If you have bought a OnePlus smartphone and wish to enjoy the Google Pixel Experience on your device then good we have some news for you because now you can test all Pixel apps and features on OnePlus 3 /3T with Pixel Experience ROM. This latest custom ROM is based on Lineage OS and also includes the latest February security patch. Also, this Pixel Experience ROM comes with all of the Pixel bells and whistles from the boot animation to the Google Assistant. This ROM is not officially announced by OnePlus but just a custom ROM but developed by the third-party developers so you can face some minor bugs. By following this step by step guide, you can update your OnePlus 3 /3T to Pixel Experience custom ROM.
Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. Because a custom recovery will be needed to install Pixel Experience ROM on your OnePlus 3/3T. Many users have already tested this Pixel Experience ROM, reported that everything is working without problems on the OnePlus 3/3T. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a complete backup of all your existing data. Because while flashing this custom ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing Pixel Experience ROM on your OnePlus 3T then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Pixel Experience ROM Custom Firmware Features:
- Based on the latest Lineage OS
- February Security patch
- All Google Apps
- Pixel Launcher with round icon support
- Pixel Boot Animation
- Pixel Sounds
- Pixel Live Wallpapers
- Pixel’s blue accent
- Google Assistant
- Root is included (you have to enable it from the dev options)
- Round icon for Settings
- OnePlus’ Recorder app
This guide containing the Pixel Experience ROM Custom ROM is working with the OnePlus 3/3T devices. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, as a result, your device might get bricked.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your OnePlus 3/3T during or after the installation of Pixel Experience ROM. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your OnePlus 3/3T is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers
- It is highly recommended to take a good backup of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on One Plus One from Settings > Developer Options.
- Your phone should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
Steps to Update OnePlus 3/3T to Pixel Experience ROM:
Here we have given a step-by-step guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Pixel Experience custom ROM on OnePlus 3/3T.
Step No 1: – First, download the Pixel Experience custom ROM (Pixel_EXP_V1.zip) and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your OnePlus 3/3T to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the Pixel Experience ROM and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn ON the OnePlus 3/3T while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.
Step No 7: – Go back the main Recovery menu and choose install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8: – Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the Pixel Experience ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
Step No 9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your OnePlus 3/3T, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
Step No 10: – After the installation of Pixel Experience custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.
That’s All! You have successfully updated OnePlus 3/3T to the latest Pixel Experience custom ROM.