Latest OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta brings Android 8.1

OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

OnePlus 5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo, February Security Patch and more through Oxygen OS Beta update

This new open beta is supposed to be based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update for its current flagship phones. It's also worth noting that this update brings support for OP5T users to migrate application backup data using the OnePlus Switch app. This comes just a day after the OnePlus 5 got an nearly identical set of updates in its latest Open Beta.

Android security fixes for the month of February are also included in the update.

Among the features include a new auto pick-up gesture which lets you answer the call by just raising the phone, instead of interacting with the phone to take the call.

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The OxygenOS Open Beta 6 version comes with general bug fixes and performance improvements, but no other details about camera upgrade or any other performance based upgrades has been mentioned yet. If you are already running the beta software from OnePlus, this update will come through as an OTA, so there's no need to sideload this update. The company has made some optimizations for gaming mode with which might the company promises it's users an immersive gaming experience. It will basically allow users to switch between devices seamlessly.

If you are a OnePlus 5 user on the beta program, there is some good news. If not, you can flash the update manually by downloading it from the official OnePlus downloads page. OnePlus has rolled out its Open Beta 4 software package for the OnePlus 5T, as well as Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5. The user needs to subscribe to its Open Beta program. The downloads are available at

Once file is copied to the phone, the user has to reboot their OnePlus 5T into recovery mode. If a user wants to go back to the stable build, then they have to once again do a full install and clean flash, which means wiping off all the data and cache. OnePlus says users should wait for sometime while the selected build is updated to their phone. OnePlus hasn't said how many betas there will be before the stable version rolls out, but where this is the sixth beta, it should be rolling out pretty soon.

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