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Update OnePlus 3T to OxygenOS 4.5.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware

You can now download and install OxygenOS 4.5.0 on OnePlus 3T. This new system update is now live and rolling out to OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 users in phases. This firmware is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, no Android Oreo yet. A number of changes have been reported in this release of OxygenOS 4.5.0. For example, OnePlus have installed their OnePlus Slate font in this new update, a new animation for Dash Charge, a new gaming “Do Not Disturb” mode has been added. Camera app has been updated so you can easily add “Shot on OnePlus” watermark on your pictures that you want to share online. In this guide, we will show you how to install the OxgenOS 4.1.5 on OnePlus 3T manually, without having to wait for the official OTA update to arrive.

Your phone does not need to be rooted to proceed with this tutorial. This installation guide will work on stock recovery and it is also compatible with TWRP custom recovery. We will use the TWRP in this tutorial. This method will not wipe your data as you are coming from a previous installation. However, you can still backup your data just to be safe.

Install OxygenOS 4.5.0 on OnePlus 3T Midnight Black

Disclaimer: All the custom updates and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 Nougat OTA Details:

OxygenOS 4.5.0 update comes with tons of improved features and is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A quick list of the main features / changelog of OxygenOS 4.5.0 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your OnePlus 3T:

System

  • Added lift up display
  • Added Gaming Do Not Disturb
  • Added low priority notification
  • Added network speed in status bar
  • Added scheduled night mode
  • Added OnePlus Slate font
  • Redesigned Dash Charge animation
  • System stability and battery improvements

Launcher

  • Added Shot on OnePlus wallpaper

Phone

  • Redesigned calling UI

Camera / Gallery

  • Added Shot on OnePlus watermark
  • Redesigned photo editor in Gallery

File Manager

  • Added secure box

For more details, read our article on how to download OxygenOS 4.5.0.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus 3T, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this OxygenOS 4.5.0 based on the latest Android 7.1.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

OnePlus 3T USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for OnePlus 3T properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus 3T USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model. And also make sure you have an unlocked bootloader (except Samsung).

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update OnePlus 3T to Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 Nougat custom firmware.

TUTORIAL: How to Install Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 Nougat on OnePlus 3T

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 Nougat custom firmware on OnePlus 3T. If you are used to installing custom ROM on your OnePlus 3T, then this should not be any different for you.

As we mentioned earlier, you need to have a custom recovery installed on your phone. Please do that first and then get back to this tutorial. And before you proceed below, make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 on OnePlus 3T. Please do not try this tutorial on OnePlus 3 or any other variants of the phone.
  • Your phone should have a stock recovery for this tutorial. However, TWRP recovery is also compatible and that’s what we will be using below.
  • This tutorial may wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.
  • Good luck!

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 7.1.1 OxygenOS 4.5.0 for OnePlus 3T to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your OnePlus 3T USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded OxygenOS 4.5.0 zip file to your phone memory / SD card. Make sure the file is in the phone memory / SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.

TWRP-Update-Install-1

NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released. Stock recovery is highly recommended for this update!

Proceed to next page for the remaining tutorial.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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