OnePlus has announced another Open Beta Program based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5. This Open Beta build for the OnePlus 5 is available for download now. The latest Open Beta build brings various bug fixes and system improvements to the OnePlus 5 ahead of the final Android Oreo 8.0 update.
This is the second beta update for the OnePlus 5, which had already received its first Open Beta OxygenOS build based on Android 8.0 Oreo. So, it is expected that Android Oreo will soon be rolled out for the OnePlus 5 and the this will be almost a month after OnePlus released Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T back in November.
OxygenOS Open Beta 2 changelog
The latest open beta update for the OnePlus 5 is 1.58GB in size and is available for download. The update brings several new changes to the OnePlus 5.
The update has brought fixes to widget and shortcut issues, parallel apps bugs and reboot issue when using Picture in Picture mode. In the camera department, the update has brought UI improvements and in the file manager, it has added f4v format in video category and speed improvements while deleting massive files.
Additionally, there are several improvements in Reading Mode, vibration, Bluetooth audio and some general bug fixes and stability improvements. The update has brought Android security patch level to November.
Users should note that this is a beta software update and such updates are not as stable as official OTAs. You can install the Open Beta 2 OxygenOS update on your OnePlus 5 by flashing the new build and you will get the stable update when it is available.
How to flash Oxygen OS Open Beta 2 on OnePlus 5
Before you decide to install the latest OxygenOS beta update, you should know that all data will be wiped during the process, so remember to backup your data in advance. Now, download the software build for your device from here.
After downloading, copy the downloaded .zip file to your phone’s storage. After that, reboot your phone into recovery mode by shutting down your phone and turn it back on by holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.
Now, choose “Install from internal storage/local”, and find your .zip file and click on “Install” to confirm. After installing, your phone will then get the selected open beta build.