Update OnePlus 3 to OxygenOS 4.1.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Official Firmware

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was under testing for many days. The update is officially available to download for both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The update includes many new features like the video stabilization and less blur while taking the photos of moving objects. Expanded screenshot feature is also added which will let you scroll and take the screenshot of full web pages. Your phone doesn’t need to be rooted to install this update. The update will work on stock recovery but it is also compatible with the TWRP custom recovery.

If this is your very first time installing an OTA update manually, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before we actually jump to the installation process of OxygenOS 4.1.0, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. If coming from a previous release of OxygenOS, you do not need to worry about your data being deleted. But still, as a precaution, we recommend making a complete backup of your phone before proceeding.

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Disclaimer: All the custom updates and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat OTA Details:

OxygenOS 4.1.0 update comes with tons of improved features and is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A quick list of the main features / changelog of OxygenOS 4.1.0 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your OnePlus 3:

  • Upgraded Android 7.1.1
  • Updated Google security patch to 1st March 2017
  • Added expanded screenshots
  • Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction
  • Improved video stability when recording
  • Improved WiFi connectivity
  • Improved Bluetooth connectivity
  • General bug fixes

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus 3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this OxygenOS 4.1.0 based on the latest Android 7.1.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

OnePlus 3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for OnePlus 3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus 3 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM or manual OTA updates, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. It is easier and faster to restore your phone through a custom recovery.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model. And also make sure you have an unlocked bootloader (except Samsung).

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update OnePlus 3 to Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat custom firmware.

TUTORIAL: How to Install Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat on OnePlus 3

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat custom firmware on OnePlus 3. If you are used to installing custom ROM on your OnePlus 3, then this should not be any different for you.

As we mentioned earlier, you need to have a custom recovery installed on your phone. Please do that first and then get back to this tutorial. And before you proceed below, make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 on OnePlus 3. Please do not try this tutorial on OnePlus 3T or any other variants of the phone.
  • Your phone should have a stock recovery for this tutorial. However, TWRP recovery is also compatible and that’s what we will be using below.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.
  • Good luck!

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 for OnePlus 3 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your OnePlus 3 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded OxygenOS 4.1.0 zip file to your phone memory / SD card. Make sure the file is in the phone memory / SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.


NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released. Stock recovery is highly recommended for this update!

Proceed to next page for the remaining tutorial.

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Uzair Khalid
Uzair has been very tech savy and an enthusiast since childhood. An Android geek, a passionate writer for all things technology and a Computer Science graduate.
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