Apply now to go to the OnePlus OxygenOS Open Ears Forum in NYC

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OnePlus regularly holds Open Ears Forums, which are events in which OnePlus fans can directly communicate with OnePlus staff regarding the company’s highly-regarded Android skin, OxygenOS. The next Open Ears Forum will happen in New York City on April 13, 2019.

If you’d like to attend the event, you’ll need to apply. There will only be up to 30 participants invited to the event, so competition is likely to be fierce.

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Although OnePlus doesn’t officially limit the applications as such, it does say in its announcement on the matter that it is specifically looking for people from the tri-state area surrounding New York. If you happen to live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or other neighboring states, your chances of acceptance go up.

However, OnePlus fans from anywhere in the United States are welcome to apply to attend the event.

Applying to attend is fairly simple:

  1. Submit your basic details on this five-question form:
  2. Comment on this thread on why you should be picked (you will need a OnePlus account). You can write out your pitch or submit a video if you feel comfortable with that.

OnePlus is accepting applications right now, but the cut-off time is 11:59 PM ET on March 24, 2019. Get your application in as soon as possible, as that cut-off date is this coming Sunday.

If you were able to attend this Open Ears Forum, what suggestions would you give to OnePlus when it comes to OxygenOS? Let us know in the c0mments.

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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:


  • 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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