OnePlus 5 Pie update: Android 9 beta coming soon; Open Beta 20 rolling out

OnePlus 5 update

Find the latest updates released for the OnePlus 5 in the table below, along with the download link of its firmware so that you can download and install them manually in case you weren’t receiving the update as an OTA.

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OnePlus 5 Android Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie beta expected
  • Stable rollout expected in Nov/Dec 2018

As of September 23rd, OnePlus has already released Android Pie update to OnePlus 6, meaning the focus is now on OnePlus 5 and it’s 5T counterpart. As noted, OnePlus is expected to open the beta program to the public, something that could happen in October 2018 or thereabout. It took OnePlus less than three weeks to run a public beta program for OnePlus 6 Pie update and given the presence of Project Treble, we expect an equally record time of beta testing with respect to OnePlus 5.

With the beta program expected to begin in October, we expect the stable version of Android 9 Pie to roll out in November 2018.

Related: OnePlus Android 9 Pie update news

OnePlus 5 update timeline

Date Update download & Android OS Changelog
14 Oct 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 20 | Android 8.1 Supported new gesture to close picture by sliding down in Gallery app, Added Community notices a feature, New feed for following community members, More options to share threads, Stickied comments displayed on the app, and bug fixes
25 Sep 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 19 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch, optimized UI for Weather app and more
10 Sep 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 18 | Android 8.1 Improved rear and front camera performance, improved Weather app, and more
29 Aug 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 17 | Android 8.1 Adds portrait mode to the front camera, and many other bug fixes to the system, game mode, etc.
21 Aug 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.5 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch, Project Treble support, and ability to confirm the PIN without checking the box [ ]
15 Aug 2018 Open Beta 16 | Android 8.1 Fixes for the calendar widget compatibility issue in shelf and issue with keyboard not popping up when creating a new schedule, and Optimized application and data classification list in OnePlus Switch
1 Aug 2018 Open Beta 15 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch and improvements to pocket mode to reduce accidental touches
27 July 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.4 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch, improved camera performance and sleep standby optimization, added group messaging, and bug fixes
17 July 2018 Open Beta 14 | Android 8.1 Google Lens support and improved camera quality
03 July 2018 Open Beta 13 | Android 8.1 Google Project Treble support, new UI, and more
19 June 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.3 | Android 8.1 Fixes the bootloader security bug, Bluetooth connectivity issues with cars, and general bug fixes and improvements.
13 June 2018 Open Beta 12 | Android 8.1 June 2018 security patch, and more
29 May 2018 Open Beta 11 | Android 8.1 Added disable peek notifications option for DND preferences, disable peek notifications option in reading mode, Optimized PIN code confirmation process, and sleep standby power consumption, UI improvements, improved support for application data migration, and general bug fixes and stability improvements, ability to manage Parallel Apps files
27 May 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.2 | Android 8.1 Adds May security patch, double-tap to unlock feature, and more
15 May 2018 Open Beta 10 | Android 8.1 Installs May 2018 security patches and more
25 Apr 2018 Open Beta 9 | Android 8.1 Supported double-tap to lock screen, Improved searched history for App drawer, Optimized scanning logic for large files
16 Apr 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.1 | Android 8.1 Installs stable Android 8.1 Oreo, April 2018 patch, and more
09 Apr 2018 Open Beta 8 | Android 8.1 Installed April 2018 security patch
28 Mar 2018 Open Beta 7 | Android 8.1 Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer and General bug fixes and improvements, Improved accuracy of the current location and Added new icons and updated UI, and Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground
10 Mar 2018 Open Beta 6 | Android 8.1 Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo, and more
02 March 2018 Open Beta 5.0.4 | Android 8.0 Fixed sound malfunction for incoming call or notification and Fixed sound instabilities during video playback
02 Feb 2018 Open Beta 5.0.2 | Android 8.0 Supported EIS for video recording, Updated versions of Launcher, Gallery, Weather and File Manager apps, Added face unlock function, bug fixes and improvements, and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
30 Jan 2018 Open Beta 5 | Android 8.0 Added pick-up gesture switcher, and added SMS categorized function and removed phone recognized function in India, Removed Clipboard function, general bug fixes and improvements, and applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218.
16 Jan 2018 Open Beta 4 | Android 8.0 Launcher v2.3, Drawer categories, Auto folder tagging, Dynamic Icon for Clock, Notification dot optimization, Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore, power saving optimization, ‘Search, Translate, or Share a copied text,’ and small changes to file manager and dialer apps.
09 Jan 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.1 | Android 8.0 Android 8.0, new camera UI, beauty effect for portrait mode, parallel apps, new design for quick settings and lift-up display, and more
07 Nov 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.14 | Android 7.1.1 Supported Airtel VoLTE in India, Supported Band 66 of Freedom in Canada, Fixed Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue, Optimized battery usage in some cases, Optimized GPS accuracy, General bug fixes
16 Oct 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.13 | Android 7.1.1 Supports customization of notification ringtone, Improved launching speed of apps, Optimized adaptive brightness, Fixed issue of YouTube video lagging behind audio, Fixed display issues of some UI elements, Fixed issue of no 4G+ network in some regions, Updated Android security patch to September, General bug fixes
01 Oct 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.11 | Android 7.1.1 Now supports customization of notification ringtone, Improved launching speed of apps, Fixed display issues of some UI elements, Updated Android security patch to September, Fixed issue of no 4G+ network in some regions, General bug fixes
31 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.10 | Android 7.1.1 Camera (Photo noise reduction, Improved Camera stability, 60FPS video noise and texture improvements); Launcher (Added country information of photographers in Shot on OnePlus); Phone (Fixed accidental touches after hanging up, Improved Jio call functionality, Fixed display issue on calling screen); System (Improved WiFi stability, Fixed clarity issue of videos taken by SnapShot app, Fixed display issue of new font, Fixed scrolling issue of Play Music)
08 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.8 | Android 7.1.1 OnePlus Slate font, added EIS for 4K video recording, July 2017 security patch, improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity and standby battery, fixed occasional sound leaks in the speakers when using earphones, camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region, occasional stutters when playing games, battery drain for Jio users
06 July 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.5 | Android 7.1.1 Improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity, Clearer voice calling, Video recording now consumes less battery, Vibration intensity when receiving calls is now tuned to a gentler level, Fixed Wi-Fi signal consistently being displayed as weak, Fixed certain apps not able to work under IPv6 network settings, To restore connectivity to a Windows 10 PC, please turn off USB debugging prior to the upgrade
27 June 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.3 | Android 7.1.1 Expanded screenshot display issue, Google Translate stutters, Wi-Fi occasional drops, System stability improvements, Camera effect and stability enhancements, Effects of auto-brightness adjustment, Accuracy of data usage statistics

How to install OnePlus 5 update manually

Method 1: Using device storage

Step 1. Download the update file (either OTA or Full) from above.

Step 2. Transfer the downloaded update file to your OnePlus 5. Remember its location. (You can also download the update directly on phone, in which case, it should be in the download folder.)

Step 3. Boot your OnePlus One into recovery mode:

  • Power off your OnePlus 5. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold Power + Volume up together until you see anything on the screen.
  • Use volume buttons to bring up Recovery mode option at the top of the screen.
  • And then press the Power button to select recovery mode option. That’s it you’ll boot into recovery mode.

Step 4. Install the update. Use the instruction for your recovery.

  • In 3e recovery, use volume buttons to navigate to ‘install update ..’ option and then press the power button to select it.
  • Now, select the update file that you transferred to OnePlus 5 in step 2 above. Confirm this and Oxygen OS 2.0.1 update will be installed on your device.

→ If OTA update doesn’t install using the above method, just use the full ROM file, it should install without problem.

Step 5. The update will start installing, so just wait until that is finished. When it’s done, you will be back in recovery’s home screen.

Step 6. Select ‘Reboot system now’ to restart your OnePlus 5.

That’s it.

Method 2: Using ADB Sideload

Note: Again, you’ll need a stock recovery.

Step 1. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.

Step 2.  Download the update .zip file on your PC and rename it to op5-update.zip.

Step 3. Enable USB debugging:

  • Go to your phone’s settings » About phone » and tap “Build number” Seven times. This will enable Developer options on your phone.
  • Now go to Settings » Developer options » and tick the USB debugging checkbox.

Step 4. Connect your OnePlus 5 to PC.

Step 5. Now open the folder on PC where you downloaded the update’s .zip file and then open a command window inside the folder. To do that, do a “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and select “Open command window here” from the context menu.

Step 6. Now issue the following window to command window to reboot your device into recovery mode:

 adb reboot recovery

└ Check your phone’s screen, if it’s asking for “Allow USB debugging”, accept it by selecting OK/Yes.

Step 7. Once in recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate up and down between options and Power button to select an option.

Step 8. Select the “Install from USB” option. on the device,

Step 9. Now issue the following command to finally begin installing the update:

adb sideload op5-update.zip

└ This will begin the installation of the firmware/update.

Step 10. Once the update is installed, select reboot from the main menu of recovery to restart the device.

That’s it. You successfully installed the update.

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