OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturing company based out of Shenzen has kept the smartphone industry buzzing ever since the company launched its first ever smartphone which was named as the OnePlus One. Later, the company released flagship smartphones every year named as the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus 3/3T. However, the latest flagship smartphone from the company was released earlier this year which was named as the OnePlus 5. This smartphone was launched with a dual camera setup on the back along with an all-new design that was similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. However, the company decided to release an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5.
Thus, the OnePlus 5T was released last month as the successor to the OnePlus 5 which became the flagship smartphone from OnePlus in 2017. Also, OnePlus also stopped the sales of the OnePlus 5 prior to the launch of OnePlus 5T and the OnePlus 5T has been priced same as its successor in India and around the world. Also, the OnePlus 5T comes with a dual camera setup same as the OnePlus 5 but the camera has been improved on the OnePlus 5T in order to improve low-lighting photography on the smartphone. Apart from that, there is now a fingerprint sensor on the back of the OnePlus 5T as the display on the device is an edge to edge one which has an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Now, we have also seen that the OnePlus 5T was launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat even though the latest version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo was already launched by Google a few months back. OnePlus got some criticism for this reason but the company clarified that they wanted stability over the latest version so they decided to ship it with the most stable Android version available at the time.
However, the OnePlus 5T was scheduled to get Android Oreo update soon and this has now come true as OnePlus has just announced the Android Oreo Open Beta 1 update for the OnePlus 5T. Now, the Open Beta program is a beta program launched by OnePlus which is available for all the users who want to test out the beta version before it is released in general beta to the public. The company has also posted the official changelog with the release of this Open Beta which has been attached below
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
Looking at the changelog, we can see that the Open Beta comes with December security patch along with Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, we have seen that the latest OTA update for the OnePlus 5T which was released recently also installed the December security patch on the smartphone which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Also, one thing with the Android Oreo Open Beta for the OnePlus 5T is that the build may not be as stable as the OTA updates as it is a beta build so you should proceed with caution before installing it on your daily driver. However, if you know about the risks involved and still want to try out the Android Oreo Open Beta for the OnePlus 5T then head down below to see the steps to install it on your phone
- Make sure to keep at least 50% or more battery on your OnePlus 5T before beginning with the installation process as the process may drain the battery.
Steps to Install Android Oreo Open Beta on OnePlus 5T
- First, download the zip file from the Download section above which is of 1.6GB in size
- Once downloaded, attach your smartphone to the PC via a USB cable and transfer this zip file to your smartphone
- Now, go to your phone’s recovery mode by turning off your OnePlus 5T and pressing Power + Volume Down button simultaneously for 3-5 seconds.
- Once you see the OnePlus recovery mode, tap on the Install from internal storage/Install from local option in the recovery and select your downloaded zip file
- After this, click on “Install” to confirm installing the zip file
- Now, you will have to wait for a few minutes after which your smartphone will reboot automatically.
- Once rebooted, you will see that the Android Oreo Open Beta 1 will be installed on your OnePlus 5T as seen below
Make sure that you follow the steps mentioned in the installation guide properly and you can rest assured that you will have a very safe installation of the Android Oreo beta on your device.
However, if you feel that you have followed the guide properly and you are facing some problems then you can comment in the comments section below and we will be glad to help you.