It’s now getting clear that OnePlus was too quick in rolling out Android Pie update for its older machines OnePlus 5/5T. The Pie party began with the release of OxygenOS 9.0.0 for the device duo. In the process, in the initial phase, bugs were noticed which were crushed with OxygenOS 9.0.2 hotfix. If this fix up was not enough, new issues were again reported with 9.0.2. To deal with that Oneplus is now rolling out the OxygenOS 9.0.3. It is another hotfix software which fixes connection issues with third-party applications.
Also, the latest OxygenOS 9.0.3 for OnePlus 5/5T improves the stability for Sound settings and system upgrade. However, it seems that the Wi-Fi connectivity became stable with the previous update. It has no mention in the current changelog. Apparently, the new 9.0.3 update has also some troubles which are being reported by some users. They are reporting that Parallel Apps are not working after stepping up to 9.0.3 OxygenOS.
The new OxygenOS 9.0.3 is rolling over-the-air and weighs around 1.7 GB which is quite big. So, you can catch the airborne update or install the firmware manually. We have guided tutorials below for the same.
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What’s New with the Hotfix OxygenOS 9.0.3
Here is the official changelog of the latest OxygenOS 9.0.3 software update.
- Hot Fix
- Fixes up the connectivity issue with certain third-party Apps
- Improves the stability for Sound settings
- Stability improvements for the system upgrade
- Optimized sRGB display mode
- Optimized Reading mode
- Fixed issue with 4G VoLTE toggle missing
- Fixed random reboots when Screen Casting
How To Get Hold of the OxygenOS 9.0.3 OTA
Like its precursors, the latest hotfix OxygenOS 9.0.3 is rolling over-the-air(OTA). It will drop into devices in various regions automatically but in phases. Either you can wait for it to show up or you can manually search for it. To do it,
- Go to phone App drawer> Settings –> System
- Tap on System Updates > Tap on Check for Updates
If the OxygenOS 9.0.3 update shows up with the new changelog, then download it. It’s a huge update weighing over 1 GB. So, connect to a Wi-Fi network to download the OTA. Juice up your devices up to 50% or more before installing the new upgrade to avoid power related interruptions.
If you don’t happen to receive the airborne update, we have put up the firmware which packs the OxygenOS 9.0.3. You can download it below and flash it manually using our tutorial.
Download OxygenOS 9.0.3 for OnePlus 5/5T
Here is the download link from the official servers.
Manually Install OxygenOS 9.0.3 for OnePlus 5/5T
You can install the latest OxygenOS 9.0.3 on OnePlus 5/5T through two methods. The first one is the local upgrade method where you have to move the ROM zip file to your device storage. Then install it by booting the phone into recovery mode. The second method is by flashing the ROM via ADB Sideload method. You can check out both the methods below.
Before moving to the OTA zip file installation process. You have to follow certain instructions and install a few tools and utilities.
- These ROM files are exclusively for OnePlus 5/5T devices.
- Make sure that you have the OnePlus USB drivers installed.
- Ensure to completely charge your phone’s battery to avoid interruption during the update process.
- Download the ADB Fastboot tools. (Required for ADB sideloading)
- Take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
Install Hotfix OxygenOS 9.0.3 via Local Upgrade
Step-1 Download the OTA zip file and then copy it to the internal storage on your respective device.
Step-2 Now go to Settings App > System Updates > click on Settings icon > Local Upgrade
Step-3 Browse and select the OTA zip file you copied in the first step.
Step-4 Now you will see a prompt screen to upgrade your phone, Click Upgrade Now.
Step-5 Your device will reboot and flash the OTA file via Stock Recovery.
Now, after installing this new firmware, your device will restart with the latest system version. Another way to upgrade to OxygenOS 9.0.3 is to ADB Sideload the ROM.Install Oneplus Firmware by ADB Sideloading
So, let’s hope the hotfix series may get over with the 9.0.3 OxygenOS and users get to enjoy Android Pie on their OnePlus 5/5T without any issues or bugs.