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OnePlus 5 and 5T see third Android 10 beta update, stable can't be far off now

OnePlus 5 and 5T owners can now try out the third beta version of Oxygen OS version 10.0 based on Android 10.

Published onMay 20, 2020

Update: May 20, 2020 (04:28 PM ET): Yesterday, OnePlus launched the third Android 10 beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. It comes with the expected bug fixes and tweaks, but also disables Airtel VoWiFi for some reason.

Check the official changelog below:

  • System
    • Optimized the system icons in UI of call recording, start-up animations, mobile signal, etc.
    • Fixed the bug with access to audio tuner after connecting the earphones
    • Fixed the issue with unwanted muting of calls in Google Duo
    • Fixed the bug with sending and receiving the messages while registering or activating UPI accounts
    • Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
  • Camera
    • Improved the stability of Camera
  • Wi-Fi & internet
    • Optimized Wi-Fi transfer speed display in Network details
    • Disabled Airtel VoWiFi

If you have a OnePlus 5/5T that’s already on the beta, you won’t see an OTA notification for this — you’ll need to install it manually. Head here for instructions on how to do so.

Original article, April 27, 2020 (03:03 PM ET): OnePlus just announced that OnePlus 5 and 5T users can download a beta version of Oxygen OS version 10.0 based on Android 10.

The company took to its community message board to announce that the beta for Android 10 is available to download right now, with packages ready for each of the devices. OnePlus is looking for feedback from users before the OS drops in a final form in the future.

Oxygen OS version 10.0 won’t be available for an OTA download, so users interested will need to acquire the package for their devices from the company’s website (the OnePlus 5 is available here and the 5T is available here). However, users will receive future beta and stable builds via OTA, which is change from the way the company normally executes its beta programs.

The process of updating to the beta version of Oxygen OS 10.0 is fairly painless for most users. Open the File Manager, and move the zip package linked to above to the root directory. From there, open Settings, then System, followed by System updates. Tap the cogwheel, select the Local upgrade option, and then select the rollback file.

When should you expect to receive the Android 10 update? (Updated May 2)
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Anyone with OBT builds for 5/5T installed on their devices will need to install the Android 10 beta through recovery, which means they’ll need to wipe all of the data from their phone in order to get in on the beta.

As with any beta, this release may not be completely stable, so there could be issues that pop up during daily usage. Users should keep this mind before they install it on their primary phone.

Android 10 brings a lot of changes to the OS. We’ve broken it all down in our Android 10 review.

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