Oneplus has finally announced Android 10 for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T through OxygenOS Open Beta. Both devices are still poised to receive software updates according to the Oneplus Software Maintenance schedule. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are launched with Andriod 7.1 Nougat on board. The company promised Andriod 10 to OnePlus 5/OnePlus 5T users in the second quarter of 2020.
According to the OnePlus forums, Manu J., Global Product Operations Manager at OnePlus, stated that the company is ready to release the first beta OxygenOS 10 build based on Android 10 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. OnePlus wants interested users to test this release before the company rolls out the update to the wider public.
Because this is a test build, it won’t be available through an OTA update like Android 9 Pie. However, unlike other Open Beta builds, you will receive OTA updates for future OxygenOS stable builds as well as Open Beta builds. Whereas you won’t lose your data while switching to the stable release, it means you won’t have to wipe data on your device to migrate from the beta build for the first time. Please note that if you are still on the final Android 9 Pie-based OxygenOS Open Beta, you will have to perform a data wipe to upgrade to this new Android 10 beta to bring it to the table.
OnePlus 5, 5T Android 10 Update:
The changelog for Android 10 Open Beta 1 update is as follows:
- Brand new UI design brings light and fluid experience.
- Updated to Android 10
Full-screen gestures (Oneplus 5T only)
- Newly added Hidden Bar to allow left-right switches for recent apps.
Not just these, but there are also other features introduced in Android 10 and OxygenOS 10.
- Once you have the Android 10 Open Beta 1 package downloaded.
- Move it to the root directory of your internal storage using a file manager application.
- Then, go to Settings > System > System updates, tapping the menu button in the top right-hand corner, choose Local Upgrade, and then select the file you downloaded.
If you would rather wait for OnePlus to roll out the stable Android 10 update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, then you don’t have to do anything today. The last stable OxygenOS update for both devices was released back in March of 2020, so unless there are some glaring bugs with this Android 10 beta build, we can expect it to go stable sometime next month.