  • Wait until the installation is complete -> Reboot

The stable version of the Android 9 Pie should be rolling out sometime soon within the next month, in the meantime let us know which is your favorite Android 9 Pie feature? Drop a comment and let us know, follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.

 

 

 

 

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.