OnePlus has started rolling out community builds of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus X smartphones. Unfortunately, the new OxygenOS builds are not based on Android 7.0 Nougat but they bring several new features to the phones.
The Chinese company says that users who have already flashed a previous community build will receive the new update via OTA (over-the-air). Users who are running stock OxygenOS will have to flash the build with the help of ADB sideload. The company recommends users to backup all data on the phones before flashing the build, warning of a possibility of losing personal data. Once the community build is flashed, users will get community OTAs.
OnePlus 3 users can now download the OxygenOS 3.5.2 community build which adds "kill all background processes" button in recents menu; adds long press options in messages app; enhance incoming call notification UI; adds manual "check for update" button; adds additional directions for first fingerprint configuration; add back contacts widget in launcher; new night mode and battery saver modes added in control panel, and support for PIN codes up to 6 digits added. The new community build for the OnePlus 3 also improves dialler speed and brings battery saver mode optimisations and enhancements. Users can download the OxygenOS 3.5.2 community build from here.
The OxygenOS 3.1.1 Community build for the OnePlus X adds the ability to move apps to SD card; improves touch responsiveness, speed, and accuracy; improves HFR setting in video capture; implements September Android security patches, and brings general bug fixes. OnePlus has fixed some of the known issues for SD card stability which was first reported that "Move to SD card" in settings sometimes did not work. The new build also fixes the issue of apps or device crashing if the SD card tray was removed. Users can download the OxygenOS 3.1.1 Community build for the OnePlus X from here.