January 28, 2019: There is no stopping OnePlus from pushing out timely software updates. Right on the heels of delivering the bug-fixed stable Android Pie update in the form of OxygenOS 9.0.3, the OnePlus 5 is not receiving another beta update in the form of Open Beta 26.
As for the changelog, the Open Beta 26 update optimizes the screen capture feature while also improving the Gaming mode. But the main feature of the update is support for quick reply in the landscape mode — making it a lot easier to send a reply if you are holding the device in landscape mode while binge-watching a TV show on Netflix.
January 26, 2019: After weeks of testing, the Chinese variant of OnePlus 5 is finally receiving a stable version of Android 9 Pie as HydrogenOS 9.0.1. The update is airborne, meaning not everyone will receive the download notification at the same time, so be patient if the OTA hasn’t arrived as you read this.
January 23, 2019: A third software update is rolling out to OnePlus 5 since the official arrival of Android 9 Pie late last year. The update carries software version OxygenOS 9.0.3 and being a hotfix, it doesn’t tag along new features, but it takes care of annoying bugs since update 9.0.2.
According to the changelog, OnePlus 5 users can now forget about issues related to connectivity with some third-party apps, 4G VoLTE toggle missing, random reboots when screencasting, and more. The update is available over the air, so be patient because OTA updates usually take time to reach all devices.
January 15, 2019: OnePlus 5 has a new OxygenOS Open Beta update that bumps the software to version 25. In addition to the latest Android security patch for January 2019, the update also comes with improvements to the screen brightness control, color adaptation for navigation bar when using third-party apps, adds call history for incoming calls from unknown numbers, and so much more.
The OTA update has just begun rolling out, meaning it will take some time before all OnePlus 5 units get the download notification. The download file for manual installation is not up, but we will update this post when we get hold of it. For now, the best you can do is wait for the OTA to arrive.
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|
|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|
OnePlus 5 Android Pie update
Update [December 25, 2018]: OnePlus have released the stable version of the Android 9 Pie update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T today. The update is hitting the users as an OTA already as we speak, identified as software version OxygenOS 9.0.0.
The beta version of the Android Pie was first released as open beta 22 about two weeks ago, but OnePlus was quick to prepare and roll out the stable release today — which is fairly quickly when you consider that Samsung began rollout of its own Galaxy S9 Pie update only yesterday (December 24). OnePlus has already updated the OnePlus 6 to Android Pie long time back.
How to install OnePlus 5 Android Pie update
In case you need any help with this, feel free to ask.
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Update [December 21, 2018]: The latest update based on Android 9 Pie for the OnePlus 5 is software version Open Beta 23. You can download it from the table below, and install it using the guide given at after the table.
The Android 9 update for the OnePlus 5 was released as a beta, with the software version being Open Beta 22.
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.
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.