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Latest OnePlus 5 update resolves KRACK vulnerability

Say what you will about OnePlus, it's no secret that the company does a solid job at pushing out speedy software updates to its latest devices. Although the OnePlus 5T is right around the corner, the latest update for the OnePlus 5 is here, and its main focus (opens in new tab) in on making the phone more reliable and secure.

The biggest thing to take note of is that updating to OxygenOS 4.5.14 will get rid of the WPA2 vulnerability that was introduced with KRACK in mid-October. This is big news for all OnePlus 5 users, and it's great to see OnePlus pushing out a fix so soon.

In addition to this, the update also includes support for Airtel VoLTE in India, Band 66 support for Freedom customers in Canada, optimized battery usage and GPS accuracy, as well as general bug fixes throughout the OS.

OnePlus says that the over-the-air update will start to hit some users' devices starting today, with a larger rollout happening over the next few days.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Very good!
  • Not really considering it took oneplus 60 days plus to patch bluborne. Google had patch right away. Who knows maybe for now on serious issues will get patched. Fingers crossed
  • This is good. From what I've heard, KRACK is quite moreish.
  • My neighbours haven't got the brains to even go to work no matter use this exploit lol
  • Can they not support the rest of their devices too? Too much to ask?
  • This update has introduced significant bluetooth bugs for me. My headset that worked fine on prior OS releases since June now will not stay connected for more than 30 seconds. My car initiates a phantom phonecall after connecting to my OP5 (car thinks there is a call, but phone does not). I tried clearing the cache and finally a hard reset to no avail. Hopefully the next update will correct this bug.