OnePlus 5 update: Screen recorder, Fnatic mode and digital wellbeing features now available via Open Beta 34

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June 13, 2019: New beta software for the OnePlus 5, dubbed Open Beta 34, is now rolling out bringing cool features like Fnatic mode, screen recorder, and Digital Wellbeing besides latest June 2019 security patches. Size of the Open Beta 32 update depends on what version is currently installed on your device, as you can see in the screenshots below where the OTA’s size is both 427MB and 375MB.

June 08, 2019: A new software update is now available for the OnePlus 5, dubbed OxygenOS 9.0.6. The update brings security patches for the month of May 2019, and improves pairing speed with the OnePlus wireless earphones, the Bullets Wireless 2. The 9.0.6 update also fixes an issue where automatic answering was failing when using Bluetooth earphone. Lastly, OnePlus says the update also brings improvements to System and general bug fixes.

May 29, 2019: OnePlus has a new Open Beta 33 rolling out to the OnePlus 5 right now. The update tags along several bug fixes and performance improvements as captured below:

  • System
    • Fixed the bug where Facebook Messenger pops up notifications in gaming mode
    • Improved smooth-scrolling experience
  • Message
    • Supported PIN-TO-TOP for notification category (India Only)
  • Communication
    • Optimized the logic of dialing a contact while using two SIM cards

The OTA is available for download, but if it hasn’t arrived yet, feel free to grab the firmware from the table below and install it manually using the guide at the end of this post.

Unfortunately, the promised OnePlus 7 Pro features like Zen Mode and Screen Recorder are not part of this update. Perhaps OnePlus will include them in the next Open Beta update in order to give developers room to ready the same features for the OnePlus 6 and 6T first before turning attention to OnePlus 5 and 5T.

May 25, 2019: OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro come with two interesting features in Screen Recorder and Zen Mode and as usual, owners of OnePlus 5 have already found ways to bring their APKs to their device, albeit unofficially. As a result, the features have performance issues that need to be tweaked before they work perfectly.

On the brighter side, OnePlus says it will bring these features and a bunch of others officially to OnePlus 5 in a future update. As for now, we don’t know when.

The company has also confirmed that the device will be updated to Android Q, but it hasn’t given any ETAs.

May 15, 2019: OnePlus has started rolling out the latest May 2019 security patch to OnePlus 5. However, the update is limited to participants of the Open Beta program, where the software is arriving as Open Beta 32.

Besides the new patch, OnePlus Switch has also been improved to display more accurate remaining time for completion and of course, the usual bug fixes and stability improvements are on board too.

May 01, 2019: OnePlus has a new update available over the air for your OnePlus 5, but this one is limited to Open Beta users. Arriving as Open Beta 31, the update has just started rolling out and with it comes a handful of changes that we’ve documented here.

April 27, 2019: OxygenOS 9.0.5 is rolling out to OnePlus 5 with the latest April 2019 security patches and plenty of bug fixes and performance improvements. Check out everything here.


Original article below:

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.

OnePlus 5 update timeline

Date Software update | Android OS Changelog
13 Jun 2019 Open Beta 34 | Android 9 Fnatic mode, Screen recorderDigital Wellbeing, and June 2019 security patches
08 Jun 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.6 | Android 9 Fixes issues with Bluetooth (automatic answer problem), installs May 2019 security patches, improves pairing speed with Bullets Wireless 2, and general bug fixes
28 May 2019 Open Beta 33 | Android 9 Fixed the bug where Facebook Messenger pops up notifications in gaming mode, Improved smooth-scrolling experience, Supported PIN-TO-TOP for notification category (India Only), and Optimized the logic of dialing a contact while using two SIM cards
15 May 2019 Open Beta 32 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements
30 Apr 2019 Open Beta 31 | Android 9 More instant messaging apps now support quick replies in landscape mode, the update fixes the issue where apps get paused when using quick reply in landscape mode, a warning for when the display is overheating, and more
27 Apr 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.5 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, improved stability for the Phone app, and more
15 Apr 2019 Open Beta 30 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, added support for quick replies in landscape mode, parking location feature, and more
25 Mar 2019 Open Beta 29 | Android 9 The update brings screenshot UI optimizations, improves color adaptation for cards in the shelf (Launcher), UI optimizations for the Phone app, OnePlus Switch now supports permissions migration for applications, more details have now been added to weather warnings, weather timeline now follows system time format, and the weather app also gets general bug fixes
12 Mar 2019 Open Beta 28 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, a new animation for flight mode, ability to select contact groups for sending SMS in the messaging app and optimized notifications for quick settings and battery consumption, and more
01 Mar 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.4 | Android 9 Deep integration with Google Duo app, January 2019 security patch, improved network stability, improved stability for OTA updates, and more
27 Feb 2019 Open Beta 27 | Android 9 Improves Gaming mode and adds weather information in the world clock module
28 Jan 2019 Open Beta 26 | Android 9 Improves screenshot feature and Gaming mode, brings support for quick reply in landscape mode
23 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.3 | Android 9 Android 9 Pie (stable release); Fixes for connectivity issues with some third-party apps, 4G VoLTE toggle missing, random reboots when screencasting, and more
15 Jan 2019 Open Beta 25 | Android 9 January 2019 security patch, improved control for screen brightness, and more
09 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.2 | Android 9 Hotfix update over 9.0.1 update; Fixes issues with Wi-Fi and capacitive navigation buttons
01 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.1 | Android 9 Wi-Fi stability improved, sRGB display mode and Reading mode optimized, issues with 4G LTE and random reboots fixed
25 Dec 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.0 | Android 9 Android 9 Pie update with OxygenOS 9.0.0 custom skin; Gets you features like app actions, navigation gestures, new UI, etc. fro Android 9, while OnePlus also Gaming Mode 3.0, Google Lens integration, and improved Do Not Disturb (DND) mode. To install it manually, you can download the update from the cell left to this, and install it using the guide given below
18 Dec 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 23 | Android 9 Improves the original Android 9 Pie update, installs December 2018 security patches, Fixed issues with custom accent color not getting applied every second try, Optimizations for Face Unlock, Fixed UI issues with scroller in the app drawer, and Improves color adaptation for the navigation bar
12 Dec 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 22 | Android 9 Installs beta Android Pie update, with the OxygenOS 9.0 custom OS; find the full changelog here
12 Nov 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.7 | Android 8.1 Fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues for cars
30 Oct 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 21 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update, bug fixes and system optimizations
24 Oct 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.6 | Android 8.1 VoLTE support for IDEA users in India, support for project treble, resolve Bluetooth problems, and October 2018 security patch
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

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OnePlus 5 Android Q update

  • Android Q update confirmed
  • Official rollout expected in Q1/Q2 2020

OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus 5 will receive an update to Android Q. However, the company isn’t making any promises in regards to the release date, but we expect the rollout to begin at about the same time Android Pie arrived on OnePlus 3 and 3T – somewhere in Q1 or Q2 2020.


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 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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