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  1. mogelijk's Avatar
    What experience have you had with Beta 3? Any improvements or issues you've noted?
    01-17-2018 04:24 PM
  2. Armeniandave's Avatar
    I installed it and so far all seems good. Really snappy and my visual voicemail works now! Took my Sim out of my pixel 2 XL to try this for a bit. Absolutely love this form factor!
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    01-17-2018 04:28 PM
  3. cerebasan's Avatar
    I did it right away. Typing on it right now. No issues. Didn't solve the Sprint signal drops but Essential said it might get better in 8.1.
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-17-2018 05:22 PM
  4. fernandez21's Avatar
    So this is beta 3? I thought it was the final.
    01-18-2018 03:06 AM
  5. Randy Ohio's Avatar
    It is beta 3. They mentioned it yesterday on the AMA. Since I was on beta 2, it was an OTA upgrade. No issues.
    philesk and mogelijk like this.
    01-18-2018 07:07 AM
  6. SteveHG's Avatar
    The Beta 3 is O.K.
    May be the final will be out at the end of the month:
    https://plus.google.com/+DarrylMoeri...ts/5Wj3W3HGGc5
    philesk and mogelijk like this.
    01-18-2018 07:12 AM
  7. droid5's Avatar
    My volume seems louder and overall performance seems more speedy. I'm also coming from a stock build straight to beta 3
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    01-18-2018 12:33 PM
  8. erasat's Avatar
    I installed it and so far all seems good. Really snappy and my visual voicemail works now! Took my Sim out of my pixel 2 XL to try this for a bit. Absolutely love this form factor!
    Yes, Visual Voicemail with Tmobile is finally working with a Beta version.

    Great Beta build, at least for everything I use this is ready for an official version if something is not working, it must be something I don't use.
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-18-2018 04:15 PM
  9. arutemauepon's Avatar
    anyone experiencing apps getting force closed?
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-18-2018 08:58 PM
  10. Randy Ohio's Avatar
    I'm still having issues activating T-Mobile visual voice mail. It keeps saying will try later.
    Update: I turned off the visual voicemail in the phone settings and the T-Mobile one connected and worked fine.
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-18-2018 10:19 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    I'm still having issues activating T-Mobile visual voice mail. It keeps saying will try later.
    Update: I turned off the visual voicemail in the phone settings and the T-Mobile one connected and worked fine.
    Yes, for some reason both don't work at the same time. But after this latest beta I first uninstall T-mobile one and then turned on the Native Visual Voicemail and like I mentioned before it finally worked, and at the first try.
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-19-2018 01:52 PM
  12. tech_head's Avatar
    Working fine.
    My B3 is rooted and I'm running Magisk 15.3.
    No issues.
    mogelijk likes this.
    01-19-2018 02:31 PM
  13. clinton hall's Avatar
    Overall has been great however I am not getting text messages
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    01-19-2018 06:13 PM
  14. philesk's Avatar
    What experience have you had with Beta 3? Any improvements or issues you've noted?
    Did my first sideload of 8.0 Beta 3 using ADB. Was not as daunting as I feared. Seems pretty smooth so far. But, I haven't really had any problems with 7.1.1.
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    01-19-2018 08:37 PM
  15. 1901Madison's Avatar
    My volume seems louder and overall performance seems more speedy. I'm also coming from a stock build straight to beta 3
    I did the same and it seems fine. But I did have a freeze up and reboot one time since going to Oreo Beta 3, which never happened once on stock Nougat.
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    01-20-2018 11:26 AM
  16. Randy Ohio's Avatar
    I used Android Auto over the weekend. It worked flawlessly as soon as I plugged it in. 2006 Hyundai Sonata hybrid. What was interesting was for the first time ever, an android phone actually charged while plugged into USB on the car. Every other phone I have used with AA would discharge somewhat when plugged in. Since the Essential uses more amps to fully charge, it must just consume less energy to run than my previous phones. Considering my 7+ hour SOT, maybe it's not a surprise.
    01-22-2018 12:13 PM
  17. tech_head's Avatar
    I have it on mine. No issues.
    01-22-2018 01:44 PM
  18. Roosterman's Avatar
    I used Android Auto over the weekend. It worked flawlessly as soon as I plugged it in. 2006 Hyundai Sonata hybrid. What was interesting was for the first time ever, an android phone actually charged while plugged into USB on the car. Every other phone I have used with AA would discharge somewhat when plugged in. Since the Essential uses more amps to fully charge, it must just consume less energy to run than my previous phones. Considering my 7+ hour SOT, maybe it's not a surprise.
    Did AA work on 7.1 for you? What type/brand USB cable are you using? I have a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2017 and can't get it to work. I've tried to different cables, one was rated for USB 2 and the second for 3.1. Made no difference.
    01-22-2018 04:05 PM
  19. Randy Ohio's Avatar
    Since it was already setup, I must have tried it on 7.1 but honestly don't remember if it worked or not. I used a Teksonic Type C 3.1 to USB 2.0, per the package specs.
    01-22-2018 07:51 PM
  20. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    FYI: If you've been on open beta and need to RMA the phone don't mention anything about beta to Essential. Just flash back to stock with locked bootloader. Some warranty requests are being denied by Essential customer service even if they went from beta back to stock.
    01-25-2018 02:01 PM
  21. panopticon's Avatar
    Beta 3 running great here. Telus variant.
    01-25-2018 09:32 PM
  22. jctroid's Avatar
    anyone experiencing apps getting force closed?
    Ironically, I found beta 2 to be much more stable. I've been getting a lot more apps crashing and the phone freezing since installing beta 3 (OTA update)
    01-29-2018 06:20 PM
  23. panopticon's Avatar
    Today it was announced an 8.1 Beta is going to be released next week.
    01-31-2018 11:22 AM
  24. Roosterman's Avatar
    Today it was announced an 8.1 Beta is going to be released next week.
    So does this mean we will have to wait thru 3 more beta releases for 8.1 before we get Oreo?
    01-31-2018 12:43 PM
  25. panopticon's Avatar
    So does this mean we will have to wait thru 3 more beta releases for 8.1 before we get Oreo?
    Apparently 8.0 was proving to be too buggy so they just decided to go straight to 8.1 instead. As far as timing for the final release for 8.1 who knows...but for anyone on the 8.0 beta this will still feel like an upgrade. Lol.
    01-31-2018 01:00 PM
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