Category: OnePlus 5

OxygenOS 5.1.2 Update for the OnePlus 5 & 5T Brings A Double-Tap Screen Lock

OnePlus has begun the rollout of OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T today, bringing a number of fixes and improvements to the devices.  The update is just over 1.6GB in size so it will be one that you will need to download via WiFi.  Also keep in mind that the update was released over the weekend and it is being phased out to users as OnePlus normally does.  If you don’t see the update on your 5 or 5T yet, it is just a matter of when it gets to your device.

The OxygenOS 5.1.2 update, from a feature perspective, brings a couple of new features according to the release notes.  First, in the Gallery app, you will now find a “Recently Deleted” collection of photos you have deleted from your phone.  This makes it easier to find them should you want to recover them (I still recommend using Google Photos).

OxygenOS 5.1 Update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T Brings Oreo 8.1

OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5.1 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T today, bringing Android Oreo 8.1 to the two phones as well as other improvements to the device.  On the OnePlus 5T, it also brings the new full screen gesture support which is similar to the gestures found on Apple’s iPhone X.  The gestures have generated a bit of controversy as they appear to almost directly mimic Apple’s gestures on their flagship phone – but the implementation in testing has been lackluster with multiple user issues.

Along with Oreo 8.1, OxygenOS 5.1 brings the April Android Security Update patches to the phone as well as a new optimizing gaming mode which pauses the adaptive brightness of the screen and has power saving features.

OnePlus Has Started The Oreo Based OxygenOS 5.0.1 Update to the OnePlus 5 – Again

The Android Oreo based OxygenOS build for the OnePlus 5 is starting to roll out again.  The original update was released to a small group last week but was halted after a bug was found in the initial release.  OnePlus reworked the build, incremented it up to OxygenOS 5.0.1, and has re-released it.  So far, no issues have been reported.

The 5.x train for OnePlus’ Android builds, brings it up to Oreo as the base platform and the company has now released it for the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5.  Only the 5T remains in beta but that shouldn’t be for much longer.

As for changes, there are a lot in this update for the OnePlus 5.  The launcher has been updated, the camera now has portrait mode and there are a lot of overall system optimizations that are happening that should improve the stability and performance of the phone.

Android Oreo Update Released for The OnePlus 5

OnePlus has released an update to the OxygenOS platform that brings Android Oreo to the OnePlus 5.  The update comes a little earlier than expected as the company had indicated the update would be in early 2018.  But, after months of testing in their beta channel, it appears the company is ahead of schedule and has released a little early.

The actual roll out of the update to the OnePlus 5 began yesterday but, as OnePlus typically does, it went to only a small percentage of customers yesterday and will gradually expand out to the entire customer base over the course of the next few days.  The update is 1.5GB in size so you will want to make sure you download it via WiFi and install it with at least 80% of your battery remaining unless you are connected to AC.

The change log on this update is massive and brings Oreo, the December Android Security Update and multiple other new features or improvements to the phone.

OxygenOS Update Brings KRACK Fix to The OnePlus 5

OnePlus has begun rolling out a new update to their OxygenOS platform for the OnePlus 5.  The new build is version 4.5.14 and has begun rolling out to a select number of users today.  A broader distribution will happen later once it is confirmed all is okay with the OTA.

There are several improvements in this update to OxygenOS but the big one is the patching of the KRACK vulnerability that impacted WPA2 security on WiFi.  This makes OnePlus one of the latest to update their flagship device with the patch.

Here is the full rundown of changes and improvements in this update:

  • Supported Airtel VoLTE in India
  • Supported Band 66 of Freedom in Canada
  • Fixed Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue
  • Optimized battery usage in some cases
  • Optimized GPS accuracy
  • General bug fixes

As is usually the case, we don’t know exactly what falls under the category of “General bug fixes” but knowing OnePlus, it probably has a lot of performance tweaks for the 5.

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS 4.5.11 for the OnePlus 5

OnePlus has announced that they have released an incremental update to their Android based OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5.  The new build, 4.5.11, is rolling out today to a small group of users and assuming all goes well, it will start rolling out to a larger contingent of OnePlus 5 owners.

The update is fundamentally a bug fix and security update release.  The release brings the September Android Security Update to the device and it also fixes an issue with 4G+ networks that some users were experiencing in some regions of the world.

OxygenOS 4.5.5 Rolling Out to The OnePlus 5

OnePlus has begun the process of rolling out OxygenOS 4.5.5 to their new flagship, the OnePlus 5.  The update has been released to a small subset of devices already and assuming that all goes smoothly, a broader distribution will happen later this week.  The update has a handful of fixes and optimizations for the new phone.  Credit where it is due:  OnePlus has been pushing out updates to OxygenOS and the OnePlus 5 at a pretty rapid pace since it’s launch last month.

Fixes in this build of the Android Nougat based OxygenOS 4.5.5 include a fix to the Wi-Fi signal indicator which always showed it as week, a fix for some apps which would not work under IPv6 and a fix that restores connectivity to a Windows 10 PC.  The release notes for this update indicate that you need to turn off USB debugging prior to the upgrade to assure this is fixed.

OnePlus 5 Now Available for Purchase

As expected, the OnePlus 5, the latest flagship from OnePlus, is now available for purchase.  You can pick one up directly from the OnePlus website and, at the time of this posting, shipping was offered immediately.  That is expected to change, especially on the 8GB/128GB configuration of the phone.  If you are wanting to pick one up, do it sooner rather than later.

The new flagship phone is available in two variants:  a 6GB RAM/64GB Storage model for $479 or a 8GB RAM/128GB Storage for $539.  Both of these price points represent an increase in price over the OnePlus 3T but the OnePlus 5 is a higher spec’d phone too.

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