OxygenOS 3.5.4 Community Build Released for OnePlus 3 (Installation Guide)

Oneplus has released OxygenOS 3.5.4 community build for OnePlus 3. Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the new build comes with various optimizations and improvements in several key areas of the OS, besides general bug fixes. Though the OxygenOS 3.5.4 update comes with a few new additions, the main goal of this community build is to improve the performance and frequency of updates.

If you have joined OxygenOS Beta program and running on the previous community build (OxygenOS 3.5.3), you will receive the OTA (over the air) update for the new update. Other OnePlus 3 owners who want to try out new features of the community build can download the full firmware and flash it manually via ADB.

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What is new in OxygenOS 3.5.4 update:

– Added new App Lock feature

– Fixed key guard crashes when enabling SIM card lock in multiple languages

– Optimized accent colors in default themes

– Optimized translations for certain languages

– Improved the quality of expanded screenshots

– Increased system stability

– General bug fixes

New owners of OnePlus 3, who would like to install this community build, keep in mind that the ROM is a community build and testing version, so it is not ready to be used as a daily driver. Also note that, though you will receive future community OTA update for this ROM, you will not get official OTAs after flashing the community build. To get official OTA update, you need to clean install the stock OxygenOS.

How to Flash OxygenOS 3.5.4 Community Build on OnePlus 3

Warning: Backup all data on the phone before flashing this ROM. The below guide is intended for tech-savvy users only. Install at your own risk.

Requirements:

– Unlocked bootloader
– ADB and fastboot drivers setup on your PC

Flashing Instructions

1. Download OxygenOS 3.5.4 Community build [HERE] and save it inside the folder where you have ADB is installed.

2. Reboot your phone into recovery mode. To do so, shut down the phone and turn it back on while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.

3. In recovery, choose “Install from USB” option and tap OK to confirm. A screen with “You are in sideload mode” will be displayed.

4. Connect your device to PC/Mac, run following command in command prompt/ terminal (from the ADB folder)

For Windows: adb sideload file name.zip

For Mac/Linux:./adb sideload file name.zip

5. Wait a while, your phone should now update to the selected build and reboot automatically to take you into OxygenOS.

For more information, send feedback and bug reports directly to OnePlus, please visit the official forum page.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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