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Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 5 brings Android 8.0 Oreo and parallel apps feature

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OnePlus has started Open Beta program for the OnePlus 5, the OpenBeta program for last year’s OnePlus 3 and 3T was very well received and it gave OnePlus a chance to test the latest OS with many different users before making it available for the rest of the users. Coming to the OnePlus 5 OpenBeta 1, this update brings the latest version of Android, 8.0 Oreo. Additionally, the updates also bring the parallel apps feature, using which users can have a second account of a social media account like Whatsapp, Facebook, Snapchat, and others.Android 8.0 Oreo OnePlus 5Here is the official changelog posted in the OnePlus forum.

  • System
    • Updated to Android O (8.0)
      • Added Picture in Picture
      • Added Auto-fill
      • Added Smart text selection
      • New Quick Settings design
    • Added Parallel Apps
    • Updated security patch to October
  • Launcher
    • Added notification dots
    • New app folder design
    • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

How to install OpenBeat 1 on OnePlus 5

If you are interested in testing out the latest version of OxygenOS with Android 8.0 Oreo, you can just do it with a few simple steps. Here is how you can install the Open Beta on your smartphone.

  • Step 1: Download the OpenBeta 1 for OnePlus 5 zip file
  • Step 2: Place the downloaded file in the internal storage of the Smartphone(Don’t keep it inside any folder)
  • Step 3: Enable Advanced Reboot Option in Settings-> Developer Options-> Advanced reboot
  • Step 4: Now, hold the power button and then select reboot, then select reboot, Recovery and then reboot your phone into recovery mode
  • Step 5: In the recovery menu, navigate using the volume keys and then select Install from internal storage option
  • Step 6: Select the file that you have placed in the internal storage and select install. Wait for few minutes and your OnePlus 5 will boot up with Android Oreo.

After this process is completed, OnePlus will start sending out OpenBeta updates every couple of weeks and that will come as OTAs and you won’t need to do anything manually. OnePlus should also be pushing out the Open Beta program to the OnePlus 5T pretty soon, stay tuned for more on that. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.

 

 

Student, Android aficionado, Android Developer, Tech Enthusiast. Currently using OnePlus 3.

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