OnePlus 3 and 3T users have been having a rough time with their handsets, especially those using the OxygenOS variant.
We’ve seen some people complain about the missing support for VoLTE following an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat and just recently, following the update to OxygenOS 4.1.3, which was released in April, more OnePlus 3 and 3T users have complained about a flickering screen.
It’s true to say that OnePlus has been doing a great job with OnePlus 3 and 3T ROMs by ensuring that they are pretty stable for daily use, however, nothing is ever perfect. For this reason, the Chinese OEM is rolling out an updated version of the OxygenOS that ups the software version from 4.1.3 to 4.1.4, but it’s still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
With this update, OnePlus intends to iron out all – if not most – bugs that have been affecting the OnePlus 3 twins ever since the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat came in. The update, however, is pretty small weighing just 38MB, but according to the company, the update enables bug report feedback as well as fixes a bunch of issues that include duplicate contacts, contacts search function bug, app crashes, alarm clock occasionally not ringing, display issues related to the Dark and Light themes as well as improve battery usage and so on.
There’s no mention of whether this update fixes the VoLTE issue that has been affecting some OnePlus 3 and 3T users, probably because the issue is not widespread. Please let us know if this update also solves this problem on your phone. This update also keeps the old Android security patch for the month of March, which should be a disappointment for many users.
OnePlus 3 and 3T users are expecting to receive an update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat soon, but the date is not yet known. It’s possible that this major update is the one to bring the updated security patch on the duo, but for now, you’ll have to deal with the current status.
Since this is an OTA update, it’ll take some time before all OnePlus 3 and 3T units get the nod to download the software. But you can do a manual update via Settings>About phone>System updates.