OnePlus is updating OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones to new OxygenOS 5.0.3 firmware based on Android 8.1 Oreo, carrying May 2018 security patch. The brand’s strategy with software updates is, it first releases an Open Beta — which we saw released earlier this month — and after successful testing by its users, it then integrates those changes into the stable build. OxygenOS 5.0.3 will be available for all OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones to download through OTA (Over-the-air) update system but if you are unable to receive it, you can also download it manually with the official link ahead.
The changes in this build are pretty substantial. Starting off with unlocking capabilities, you can now utilize face unlock on your OnePlus 3 / 3T. Further, the system has been fitted with performance improvements, latest May 2018 Android security patch, tweaked UI and updates to built-in apps. The security patch alone makes this update a must-install. The update procedure is quite easy if you are using the full OxygenOS 5.0.3 firmware — download link attached right ahead — you can use the stock recovery to flash it on your device.
OnePlus 6 was announced few days before so it seems the brand will be soon ending software support for both the 3 and 3T. There has been no official word on Android P arriving for these devices but we do hope it does. Nonetheless, you can try out this latest software update and reap all the benefits directly on your device.
What’s New in OxygenOS 5.0.3 May 2018 Update:
Here is the complete technical specification list down of OxygenOS 5.0.3 May 2018 build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.5
- Supported FaceUnlock
- Refined Shelf UI design
- New design for App shortcuts
- Supported more options when long pressing an icon
- Places: a map view of photos by location
- Supported sharing photos to Shot-On-OnePlus
- Added “Recently Deleted” collection
- Added “Large files” category
- Added new widget for Launcher
- Improved the positioning accuracy
- Adjust refresh interval for weather information update
Download OnePlus 3 / 3T OxygenOS 5.0.3 Stable Firmware:
The following links let you download complete and official OxygenOS 5.0.3 firmwares for both OnePlus 3 and 3T. As these firmwares are officially signed, once you download them, you can flash them through the stock recovery.
OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 5.0.3 May 2018 Update: Link to be added soon!
OnePlus 3T OxygenOS 5.0.3 May 2018 Update: OnePlus3TOxygen_28_OTA_064_all_1805171658_ec44c2132ded6.zip
New OxygenOS 5.0.3 is a substantial update for the device. Not only does it bring face-unlock but other improvements have been included as well — discussed above. Once you update your device, do let us know what you think about the new build and changes in the comments section ahead.