Published: Mon, November 27, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

OnePlus 5 soon to get Android 8.0 Oreo beta update

OnePlus 5 soon to get Android 8.0 Oreo beta update

This update is still in its beta version and is based on Android 8 (Oreo) dubbed OxygenOS Beta-1 by the company.

Starting today, the Oreo update for OnePlus 5 is now available as Open Beta 1 firmware. Though it is in beta stage, the update has brought in some major changes to the interface such as the updation of Android framework. Mostly this was because the Oneplus 5T launched with the 18:9 aspect ratio display, which is now the industry norm while the OnePlus 5 had thick bezels on the top and bottom. Yes, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users will no longer receive any software update, however, the company does promise to roll out the monthly security updates. It seems that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 will also include the Face Unlock feature introduced in the OnePlus 5T, according to a report in XDA Developers.

OnePlus 5 to get an Android 8.0 Oreo update
OnePlus 5 soon to get Android 8.0 Oreo beta update

So if you happen to be a OnePlus 5 user and are ready to upgrade to Android 8, go to the official download link for the manual download. The parallel app has been added to it along with Picture in a picture feature has been added. The OnePlus 5 users interested in getting this update can visit the company forum to do so. If you would like to enroll in the OxygenOS Open Beta program, you can do so by downloading the update here. Tap on "Install from internal storage" or "Install from local". It's a pretty straightforward process - download file, copy it to your phone, reboot your phone into the recovery, and select the zip file. After the installation is over, the smartphone will reboot with the updated OxygenOS beta. If OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users still have not received this update, then there is no need to worry. To get the stable ones, it is important to wipe the data and cache from the smartphone.

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