OnePlus 5T update: Android P confirmed; Open Beta 13 now rolling out

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 both phones are running Android 8.1 Oreo stable, just like those on the Google Pixels.

Also read: How to download OnePlus 5T Oreo update

OnePlus 5T Android P update

OnePlus 5T users are already enjoying the latest stable version available, Android 8.1, but as you may know, the device is also eligible for Android P stable. But before then, OnePlus has confirmed that later this year, there will be an Android P beta program for users of this phone, but when exactly this will happen remains unclear.

The Chinese smartphone vendor revealed this information while announcing the new Android P beta for OnePlus 6, stating that:

OnePlus 5/5T friends, we’ll have something nice lined up for you later this year.

Since OnePlus 6 joins the beta program in May, it’s likely that OnePlus 5T will join the party somewhere in June or July 2018.

Update [July 24]: Android P is not the only nice thing coming to OnePlus 5T. The company has also confirmed that the selfie portrait mode is also coming to this device via a software update. Although not sure when this will happen, we’ll definitely keep an eye on the developments and update this post when the feature is released.

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
1 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
3 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

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