Latest beta for the OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, and 6T warns of overheating, and more

In its community forums, OnePlus announced Open Beta 31 for the OnePlus 5, Open Beta 29 for the OnePlus 5T, Open Beta 17 for the OnePlus 6, and Open Beta 9 for the OnePlus 6T.

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One notable inclusion is a warning whenever the device is overheating. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is already a beefy chipset, so running incomplete software can lead to instances of the phone running a bit hotter than usual. It’s nice to get a warning when that happens, though your hands will eventually feel that warning.

Also new is the updated UI for the System Update screen within Settings. There’s no functional difference at play, though elements appear cleaner and more organized.

Screenshot of the updated system update screen from OnePlus
Screenshot of the updated system update screen from OnePlus

You can check out the complete changelog below. Download links aren’t yet available, but we’ll update this article once they go live on OnePlus’ website.

  • System
    • Display overheating device warning
    • New UI for system update
  • Quick reply
    • Supported more IM apps for quick reply in landscape
    • Apps don’t get paused when using quick reply in landscape
  • Community
    • Optimized search experience by adding search field and grouping search results in different categories
    • Improved the UI of Social page
    • Optimized log recording in Bug Report section
  • File manager
    • Added intelligent cleanup feature (India only/OnePlus 6 and 6T only)

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OxygenOS beta 24/22 for OnePlus 5/5T rolling out, fixes audio crashes

OnePlus is delivering a small Christmas Eve present to open beta users of the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5: a new version of OxygenOS beta (based on Android 9 Pie) with a significant bug fix.

The newest OxygenOS betas — version 24 for the 5 and version 22 for the 5T — will appear as an OTA update for those of you who are part of the open beta program.

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The updates are fairly large at about 1.7GB but bring a big fix: a patch for the audio tuner crashes present on the previous open betas for the 5 and 5T. This is the only major fix for the update, other than the usual bug fixes and improvements.

This is the official changelog for the new betas:

System

  • Fixed random audio tuner crashes
  • General bug fixes and system stability improvements

If you are currently on the stable Android 8.1 Oreo version of OxygenOS on your OnePlus 5/5T, you can click here to find instructions on how to give the beta a shot. Along with getting to use Android 9 Pie on your 5/5T, you’ll get access to new features before anyone else.

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