OnePlus 5 Oreo update: Android 8.0 beta available for download as Open Beta 1

OnePlus 5 update

Besides the likes of Galaxy S8 and LG G6, OnePlus 5 is arguably the most popular Android handset in the market right now. Naturally then, Oreo update release for OnePlus 5 is going to be one of the mostly anticipated event in near future, with many OnePlus 5 users waiting patiently on OnePlus to deliver them the goodies 8.0 OS brings.

Needless to say, OnePlus 5 is one very powerful phone. It’s able to run Oreo software update effortlessly, and surely deserves the sweetness of Android 8.0 in a timely manner. Let’s talk all you need to know about the OnePlus 5 Oreo update.

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OnePlus 5 Oreo update: What to expect

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Update [November 25, 2017]: OnePlus is also making Face Unlock part of the Oreo update. This is a feature that debuted with OnePlus 5T, and is already pleasing whole lot of users.


Well, Oreo update gets you some of the most anticipated features for the Android OS, like PIP (picture-in-picture), Autofill, revamped Settings app, and such. It’s not as major an update as previous version change of Android OS brought us, but given that Android is already pretty feature rich OS, it’s the under-the-hood improvements in OS that matter more than anything now.

That’s why, the faster boot-up times (upto 2X for Pixel!) and stable OS performance count equally good as the above features.

Since OnePlus 5 runs on stock UI for the most part, the Android 8.0 update will look and run similar to how it runs on Pixel, which got the update directly from Google. Though, you would see the customization carried over the Android 8.0 from 7.1.1, and baking them into Android 8.0 is what that will take OnePlus some time.

OnePlus 5 Oreo update release: When to expect it

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  • Oreo confirmed for the OnePlus 5
  • Oreo update beta released on 25 November 2017
  • Stable release expected in December 2017

Update [November 25, 2017]: An official Oreo update is now available as beta for the OnePlus 5. While the stable release in 4-5 weeks away from today, if you wanted a taste of OnePlus’s official Oreo, you can have that now. It’s beta software, so it may not be fully stable like stable one, but the new features in Oreo are surely worth the effort, plus you can roll back to Nougat anytime you want. Check out this page of ours on OnePlus 5 Oreo beta download.


In a recent Reddit AMA, OnePlus team did confirm that OnePlus 5 will be their first device to receive Oreo treatment from them, something that’s obvious too. But what caught our eye more was the fact that OnePlus is planning faster than earlier release this time around.

For the Nougat, it took them until December 31 to release the Android 7.0 OTA for their OnePlus 3 and 3T, but with Android 8.0 and OnePlus 5, it seems they are putting in efforts to roll out update well before December begins.

OnePlus 5 Firmware Download [Stock ROM]

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
25 Nov 2017 OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0 (beta) Oreo update beta
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 stabilit, 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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