OnePlus 5 on Friday received OxygenOS Open Beta 2 build based on Android 8.0 Oreo weeks after the release of its first Open Beta build. The new development comes almost a month after OnePlus released Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T in November. The latest Open Beta build includes various bug fixes and system improvements to make the experience smoother ahead of the final Android Oreo update for the 2017 OnePlus flagship.
You can install the Open Beta 2 OxygenOS on your OnePlus 5 by flashing the new build onto the smartphone. Users are recommended to back up their data as all the stored data will be lost during the flashing process. The official OnePlus flashing guide is available with instructions to get the new beta version. Further, the ROM is available for download on the OnePlus site for flashing.
As per the official changelog, the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta 2 fixes various widget and shortcut issues as well as comes with camera UI improvements. The pre-installed Files Manager app has also added the f4v format for videos and uplifts speed improvements while deleting massive files. Likewise, there are system-level improvements to the preloaded Reading mode, vibration, and Bluetooth audio. The new Open Beta update also fixes bugs on the part of Parallel apps and patches a reboot issue while using Picture-in-Picture mode. OnePlus has additionally updated Android security patch for November and included general bug fixes and stability improvements.
The first Android 8.0 Oreo-based Open Beta for the OnePlus 5, which was debuted in late November, brought core Oreo features such as Picture-in-Picture, Auto-fill, Smart text selection, and a new Quick settings menu. It was also provided with the October Android security patch alongside custom OnePlus features including Notification Dots for the default launcher, a new app folder design, and the ability to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.
OnePlus hasn't yet revealed a detailed schedule of releasing the public Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5, beyond early 2018. Nevertheless, the release of the new Open Beta less than a month after its initial version hints that it would happen sometime soon.