OnePlus 3T, the flagship phone of about a year back from the revolutionary company OnePlus, is still a coveted smart phone. We can attribute it to the powerful hardware and a software which provides a near stock experience. And above that, the makers have stuck to their promise of providing timely updates up to Android 8, Oreo. #UpdateOnePlus3T
So after a very short wait from the beta program announcement, OnePlus has released the Oxygen OS 5.0 update to this phone. It’s an OTA update and users can access it via their settings.
Warning : Updating via mobile network may incur huge cost as the update file is about 1.4 GB
Even though OnePlus has released the update, most of the people across the globe cannot access it. This is because OnePlus follows the strategy of release in phases. Phased release ensures that any bug(which might have been left even after rigorous tests)can be caught before it reaches everyone. Secondly, it helps in reducing the download server load.
So if you are one of those who have not yet received the OTA, there’s a trick.
Disclaimer : Check your local regulations regarding accessing internet via VPN before you do this.
You need to download a VPN client on your phone. VPN Master is a good app for the same.
Once you install the VPN client, set your country to any country receiving the OTA. It works for Germany very well. What this does is that it tell the servers that the phone is in Germany. Once you setup and activate VPN, got to Settings—> System Update. Your phone should automatically check for update. If the country which you selected is in the update list, you will see the update on screen. From here, you can use the normal procedure to start your update.
Once you have started downloading the update, you can switch off and uninstall the VPN. You do not require it any longer. The update will continue.