Download OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 16 Android 8.0 Oreo

OnePlus 3T is a very successful device from OnePlus. This phone succeeded the OnePlus 3 with some minor changes in the hardware and software department. The OnePlus 3T came out running on Android Marshmallow. This phone was later updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. After the Nougat update, users started looking forward the Android Oreo update. OnePlus gave an idea that it will soon update the phone to Android Oreo. Just a day ago, OnePlus became the very first Android manufacturer to release an Open Beta Android 8.0 Oreo for its phones. The phones included OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The Open Beta of OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo is publicly available and can be installed right now.

The Android Oreo Open Beta OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3T is not less than a surprise. OnePlus users didn’t expect the company to be this good. Keeping in view the software update record of the OnePlus, not so many users wanted to believe in the company anymore. OnePlus seems to be trying its best to come out of the shadows of darkness. The company is in a really bad situation, particularly after the recent user data collection controversy. The release of OxygenOS Open Beta 16 for the OnePlus 3T may be a strategy of the company to overcome the damage that this recent mishap has caused. OnePlus didn’t update the OnePlus 2 to Android Nougat, which also added to the disappointment of OnePlus users. Now that the Android Oreo Open Beta is out for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, we should expect good stuff for the company. Especially when the company has promised to fix all of its issues by this year’s end.

To release the software updates earlier, OnePlus merged its OxygenOS and HydrogenOS software development teams last year. This update may be a result of that hybrid formed by OnePlus as well. The new software update carries a number of goodies that we came across in the Android Oreo. If you happen to own a OnePlus 3T handset, you are free to go ahead and flash this firmware on your phone. Here is the guide to download and install OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 16 Android 8.0 Oreo.

What’s new in OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 16?

  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Picture in Picture Mode
  • Auto-fill
  • Smart text selection
  • Quick Settings design renewed
  • September security patch
  • Notification dots in launcher

Download and Install OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 16 Android 8.0 Oreo

  • Backup everything before proceeding. Follow the instructions carefully. Charge your phone good enough to make sure it doesn’t die and use the original data cable for the whole process. Also, enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on your phone prior to flashing. Be reminded that this is an Open Beta firmware. It may contain a lot of bugs. You are going to flash it at your own risk. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts may not be held responsible.

  1. Download and install Android ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.
  2. You will get a Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder in your Windows installation drive after installing the ADB drivers linked above. It should be something like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and you will also get the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file on your desktop.
  3. Now copy the OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 16 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.zip file to this Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.
  4. It’s time to put your OnePlus 3/3T in recovery mode and connect it to your PC.
  5. Turn off your OnePlus 3T completely.
  6. Now press and hold Volume Down + Home Key to boot into OnePlus 3T stock recovery.
  7. As your phone boots up into the stock recovery, select “Install from USB” mode.
  8. Connect your phone to the computer now.
  9. Now in the  Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, press and hold the shift key and right-click on an empty area within the folder > open command window here. Alternatively, find the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file on your desktop and run that.
  10. A command window will open up now.
  11. In the command window, enter the following command.
    1. For OnePlus 3T: adb sideload <filename.zip>
  12. This will flash the firmware on your phone. Reboot your phone after flashing ends and enjoy the new firmware.

I hope that you guys found this guide helpful. Reach me out through the comments if you get stuck with something.

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