OnePlus 3 owners who don’t mind getting their hands dirty with beta software can finally update their phone to Android 7.0 Nougat. People who have the recently discontinued phone can download OxygenOS Open Beta 8, which adds support for Nougat.
In a post on the company’s forums, it mentions this beta release may have more bugs than normal, because of its move to a new version of Android. Therefore, OnePlus 3 owners definitely should download Open Beta 8 at their own risk. That being said, the update to Nougat will bring features such as custom DPI support, multi-window view and much more.
Since this is a beta build, you may experience more bugs than normal
There are some known issues with this beta build, including some stability and performance bugs and the fact that Android Pay may no longer work. Also, users should be aware that once they download and install Open Beta 8 on the OnePlus 3, they won’t be able to directly downgrade the build back to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The good news is that customer support can supply a flash install back down to Marshmallow but it will format your smartphone.
OnePlus has already stated it plans to release the final Nougat OTA update for both the OnePlus 3 and the recently launched OnePlus 3T by the end of the year. However, it does not plan to release Nougat as an open beta for OnePlus 3T owners.