Stable Android 8.1 Oreo comes to OnePlus 5 and 5T

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  57 sec read >

For those of you OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners who prefer to stay on stable releases of OxygenOS, we have some good news for you. After having a series of troubles in adding Android 8.0 updates, finally, OnePlus is officially rolling out the stable OxygenOS 5.1.0 update for the two devices.

Changelog of the OxygenOS update includes system updates such as the latest security patch and support for full-screen gestures, and certain other gaming and launcher-focused additions to the software. Size of the OTA file is said to be around 766MB.

As per a forum post, an OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update has been released for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that brings the latest April Android security patch on both handsets. Along with this, it brings support for the latest full-screen gestures (like the ones on iPhone X) albeit only on the OnePlus 5T. Gesture support was first added with OxygenOS Open Beta 3.

Apart from these system updates, the changelog also suggests the addition of newer optimizations in gaming mode, including pausing adaptive brightness and power saving. Gaming mode also adds network boost that includes network priority for gaming apps in the foreground.

The Android 8.1-based OTA update adds category tags in the search section of the launcher’s app drawer and automatically names folders based on category. OnePlus’ bug report forum can be used to submit feedback and report bugs in the latest update.

You can even directly download the update for each device with this link of OTAs for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. However, the update will shortly arrive on your devices in case you don’t want to download it from here.

Written by Sajeel Syed
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