OnePlus has just announced the rollout of Android P Beta Developer Preview 3 for its OnePlus 6 devices in the market. The company took to its official forum to make the announcement and share additional details about the new Developer Preview 3. According to the announcement post, the company has updated the Android security patch level to July 2018 along with updates to ‘Google Mobile Services’. The company also claims that Developer Preview 3 includes stability updates of the system including fixing issues related to the hotspot.
Other changes include improved camera quality along with fixes for the issues that users reported with the watermark option. The company added that it has worked on the third-party compatibility to fix issues when it came to “certain” apps. It also pointed out that this new version will come with “improved camera functionality” when it comes to camera apps that use the camera hardware on the smartphone. Though, considering that this software is in beta stage, the company noted a number of “known” problems with the software including some issues with system stability and power consumption, compatibility issues when it comes to connecting with Bluetooth devices and problems running “some apps”.
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The company pointed out that this build is only meant for early adopters and developers as the software is “still in an early stage of development”. The company stated that it does “not recommend” flashing this version. OnePlus went out to caution that users run the “risk of BRICKING” their device.
The company pointed out that users need to be sure of what they are doing, have back of all the important data on their device, and read instructions carefully. It went on to add that users “MUST have a PC” along with adb tools to ensure that they can roll back to the stable Android 8.1 Oreo. The company also added that users must have a minimum of 3GB free storage space while ensuring that they have more than 30 percent battery life to upgrade to this version.
OnePlus has also provided detailed instructions on how to upgrade to this new version or to downgrade to the older, more stable version on the forum post.