OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out, Face Unlock coming soon [Update: Roll out cancelled]

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[Update January 2: OnePlus has updated the forum post saying that the update has been cancelled due to a bug and Oxygen 5.0.1  will go alive soon]

Earlier: Just after a month of rolling out  Android 8.0 (Oreo) open beta update for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus today started rolling out stable Android Oreo update for the users as a Christmas Gift, ahead of the promised early 2018 time-frame.  OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei has finally confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will get OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature soon due to popular demand from fans.


The Oreo update brings all the Android Oreo features such as background limits that puts a big priority on improving user’s battery life, snoozing that lets users to snooze notifications to reappear at a later time and wide-gamut color for apps among many other things.

You can check out our top 5 Oreo features post to know more about the core features of Android 8.0 update. It also includes changes in Launcher, Parallel Apps and more. Check out the complete changelog below.

  • Updated to Android O (8.0)
  • Launcher
    • Optimizations for Shelf
    • Now you can upload your photo through Shot on OnePlus
  • Camera
    • New Camera UI design
    • Optimizations for photo quality
    • Added beauty effect for Portrait Mode
  • Gallery
    • Added “Places” tab for viewing photos on a map
  • Calculator
    • Added history feature
  • Clock
    • Added alarm calendar feature
  • System
    • Added Parallel Apps feature
    • New design for Quick Settings
    • New design for Lift up display
    • Added “Adaptive model” screen calibration
    • Optimizations for Wi-Fi
    • Optimizations for Battery Saver
    • Updated Android security patch to December

The OnePlus 5 Andoid Oreo update is 1.58GB in size and also includes Android security update for December. As usual the OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader roll out in a few days. You can download the OTA zip from here and flash it manually, if you can’t wait for the update. Hope the latest OnePlus 5T gets the update soon.


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