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From OnePlus X to OnePlus 3T, older OnePlus phones get Android Pie AOSP ports
- Android Pie has been unofficially released for the OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus 3/3T.
- The updates, from various developers, seem to have relatively few issues at this point.
- OnePlus has previously confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would receive Android Pie.
Android Pie has been out for roughly two weeks now, and the developer community has been beavering away at releases for popular devices. Now, XDA-Developers reports that older OnePlus handsets have received unofficial AOSP ports of the new Android update.
Two of the more prominent devices to get Android Pie ports are the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2. This is noteworthy because the Chinese brand confirmed they wouldn’t issue the new update for these phones. So it’s great to see the community step in and deliver Android Pie instead.
According to XDA, there are a few issues with the OnePlus X port (e.g. USB MTP support and notification slider), but both ROMs seem to work well enough anyway.
The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are scheduled to receive Android Pie from the brand at some point (skipping Android 8.1), but that hasn’t stopped the community from stepping in here, either. The devices received a port of the Pixel Experience ROM, and it seems like encryption and NFC are the only issues at this point.
Hopefully, the Project Treble framework (shipping with Android Oreo and beyond) means official updates will be a far more frequent occurrence. Nevertheless, we’re glad to see the old OnePlus devices get some community love anyway.
As for the OnePlus 6, it’s scheduled to be the first OnePlus device to receive Android Pie, followed by the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, and the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. There’s no word on a solid launch date for these updates, but the new device is part of the Android P beta programme.