Nougat, official rollout OTA for OP3 & OP3T

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Here are the threads for the official, stock, Nougat release...

OxygenOS 4.0 (N) OTA for OnePlus 3

OxygenOS 4.0 (N) OTA for OnePlus 3T

Carl Pei of OnePlus has just announced a, "gradual", rollout, beginning tonight, (31st Dec: 2016), for both the OP3 and OP3T models that are currently running the stable OxygenOS, Marshmallow, firmware. The screenshot details all known info, so far...



If you are currently a Beta tester, you will need to roll back to an official, stable, version of Marshmallow to receive this update OTA.
 
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Re: Nougat rollout OTA for OP3 & OP3T

I wasn't a naysayers but I was not optimistic. I'm glad to be proven wrong. I'm loving the 3t and all its about. If OP keeps this up, I have little reason to look elsewhere.
 

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Re: Nougat rollout OTA for OP3 & OP3T

Dammit, looks like I'm going to have to do the leg work to find and install a working version of TWRP after all!

Oh my. What will the naysayers have to say now?

That scepticism is still better than blind faith, and it is unwise to believe things with no evidence.

Besides, I'd like to know what percentage of their users get the update before January 1st... I'd wager it's a damn sight closer to 0 than 100 lol.
 

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I'm considering doing a factory reset when I decide to do the update so I can convert over to the new file system (F2FS). Is that all there is to it? Download and install the Nougat update, then do a FDR? (well that and spend hours re-installing and tweaking apps... that's the part I'm NOT looking forward to). But I suppose a Nova backup will help me bring everything back. Or will it?
 

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I'm considering doing a factory reset when I decide to do the update so I can convert over to the new file system (F2FS). Is that all there is to it? Download and install the Nougat update, then do a FDR? (well that and spend hours re-installing and tweaking apps... that's the part I'm NOT looking forward to). But I suppose a Nova backup will help me bring everything back. Or will it?

As far as I'm aware all you need to do is factory data reset and when it formats your phone, it will format it to f2fs. I'll be doing a TWRP backup so I can restore my data... After I do i can let you know for sure, although someone else probably will have by then.

All Nova backup saves is your launcher settings... It's worth doing, but won't save a huge amount of ballache.
 

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As far as I'm aware all you need to do is factory data reset and when it formats your phone, it will format it to f2fs. I'll be doing a TWRP backup so I can restore my data... After I do i can let you know for sure, although someone else probably will have by then.

All Nova backup saves is your launcher settings... It's worth doing, but won't save a huge amount of ballache.

I made a Nova backup when I moved from my old GS4 to the OP3. But that memory has already gone fuzzy with the intervening months. I seem to recall that when I installed the Nova backup to the OP3, it wanted to put a lot of apps on home screens that I had not yet re-installed. And while that may have been helpful, I sorta wanted to start over and not bring over the mish-mash of apps that I seem to collect over time. The OP3 is already becoming an app magnet. Which I knew would happen.

But since my OP3 in just a few months old, I haven't quite collected the number of apps that I had on the GS4. Yet. But I would still love to not have to go back and individually tweak each individual app (like my recent tweak of GSAM using adb to enable more stats since I'm not rooted).

Sigh. I guess that is one advantage the iOS ecosystem has over Android. But not enough to swing me to the dark side... although I have to say I did heavily consider the iP7+. And mainly because of the extended device support vs Android device support. But then I reconsidered the OP3 and decided to take a chance... and have been very pleased with that decision.
 

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Sorry for the dumb question. But what does doing a factory reset do for me once my OTA update arrives?

After you install Nougat, if you then do a factory data reset from the stock recovery, you change the file systems from the older EXT4 to the newer and better F2FS. Or you could leave it alone if you're not having any problems after the dirty flash.

Personally, I'm becoming convinced that the effort to reinstall and tweak everything is worth it after a major upgrade (6.x to 7.x). In addition, I'll get the benefit of the new file system too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/oneplus/comments/5lfwma/how_do_you_get_f2fs_on_oneplus_3_on_oos_40/

However, at this point, I have to wonder if it might be worth going to a Community Build rather than the stable OS release. Decisions, decisions...
 

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The Beta test firmwares will always be ahead of the stock, stable, firmware releases and will get them twice as often, (every 2-4 weeks), as the official release. However, as with all Beta firmwares, they are for competent and experienced users that can get themselves out of trouble if the need arises and are willing to read and keep abreast of the Beta forum. Personally, I'm sticking with the Beta releases. ;)
 
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That's the thing. I'm not sure how much time I wish to devote to fixing bugs that inhibit my phone's performance. Had I been fortunate enough to win one of the 3T phones being given out by MKBHD, I would have dedicated one to the stable channel and one to the CBs.

I'll likely play it safe and stick with the stable build. But I'm in no hurry to upgrade. There seems to be a lot of chatter over at the Nougat bug thread on /r/oneplus. ;)

https://www.reddit.com/r/oneplus/comments/5lbfjt/op3_n_40_official_bugs_thread/
 

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This is much better thought out than the Marshmallow release for the OnePlus 2.

Happy that OnePlus has learned from their missteps in order to grow up.
 

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