OnePlus has tackled issues based on user feedback, like poor camera performance and battery optimizations, along with other things. OnePlus 5/ 5T get a beta update—a bold move, especially considering their previous stance on Treble, that was widely celebrated by the developer community. The latest Open OxygenOS Beta 14/12 Beta update doesn’t bring new features to the table, but it polishes OxygenOS around one of its rougher edges: the camera.
Open Beta 14 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 5T bring improved photo clarity on the OnePlus Camera, in an effort to try and tackle the “oil painting effect” that users have complained about since the release of both devices. Additionally, Google Lens mode is also being rolled out to users of both devices. No July security updates at the moment, however; we’re guessing that will come at a later date. If you have a OnePlus 5/5T, we recommend you to go ahead and download the update, either through OnePlus’ built-in OTA manager or the Oxygen Updater tool.
- If you have already flashed an Open Beta (you are currently running the latest Open Beta) you will receive this new build as an OTA.
- If you ARE NOT running open beta software and would like to, please refer to the flashing instructions and the full ROM found on the downloads page here: http://downloads.oneplus.com/ (requires full data wipe before updating from stable to open beta).
- Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.
- Moving back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (FULL WIPE of all data and cache).
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