OnePlus 5T update: Android 8.1 now rolling out as OxygenOS Open Beta 4

OnePlus 5T smartphone

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5T on November 16, 2017, at an event held in New York City. During the event, the Chinese smartphone giant also spoke about software updates. The company promised that the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T would receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in early 2018. And indeed it has delivered on this promise.

Check out: OnePlus Oreo update release date

Many expected OnePlus to launch the 5T with Android Oreo, but it ended up with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. Still, as you’d expect from a company with only a handful of devices on the market, OnePlus has done a pretty impressive job with software updates.

The OnePlus 3 and 3T were the first to get into the Oreo beta program and thus received the stable version ahead of the newer OnePlus 5 and 5T. Since Oreo was the last major OS upgrade for the 3 and 3T, OnePlus’ attention has since turned to the 5 and 5T. The result of this attention is that as of March 12, Android 8.1 Oreo beta is already available for OnePlus 5T users.

Also read: How to download OnePlus 5T Oreo update

OnePlus had expressed its desire to stay ahead of the rest when it comes to Oreo updates. Even though Sony managed to beat it to the OS, OnePlus, like Nokia, has been well ahead of many other established names in the smartphone industry, including the likes of Samsung, which is still struggling with Galaxy S8 Oreo updates.

 OnePlus 5T update table

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 Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
11 March 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 4 Android 8.1 Beta Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo
Phone: Added New auto pick up gesture – answer incoming call by raising the phone; Added global roaming solution
Gaming mode: Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including notifications blocking, power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
System: Added more clock styles for ambient display, Optimized full-screen gesture support and Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
OnePlus Switch: Supported data migration for application backup
2 March 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.4 Android 8.0 Bug fixes: Fixed sound malfunction for incoming call or notification and Fixed sound instabilities during video playback
6 Feb 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.3 Android 8.0 Upgraded Android version to Oreo(8.0)
Applications: New Launcher V2.2, New Gallery V2.0, New Weather V1.9 and New File Manager V1.7.6
System: New design for Quick Settings, General bug fixes and improvements and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
30 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 3  Android 8.0 Beta Phone: Added pick-up gesture switcher, Added SMS categorized function in India and Removed phone recognized function in India
System: Supported full-screen gesture, Removed Clipboard function, General bug fixes and improvements and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
16 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 2 Android 8.0 Beta

File manager: Improved experience when file deleting and Added big file management function
Clipboard: Added whole new Clipboard application
OnePlus Switch: Added whole new OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
Phone: Added caller phone number and location information in calling notification
OnePlus Launcher: New application drawer design, Auto-naming folder and Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon
System: Improved power consumption measurement, Optimized management logic for high power consumption application and Added intelligent background application management solution

8 Jan 2018 OxygenOS 4.7.6 Android 7.1.1 Camera: Stability improvements, Clarity improvements for selfie in low light and Performance improvements for 3rd party camera apps
System: Added assistive lighting for face unlock, Improvements for expanded screenshots,  improvements for Wi-Fi display and Updated Android security patch to December
3 Jan 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 1 Android 8.0 (beta 1)

Hot fix: third-party camera applications no longer capture green pictures with front camera.
Updated to Android O (8.0)
Optimized the app shortcut style, Combine icon options with app shortcuts and Now able to upload photos to Shot on OnePlus
System: Added Picture in Picture, Added Auto-Fill, Added Smart Text Selection, New Quick Settings design, and Updated Android security patch to December 2017

11 Dec 2017 OxygenOS 4.7.4 Android 7.1.1

Launcher: Added a new wallpaper
Camera: Optimized UI of Camera and Improvements for photo quality
System: 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

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