For OnePlus fans who love to have the latest firmware and software, OnePlus has now released a new OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The former is updated to OxygenOS Open Beta 10, while the latter is moved to OxygenOS Open Beta 8. However, both updates seem to deliver the same improvements that are mainly centered on improved device switching software and boot-pack tweaks. Aside from the key features, the update also updates the Android Security Patch to May 2018 and support has been included for group MMS messages. Obviously, these beta updates are intended for more technically skilled users. This is because they tend to contain unforeseen bugs that must be patched before the final release. So users should be careful when downloading and installing the new firmware to their devices.
For major updates, they can be categorized as either Launcher or OnePlus Switch enhancements. From the latter one, OnePlus Switch is best described as an optimized device switching software to move from one device to another. In this case, the app is intended to switch to a OnePlus device from another device manufactured by OnePlus or another OEM. With the update, OnePlus has made stability improvements and broken some bugs, in addition to optimizing the logic behind the remaining counter. The backup device backup interface or backup backup has also been adjusted. On the Launcher side of things, OnePlus has added a toolbox card to the OxygenOS shelf – which is a specialized widget home screen. There is also a new "Hidden Space" in the app box, and support is now included to edit dynamic icons like those used for weather, clock and calendar.
Anyone who may be interested in getting the latest beta firmware and its enhancements will be able to find detailed instructions via the button below. However, it is worth repeating that there will be bugs and users brave enough to attend to report them so that they do not end up in the final update. More importantly, the process of installing the update may result in lost data, so users should back up something important before proceeding. In view of that, OnePlus continues to be committed to supporting its OnePlus 5 and 5T even when the company is preparing its forthcoming OnePlus 6.
Download the latest OxygenOS Open Beta