If you own the OnePlus 3 or the newer OnePlus 3T, the company is rolling out a new Android Nougat update for all users in China, but this time around, it has nothing to do with OxygenOS.
Apparently, the Chinese OEM has now started rolling out a new HydrogenOS version 3.0 to all OnePlus 3 and 3T users. Interestingly, this new skin is based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. For those who enjoy playing around with their phones, you have an even better chance of doing so with an official software.
So far the rollout has begun in China and this means that the current version is available in Chinese, nonetheless, you can still get it installed on your OnePlus 3 or 3T. Keep in mind that since this is a Chinese version, there are no Google apps and as such, you’ll need to flash a Google Apps package, just in case you lose the current ones during the update process.
Despite the fact that the new HydrogenOS 3.0 is available for China’s OnePlus 3 and 3T, it supports two languages – Chinese and English. Still, you’ll come across a few Chinese apps that you may want to get rid of. As for now, we don’t really know whether OnePlus has added a few new features in the new update, but a few users who have already checked into the other side of things claim they see a better battery life compared to OxygenOS. In addition, there is talk of a new call recording feature that has just come in.
If you are into this game of custom ROMs, make sure your OnePlus 3 or 3T has more than 1.2GB of free space, your battery is at least 50% and that you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot. With all check, you can grab the download from the official OnePlus forums or via the XDA developer forum website. In case of any issues along the way, you can stay with the XDA guys and you should get your problems solved.