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OnePlus 5 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: Stable Android 10 is finally here!

Find the latest updates released for the OnePlus 5 in the table below, along with the download link of its firmware so that you can download and install them manually in case you weren’t receiving the update as an OTA.

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  • OnePlus 5 Android 10 update

    • May 26: Android 10 stable version starts rolling out in India.
    • May 01: Newer Android 10 build is now available as Open Beta 2
    • April 26: Android 10 update is available as beta via Open Beta 1 build

    Update [May 26, 2020]: OnePlus 5 is finally set to receive an update to Android 10 as several users have started reporting OxygenOS 10.0.0 stable build on their OnePlus 5T devices. Available as an OTA package, the update weighs in at 1875MB and brings all the features that initially came with OxygenOS 10 including fullscreen gesture navigation, Game Space mode, enhanced location permissions, and more.

    The update to Android 10 has started rolling in India but we can expect it to follow on other markets where the OnePlus 5 series devices were sold.

    Update [May 01, 2020]: OnePlus has released a new build of its Android 10 update as Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 5. The OB2 Android 10-based update improves the split-screen feature’s working while also bringing in April 2020 security patch. The changelog for OB2 is available in the table below.

    Update [April 26, 2020]: OnePlus has released the Android 10 beta update for the OnePlus 5 and it arrives as Open Beta 1 build. The OxygenOS 10.0 update is based on Android 10 but it won’t be available as an OTA. Users willing to use Android 10 on their OnePlus 5 will need to download and install it manually. Find the download link and the instruction guide here.

    Update [March 11, 2020]: The OnePlus 5 is now receiving the OxygenOS 9.0.11 firmware update carrying the February 2020 Android security patch. The update weighs 313MB and other than the upgraded security level, it brings improvements in system stability and fixes general bugs including call notification bug, as reported by a Reddit user.

    Update [October 11, 2019]: OnePlus has announced that they plan to release the OnePlus 5 Android 10 update in Q2 2020. The update will be available as directly as OxygenOS 10.0 and thus won’t be part of the Open Beta program as it’s been closed now. However, we may see Android 10 based community builds in place of Open Beta updates.

    OnePlus Android 10 release date

    Also see: OnePlus 5T Android 10 update

    OnePlus 5 update timeline

    Date Software update | Android OS Changelog
    26 May 2020 OxygenOS 10.0.0 | Android 10 Installs Android 10, Brand new UI design, Enhanced location permissions for privacy, New customization feature for choosing icon shapes in Quick Settings, Game Space, block spam in Messages, Full Screen Gestures, optimized electronic image stabilization
    01 May 2020 Open Beta 2 | OxygenOS 10.0 | Android 10 beta System
    Optimized split-screen operation experience
    Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
    Updated Android security patch to 2020.04
    [Download]
    26 Apr 2020 OxygenOS 10.0 | Android 10 beta System
    Brand new UI design brings light and fluid experience
    Updated to Android 10
    11 Mar 2020 OxygenOS 9.0.11 | Android 9 February 2020 security patch, Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
    08 Jan 2020 OxygenOS 9.0.10 | Android 9 December 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and improved device stability [Download link]
    16 Oct 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.9 | Android 9 October 2019 security patch; Fixes the issues with expanded screenshots [Download link]
    07 Aug 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.8 | Android 9 Installs July and August 2019 security patch, tweaks screenshot to feature to make it faster, and optimizes visual effects of Zen mode while also adding duration feature to it
    23 Jul 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.7 | Android 9 Installs June 2019 security patch, adds Fnatic mode, Screen recorder, and quick reply feature in landscape mode, and fixes issue with Speed Dial
    13 Jun 2019 Open Beta 34 | Android 9 Installs new features like Fnatic mode, Screen recorderDigital Wellbeing, and June 2019 security patches
    08 Jun 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.6 | Android 9 Fixes issues with Bluetooth (automatic answer problem), installs May 2019 security patches, improves pairing speed with Bullets Wireless 2, and general bug fixes
    28 May 2019 Open Beta 33 | Android 9 Fixed the bug where Facebook Messenger pops up notifications in gaming mode, Improved smooth-scrolling experience, Supported PIN-TO-TOP for notification category (India Only), and Optimized the logic of dialing a contact while using two SIM cards
    15 May 2019 Open Beta 32 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements
    30 Apr 2019 Open Beta 31 | Android 9 More instant messaging apps now support quick replies in landscape mode, the update fixes the issue where apps get paused when using quick reply in landscape mode, a warning for when the display is overheating, and more
    27 Apr 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.5 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, improved stability for the Phone app, and more
    15 Apr 2019 Open Beta 30 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, added support for quick replies in landscape mode, parking location feature, and more
    25 Mar 2019 Open Beta 29 | Android 9 The update brings screenshot UI optimizations, improves color adaptation for cards in the shelf (Launcher), UI optimizations for the Phone app, OnePlus Switch now supports permissions migration for applications, more details have now been added to weather warnings, weather timeline now follows system time format, and the weather app also gets general bug fixes
    12 Mar 2019 Open Beta 28 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, a new animation for flight mode, ability to select contact groups for sending SMS in the messaging app and optimized notifications for quick settings and battery consumption, and more
    01 Mar 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.4 | Android 9 Deep integration with Google Duo app, January 2019 security patch, improved network stability, improved stability for OTA updates, and more
    27 Feb 2019 Open Beta 27 | Android 9 Improves Gaming mode and adds weather information in the world clock module
    28 Jan 2019 Open Beta 26 | Android 9 Improves screenshot feature and Gaming mode, brings support for quick reply in landscape mode
    23 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.3 | Android 9 Android 9 Pie (stable release); Fixes for connectivity issues with some third-party apps, 4G VoLTE toggle missing, random reboots when screencasting, and more
    15 Jan 2019 Open Beta 25 | Android 9 January 2019 security patch, improved control for screen brightness, and more
    09 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.2 | Android 9 Hotfix update over 9.0.1 update; Fixes issues with Wi-Fi and capacitive navigation buttons
    01 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.1 | Android 9 Wi-Fi stability improved, sRGB display mode and Reading mode optimized, issues with 4G LTE and random reboots fixed
    25 Dec 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.0 | Android 9 Android 9 Pie update with OxygenOS 9.0.0 custom skin; Gets you features like app actions, navigation gestures, new UI, etc. fro Android 9, while OnePlus also Gaming Mode 3.0, Google Lens integration, and improved Do Not Disturb (DND) mode. To install it manually, you can download the update from the cell left to this, and install it using the guide given below
    18 Dec 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 23 | Android 9 Improves the original Android 9 Pie update, installs December 2018 security patches, Fixed issues with custom accent color not getting applied every second try, Optimizations for Face Unlock, Fixed UI issues with scroller in the app drawer, and Improves color adaptation for the navigation bar
    12 Dec 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 22 | Android 9 Installs beta Android Pie update, with the OxygenOS 9.0 custom OS; find the full changelog here
    12 Nov 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.7 | Android 8.1 Fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues for cars
    30 Oct 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 21 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update, bug fixes and system optimizations
    24 Oct 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.6 | Android 8.1 VoLTE support for IDEA users in India, support for project treble, resolve Bluetooth problems, and October 2018 security patch
    14 Oct 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 20 | Android 8.1 Supported new gesture to close picture by sliding down in Gallery app, Added Community notices a feature, New feed for following community members, More options to share threads, Stickied comments displayed on the app, and bug fixes
    25 Sep 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 19 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch, optimized UI for Weather app and more
    10 Sep 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 18 | Android 8.1 Improved rear and front camera performance, improved Weather app, and more
    29 Aug 2018 OxygenOS Open Beta 17 | Android 8.1 Adds portrait mode to the front camera, and many other bug fixes to the system, game mode, etc.
    21 Aug 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.5 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch, Project Treble support, and ability to confirm the PIN without checking the box [ ]
    15 Aug 2018 Open Beta 16 | Android 8.1 Fixes for the calendar widget compatibility issue in shelf and issue with keyboard not popping up when creating a new schedule, and Optimized application and data classification list in OnePlus Switch
    1 Aug 2018 Open Beta 15 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch and improvements to pocket mode to reduce accidental touches
    27 July 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.4 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch, improved camera performance and sleep standby optimization, added group messaging, and bug fixes
    17 July 2018 Open Beta 14 | Android 8.1 Google Lens support and improved camera quality
    03 July 2018 Open Beta 13 | Android 8.1 Google Project Treble support, new UI, and more
    19 June 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.3 | Android 8.1 Fixes the bootloader security bug, Bluetooth connectivity issues with cars, and general bug fixes and improvements.
    13 June 2018 Open Beta 12 | Android 8.1 June 2018 security patch, and more
    29 May 2018 Open Beta 11 | Android 8.1 Added disable peek notifications option for DND preferences, disable peek notifications option in reading mode, Optimized PIN code confirmation process, and sleep standby power consumption, UI improvements, improved support for application data migration, and general bug fixes and stability improvements, ability to manage Parallel Apps files
    27 May 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.2 | Android 8.1 Adds May security patch, double-tap to unlock feature, and more
    15 May 2018 Open Beta 10 | Android 8.1 Installs May 2018 security patches and more
    25 Apr 2018 Open Beta 9 | Android 8.1 Supported double-tap to lock screen, Improved searched history for App drawer, Optimized scanning logic for large files
    16 Apr 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.1 | Android 8.1 Installs stable Android 8.1 Oreo, April 2018 patch, and more
    09 Apr 2018 Open Beta 8 | Android 8.1 Installed April 2018 security patch
    28 Mar 2018 Open Beta 7 | Android 8.1 Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer and General bug fixes and improvements, Improved accuracy of the current location and Added new icons and updated UI, and Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground
    10 Mar 2018 Open Beta 6 | Android 8.1 Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo, and more
    02 March 2018 Open Beta 5.0.4 | Android 8.0 Fixed sound malfunction for incoming call or notification and Fixed sound instabilities during video playback
    02 Feb 2018 Open Beta 5.0.2 | Android 8.0 Supported EIS for video recording, Updated versions of Launcher, Gallery, Weather and File Manager apps, Added face unlock function, bug fixes and improvements, and Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
    30 Jan 2018 Open Beta 5 | Android 8.0 Added pick-up gesture switcher, and added SMS categorized function and removed phone recognized function in India, Removed Clipboard function, general bug fixes and improvements, and applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218.
    16 Jan 2018 Open Beta 4 | Android 8.0 Launcher v2.3, Drawer categories, Auto folder tagging, Dynamic Icon for Clock, Notification dot optimization, Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore, power saving optimization, ‘Search, Translate, or Share a copied text,’ and small changes to file manager and dialer apps.
    09 Jan 2018 OxygenOS 5.0.1 | Android 8.0 Android 8.0, new camera UI, beauty effect for portrait mode, parallel apps, new design for quick settings and lift-up display, and more
    07 Nov 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.14 | Android 7.1.1 Supported Airtel VoLTE in India, Supported Band 66 of Freedom in Canada, Fixed Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue, Optimized battery usage in some cases, Optimized GPS accuracy, General bug fixes
    16 Oct 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.13 | Android 7.1.1 Supports customization of notification ringtone, Improved launching speed of apps, Optimized adaptive brightness, Fixed issue of YouTube video lagging behind audio, Fixed display issues of some UI elements, Fixed issue of no 4G+ network in some regions, Updated Android security patch to September, General bug fixes
    01 Oct 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.11 | Android 7.1.1 Now supports customization of notification ringtone, Improved launching speed of apps, Fixed display issues of some UI elements, Updated Android security patch to September, Fixed issue of no 4G+ network in some regions, General bug fixes
    31 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.10 | Android 7.1.1 Camera (Photo noise reduction, Improved Camera stability, 60FPS video noise and texture improvements); Launcher (Added country information of photographers in Shot on OnePlus); Phone (Fixed accidental touches after hanging up, Improved Jio call functionality, Fixed display issue on calling screen); System (Improved WiFi stability, Fixed clarity issue of videos taken by SnapShot app, Fixed display issue of new font, Fixed scrolling issue of Play Music)
    08 Aug 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.8 | Android 7.1.1 OnePlus Slate font, added EIS for 4K video recording, July 2017 security patch, improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity and standby battery, fixed occasional sound leaks in the speakers when using earphones, camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region, occasional stutters when playing games, battery drain for Jio users
    06 July 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.5 | Android 7.1.1 Improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity, Clearer voice calling, Video recording now consumes less battery, Vibration intensity when receiving calls is now tuned to a gentler level, Fixed Wi-Fi signal consistently being displayed as weak, Fixed certain apps not able to work under IPv6 network settings, To restore connectivity to a Windows 10 PC, please turn off USB debugging prior to the upgrade
    27 June 2017 OxygenOS 4.5.3 | Android 7.1.1 Expanded screenshot display issue, Google Translate stutters, Wi-Fi occasional drops, System stability improvements, Camera effect and stability enhancements, Effects of auto-brightness adjustment, Accuracy of data usage statistics

    ‘OnePlus 5 root and TWRP recovery’

    How to install OnePlus 5 update manually

    Method 1: Using device storage

    Step 1. Download the update file (either OTA or Full) from above.

    Step 2. Transfer the downloaded update file to your OnePlus 5. Remember its location. (You can also download the update directly on phone, in which case, it should be in the download folder.)

    Step 3. Boot your OnePlus One into recovery mode:

    • Power off your OnePlus 5. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
    • Press and hold Power + Volume up together until you see anything on the screen.
    • Use volume buttons to bring up Recovery mode option at the top of the screen.
    • And then press the Power button to select recovery mode option. That’s it you’ll boot into recovery mode.

    Step 4. Install the update. Use the instruction for your recovery.

    • In 3e recovery, use volume buttons to navigate to ‘install update ..’ option and then press the power button to select it.
    • Now, select the update file that you transferred to OnePlus 5 in step 2 above. Confirm this and Oxygen OS 2.0.1 update will be installed on your device.

    → If OTA update doesn’t install using the above method, just use the full ROM file, it should install without problem.

    Step 5. The update will start installing, so just wait until that is finished. When it’s done, you will be back in recovery’s home screen.

    Step 6. Select ‘Reboot system now’ to restart your OnePlus 5.

    That’s it.

    Method 2: Using ADB Sideload

    Note: Again, you’ll need stock recovery.

    Step 1. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.

    Step 2.  Download the update .zip file on your PC and rename it to op5-update.zip.

    Step 3. Enable USB debugging:

    • Go to your phone’s settings » About phone » and tap “Build number” Seven times. This will enable Developer options on your phone.
    • Now go to Settings » Developer options » and tick the USB debugging checkbox.

    Step 4. Connect your OnePlus 5 to PC.

    Step 5. Now open the folder on PC where you downloaded the update’s .zip file and then open a command window inside the folder. To do that, do a “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and select “Open command window here” from the context menu.

    Step 6. Now issue the following window to command window to reboot your device into recovery mode:

     adb reboot recovery

    └ Check your phone’s screen, if it’s asking for “Allow USB debugging”, accept it by selecting OK/Yes.

    Step 7. Once in recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate up and down between options and Power button to select an option.

    Step 8. Select the “Install from USB” option. on the device,

    Step 9. Now issue the following command to finally begin installing the update:

    adb sideload op5-update.zip

    └ This will begin the installation of the firmware/update.

    Step 10. Once the update is installed, select reboot from the main menu of recovery to restart the device.

    That’s it. You successfully installed the update.

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