[Review] OxygenOS 3.5.4 Marshmallow Community Build Is Now Available For The OnePlus 3

A while back OnePlus had detailed out their Beta program for the OxygenOS and we had broken it down for you as well. Under the "Open Beta" steam for the same, OnePlus has now released a new community build for the OnePlus 3.

What's New?

Here is the changelog from the last build:

  • Added new App Lock feature
  • Fixed keyguard 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

We did test out the build and were disappointed with certain elements of the newly introduced app lock feature. You will be able to access this feature under the "security and figerprint" section.

As the name suggests, using this feature, you will be able to shield selected apps behind a protected lock screen or a fingerprint scan. If you wipe away a running app from the device's RAM through the recent applications section, the app lock feature doesn't work. When you will try to open the app again, it doesn't ask for password or fingerprint.

The problem with the malfunctioning of the notification lights still persists from the last build as well.

If you are on an older community build, you should have received an OTA update notification about this build soon. You will have to download and install the 141MB OTA update in case you plan to update your device from the 3.5.3 build to the latest one.

Download Links & Flashing Instructions

Without wasting any time, head over here to download the ROM

Till the time the download completes, you can read the instructions we have compiled for you:

For Stock Non Rooted Users With Stock Recovery

1. Download the full zip from the link given above and place it inside the Android folder under Platform Tools on your PC

2. Now turn off your phone and boot it into recovery mode. Press and hold volume down key and the power button to boot into recovery mode.

3. From the recovery mode, choose install from ADB sideload.

4. Under the ADB sideload menu, select "Install from USB/ADB Sideload" and connect your phone to the PC.

5. On your PC, open a command window. Press Shift and simultaneously right click and open command window in the Android folder.

6. In the command window execute the following code:
ADB Devices
This command is to check if the device is recognised and ADB drivers are correctly installed.

Once the device code is displayed, run the sideload command:

ADB Sideload (then the name of the zip).zip

For example:

adb sideload OnePlus3Oxygen_16_OTA_011_all_1607052050_0e5983ace5314161.zip
7. Wait until the sideload is complete.

8. After the flashing is successful, go back to the main menu and reboot the phone. The first boot may take some time, so stay calm and wait for it to boot.

For rooted users with TWRP installed:

1. Download the full zip from the link given above to your phone internal memory.

2. Download SuperSU.

3. Reboot To TWRP.

4. Take a nandroid backup of your existing ROM. This is the most important step. It is always good to be on the safer side of things.

5. Go to Wipe > Advance Wipe > Select Dalvik & Cache. Then use the swip bar at the bottom to complete the process.

6. To install the ROM, head over to the main menu, then to the install Menu. Select the flahsable zip you had downloaded. Swipe to complete the flash.

7. Flash SuperSU to maintain root access. If you use a custom kernel and Xposed, then dirty flash them over the ROM. 

8. Reboot the system The first boot may take some time, so stay calm and wait for it to boot up.

Feedback & Bug Reporting

You can help OnePlus to improve the OxygenOS and get a stable public build out as soon as possible by giving your feedback and reporting bugs.

Credits: Jeff Alamo

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
[Review] OxygenOS 3.5.4 Marshmallow Community Build Is Now Available For The OnePlus 3 [Review] OxygenOS 3.5.4 Marshmallow Community Build Is Now Available For The OnePlus 3 Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 10/17/2016 11:32:00 PM
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