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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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
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