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Download OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Android 8.1 Oreo

OnePlus 5 users can now download OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Android 8.1 Oreo firmware for their devices. OnePlus holds these open beta tests which users can join to test out the latest software. This time around, OnePlus is bringing in the new Android 8.1 Oreo revision with a lot of improvements. From the change log, we are interested to see the new pick up gesture that lets users answer a call just by picking up their phone. Further, there are other improvements as well on OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for OnePlus 5.

As with every beta update, OnePlus warns about potential errors in software. However, through our tests, the new Open Beta 6 build is stable enough to be used as a daily driver configuration. Further, you can easily test out the new features on Open Beta 6 and revert back to the latest OnePlus 5 stable build whenever you want. Also, users already on the Beta channel or build, can get this update through OTA (Over-the-air).

OnePlus, as a brand, has really started focusing on the software experience that it provides on all of its smartphones. With these Open Beta builds, customers get a chance to directly be a part of the next major software update by registering concerns or advising on what the next features should be. This is the sixth open beta build so we can also expect a stable release to come out really soon.

Changelog, What’s New in OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Update:

Here is the complete list of changes with the new OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for OnePlus 5.

  • Phone
    • New auto pick up gesture
      • answer an incoming call by raising the phone
  • System
    • General bug fixes and improvements
    • Added more clock styles for ambient display
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
  • Gaming mode
    • Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • OnePlus Switch
    • Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly

Download OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Firmware:

The link ahead will let you download complete OxygenOS Open Beta 6 firmware for the OnePlus 5. The package comes as a ZIP file hence you can load it onto your OnePlus 5’s storage and use stock recovery to install it.

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Update:

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