After all the new smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, received the Android Pie update like the OnePlus 6, OnePlus6T, OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, another OnePlus smartphone will be joining that list soon. All the devices mentioned above run Android 9.0 skinned with OxygenOS 9. Earlier, the company announced that they would be updating the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T from Android Nougat to Android 9.0 Pie skipping Android 8 Oreo.
As per its promise, the manufacturer has announced its closed beta programme for the users of the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T in some regions. Seeing the popularity of the device in the Indian market, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users in India too can enter the closed beta programme before the actual update arrives.
A month ago, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced HydrogenOS beta, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie for the devices, but it was only for the Chinese users of the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. Now following the HydrogenOS release in China OnePlus might once again release the OxygenOS 9 beta programme for the Chinese users of the device first before releasing it to other regions including India.
Steps you can follow to apply for the Closed Beta Test of the OxygenOS 9
The users of the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T must first sign up before they become eligible for the testing of the beta build of OxygenOS 9. But it should be noted that the users need to sign up to the beta programme before 7:30pm on March 23. After that time they won’t be able to sign up for the beta testing.
Once signed up, the users will have to flash the new builds on the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T devices by downloading the beta build from the OnePlus forum. There will also be instructions about how to flash their devices on the OnePlus forum to make the flashing easy. But since the build is still in its beta testing phase, the users shouldn’t expect much from the build as it might crash and may not work smoothly.
The official OnePlus forum also mentions that the users are required to completely wipe their devices multiple times during the testing period. There are many risks involved with the flashing of the new beta build and the users are advised to do it on their own risks. After the beta build is successfully tested and all the problems resolved, OnePlus will release one final stable build of the software. But till now there is no official dates announced about the release of the stable update of OxygenOS 9 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.