Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

OnePlus 5 to get faster software updates

OnePlus 5 to get faster software updates

The new update is now available for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T and if you wish to install the update, it is recommended to take a backup of all the files before proceeding.

This new Open Beta should still be based on Android 8.1, but the addition of Treble support would be a big deal, especially considering OnePlus previously stated that its older devices, including the 5 and 5T, wouldn't be getting it. If you have signed up for the Open Beta program by installing a beta software on your device, then you should be receiving the latest update via OTA.

Note: as this build supports project treble If you are not running open beta 12 for OnePlus 5 and open beta 10 OnePlus 5T make sure you flash this builds before updating, if not you should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build. The saga of whether or not the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T will be upgraded to support Project Treble has had its twists and turns, but everything turned out alright in the end - OnePlus has confirmed that these 2017 handsets will indeed get Treble support very soon. The key point of the last update concerns the support for Project Treble, which was not at all obvious.

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OnePlus is now seeding new Open Beta software for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T.

Coming to the OnePlus 5, 5T the compatibility comes with the new beta update. OnePlus had only provided this feature to the OnePlus 6, but have now released it for last years devices as well.

Previously, hardware companies had to completely overhaul software code that Google itself admitted was "time consuming and costly". Users who have registered for the same on their phones should find the new Open beta 13 and 11 in the settings of their respective devices. Also, OnePlus has optimised logic for the contact page in the OnePlus Dialer app. OnePlus has posted the full changelog on its forums. The front facing camera also gets some improvements. Additionally, the company has also provided some customization to the default launcher app that now features an improved search tag on the app drawer. Additionally, the new versions bring some other features and optimisations including new accent colours and a refreshed user interface.

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