The Oxygen OS 4.0.1 firmware is the latest OTA released for the OnePlus 3. The software can and should be anytime now received on your smartphone in form of a new Android notification. However, if due to certain reasons your phone is still waiting for the new Nougat software, don’t panic. Read the lines from below and also apply this tutorial for learning how to manually install the new Oxygen OS 4.0.1 firmware on your own OnePlus 3.
A new roll out can be received only if the stock Android OS is already running and only if root hasn’t been ensured. Otherwise you won’t be able to OTA receive the Oxygen OS 4.0.1 firmware on your OnePlus 3. And in that case a manual update procedure will be implied.
However, the OTA is offered in phases, gradually and in limited markets only. Thus, the Nougat software will not embrace all the OnePlus 3 at the same time. So, if you are already tired of waiting you should learn how to flash the full firmware package.
But, there are some aspects that must be considered if you want to perform this operation. If root is ensured now it will be revoked – also all the other tweaking procedures will be now revoked as your smartphone will be restored back to its default state: the factory and default restrictions will be reinstalled and the internal system will be relocked.
Some software related issues can be manually addressed if you use the steps from below: I am talking about general problems like boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, screen freeze or total blackouts. Also, now you can remove unresponsive processes, uninstall malware, delete inappropriate tools and stop any other Android malfunction.
I recommend you to perform a backup if you don’t want to lose any important file from your OnePlus 3 during the Oxygen OS 4.0.1. A proper backup operation will save and secure your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and anything else you might have to use afterwards. This backup process can be done within minutes by using different methods – for example you can choose to download apps from Google Play, you can sync your data with your Google Account or you can just use built-in cloud storage platforms.
On the other hand, since this is a manual update operation, you can install Oxygen OS 4.0.1 on your OnePlus 3 only if you first consider the essential pre requisites which are being listed below:
- Download the update package mentioned below on a computer.
- On this computer make sure the OnePlus 3 drivers are already installed.
- Install Android SDK on the computer you are going to use – for Windows use this tutorial and for MAC OS X / Linux use this guide instead.
- Your phone and its USB cable are also required.
- On your phone become a developer if Developer Rights are available – tap 7 times repeatedly on Built Number; in the end the ‘you are a developer’ message will be displayed.
- On your smartphone check the USB Debugging checkbox – this option can be found under “menu -> settings -> developer options”.
- Unlock the bootloader of your OnePlus 3.
- Charge your smartphone before doing anything else – if your device will run out of power during the update process it might also get bricked (software related problems can be caused).
- The charging operation becomes a must if the power is currently lower than 50%.
Install Oxygen OS 4.0.1 on OnePlus 3
- On your computer from here download the Oxygen OS 4.0.1 firmware file. Also, download TWRP recovery from here.
- Save both files on desktop. Place the TWRP recovery inside the Android SDK folder.
- The ROM package must be transferred on your phone.
- Now, power on your device and connect it with your computer via USB cable.
- On your computer from the Android SDK folder open a cmd window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- In this cmd window enter: “fastboot flash recovery recovery_name.img”.
- The recovery image will be flashed on your phone. Access TWRP recovery on your OnePlus 3 when done.
- From recovery first wipe the system of your device – make a hard reset and clear app data cache by choosing “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wip dalvik cache”.
- Now, tap on Install and load the ROM package on your phone.
- Swipe in order to resume the Nougat update process.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery and choose “Reboot”.
- Use the link from above and save the Oxygen OS firmware package on your computer.
- Then, transfer this file on your OnePlus 3.
- Make sure an USB connection between your smartphone and your computer is ensured.
- On your PC, from the Android SDK folder, open a cmd window – press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- In the cmd window first enter: “adb reboot recovery”; wait while recovery mode is displayed on your phone.
- Next, in the same cmd widnow type: “adb sideload ROM_name.zip”.
- The Nouagat firmware should be automatically installed now.
- Reboot your OnePlus 3 when done and enjoy.
Congratulations. You can now use the new Oxygen OS 4.0.1 firmware without problems on your OnePlus 3. So, test what’s new and share everything with us by using the comments field from down below – if you have problems we will try to assist you as soon as possible.