OnePlus today started rolling out the OxygenOS 3.2.6 update for OnePlus 3. The update primarily focuses on bug fixes and fixes a bunch of bugs that many OnePlus 3 owners have been complaining about for quite some time.
Since OnePlus is rolling out the OTA update in incremental stages, it will take a few days to land on your OnePlus 3. If you cannot wait that long though, you can always sideload the update manually on your device. You do need to know your way around ADB and have a bit of patience, though the steps don’t really require you to know rocket science.
The steps mentioned below will work on all non-rooted OnePlus 3 units running OxygenOS 3.2.4. Rooted OnePlus 3 users still running OxygenOS 3.2.4 on their handset can flash the full ROM file through TWRP to update to the latest version of the OS.
Step 1: Download the Oxygen OS 3.2.6 zip file from here. Transfer it to your desktop and rename it to “oxygenos.zip”. If adb/fastboot are not already set up on your PC, follow the instruction here. If you are on Windows, make sure to install the necessary drivers for the handset as well.
Step 2: On your OnePlus 3, head over to Settings -> About Phone and tap on Build Number 7 times to enable the hidden Developer Options. Once the toast notification pops up, head over to Settings -> Developer Options and enable the ‘Advanced Reboot’ option.
Step 3: Long press the Power button to bring up the power menu. Tap on Reboot followed by Recovery. Once your phone boots into recovery, select English as your language followed by Install from ADB. Tap on OK when prompted.
Step 4: On your PC, fire up a new command prompt or Terminal window, and then type in the following command:
adb sideload oxygenos.zip
In case you get a file not found error, simply type in “adb sideload” and then drag ‘n’ drop the Oxygen OS zip file inside command prompt or terminal. You can also simply copy-paste the location of the file inside the window. Press enter and wait for the file to be sideloaded. Once the transfer is complete, the update will automatically be installed on your OnePlus 3. At the end, you will be prompted to restart your handset.
The first boot after installing Oxygen OS 3.2.6 on your OnePlus 3 can take a significantly long amount of time, but this should not be any cause of a concern.
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