January 15, 2019: The OnePlus 5T Open Beta channel has a new OxygenOS update that installs version 23 of the unstable software. The update has a pretty huge changelog that includes the latest security patch for January 2019, support for migrating data from the iPhone in OnePlus Switch, added recommended tools in the Launcher toolbox, added options to create collection, copy and move photos, and plenty of other small but useful features, all of which are covered here.
The update is airborne, which means it will take a few days before all OnePlus 5T units receive the download notification.
January 11, 2019: OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS stable update that ups the version to 9.0.2. The update comes shortly after the arrival of version 9.0.1 and it carries fixes for annoying bugs discovered in the previous version.
High on the list is a fix for the Wi-Fi connectivity issue with certain third-party apps. The update also brings improved stability for Wi-Fi connection, optimizations for sRGB display mode and reading mode as well as fixes for the missing 4G VoLTE toggle and random reboots when Screen Casting.
OnePlus 5T update timeline
Find the latest updates released for the OnePlus 5T in the table below, along with the download links of its firmware so that you can download and install them manually in case you weren’t receiving the update as an OTA.
|Date||Update download & Android OS||Changelog|
|15 Jan 2019||Open Beta 23 | Android 9||January 2019 security patch, support for migrating data from the iPhone in OnePlus Switch, added recommended tools in the Launcher toolbox, 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|
|18 Dec 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 21 | Android 9||Second 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 20 | Android 9||Android 9 Pie upgrade with OxygenOS 9.0 skin | Brings new features like app actions, digital wellbeing, gestures support, etc. You can download the update from the link provided here (left to this) and install it using the guide given below|
|12 Nov 2018||OxygenOS 5.1.7 | Android 8.1||Fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues for cars|
|30 Oct 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 19 | Android 8.1||October 2018 security patch, bug fixes and system optimizations|
|24 Oct 2018||OxygenOS 5.1.6 | Android 8.1||Project treble support (again?), VoLTE support for IDEA India mobile network, fixes Bluetooth issues in phone calls, and October 2018 security fix|
|14 Oct 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 18 | 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 17 | Android 8.1||September 2018 security patch, optimized UI for the Weather app and more|
|10 Sep 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 16 (Full ROM || OTA update) | Android 8.1||Improved camera performance, improved Weather app, and more|
|29 Aug 2018||OxygenOS Open Beta 15 | 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 PIN without checking the box [ ]|
|15 Aug 2018||Open Beta 14 | 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|
|01 Aug 2018||Open Beta 13 | 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|
|16 July 2018||Open Beta 12 | Android 8.1||Google Lens support and camera quality improvements|
|03 July 2018||Open Beta 11 | Android 8.1||Google Project Treble support, new UI, and more|
|19 June 2018||OxygenOS 5.1.3 | Android 8.1||Fixes the security bug with the bootloader, issues with car Bluetooth connectivity, and other usual fixes|
|13 June 2018||Open Beta 10 | Android 8.1||June 2018 security patch, and more|
|29 May 2018||Open Beta 9 | 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 2018 patch, support for double-tap to lock screen, and more|
|15 May 2018||Open Beta 8 | Android 8.1||Installs May 2018 security patches and more|
|25 Apr 2018||Open Beta 7 | 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 security patch, adds full-screen gesture support, and more|
|09 Apr 2018||Open Beta 6 | Android 8.1||Installed April 2018 security patch, Added Autoplay – Autoplay paused music when connected to earphones, Added Notification ringtone options, and Added Broadcast caller information – Announce caller information when using earphones, Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes, Stopwatch updated with new UI, and Added new membership card in Shelf|
|28 Mar 2018||Open Beta 5 | 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, Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground|
|11 March 2018||Open Beta 4 | Android 8.1||Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo, and more|
|02 March 2018||OxygenOS 5.0.4 | Android 8.0||Fixed sound malfunction for incoming call or notification and Fixed sound instabilities during video playback|
|06 Feb 2018||OxygenOS 5.0.3 | Android 8.0||Upgraded Android version to Oreo(8.0), new versions for Launcher, Gallery, Weather, and File Manager apps, New design for Quick Settings, General bug fixes and improvements and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218|
|30 Jan 2018||Open Beta 3 | Android 8.0||Added pick-up gesture switcher, and Added SMS categorized function and Removed phone recognized function in India, Supported full-screen gesture, Removed Clipboard function, General bug fixes and improvements and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218|
|16 Jan 2018||Open Beta 2 | Android 8.0||
Improved experience when deleting files, Added large file management function, and more
|08 Jan 2018||OxygenOS 4.7.6 | Android 7.1.1||Stability improvements, Clarity improvements for selfie in low light and Performance improvements for 3rd party camera apps, and Added assistive lighting for face unlock, Improvements for expanded screenshots, improvements for Wi-Fi display and Updated Android security patch to December|
|03 Jan 2018||Open Beta 1 | Android 8.0||
Updated to Android O (8.0) beta, Updated Android security patch to December 2017, and fixed issue where third-party camera applications no longer capture green pictures with the front camera.
|11 Dec 2017||OxygenOS 4.7.4 | Android 7.1.1||
Added a new wallpaper, Optimized UI of Camera and Improvements for photo quality, Optimizations for audio from speaker and earphones, Optimizations for vibration, Optimizations for Face unlock, WiFi battery usage optimization, Improved stability of fingerprint and GPS and General bug fixes and system stability improvements
OnePlus 5T Android Pie update
Update [December 26, 2018]: OnePlus 5T users are now receiving Android Pie update, coming in as OxygenOS 9.0.0. This was quick from OnePlus, who managed to update their OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T to Android 9 around the same time as Samsung updated the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ (only a day later). OnePlus 6 was updated to Android Pie last month itself, which speaks volumes about the faster rollout of major Android updates by the OnePlus team. The OnePlus 6T comes pre-installed with Android 9 Pie.
The update is seeding out as an OTA right now. So if you have a 5T, now is the time to smash that ‘check for update’ button under Settings. The rollout, as usual, is a gradual process and thus may take time to reach your device. In any case, you can download the Android 9 Pie from above and install it using the instructions set given below.
How to install OnePlus 5T 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 5T. 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 5T. 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 5T 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 5T.
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 op5t-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 5T 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 op5t-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.