OnePlus 5 and 5T are one of the first devices to get updated to official Android 8.1 Oreo OS. Now, the tow flagships receive April 2018 Android security patch. This comes with the latest OxygenOS based Open Beta 8 for the OnePlus 5 and Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5T. This makes the two devices on the same platform as the Google Pixel or Nexus phones. With Google rolling out Android P preview builds, these two devices will receive the same.
The previous Beta updates brought recent search tags to OnePlus Launcher search option in the app drawer. The weather app now accurately gets your current location. It also a features a new icon and user interface. One of the most important feature is the Network boost in Gaming mode. Now your online games have better connectivity.
Changelog: Open Beta 8 for OnePlus 5
The previous Open Beta 7 for OnePlus 5 brought Android 8.1 Oreo firmware upgrade. This new update brings the latest April 2018 Android Security Patch.
This new OTA update brings a new feature called Earphone Mode. This feature allows autoplay features when the headphones are connected to the device. You can launch any app, music, etc as soon as you connect to an audio device. It will also announce caller information during calls.
You also get some new features such as the OnePlus Clock design changes including the stopwatch. You will see a new feature added called card package to sign up for new membership card in Shelf. The complete chaneglog is below.
- Added Autoplay – Autoplay paused music when connected to earphones
- Added Notification ringtone options
- Added Broadcast caller information – Announce caller information when using earphones
- Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes
- Stopwatch updated with new UI
- Added new membership card in Shelf
- Updated Android security patch to 2018-04
Download Open Beta 8 for OnePlus 5
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How to install?
If you are already on the previous Open Beta update, then you can got to Settings > System updates > and check for OTA updates.
Similarly, if you are rooted and don’t want to lose root access, then you can install it using ADB sideload method or stock recovery.
Alternatively, if your device is on the official stable OxygenOS ROM, then download the full firmware file from above and do a local upgrade. See how to perform a local upgrade from here.