Finally Hydrogen OS 3.0 is released for OnePlus 3/3T. In this guide. you would be able to download and install Hydrogen OS 3.0 on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The separation between CyanogenMod and OnePlus has set foot into Hydrogen OS and OxygenOS. The Oxygen OS is released world wide and considered to be the international build where as Hydrogen OS is limited to OnePlus device in the Chinese region. The Hydrogen OS does not include Google Play store and other Google Play services but it got a variety of new features inside it. The update has been released after a long time and great thing about this Hydrogen OS 3.0 update is that you can easily install on any international variant of OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T.
We have also provided link to download the Google Play store and Google Play services as well, just grab these files and install them on your device. The Hydrogen OS 3.0 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat update and also brings some new features that were not available on OxygenOS builds. The Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3/3T brings call recording feature as well as improvements in the battery backup and overall system. There is nothing seem much different in Hydrogen OS 3.0 as most of the features are same as Oxygen OS 4.0.3 except the one’s mentioned above. If you are interested in flashing the Hydrogen OS 3.0 along Google Play store and Google Play services on One Plus 3 and OnePlus 3T just carry on along with the guide below.
Note: For your ease we have mentioned the easiest method to install the Hydrogen OS 3.0 on your OnePlus 3/3T, where you don’t need TWRP recovery or a root.
Download and install Hydrogen OS 3.0 on Oneplus 3 and OnePlus 3T
Before you begin:
Your device should be charged minimum 60% to avoid shut down during the process.
Process to install Hydrogen OS 3.0 on Oneplus 3 and OnePlus 3T
Download and install the Local Update App on your device.
Create a new folder and name it ‘OnePlusH2Ota’ in the root directory of your device.
Now connect your device to PC and transfer the Hydrogen OS 3.0 in the ‘OnePlusH2Ota’ folder on your device.
Now Open the Local Update app > Search for Upgrade Package.
The firmware file will be detected and start the installation process. Once the process is done, turn on the device and install the remaining apk’s as normal.
That’s it! If this guide helped you please give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.