Android 8.1 Oreo Now Available For OnePlus 5/5T Via Open Beta

OnePlus launch Android 8.1 Beta version (Image Source PTIO

OnePlus launch Android 8.1 Beta version (Image Source PTIO

You will receive the update over the air only if you have already flashed another OxygenOS beta build.

Of course, the biggest change with this beta is the fact that you're getting updated to Android 8.1 Oreo, but there are also some other changes afoot here. The update also optimises full-screen gesture support (only for OnePlus 5T) with updating the device to latest February security patch.

Notably, the update being rolled out to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T measure 1.6GB. It also comes packed with general bug fixes and improvements.

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The update introduces a new feature called "Gaming Mode", which enables immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness. It also comes with OnePlus Switch feature to allow users to migrate application data, which will ensure customers can seamlessly switch between device. In case you are facing major bugs, you can give the feedback on the OnePlus feedback forums. If you work with either OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, you should register for the open beta program since the software bits are available only for registered users. It can be downloaded from the OnePlus website. Mac users can rely on Android File Transfer for this part.

The latest OxygenOS beta released for OnePlus 5T contains the overlay image attached above which shows that the display will have a cutout so as to optimize the apps for this cutout.

In this mode, the user has to choose "Install from internal storage/Install from local" as the option and find file and click on "Install" to confirm. This means, OnePlus 5T users will be able to answer an incoming call just by picking up the device in hand. OnePlus hasn't said how many betas there will be before the stable version rolls out, but where this is the sixth beta, it should be rolling out pretty soon. Note: Connect to a working Wi-Fi before installing the update, and also back up your data.

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