OnePlus 5/5T get Android 8.1 with OxygenOS Open Beta

Keeping up its legacy of offering speedy software updates, the OnePlus 5 and 5T recently started getting Android 8.1 Oreo through OnePlus's Open Beta program for OxygenOS. This marks Open Beta 6 (opens in new tab) for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 4 (opens in new tab) for the 5T.

With these updates, both phones are getting the following:

  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • February 2018 security patch
  • New auto pick up gesture (answer an incoming call by raising the phone)
  • Added more clock styles for ambient display
  • Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • For OnePlus Switch, added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly
  • General bug fixes and improvements

In addition to the above goodies, the OnePlus 5T is also getting optimizations for its full-screen gesture system that was first introduced in late January.

If you're already enrolled in the Open Beta on your OnePlus 5 or 5T, you should receive an OTA soon (if you haven't already gotten it) to download the latest software.

Joe Maring

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  • I thought this was at least part of the reason they've been so lax with security updates recently. I was annoyed, but if they're bringing the ability to migrate app data it may actually be worth the wait.
  • Question: does the 5T exhibit the jelly-scrolling of the 5?
  • No I have both
  • Nope. The 5t has the screen mounted properly (I've owned both phones. Returned the 5 because of jelly scrolling, rocking a 5t now and I love it)
  • The phone is great but the company makes it look like you need to buy a bunch of unnecessary accessories when it actually comes with a case and a protective film. Do not get conned into buying this extra stuff as they will charge you for returning them
  • Unfortunately the 5T is out of stock in the U.S. so we can't buy it at all anyway.
  • I hope it comes back in stock. I'm just waiting for payment from a side hustle then I was going to pull the trigger. Seeing what the OP 6 is potentially offering (glass back, notch) I hope to get the 5T.
  • The stock case is reported to scratch the paint on the back of the phone so should probably not be used...
  • Seconded. The included case is trash. I immediately replaced it with a much better case from Spigen.
  • This update is for the oneplus 3 too
  • And what's Samsung doing? *Flaunting* it's dirty ass with delayed 8.0! to older models (brings u the sexy S9/+ )
  • Good job done OP!