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OnePlus 5T update: Fnatic mode, screen recorder and Digital Wellbeing feature released in Open Beta 32

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June 13, 2019: OnePlus has released three new awesome features for the OnePlus 5T. Screen recorder, Digital Wellbeing and Fnatic mode (from OnePlus 7 Pro) features are now available for the 5T users via Open Beta 32 update, which also installs the latest security patches (June 2019).

June 08, 2019: OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 9.0.6 update. Find the changelog and download link in the table below.

May 29, 2019: OnePlus has a new Open Beta 31 rolling out to the OnePlus 5T right now, but unlike the ones rolling out to OnePlus 6 and 6T, the wait for Zen Mode and Screen Recorder is still on. The 5T 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.

May 25, 2019: OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro with a Screen Recorder and Zen Mode features and as usual, owners of OnePlus 5T have already found ways to bring these features to their device, albeit unofficially. As a result, the features have performance issues.

On the brighter side, OnePlus says it will bring these two features and others to the 5T in a future update. As for now, we don’t know when. The telco has also confirmed that OnePlus 5T will be upgraded to Android Q, but there is no specific release date.

May 15, 2019: A new update is available for OnePlus 5T users taking part in the Open Beta program. The update is arriving as Open Beta 30 and installs May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and stability improvements.

The OTA should have hit your 5T device by now. If not, it won’t be long before it arrives.


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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
13 Jun 2019 Open Beta 32 | Android 9 Fnatic mode, Screen recorderDigital Wellbeing, and June 2019 security patches
08 Jun 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.6 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, Quick Pairing of Bullets Wireless 2, fix for automatic answering failing on Bluetooth, and general bug fixes
28 May 2019 Open Beta 31 | 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 30 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements
30 Apr 2019 Open Beta 29 | 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 28 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, added support for quick replies in landscape mode, parking location feature, and more
25 Mar 2019 Open Beta 27 | Android 9 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 26 | 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 25 | Android 9 Improves Gaming mode and adds weather information in the world clock module
28 Jan 2019 Open Beta 24 | Android 9 Adds quick reply feature to landscape mode so that is is easy to reply back to chats while watching videos, and improves screenshot feature and Gaming mode
23 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.3 | Android 9 Fixes for connectivity issues with some third-party apps, 4G VoLTE toggle missing, random reboots when screencasting, and more
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

OnePlus 5T Android Q update

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

OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus 5T 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.

OnePlus 5T Android 9 Pie update

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.

That’s it.

OnePlus 5T mobile phone

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.

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