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The OnePlus 5 receives a fixed Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 update; no luck for the OnePlus 5T yet

The OnePlus 5 can now be safely updated to Android 10, apparently. (Image source: AndroidPIT)
The OnePlus 5 can now be safely updated to Android 10, apparently. (Image source: AndroidPIT)
The OnePlus 5 has received a fixed OxygenOS 10 update, six months on from the disaster that was OxygenOS 10.0.0. OxygenOS 10.0.1 promises to fix the call recording, de-activated alarm and EIS issues that were present on the original Android 10 update, among other changes. OnePlus states that OxygenOS 10.0.1 will arrive on the OnePlus 5T too, although it has not said when.
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The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T have experienced torrid software support in the last few months. It took OnePlus until May before it upgraded the devices to Android 10, their third OS update, despite reaching the likes of the OnePlus 7 Pro in October 2019. However, that additional seven months of development time resulted in a less stable OS update for the OnePlus 5 series than OnePlus delivered for more-recent handsets. As we commented in June, Android 10 introduced the OnePlus 5 series to several bugs, including broken call-recording functionality.

OnePlus then went quiet on the OnePlus 5 series, leaving owners of the former flagships in the lurch. On the one hand, some handsets were stuck on a broken Android 10 build, with reverting to Android 9.0 Pie the only option. On the other hand, others remained on Android 9.0 Pie and were unable to even try Android 10 as OnePlus removed the ability to upgrade to it.

OxygenOS 10.0.1 should now change that, though. According to a post on the OnePlus Forums, OxygenOS 10.0.1 is currently only available for the OnePlus 5, and only as a staggered rollout. OnePlus stresses that this is to avoid masses of devices being subjected to 'critical bugs', although you may have some success at accessing the update by using third-party apps like Oxygen Updater. Alternatively, you can download the full or incremental OTAs via the links below.

The update is not yet ready for the OnePlus 5T. The same post elaborates that OxygenOS 10.0.1 will arrive soon for the device, albeit as another 'incremental rollout'. The changelog for OxygenOS 10.0.1 is as follows:

  • System

    • Fixed the abnormal call recording issue
    • Fixed the de-activated alarm issue when phone was powered off
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.09
    • Updated GMS package to 2020.08

  • Full Screen Gestures

    • Back gesture from the bottom of the screen is available (OP5T only)

  • Camera

    • Electronic Image Stabilization has been added, bringing you a more stable shooting experience.

OnePlus 5 - OxygenOS 10.0.1 (1.8 GB) / OTA (253 MB)

(Image source: OnePlus Forums)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-11-11 (Update: 2020-11-11)