OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5T

  1. Manu J.
    Global Product Operations Manager Staff Member Mar 9, 2018

    Manu J. , Mar 9, 2018 :

    Hey everyone,

    Here is the latest open beta build for OnePlus 5T, based on android 8.1

    Release notes
    Updated system to Android™ 8.1 Oreo™
    • New auto pick up gesture
      • answer an incoming call by raising the phone
    • General bug fixes and improvements
    • Added more clock styles for ambient display
    • Optimized full-screen gesture support
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
    Gaming mode
    • Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
    OnePlus Switch
    • Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly
    Please keep in mind that this is beta software. These builds are sometimes not as stable as our official OTAs generally are. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks.

    And please remember to tell us about any bugs you may find using the bug report forums, found here. https://forums.oneplus.net/feedback/

    Please note:
    1. If you have already flashed an Open Beta (you are currently running the latest Open Beta) you will receive this new build as an OTA.
    2. If you ARE NOT running open beta software and would like to, please refer to the flashing instructions and the full ROM found on the downloads page here: http://downloads.oneplus.net/
    3. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.
    4. Moving back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (FULL WIPE of all data and cache)
    Make sure to let us know how you feel about the beta builds here in the thread too, we are watching.

    Note: as it has been more than a week, you must have had a chance to check out all the changes in this version of OBT, please share your feedback by completing the below survey.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018

  2. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator Mar 11, 2018

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    Funk Wizard , Mar 11, 2018 :


    Beta 4 Full Zip
    Official | AFH | Mega
    MD5: 1f4b37beac08eae65b126143a93fafec
    SHA-1: 217b4797bd8c3f29ae0a93e84096d9a31db12dc3

    TWRP (Unlocked Users)
    Codeworkx TWRP | Blu_Spark TWRP

    Magisk 15.3 | Magisk Uninstaller

    Stock Recovery

    Flashing Instructions:

    Download the necessary files from the post above and follow as below:

    PS: Clean Flash Recommended, Dirty flash is fine if you are running a previous OOS Beta version, else if you come from a custom rom Clean Flash only.

    Caution: Please remove your existing screen lock/Pin/Pattern/ Password and set it to swipe before starting the update process. Although in my testing i was able to update fine keeping my pin but some have reported unable to unlock after the 8.1 update, thus remove as precaution.

    Also Remove all Substratum Overlays, Deactivate Xposed Modules and Uninstall Xposed and any other mods that may not be compatible with Oreo 8.1

    ****************** For Stock Non Rooted Users with Stock Recovery *****************

    1. Download the Beta Full Zip from above link and place it in the root folder.

    2. Reboot to Stock Recovery > Shutdown the Device > Press Vol Down + Power Together

    3. Select Language > Install menu > Install from internal > Select Beta Full Zip > Flash

    4. Upon Successful Flash > Wipe Cache

    5. Reboot Once Done

    The Device will reboot & your OnePlus 5T is now running on the latest OxygenOS Open Beta Firmware & OS based on Android Oreo 8.1

    PS: The first boot may take some time so keep calm and wait for it to boot.

    *************** For Unlocked Users with TWRP Recovery Method ***************

    Download the required files:

    Once you have downloaded all the required files on you device, please follow as below

    1. Tested on both Codeworkx Universal or Latest Bluspark

    2. Reboot Recovery and Take a Nandroid of your existing ROM just in case you need it

    3. Flash Magisk Uninstaller

    4. Wipe > Advance Wipe > Select Dalvik & Cache > Swipe to Wipe

    5. Install Menu > Select OOS Beta 4 Full Rom Zip > Swipe to Flash

    6. Flash Magisk 15.3 to maintain root & Wipe Dalvik & Cache once done

    7. Reboot System and Enjoy OOS 8.1 without any data loss

    8. Upon Reboot Open Magisk Manager & update the Manager App and Magisk 16.0

    PS: Some users reported bootloop flashing Magisk 16.0 thus i recommend flashing 15.3 and later updating it in OS.

    The Device will reboot and your OnePlus 5T is now running on the latest OxygenOS Beta firmware & OS based on Android Oreo 8.1

    Thank You all for your Support [​IMG] Feel free to drop by and get the Latest first by joining the Biggest OnePlus Support Group on Telegram [​IMG]

    Never Settle [​IMG]

    The first boot may take some time so keep calm [​IMG]

    PS: Do not flash partial update OTAs (under 1 GB) on a modified device! If you want to use partial OTAs, you must first flash a full OTA that it applies to, and then flash the partial OTA from stock recovery. Flashing partial OTAs from TWRP will either fail or soft brick your device. You can return to a usable state by flashing one of the above full OTA zips in recovery.

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  3. Lunsarn
    Froyo Mar 10, 2018

    Lunsarn , Mar 10, 2018 :
    Sweet, thanks for 5T Open Beta 4!!

    Personal wishes for the future:
    - Light/Dark theme auto enable on day cycle, like the night mode on/off.
    - Pick any custom color for theme accent. (Maybie link the few always red ones to the accent color as well!)
    - Ambient display that is "always on".
    - Visual gesture navigation feedback and sensitivity control. (still struggling to get the back gesture right.) It works alot better if not perfect in new betas!!
    - Two fingers swipe up or drag and hold "back" for custom "navigation" gesture. Maybie use it to switch to last app, Google search or to turn off screen and such. Similar to what you can do with the hardware buttons.
    - Launcher: Google Now page as an alternative to Shelf.
    - Equalizer for Bluetooth output.

    Thank you very much and have a nice weekend [e]1f618[/e]
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018

  4. im.ashish
    Honeycomb Mar 10, 2018

  5. Alecksander
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

  6. Dhruvit Jain
    Honeycomb Mar 11, 2018

    Dhruvit Jain , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Great. Really love how the gestures are speedy now.
    The ambient display clock options are really great!
    Thanks for this brilliant update oneplus!

  7. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Mar 11, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Thanks for the update @Manu J.!! Congrats on promotion to Eclair lol[​IMG] 8.1!! Finally those threads can stop!!
    As always, there can me some minor issues for those updating! For them:
    Note: Update Issues
    -Signature Verification Failed Issue
    Most probably you are facing the signature verification failed issue. If yes then try:
    a)From the file manager enable show hidden files and head over to .OTA folder and delete the file in that folder. Now download the update with a stable network.
    b)Download the full zip from OnePlus downloads website(http://downloads.oneplus.net/) or Funk Wizard's thread in XDA and flash from recovery via local upgrade.

    -Impatient to wait
    If you did not receive the update
    a)Download the app "Oxygen Updater" from Play Store and follow instructions.
    b)Download the full zip from OnePlus downloads website(http://downloads.oneplus.net/) or Funk Wizard's thread in XDA and flash from recovery via local upgrade.
    Link to Funk Wizard's XDA thread for Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 5T:
    Ambient display styles^
    Copied from @Funk Wizard's post here.
    Recently deleted photos!!
    Copied from here.
    Link updated on my list too ;)
    Please do not post screenshots of the update changelog and about phone page, everyone is capable of reading the main post, right? :)
    Edit: @Funk Wizard has updated his XDA thread with links.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018

  8. Unusual_guy
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

    Unusual_guy , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Great. So 8.1 for 3/3T will be coming soon. Awesome work guys btw for the speedy update.

  9. (((Pipo 79)))
    Eclair Mar 11, 2018

  10. nirajbhusal
    Honeycomb Mar 11, 2018

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  11. F_Chis_Vasile_Toader_eGB
    Eclair Mar 11, 2018

    F_Chis_Vasile_Toader_eGB , Mar 11, 2018 :
    How is The baterry , notificatios,apps.
    I return to 7.1 ,all versions Oreo are bad ,apps crash , notificatios don't arrive,baterry bad .Please feedback

  12. Unusual_guy
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

    Unusual_guy , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Build is just out. How can the battery backup be judged?

  13. im.ashish
    Honeycomb Mar 11, 2018

    im.ashish , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Just now tried the auto pickup gesture and it work smooth.
    Now the full screen gesture are work fast and soft.
    Gaming mode works amazing.
    And the last but not least ambient display .. superb
    Thanks to one plus

  14. Yohanv
    Honeycomb Mar 11, 2018

  15. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Mar 11, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Ask in this thread after 4 days.

  16. raja.d
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

  17. sechinov
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

  18. varma246
    Lollipop Mar 11, 2018

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  19. katheria09
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

    katheria09 , Mar 11, 2018 :
    Anybody else noticed this huge notch styled optimized quick setting. It's taking so much space now.

  20. katheria09
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

  21. Predict23
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2018

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