Android Pie rolling out for OnePlus 5 and 5T

OnePlus promised to release Android Pie for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T before year’s end and it looks like they delivered. In a forum post they confirmed that the rollout of the beta for both phones is ready and people should receive the OTA update soon. Besides migration to the latest version of Android, this update also comes with some new features: a new UI, new gestures for OP5T, parallel apps and more. The full list of changes can be seen below.

Changelog

  • System
    • Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
    • Optimizations for background app process handling
  • Do Not Disturb mode
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • Communication
    • UI Improvements for emergency rescue
    • Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
    • Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM
  • Parallel Apps
    • Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps
  • Weather
    • Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
    • Display more suggestions when the search function is used
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations

This is still the Beta version, so there may be some problems. No release date for the final version, but it should not take too long. Those that are already on the beta path should get the OTA update soon. If you are not running open beta software and would like to, please refer to the flashing instructions and the full ROM on the downloads page here

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