OxygenOS 4.0.2 and New Open Betas Released for the OnePlus 3 and 3T
Following closely on the heels of their last two updates mere weeks ago, OnePlus has begun rolling out incremental updates to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T. These updates are rolling out to both the official and beta channels for OP3/3T owners. All users should begin to see the update become available over the next few days and can expect to see numerous changes. Oxygen OS 4.0.2 brings some of the fruit of Betas 10 and 1 (N) to their respective 3 and 3T users, as well as improved stability thanks to the early adopters who have been bug testing it since its release in late December.
After OnePlus barely squeaked by their own self-imposed deadline to release a stable Nougat build for the 3 and 3T before 2017, it is reassuring to see that the OnePlus’ development team has not slowed down. While OOS 4.0.2 is a very minor update, it still will offer users improved stability and some partial fixes for previous issues such as inconsistent WiFi connectivity, APN improvements for certain carriers, and other miscellaneous bug fixes. A tutorial for updating to OOS 4.0.2 can be found here for the 3T (which should also apply to the 3, after swapping device-specific update files). The process is identical to past updates for those already familiar, although OnePlus 3T users running TWRP will want to update to version 3.0.3-1 of the recovery (and 3 users to version 3.0.3-0), prior to applying the update.
Open Beta 2 (N) for the 3T and 11 (N) for the 3 have also been released to the public, containing the same modifications as 4.0.2 while also adding a few additional features – most notably Extended Screenshots. A mysterious new category in Settings, titled “OnePlus Laboratory“, has also been unearthed with no present explanation available for what its purpose might eventually be.