Update OnePlus 3T to OxygenOS 4.1.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Official Firmware

After months of waiting and teasing users with beta updates, Android 7.1.1 based OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat update is now officially rolling out. OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 users are getting these updates, starting today. As with every OTA update, this is an incremental roll out, which means only a handful of countries are getting OxygenOS 4.1.0 first. You will be able to update OnePlus 3T to Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.1.0 Nougat using this complete tutorial. For this tutorial to work, it does not matter if your OnePlus 3T is rooted or not. And you do not need to have your phone on any specific firmware either. This update will work best if you have stock recovery on your phone, but even if you do not, TWRP installation works.

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 OsygenOS, 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.

OxygenOS 4.1.0 on OnePlus 3T

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 3T:

  • 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 3T, 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 3T 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 3T properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus 3T 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 3T 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 3T

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 3T. If you are used to installing custom ROM on your OnePlus 3T, 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 3T. Please do not try this tutorial on OnePlus 3 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 3T to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your OnePlus 3T 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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Haris Nadeem
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