The OxygenOS 4.1.7 update based on Android 7.1.1 now starts being rolled out for OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones, according to a confirmation by OnePlus on its forum. The update is coming on form of an OTA (over-the-air) update, but it’s currently for limited devices. The update will then broaden to more units in the next few days.
This update comes with a lot of bug fixes, including a fix for a sound channel error when capturing video capture, or for an issue that makes the display turn on with the screen off gesture while making a phone call. Other fixes relate to the rendering issue to the Indian Kannada language, or an app locker issue in some third-party apps, and many more. In addition, the update also get rid of the Hangouts app if users have never performed any update on the Google Play Store, so if you want to retain it, you should update the app before installing this latest OxygenOS version. Furthermore, the OxygenOS 4.1.7 brings a lot of improvements to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, including Bluetooth optimizations and performance improvements, especially August Android security patch update.
Coming back to June when the OxygenOS 4.1.6 update arrived for the OnePlus 3 and 3T to replace the 4.1.5 update previously announced but it was then withdrawn. Both the phones were released in 2016 and were running Android Marshmallow with OxygenOS custom layout out of box, before being upgraded to Android Nougat. OnePlus has announced that these two phones would be updated to the Android 8.0 Oreo, which was officially announced yesterday by Google. However, according to a confirmation of the company’s Head of Product earlier this month, Android Nougat would be the final Android version for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, which make some people considering the young ages of the phones surprised. However, the devices still get the Android security patch updates, at least for the near future.