Thank you! Recognizing OnePlus 5 and 5T Closed Beta Testers

  1. Manu J.
    Global Product Operations Manager Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

    Manu J. , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Hey everyone,

    When we say our products are created together with our community, we mean it. We make sure every feature or addition to the OxygenOS goes through the ultimate test:
    scrutiny by our community Closed Beta testers who get to play with the builds as part of the Closed Beta Program.

    When we first introduced the Closed Beta program, with the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it was limited to an elite crew of less than sixty community members. Although it was created to get initial feedback about new ideas, we soon realized the potential of this group and, over time, CBT has gotten much bigger, both in terms of size and impact, with each edition.

    This post is to thank all members who were a part of the Closed Beta Team, and tested builds that helped shape OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. These members spent countless hours, dedicating their time and energy to flash and test our software and, by doing so, helped OnePlus without expecting prizes or glory in return. They are the anonymous unsung heroes among our community.

    Their feedback was crucial, helping our development team create better software experiences for OnePlus users around the world. Our Closed Beta Testers are an integral part of how we improve OxygenOS release after release; now that they are retiring from the program, we want to honor them and acknowledge everything they did to assist us.

    Each of these Closed Beta Testers received a special contributor badge, which was designed based on OnePlus employees badges and as a fun element. We added a hamburger sign for OnePlus 5 and a dumpling sign for 5T, as per the internal codes for these devices. It’s a small token of appreciation to remind the members of their importance to us, and how we consider them an integral part of the OnePlus family.


    We also went ahead and made use of the talent at hand. @Kireeti Varma, who was a Closed Beta Tester, has joined us at OnePlus Hyderabad office, as a Product Manager. It was an attempt to merge the community spirit with OnePlus successfully. We hope to make a habit of this and get more expertise on-board.

    For the first time, without the fear of breaking the NDA, I invite them to share the photos of their special badges. I also urge all of you to share your appreciation for the work they did.

  2. Luke-S
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 11, 2019

    Luke-S , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Thank you Manu and Adam for letting me be part of the team and thank you Manu for these very kind words. This has been one of the best experiences ever.

    The team is incredibly talented and the camaraderie is amazing.

    It was an absolute pleasure to work for the team and a brilliant feeling to know that I was making the OOS experience better for everyone, and not just myself.

    69, thank you Manu.


  3. manuel19
    The Lab - OnePlus 8T Reviewer Sep 11, 2019

    manuel19 , Sep 11, 2019 :

    Thanks a lot for this opportunity, and the super nice present, I love it <3

    Never Settle!
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  4. Alecksander
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 11, 2019

    Alecksander , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Thanks to OnePlus to this big opportunity ! it was very nice to help OnePlus to make Oxygen better. Abdul, Manu and other OnePlus staff are great!!! A special thanks to Abdul cuz we jocked sometimes! I love you!!!
    To be serious, I hope all OnePlus users have fun with OxygenOS...we try to do our best to have the best OS ever!!!
    Never Settle!!

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  5. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

  6. Crystal Z.
    Global Community <3 Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

  7. Darrenc81
    Gingerbread Sep 11, 2019

  8. sechinov
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 11, 2019

  9. Kireeti Varma
    Staff Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

    Kireeti Varma , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Thanks to all the fellow CBT users for the wonderful time!

    Now, let's work on bigger things. ✌️

  10. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Sep 11, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Thank you for the opportunity, @Manu J. and team! :D

    It was an honor and a privilege to be part of that group of awesome people.


    Number 53 reporting for duty one last time, awesome dumplings were served, many great memories will prevail. :cool:

  11. Lavin A.
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 11, 2019

    Lavin A. , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Thanks Manu and the entire staff for this opportunity of working together, I'll share my badge once I get it :p stop hoarding my badge manu :whip:

    Update: Manu finally sent my badge after a treating him a dosa.

    Agent 47 reporting for duty!
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019

  12. jkb114
    Lollipop Sep 11, 2019

    jkb114 , Sep 11, 2019 :
    Finally got my badge, shame I didnt get one for OP3 too. But it's been an honor to work with all you guys. [​IMG]

  13. Liehjan
    Lollipop Sep 11, 2019

  14. obol2
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 11, 2019

    obol2 , Sep 11, 2019 :

    Thank you for this opportunity and to be able to be a part of the CBT Team.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019

  15. adrianis_MD
    Froyo Sep 11, 2019

  16. Rob W
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 11, 2019

  17. gautamhans1
    Honeycomb Sep 11, 2019

    gautamhans1 , Sep 11, 2019 :
    It was a wonderful experience working closely with the OnePlus team. Abdul, Karthik and Manu.

    Also, I'm still waiting for my badge.

  18. Gav_W86
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Sep 11, 2019

  19. Crystal Z.
    Global Community <3 Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

    Crystal Z. , Sep 11, 2019 :
    you must have joined all the closed beta programs:cool:


  20. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Sep 11, 2019

    dsmonteiro , Sep 11, 2019 :
    It was already announced that the OnePlus 5 and 5T wouldn't get more Beta updates. Same thing happened with the 3 and 3T.