OnePlus Oreo update: OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 beta available; OnePlus 5T misses out

OnePlus Oreo rollout

Update [November 25, 2017]: The Oreo update is available for public (as stable release) for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The update comes as OxygenOS 5.0, and is also available as firmware for download and manual installation (see device section below for links and more).

Meanwhile, starting today, the OnePlus 5 Oreo update is also available, as beta though. Interested users can download it, too.


OnePlus is among the most user-loved brands, and it’s hard to believe they less than five years old given their expertise in smartphone manufacturing to distribution to proper and timely software updates. And this shows with their Oreo ambitions too – they, apart from Nokia, are the only Android OEM whose Android 8.0 work is visible to us, thanks to leaks occurring in the past few weeks.

Actually, we can add one more name to that, Huawei, whose Mate 9 Oreo update was also leaked out earlier. You can check our Huawei Oreo update roadmap here, similar to the one we have below for OnePlus Android 8.0 plans. Let’s check this out in a bit detail.

OnePlus Android 8.0 Update List

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
OnePlus 3 Eligible 19 Nov 2017 (released)
OnePlus 3T Eligible 19 Nov 2017 (released)
OnePlus 5 Eligible 25 Nov 2017 (released as beta)
OnePlus 5T Eligible December 2017
OnePlus 2 Not eligible
OnePlus One Not eligible
OnePlus X Not eligible

OnePlus 5 and 5T Oreo update

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Update [November 25, 2017]: OnePlus 5 users can finally have a taste of Oreo update. Yep, the Android 8.0 beta is now available as Open Beta 1 firmware, and can be downloaded right away. The update also Face Unlock to the OnePlus 5, a feature well appreciated on the OnePlus 5T. The Oreo beta isn’t available for the OnePlus 5T yet, which is surprising, but we’re sure it won’t take OnePlus much time to bring the Oreo to 5T too, in very near future.

The stable release could take a month from now, but that’s not bad considering not many devices have received Oreo update at the moment, including the likes of Galaxy S8 and LG G6, while U11 8.0 update is also available in Taiwan only.

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Expected release date: December 2017

Not only Oreo for OnePlus 5 and 5T is a guaranteed thing, it’s also well-understood now that the OP5 will be among the first devices to receive OTA in the large sea of Android devices that exists today.

OnePlus have confirmed that they are working on OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 OTA, and we believe they will be able to bring the 8.0 to OnePlus 5 pretty soon.

We think OnePlus have the 8.0 build in alpha form available with them for testing in closed-beta group (one such build for the OnePlus 3 leaked out, actually) and that they could come out with a beta Android Oreo update in next few weeks.

The beta rollout would allow them to find unknown bugs from closed-beta testing thanks to wider participation by users world over, and allow them to fix the issues and bugs submitted in beta testing.

Once those issues are solved, we expect OnePlus to release the stable version of their OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 update, which should be happening mid- to end-November.

Read: Android Oreo release date roadmap

OnePlus 3 and 3T Oreo update

Released on: 20 November 2017

Update [November 20, 2017]: The Oreo update is now available for the OnePlus 3/3T users around the world. It’s been available as beta for those chose to install and test the beta version, but the update has hit stable release now, and is available for the public.

In case you haven’t received the notification to update to Android 8.0 on your OnePlus 3 or 3T, you can download it, and manually install it suing our guide. In case you don’t find Oreo likeable, you can even go back to Nougat using this page.

Read: Samsung Android 8.0 update list

OnePlus 2 Oreo update

Expected release date: Not eligible

OnePlus 2 is no longer eligible for the Oreo update. The device is quite old to be supported with major Android OS updates, and thus we can’t really blame OnePlus for ignoring the Android 8.0 build for the OnePlus 2.

But, there is a hope of light still alive for the device. Thanks to the custom ROM market that Android enjoys, there is a custom ROM already available for the OnePlus 2, which gets its users a taste of Oreo.

Based on Android 8.0, the LineageOS 15 ROM is available for the OnePlus 2. We are sure more ROMs based on Oreo would become available for the device, and the LineageOS ROM should become more stable over time too.

OnePlus X Oreo update

Expected release date: November 2017

OnePlus X is not a candidate for the Oreo either. In fact, it didn’t even received Nougat.

Right now, any custom ROM is now available either for the OnePlus X that would install the Android 8.0 on the device. However, we hope that a build of LineageOS 15 ROM becomes available for the device pretty soon.

Expect the Android 8.0 custom ROM to hit the device before October-end, and an official build of the LineageOS 15 from the team itself, by the end of December 2017. Know that it’s not the official update from OnePlus, but the custom ROM known as LineageOS 15, which has been released for many devices already. Check out the link below.

Read: LineageOS 15 release date

OnePlus One Oreo update

Expected release date: Not eligible

If you have a OnePlus One around you, you can install Android 8.0 Oreo update on it thanks to LineageOS 15 ROM.

Given how much old OnePlus 1 is, you cannot expect OnePlus to work on its Oreo OTA, but hey, at least there is some consolation in the form of custom ROMs.

OxygenOS 5.0 release

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The triplet of OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 run on OxygenOS version 4.x.x right now. Because that’s the version of OxygenOS for Nougat. However, when Oreo is released, there would be a change in OxygenOS version too – -it will get a bump to 5.0.

As the leaked screenshot of OnePlus 3 Oreo OS showed, the Android version stated was Android 8.0.0, accompanied by OxygenOS 5.0.

The work on OxygenOS 5.0 is going on for all three handsets right now, and we expect the stable release of OxygenOS 5.0 in November 2017 for OnePlus 5, while for both OnePlus 3 and 3T, in December 2017.

What to expect in OnePlus Oreo update?

Well, one of the most loved feature of OxygenOS is its love for stock UI. That wouldn’t change with the Android 8.0 either.

On the OxygenOS 5.0 version, which would have Android 8.0.0 underneath it, you would see the same stock Android Ui that you see on Pixel sets. Sure, OnePlus would install their own features here and there, which is good, because stock Android can surely use some.

Other than that, you get all news features that are part of the Google’s Oreo build. There are some incredible useful features added to Oreo, like Autofill, picture-in-picture, new Settings app, notification snooze, notification badges, etc. besides the solid performance improvements that Android 8.0 brings.


So tell us your thoughts on the OnePlus Oreo update and OxygenOS 5.0.

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