OnePlus has always been known and well-praised for its prompt and timely updates for its devices. These updates bring a lot of improved features and bug fixes. OnePlus has just released the latest OxygenOS 3.5 Community Build for its latest flagship device OnePlus 3. Although community builds aren’t official releases but they are somewhat akin to the official builds and are almost as stable as the official releases. These community builds are released to gather feedback from the users.
Sadly, this latest OxygenOS 3.5 Community Build for the OnePlus 3 is also based on Android Marshmallow and not the upcoming Android Nougat, but it comes with a lot many new features and bug fixes. The new features of this build includes:
- Several UI improvements
- New and improved OnePlus apps, including clock, weather and file manager
- Improved camera software
- More robust settings and customization features
Although, please note that there are few problems associated with this OxygenOS 3.5 Community build like:
- Android Pay is not currently supported
- Only English is currently supported in several OnePlus apps
- Some performance issues
- Some UI issues when using custom themes
- System UI tuner is unstable (do not use); using the system UI tuner could cause serious issues that can only be resolved via factory reset
- You will need to re-register your fingerprints if you have fingerprint authentication enabled
So take these into consideration before flashing the latest OxygenOS 3.5 Community build on your OnePlus 3. However, if the above-mentioned issues don’t affect you, here’s how you can install the latest OxygenOS 3.5 Community build on your OnePlus 3:
Step1: First of all, download the OxygenOS 3.5 Community build zip file from here.
Step 2: Shut down your device and then reboot it while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. This will open the OnePlus 3 in recovery mode.
Step 3: Select “Install from USB” option in the recovery screen. Then press ‘OK’ to confirm. A screen with “You are in sideload mode” will appear now.
Step 4: Connect your OnePlus 3 to your computer and run the following command in command prompt/ terminal
For Windows: “adb sideload <filename>”
For Mac/Linux: “./adb sideload <filename>”
Step 5: Voila, you’re done. Just wait for a while for the device to update and it will automatically reboot to the OxygenOS 3.5 Community build.
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