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Faster software updates are coming to the OnePlus 5 and 5T

05 July, 2018, 23:12 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • OnePlus 5 One Plus 5T OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and Open Beta 11 Bring Project Treble Support

If you own any of the two handsets, you'll get the below mentioned features as a part of OxygenOS Open Beta 13 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 11 for the OnePlus 5T.

Although having support for Project Treble does not provide a sure-fire guarantee both phones will receive incredibly fast updates in the future, it does make the chance of both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T receiving Android P when it releases higher than ever. Google had announced Project Treble ahead of releasing Android 8.0 Oreo a year ago to enable a vendor interface to speed up the software update process for manufacturers. Even though it's a Beta update, OnePlus, after testing will roll out the feature to both the smartphones in the stable OxygenOS version very soon.

Beyond Android Oreo's debut, it's been up to a manufacturer's discretion whether or not a phone that was upgrading to Oreo would be Treble compatible - there is more work involved, after all. The Android software with which we interact lives in a different partition that "plugs into" the vendor layer. It is also Google's newest initiative to tackle its biggest nightmare - Android fragmentation. Project Treble support is here!


A new user interface, supported accent colour customization with the option to customise any colour with the colour wheel. However, both of these phones are now running Android Oreo, and Project Treble comes as part of the latest update package. Also, OnePlus has optimised logic for the contact page in the OnePlus Dialer app. OnePlus has posted the full changelog on its forums. You can also install the non-beta version at any time to get back on the regular update channel, but that requires a factory reset of the phone.

The company said: "This build supports Project Treble, if you are not running Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 10 for OnePlus 5T, make sure you flash the builds before updating".

OnePlus has already confirmed two years of Android updates for its smartphones, which means OnePlus 5, 5T will get upgraded to Android P. There will be an additional year of Android security updates for the two phones as well, though this does not mean they will Android Q when that launches in 2019. "If not, you should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build".

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