Jan 16th, 2018

Despite the fact that the OnePlus 5 has already received Android 8.0 Oreo, work is still being done on the update for the OnePlus 5T. Today the second update for the 5T’s Open Beta is rolling out, bringing us even closer to an inevitable Oreo release. OnePlus has laid out some of the changes being introduced in Open Beta 2 which include changes to the launcher, a new clipboard, and loads of other goodies. Here’s the full changelog:

OnePlus 5T OxygenOS Open Beta 2

Launcher:

  • Launcher Updated to v2.3
  • Drawer categories
  • You can see new categories when using the search icon in the drawer
  • Auto folder tagging
  • When you add applications that are similar, our system will help you automatically name the new folder you created
  • Dynamic Icon for Clock
  • The Clock icon is now dynamic
  • Notification dot optimization
  • The Blue notification dots present to notify you of a newly installed app will now be removed automatically after 15 days
  • Launcher usage tips improved
  • We’ve added some new helpful tips for first use of the launcher

System:

  • Optimizations for logic managing high power consumption applications
  • Added a more intelligent background application management solution
  • Improved power consumption measurements
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Applications:

  • Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
    We’ve added the new OnePlus switch app so moving your information to a new OnePlus device will be easier than ever
  • Clipboard
    Added a new clipboard feature activated when copying information. You can edit the text copied and then choose to “Search, Translate, or Share”
  • File manager
    Improved experience when deleting files
    Added large file management function
  • Dialer
    More caller information now given to you during incoming call notification

Known issues:

  • Some third party camera applications may not fully work with this update

OnePlus is asking that all beta users fill out their survey on the UX/UI upon updating. You can do so by filling out their doc right here. Obviously, this is beta software so it’s not going to be as stable as an official update, so keep that in mind. Should you run into any bugs, you can report them here: https://forums.oneplus.net/feedback/

For those not currently enrolled in the beta and would like to give it a try, you can find instructions on flashing the ROM via the downloads page here: http://downloads.oneplus.net. Keep in mind that once you’ve flashed the beta version of OxygenOS, you will only receive beta updates. To move back to the official software OTA updates, you’ll need a clean installation (full wipe of your data and cache).

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