OnePlus 3Twhich was released in November 2016 is just an upgraded version of its predecessor OnePlus 3. The battery capacity and its general specifications attest to this fact. During the event on the release date of the OnePlus 3T, the company made a promise that they will roll out an update of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system to both devices (OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T). They actually surprised their users by announcing the roll out of the official Android 7.0 Nougat based Oxygen OS for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T just before the end of 2016.
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OnePlus have started rolling out the latest Oxygen OS update 4.1.0 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, in the form of OTA update, having official support for Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The updates might have not gotten to all parts of the world yet, but i am going to show you how you can easily get the Android 7.0 Nougat based Oxygen OS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T in any location you are in the world. But before i show you how, let check out some new features in the update and the major changes.
Features of the Oxygen OS 4.1.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update For OnePlus 3 and 3T
The first major change is the android version which has been upgraded to 7.1.1 nougat from 7.0 and this will basically bring some new features to the table along with that the Google security patch which is also updated to 1st march 2017. Security patches play a very important role in protecting your android devices from security vulnerabilities and not all OEMs are providing latest security patches to their devices and that’s why a big thumbs up to OnePlus.
Next major change is the ability to take expanded screenshots. Now you can take long screen shorts of any webpage or screen on your device. In order to do that swipe your 3 finger over the screen to take the screen shot and just press this icon and tilt your device in order to scroll down or up.
Improved Video Stability
Moving forward to the next change which is the improved video stability while recording. As we know that oneplus 3t has both optical and electronic image stabilization which give a smooth video footage without using a gimbal or stand but I personally experience that previously there were some minor glitches on the software side which oneplus has addressed in this update and the video stability is now much improved. Here is a small video sample.
Improved Image Quality
Next one is improved picture taking of moving object with blur reduction. This is basically a minor change which will reduce the blurriness if you take a picture of moving objects and improve the overall image quality. To test this I have taken some sample images of moving objects and frankly speaking I didn’t notice any major change.
In terms of connectivity some improvements has been made in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth department which also includes some unnamed bug fixes. So all and all this is a very stable built of oxygen OS.
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How To Get Oxygen OS 4.1.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update For OnePlus 3 and 3T
At the moment, this is just an incremental update and it has not been rolled out to all parts of the world, rather, is only available in selected regions. If you want ti get the update right now in wherever location you are in the world, then here is a tip on how to achieve that.
- Go to Google Play Store
- Search for a good VPN, preferably Snap VPN and download it
- Open the VPN you just downloaded and create a server, selecting Canada as your preferred VPN server.
- Go to the updater app in your phone's setting menu, there you will see the update
- Finally, update your phone successfully.
And that is just the simple method on how to update your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T phone to the latest Oxygen OS 4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. If this steps worked out easily for you, kindly lay your comments below. Also feel free to share this article, you never know who might be needing it.