The OnePlus 3 is one of the most popular smartphone of the moment, no matter if we’re talking about specs or design! For most regions, it comes out of the box with OxygenOS, the company’s very own custom ROM, with a stock look, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, OnePlus also has a special version of the ROM, HydrogenOS, available just for the Chinese market, without the Google applications.
If you’re curious how the handset works with the Chinese ROM, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to download and install HydrogenOS on the OnePlus 3.
In order to do this, your phone needs to have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP Recovery installed. Also, you should know that the ROM comes with Chinese applications, but this shouldn’t be a reason to worry, as they can be easily removed, using Debloater.
Warnings & Requirement’s
- The ROM updating process can erase all the data and apps on your phone. Make sure you perform a full backup before doing it, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.
- The HydrogenOS ROM is compatible just with the OnePlus 3. Don’t try it on other phones, as you risk damaging your phone.
- Your battery level needs to be above 70% in order to do this, but we recommend starting with a fully charged battery, so you can avoid an accidental shutdown.
Download Required Files
HydrogenOS v1.4.0 (007) for OnePlus 3 – Link
Download H2OS Debloater + SuperSu – Link
Download the Gapps files for HydrogenOS Given Below:
Install HydrogenOS Custom ROM on OnePlus 3
Step 1: Download HydrogenOS v1.4.0 (007) for OnePlus 3 From above link. Save the file on your device and unzip it.
Step 2: Download H2OS Debloater + SuperSu From above link. Save the file on your device and unzip it.
Step 3: Download the Gapps files for HydrogenOS from above link. Save the file on your device and unzip it.
Step 4: Boot your OnePlus 3 into Recovery mode, by switching off your device, waiting for 10 seconds, then pressing and holding Volume Down + PowerButton.
Step 5: Once entered recovery mode, go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, Syste, and date. Swipe in order to confirm this.
Step 6: Go back to the main menu of the Recovery and select Install. Locate the HydrogenOS custom ROM zip file and swipe in order to install it. The installation process should take less than 10 minutes.
Step 7: Once the installation is completed, flash the H2OS Debloater, in order to get rid of the Chinese apps pre-installed on HydrogenOS.
Step 8: Flash the Gapps zip file on your phone, so you can use all the Google apps and services.
Step 9: Once you have finished installing all these, go again to Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Wipe cache & Dalvik only.
Step 10: Reboot your OnePlus 3.
You have successfully installed the HydrogenOS custom ROM on your phone! If you’re facing any difficulties during the process or have any questions, feel free to ask us, using the comments section below!