Android Oreo 8.0 is the latest and the fastest version of Android yet and it was released a few months back by Google. While only the Google Pixel devices were updated to this version initially, a lot of other Android devices have been receiving the update both in the form of Custom ROMs and beta upgrades.
The latest device added to the list is the flagship device of OnePlus from last year, the OnePlus 3. Along with the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T is also receiving the official update in the form of an open beta program and the OxygenOS of OnePlus is also updated to a newer version 5.0.
While the OnePlus 3 receives the Open Beta 27 version, the OnePlus 3T receives the Open Beta 18 version and both these are beta upgrades which means that all features might not work as intended and some bugs might be present. However, the update is stable enough and it could be used as a daily driver without any major issues.
If you are a OnePlus 3/3T user and are waiting for the Android Oreo official update to hit your device, then you can install and test out the latest beta upgrade of Android 8.0 right now on your device before the final version rolls out.
Android Oreo 8.0 is said to be the safest version of Android yet and it brings with it a lot of interesting and new features like the picture in picture mode for YouTube, improved doze functionality, smart text selection and a overall improvement in the performance and the stability of the system.
How To Install Android Oreo 8.0 On OnePlus 3/3T Right Now
First download the below OTA Zip file based on your device.
Open Beta 27 For OnePlus 3 Based on Android Oreo 8.0 – Download
Open Beta 18 For OnePlus 3T Based on Android Oreo 8.0 – Download
Now enable USB Debugging option from the developer options menu. If you have not yet enabled developer options, just go to your Settings app, open about phone and then tap on the build number multiple times until the Developer options is unlocked.
Now install the Adb and fastboot drivers from here and then install it on your Windows PC.
Once the adb drivers are installed, open the installation folder and then copy the downloaded OTA file to the folder.
Now switch off your device and then boot into the recovery mode by holding power and volume up button for a few seconds.
Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable and then select the Install from ADB sideload option.
Now go to the folder where you have installed the adb drivers and have copied the OTA file and then hold shift and right click and open the command window.
Enter the following command in the command prompt window to begin flashing the Android Oreo OTA update on your OnePlus 3/3T.
The flashing process will now begin and your device will automatically boot into Android Oreo 8.0 once it is completed.
That’s it. You have successfully installed the latest version of Android on your device. If you are stuck at any step or if you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below for help!