How to get official Android 8.0 Oreo update on your OnePlus 3/3T - Tutorial

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OnePlus has just started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. However, if you are like me and want to get hands-on it before it is available in your region, here's the tutorial. You can now download the official OxygenOS 5.0 update for the OnePlus 3/3T with Android 8.0 Oreo by just following these simple steps.

Tutorial - Download and install official OnePlus 3/3T Android 8.0 Oreo update (stable)

  • Download Opera VPN from the Google Play Store and run the app.
  • Click on Connect, it will select a region automatically.
  • Select either Canada or Germany.
  • Once the connection is established, head to Settings.
  • Open System Updates and it will start looking for available updates.
  • Download the 1.5GB update, preferably over WiFi.
  • The download will take some time. Once it has finished downloading, apply the update and it will reboot your phone.
  • After the update has been applied, your phone will reboot to Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • That's it.

You can now use all the new features in Oreo on your OnePlus 3/3T including parallel apps, picture-in-picture. Android Oreo should also improve battery life on your phone by controlling background tasks. There's a lot more to test and see, but for now I am quite happy with the Oreo build in my initial testing. Do let me know if you run into any issues in the comments section.