Specifically, this Tuesday was published in the community forums OnePlus announced the announcement of this new build that users who were already enrolled in the beta program may be receiving from these days via OTA, while the package is still downloadable and installable on these terminals for users who until now preferred to follow maintaining a stable version.
The build is the first OxygenOS security update in Android 9 Pie that reaches these OnePlus terminals. In fact, those responsible for it themselves warn users that it is a build that is not as stable as its official updates and ask for collaboration when reporting bugs.
Who can update to Android 9 Pie for OnePlus 5 and 5T via OxygenOS beta
All the world. You need to be registered in the open beta program. To be registered, you just have to have downloaded a beta build for your device at some point. The updates will arrive by themselves through notifications.
If you want to enter the beta again, keep reading. But remember, in case you want to go back to a stable version of your operating system, you will have to restore and reset your phone.
Update to Android 9 Pie with the OxygenOS 21 or 23, step by step
- Download the beta build to your computer. Enter this page if your terminal is the OnePlus 5 and in this other if your terminal is the OnePlus 5T and select the ‘Beta Build’ in the upper tab. Check what is the Open Beta 23 in the case of the first terminals or the twenty-one in case of seconds.
- Once the .zip file has been downloaded, connect your phone via USB to your computer and put the file in the storage of your terminal. If you use Mac, you can use the program Android File Transfer for this operation.
- Once you have the .zip file downloaded to your mobile, go to ‘Settings’, ‘System update’, click on the tools button in the upper right corner and select ‘Local update’. Find the .zip file and click on ‘Install’ to confirm.
The update could take about a minute. Once the installation is complete, restart your device.
Remember: it is very important that for security reasons you keep a backup of all your data and files to avoid losses thereof. Also do not forget that if you want to return to a stable and official version of OnePlus you will have to restart and restore your terminal.
The update notes to Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS beta
They have added the security patch Android 2018/12, optimized phone unlocks with facial recognition, fixed some navigation bar color matching issues with third-party apps, and fixed bugs with Netflix, which crashed randomly.
However, the developers of the update to this Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS beta affect how necessary it is to have the community when it comes to reporting all the bugs and problems that they detect in the operation of their phones once this has been launched. beta.
In fact, one of the novelties is that they have integrated the Feedback tool into the community app so that users can make their reports and share their logs directly through this application.