OnePlus 5 owners received Android 8.1 Oreo with February Security patch (now April) via Open Beta 6 (now Open Beta 9). It has a fairly important tow. It brings the device up to changes along for the ride, but the highlight is upgrading the OS version.
Check out the changelog below:
Changelog for Open Beta 6:
Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo
Added New auto pick up gesture – answer incoming call by raising the phone
Added global roaming solution
Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including
Notifications blocking, power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
Added more clock styles for ambient display
Optimized full-screen gesture support (this is only for 5T)
Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
Supported data migration for application backup
Changelog for Open Beta 7:
Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer
General bug fixes and improvements
Improved accuracy of the current location
Added new icons and updated UI
Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground
Changelog for Open Beta 8:
Added Auto play – Autoplay paused music when connected to earphones
Added Notification ringtone options
Added Broadcast caller information – Announce caller information when using earphones
Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes
The highlight, major update to Android 8.1, is clear and is already mentioned. The new pickup gesture is neat to answer a phone call. They improved the Gaming mode too. The additional ambient display clock options are also pretty, considering that you are not a big fan of the default. And finally, you will get the latest February security patch on your phone.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you on How to Install OxygenOS Open Beta 9 Android 8.1 Oreo Official Firmware on OnePlus 5.
We have made sure that we will give enough details of each step so that a first time user won’t get confused. Read further to find out How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Official Firmware on OnePlus 5.
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Let’s proceed with the tutorial below! We have covered an entire steps-by-steps tutorial with all necessary tools (download links are given below, keep reading to grab and install).
We have written the guide very carefully so that you don’t get stuck during the installation process.
You can quickly install OOS Open Beta 9 Android 8.1 Oreo Official Firmware on OnePlus 5 using the tutorial below!
Make sure you have correctly installed OnePlus 5 USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not detect your device.
We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone. If possible, take a full Nandroid Backup via TWRP, or you can try out some of the Hand-Picked Android Backup Apps to secure your data quickly.
Points to Remember
Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
This tutorial will WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
You need to perform a Dalvik Cache wipe in recovery mode before installing the ROM.
You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).
How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo (OOS Open Beta 9) on OnePlus 5
We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on OnePlus 5 Official Firmware If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
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