OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

OnePlus's OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There's a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it's always reassuring to see OnePlus so on-the-ball with these patches.

As for user-facing changes, there's a handful of goodies to find with the OnePlus Launcher, including a new Toolbox Card in the Shelf, a section in the app drawer called Hidden Space, as well as support for editing dynamic app icons (such as the weather, clock, and calendar).

The OnePlus Switch app has received a minor UI update with some under-the-hood changes, and a long-time bug causing group MMS to not work has finally been patched.

OnePlus is rolling out (opens in new tab) this update now, and if you've already got your OnePlus 5 or 5T enrolled in the beta, you should receive an OTA update in the coming days.

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

  • It is rolling out to the 3/3T as well per XDA
  • Am I missing something or was group MMS actually not a feature supported in that OS before this. I don't have this phone, but the last time I had a phone that didn't support group MMS was an HTC Windows Phone in 2013.
  • The stock messages app does not support group MMS. However, you can replace it with the far better Google Messanger and you then have full group MMS.