OnePlus wants to let its users test software builds before release, so the company released a community build of OxygenOS 3.5 for the OnePlus 3. It seems to be a trend for companies to release test builds or beta builds for devices, as LG recently did the same for Android 7.0 Nougat.
The build contains a lot of changes, including:
- Several UI improvements
- New and improved OnePlus apps, including clock, weather and file manager
- Improved camera software
- More robust settings and and customization features
There are also back-end changes that won’t really be noticeable. Unfortunately, it is a beta build, so there will be some serious bugs:
- Android Pay is not currently supported
- Only English is currently supported in several OnePlus apps
- Some performance issues
- Some UI issues when using custom themes
- System UI tuner is unstable (do not use); using the system UI tuner could cause serious issues that can only be resolved via factory reset
- You will need to re-register your fingerprints if you have fingerprint authentication enabled
This isn’t meant to be everyone’s daily driver, but only those who want to test it on a spare OnePlus 3 or are daring enough to deal with bugs on their daily. Hit the source link to find instructions on how to flash it. Rolling back to official builds will require a clean flash, so be sure you want to stick around on community builds before flashing!