If you own a OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, download latest Open Beta 17 for the 5 and Open Beta 17 for the 5T software update via this detailed article. Similar to previous months, the brand has come out with quite a few software updates this time as well. These latest Open Beta builds arrive for the older 2017 OnePlus devices. Within these builds are some quite fundamental changes and improvements. Rather than just introducing a new security patch, latest Open Beta 17 / 15 for OnePlus 5 / 5T come with a long list of new features. The ones that stand out include Portrait mode for front camera and Gaming Mode 3.0. You can download the complete and official ROM files with the link right ahead.
On top of the new features by OnePlus, these Open Beta firmwares come with August 2018 security patch as well for better reliability and malware protection. To install these Open Beta builds, you need to flash them manually or sign-up for the Beta program. Once installed, you will then be able to receive further Beta builds through OTA just like with the stable channel. OnePlus always tests out new software functionality through this program and once the feedback given by testers is positive, these features then make their way to the stable releases — although a bit later.
Open Beta 17 / 15 for OnePlus 5 / 5T – Details
Attached ahead is the change-list for latest Open Beta builds available for download on OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones.
- Added Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps
- Added description about sleep standby optimization when the function is turned on for the first time
- Optimized background power consumption control
- Fixed call recording issue in India
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.8
- Added portrait mode for the front camera
Gaming mode 3.0
- Added call suspension notification
- Added text notification mode
- UI and interaction optimization
- Hourly weather forecast
- 8 units of meteorological data including precipitation probability and Perceived temperature
- Improved weather data accuracy
- New OxygenOS UI
- Optimized process for sharing notes as an image
- UI optimization
Download OxygenOS Open Beta 17 / 15 Firmware for OnePlus 5 / 5T:
We have ahead, official download links to complete Open Beta 17 / 15 with August 2018 security patch firmware files. The procedure for installing these ZIPs is, you can go to your stock recovery and flash these as you would any other ZIP file. A data backup is recommended before you proceed towards installation.
OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 17 Update: OnePlus5Oxygen_23_OTA_019_all_1808290141_43d7de.zip
OnePlus 5T OxygenOS Open Beta 15 Update: OnePlus5TOxygen_43_OTA_019_all_1808290116_4ce953e3e8518c.zip
If you run into installation or download issues, reach us through the comments! Also, do let us know about your feedback about these Open Beta builds and whether you choose to run these over stable releases.