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Want to try Android Pie on your OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T ? OxygenOS Beta available now!

OnePlus was one of the few OEMs that was part of the Android P Beta program, so we know they’ve been working on bringing Android Pie for their devices since day one. The OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 have been running Pie for a while now, but the previous generation devices are still on Android Oreo. Today, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are getting OxygenOS Open Beta 22 and 22 respectively based on Android 9 Pie.

Previously, OnePlus had released Android Pie-based HydrogenOS as a public beta, but that was only applicable for Chinese users of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. OxygenOS is OnePlus’ international software, and it’s what you’ve all been waiting to see. Android Pie brings a large number of changes and new features to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. You get the brand new UI design, updated gestures (for the OnePlus 5T only), Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and so much more.

The full changelog is below:

  • System
    • Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
    • Optimizations for background app process handling
  • Do Not Disturb mode
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • Communication
    • UI Improvements for emergency rescue
    • Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
    • Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM
  • Parallel Apps
    • Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps
  • Weather
    • Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
    • Display more suggestions when the search function is used
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations

The update is available for those on the OxygenOS Open Beta track. If you’re not in the beta track and want to install the update, keep an eye out on our forums for the full OTA link you can sideload.

Click Here to download OnePlus5T Android Pie Beta version.

Click Here to download OnePlus5 Android Pie Beta Version.

How to upgrade system?

Download the software build for your device on this page. Please back up your data before flashing your device.

Plug your phone into your computer and copy the downloaded .zip to your phone’s storage. If you’re using a Mac, you can install Android File Transfer for this operation.
After the .zip file is copied to your phone, go to ‘Settings’ – ‘system update’, click the ‘settings’ icon on the top right corner, choose ‘Local upgrade’, find the .zip file and click on ‘Install’ to confirm.

The update takes about a minute (depending upon the file size), once done reboot your device to boot into the latest Oxygen OS.

Source – Oneplus Forum