As promised in the OnePlus 5T’s launch event, OnePlus has released the first Open Beta Oreo build for the OnePlus 5T right on time. Needless to say, the highlight will have to be updating the OnePlus 5T to the newest treat from Google. Naturally, this update takes cues from the previously released Oreo update to OnePlus’ preceding flagships, as well as having (almost) all the bells and whistles that you expect when updating your phone to Android 8.0, like Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart Text Selection, Auto-fill and more.
Here’s the changelog of the first Oreo Open Beta build for the OnePlus 5T:
- Updated to Android O (8.0)
- Optimized the app shortcut style
- Combine icon options with app shortcuts
- Now able to upload photos to Shot on OnePlus
- Added Picture in Picture
- Added Auto-Fill
- Added Smart Text Selection
- New Quick Settings design
- Updated Android security patch to December
However, since it is the first Open Beta build, this update can very likely introduce some bugs and instabilities that could potentially cause the loss of your data. So if dependability is your first priority, it is highly recommended to hold on to the current OxygenOS 4.7.6 until the stable release arrives. Those who don’t mind encountering minor bugs, and kindly reporting them to OnePlus, could follow the instructions provided by OnePlus and be the first to rejoice OnePlus’ new treat on their OnePlus 5T. The instructions for installing the Open Beta build as well as the download links can be found by clicking on the source link below. It’s also worth noting that once you change to the beta channel, your device will only receive Open Beta OTA updates. Should you feel the need to revert to the older Nougat-based stable build, make sure to follow the revert-back instructions and backup all your data beforehand.
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