How to Upgrade OnePlus 3 to Android 7 Nougat Manually

Recently OnePlus has announced an Android 7 Nougat open beta released for the OnePlus 3 smartphone. OnePlus has promised to give priority to Oneplus 3 customers over OnePlus 3T , and they keep their word by rolling out Android N first for OnePlus 3. OnePlus 3 upgrade to nougat will give some new features and improvements such as:

  • Added audio tuner
  • Recorder app
  • Added background app freezing mechanism
  • Redesign of accent color
  • Redesign of the clock UI
  • Updated Google security patch for November
  • Fixed black screen issue when exiting games in horizontal orientation
  • Fixed launcher related crashes
  • Fixed dial pad crashes
  • Increased system stability
  • General bug fixes

Also See: How to Enable Oneplus3 USB OTG Cable Support


Here in this tutorial, you will see how to apply Oneplus 3 Android 7 Nougat update manually.

Note: Before flashing your phone please take a backup of all personal data as the process will wipe out your complete data.

Step 1: First go to OnePlus 3 support page and download OnePlus 3 OxygenOS Open Beta 7. For downloading here is the link (Android 7.0 N Nougat for OnePlus).

Step 2: Go to OnePlus 3 setting->About and tap 7 times on build number to enable the Developer option

Step 3: Now from developer option enables the USB debugging.

Step 4: Connect your OnePlus3 to Windows PC and install the driver.

Oneplus 3 Android 7 Nougat

Step 5: Now copy the downloaded Android 7 Nougat based Oxygen Os in a New folder and rename the zip file to

Step 6: Power off your phone and boot it into a recovery mode.

Oneplus 3 Android N

Step 7: From the recovery screen choose option “Install from USB” and tap Ok to confirm. A screen with “You are in sideload mode” will be displayed.


Step 8: Inside the folder where you have placed the downloaded Oxygen OS, press shift+right click and open that folder in command prompt.


Step 9: Once command prompt open run the command: adb devices, to check whether your computer is recognizing the device or not.

Step 10:  After above step run the command :

For Windows: “adb sideload <filename>”

 For Mac/Linux: “./adb sideload <filename>”

The filename is the name of downloaded Oxygen OS which we have renamed You can see the screenshot for reference.

Oneplus 3 Android 7.0 Nougat

Oneplus 3 Android nougat

Step 11: After upgrading the phone will ask for a restart, just click yes and restart the phone.

OnePlus flashing Android 7 Nougat