OnePlus 5/5T finally get Android 9 Pie with latest OxygenOS Open Beta

OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6T, and then the OnePlus 6T McLaren Speed Edition. However, it seemed as if the company had forgotten about its previous flagship devices. Namely, the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T.  Despite Android 9 Pie being officially announced a good couple of months, both the devices still haven’t been updated to the latest Android version. Thankfully, it seems like OnePlus has finally heard the cries of the existing userbase. 

Also read: How to install Android 9 Pie on OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5/5T Android 9 Pie update

As announced in an official forum post, OnePlus states that it is ready to roll out Open Beta builds based on Android 9 Pie for OnePlus 5 and 5T. The updates will be delivered as part of the latest Open Beta updates. As such, the Open Beta 22 for the OnePlus 5 and the Open Beta 20 for the OnePlus 5T will carry the Android 9 Pie update.

OnePlus 5/5T Android 9 Pie changelog

You can check out the full changelog of the updates 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

Also read: The OnePlus 6T McLaren Speed Edition has a surprise inside the box

How to get Android 9 Pie on OnePlus 5/5T

OnePlus states that this is a phased roll-out of the beta update. Also, in order to receive the OTA update, you need to be on the Beta channel. To do that, simply flash the latest OxygenOS Beta ROM available here onto your device. Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive an OTA update for the Android 9 Pie based OxygenOS. Alternatively, you can check back this article later on. We’ll post a direct link to the flashable OTA update on Android 9 Pie.

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Varun is your go-to guy for everything related to technology. Someone with a keen interest in the Android world, he installs a new custom ROM every week and is always living on the bleeding edge of technology. When not writing for Mr. Phone, you can find him gaming on his beastly gaming rig which is also his prized possession.