Latest Open Beta for OnePlus 3/3T brings new UI for Do Not Disturb, October’s security patch and more

Just because OnePlus took the wraps off its OnePlus 5T yesterday doesn’t mean that owners of the company’s older handsets are getting left behind. The handset maker also announced a new Open Beta build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T phones, adding some new features and improvements to the beta Oreo firmware.

One of the more noteworthy additions to be found in the new Open Beta build 18/27 is a new UI for Do Not Disturb, with OnePlus stating that it has made the setting easier to understand. Battery standby has been optimized, and the Smart Text selection function should work as intended. The rest of the changelog follows below:

  • General performance improvements
  • Updated OnePlus and GMS applications
  • We’ve updated OnePlus Gallery, and fixed some bugs in Weather, Recorder, and File Manager
  • Updated Google security patch (October 2017)
  • Other bug fixes and optimizations
  • Updates to language localization, fixes for extended screenshot in some applications, Bluetooth performance enhancements, camera gesture fixes, and memory optimizations

Before you rush off to update, there are a couple of known issues, namely that there are two UI bugs that show up as blank spaces in certain parts of the UI at times, as shown above around the Location setting.

Otherwise, the Open Beta includes October’s security patch. If you have already joined the Open Beta, you can either hang-fire for the OTA to reach your handset organically, or you can just sideload the new build manually for the OnePlus 3 here, and the OnePlus 3T here. Don’t forget, if you like the look of the 5T’s new wallpapers, you can download them right here.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).