OnePlus started rolling out the second Android 8.0 Oreo beta build for its OnePlus 5 model on Friday. The new OxygenOS Open Beta 2 update comes with several tweaks, fixes and feature improvements, and is currently available for beta users to download.
OnePlus 5 users, who are already running the first beta, will receive the second beta as an over-the-air (OTA) update, which includes fixes for the Launcher, the Camera app, the Files Manager, November Android security patch and several other system improvements.
Here's the complete list of changes included in the Oreo Beta 2 update for the OnePlus 5:
- Fixed widget issues
- Fixed shortcut issues
- UI Improvements
- Added f4v format in video category
- Speed improvements while deleting massive files.
- Improvements to Reading Mode
- Improvements in vibration
- Improvements in Bluetooth audio
- Fixed Parallel apps bugs
- Fixed reboot issue when using Picture in Picture
- Updated Android security patch to November
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
The size of the firmware file is 1.52GB. Therefore, users are recommended to charge their devices and connect to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding.
Users should also keep in mind that it's a beta software version which may not be as stable as official OTA updates. It should also be noted that once users migrate to the beta path, they will keep receiving Open Beta OTAs, but will no longer receive the regular official stable OTAs.
Those who are interested in signing up for the OnePlus 5 Open Beta Program, here're the official flashing instructions that must be followed before installing the beta ROM.
The final stable Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 is expected to arrive by the end of this month or early January 2018. OnePlus, meanwhile, is yet to release the Oreo beta for the OnePlus 5T.