Christmas arrived one day early for OnePlus 5 owners! The Chinese manufacturer announced on their forum that stable OxygenOS 5.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, will be rolling out via an OTA update starting on Christmas Eve.
Editor’s note: The forum thread announcing the rollout is currently unavailable. We don’t know the reason for this, but the official OnePlus Support Twitter account was directing users to the thread as recently as four hours ago.
Owners of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T (remember, there was no OnePlus 4) have had OxygenOS 5.0 since late November, and select OnePlus 5 owners have been beta testing OxygenOS 5.0 for the past few months. Forum users had been speculating that the completed build of the latest Android flavor would be showing up on the OnePlus 5 before the end of 2017, but it having landed on Christmas Eve is a welcome surprise.
OxygenOS 5.o features updates to most of the major aspects of the software, including a new Camera UI, optimizations for WiFi and battery use, and the latest security patches and fixes. The proprietary Shelf feature of the Oxygen launcher gets a UI overhaul, and you can now upload your photos directly to the Shot on OnePlus collection. Even the calculator gets updated with a new history feature.
The OTA update will hit a small percentage of users initially, with the majority of OnePlus 5 owners getting the update notification on their phones sometime after Christmas Day. If you own a OnePlus 5 and can’t wait that long, forum users have already posted a flashable ZIP file of the update ROM. Using the built-in manual update tool that comes with OxygenOS, performing your own update with a downloaded file is surprisingly easy.
The full changelog of this release is here:
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