How to install Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 beta in your OnePlus 5 and 5T


OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T were the company’s 2017 flagship smartphones. Despite the fact that both of them came with Android 7.1 Nougat on board, the company still considered them eligible for the Android 10 update. Back in October last year, OnePlus announced that the OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 would eventually reach these old devices. Today, both devices are receiving the Android 10 Open Beta. It’s really interesting to see the company’s commitment to its users. After all, these devices received Android 8.1 Oreo, and Android 9.1 Pie updates already. That said, the devices now will receive the third major Android update.

The announcement was made by Manu J, Global Product Operations Manager at OnePlus. According to him, the company is ready to roll out the first beta OxygenOS 10 build for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. OnePlus is calling out users interested in testing the beta build before the company rolls out the update to the wider public. It will follow the usual policies of beta testing. Of course, this build will require a manual flash first, meaning that you will need to wipe your entire data before proceeding. However, the handset will be able to receive stable OTA updates as well as beta updates in the future.

OnePlus 5 and 5T OxygenOS 10 Beta update 10 changelog

  • SystemBrand new UI design brings light and fluid experience
    • Updated to Android 10
  • Full-Screen Gestures (OP5T Only)Newly added Hidden Bar to allow left-right switches of recent apps

The update is quite a massive one if you’ve been experience Android 9 Pie. The OnePlus proprietary software features a set of new features coming along with all the goodies introduced by Android 10 firmware. If you want to install this update, check the following instructions.

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How to Install Android 10 on OnePlus 5 and 5T

Note that the following process will completely erase the files stored in your data. So be sure to perform a backup before proceeding with the installation of Android 10.

  • Download the respective files for OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T provided below:

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T

  • Once you’ve downloaded the files, move it directly to the root of your internal storage if you’re downloading it from the PC. If you’re using your smartphone you can use a good file manager application.
  • Ensure that you still have a good amount of battery above 50% is recommended.
  • Go to Settings >> System >> System Updates.
  • Press the Menu button in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Local Upgrade
  • Select the downloaded file.
  • The update process may take a while.

You can still wait for the stable OxygenOS 10 OTA update

OxygenOS 10

Take in mind that this is a beta firmware, so bugs can appear eventually. If the handset is your daily-driver you can still wait for the next stable build. OnePlus will work out in the coming weeks to iron out all the bugs and a stable release should not take more than one month.

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