Unofficial CM14 brings Android 7.0 Nougat to the OnePlus 3

Android 7.0 Nougat has been on the scene for a couple of weeks, and as is often the case during these early stages, device compatibility is somewhat limited. Depending on your particular make and model, you could be in for a long wait to get a peek of that Nougat goodness, and that's provided your handset isn't among those that will never see the update. 

Thankfully, Android's open source nature allows the rules to be relaxed sometimes. Courtesy of the diligent folk within the developer community, somewhat functional ports of Android Nougat have have already made their way to the likes of the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 — neither of which have been carried over by Google. Along with the Nexus duo, the OnePlus One has also been shown some love, and now its grandchild — the OnePlus 3 — has also found a way into Nougat. 

This particular inroad has been made possible thanks to an unofficial CyanogenMod 14 build for the OnePlus 3. It's still very much a work-in-progress, and with quite a few features and functions not yet working, you'll certainly want to pass for now if you use your OnePlus 3 as a daily driver. Nevertheless, it's said to offer a reasonable example of Android 7.0 Nougat running on the device.

It should come as little surprise to learn that this unofficial CM14 build has derived from XDA, namely member Taker18. In the thread accompanying the release, they mention that camera, calling, the alert slider and dash charging do not work. Additionally, battery retention is said to be poor, and Trebuchet Launcher is the only one that works. On the plus side, mobile data, Bluetooth, NFC, audio and GPS are all said to be in working order, while Google Play apps can also be installed. 

Check out the screenshots below, and if you're interested in checking this build out, you can find all of the details in the forum thread at the source. If you do give it a whirl, be sure to let us know how you get on in the comments. 

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  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Damn, that DPI seems low. But I'm switching as soon as it gets stable considering oneplus won't update it to 7.0 till, like may 2017.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I dunno man. If a dev like sultan takes action...

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

That would be awesome since he is the one who can actually make a CM ROM with a decent camera and battery life. He already has a CM13 ROM. Will switch when he makes a CM14 one.

14. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

im running official cm13 and has been great so far.

19. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I've heard that the camera sucks. Is that true?

20. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

nah, for me is good idk for others, all phones are different ya know.

21. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

By camera sucks I mean compared to OOS. I'll probably go for sultan's CM13.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Which ROM + Kernel combo are you using atm? Just curious

25. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Currently I'm on stock. This is my only phone, so can't just go and install a random ROM which isn't suited for daily use. Still searching for a ROM that is AOSP based and doesn't break the camera. The closest one is sultan's CM13, but even that breaks FLAC playback.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Great for the old droids! My old Galaxy S3 is rocking marshmallow.

24. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Not trash TouchWiz right? :P

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "Depending on your particular make and model, you could be in for a long wait to get a peek of that Nougat goodness, and that's provided your handset isn't among those that will never see the update." Ditto...! The worst enemy of Android Fans which they could NEVER counter is FRAGMENTATION...! If you're running a cheap Android, chances are, you're stuck with the OS it came preinstalled FOREVER AND EVER AFTER... Combine that with a dated virtual Machine Architecture (Even dated Nokia Series 40 runs natively) and UI Rendring on primary thread and you've THE WORST mobile OS experience... One reason Android is THE KING is because... Well... It's kinda ugly... The reason it is KING is because... IT IS THE POOR MAN'S MOBILE OS (for the most part)... It's ugly, laggy, glitchy, lack any security (because of its own nature), is based on antiquated VM Architecture, and has a MASSIVE fragmentation issue... Then why people buy it in quantities, one might ask... Well, sometimes you don't actually have a CHOICE...! Specially when you're a poor soul like me! G'Day!

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Correction: "Because of its open nature." And remember; Criticism isn't necessarily a sign of hatred... P.S I'm a Nexus Owner...

17. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

But an apple fanboy.

7. Fona13A unregistered

It's a natural consequence of having thousands of OEM's, barely half of them standing by their product, supporting your open ecosystem.

8. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Oh dude. You should grow up asap. Virtually every droid user knows fragmentation is present in androids but doesn't affect its sales or domination. If your assertion is true, then you are also not just poor but also wretched. All computational devices lag but it's been proven times at number that Android is more stable than iOS. Since iOS7 debuted,it's been ios has been unstable and droid has had edge over it stability wise. Grow up and leave the Australia slumps you live it while u get a better job and make some dough bro. Cheers!

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Instead of personal insults, why not do some Googling instead...? I quote: "Apteligent recently reported that the iOS 9.3 is the most stable mobile operating system on the market. The analytics firm studied the latest Apple OS in comparison with its former versions and Android Marshmallow." BTW, I didn't mention Apple or iOS in my previous posts... But thanks for your useless insight anyway... Appreciate it... G'Day!

16. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Every manufacturer offers different features on different models. No-one complains that BMW's 3-series and 5-series create fragmentation, or that Mercedes offering the S-Class in addition to the E-Class fragments. McDonalds offers you different kinds of burgers, but the same McDonalds experience. Fragmentation is a fairly specific term, with a fairly specific meaning. It doesn't and never has referred to offering a range of products.

23. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

In the same link you posted, android has been more stable than all previous versions of iOS from 7. Also note that, ios 9.3 is more stable than 6.0 Mashmallow and not 6.0.1 Mashmallow. Quit wallowing in ignorance bro

12. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Apple is not different Apple people are not doing it different, Apple doesn’t do it different, their worse at what they do and apple techys are generally less knowledgeable, it’s not a opinion of who's better it’s a fact PC does more.(aka theirs nothing your Apple can do my PC can't, but their are things my PC can do your crap Apple can't touch) Apple panders to the liberals and artsy type people who have nothing worth saying to further mankinds journey towards a better tomorrow. Again its not being different its being dumb. btw my windows phone supports flash and html5 =P.

18. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

People rather be poor than being stupid idiot and brainless.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not that impressed with Android 7 on the Pixel C, just another over-hyped update with features that should have been included two versions ago. Will it improve the experience on my phone? highly unlikely, I'd prefer OnePlus focused on improving the camera performance in video, focusing issues and LTE performance. These are more important than an Android update right now.

26. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

Xiaomi already got it like mi4 , multi SoC of Mediatek already got it (6573 etc). And they are even 80% stable. Yet OP3 not even usable as daily driver is news worthy?

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