Oreo ROM for Oneplus 5t is available to download: The Oneplus released Open Beta 2 on 18 January, which is based on the Android 8.0 (not 8.1). While the start of 2018 was not very good for Oneplus as they openly admitted credit card details hack on their payment gateway, but the Oneplus team managed to release Open Beta 2 for Oneplus 5T and the changelog is here.
New feature alert: New clipboard application and oneplus switch for restore and backup.
Tweaks and other changelogs: OnePlus Launcher updated with Auto-naming function, the new dynamic icon for clock. The App drawer is updated but the search option is gone, the launcher itself is decent and have tons of app-specific options when you press and hold an app icon. Battery wise this update brings better measurement of power consumption.
Download the Open beta 2 for Oneplus 5T
Get it here (1.6GB)
Note: If you’re familiar with ADB tool you can easily install this ROM on your oneplus 5T with a command using your computer. Also, you can use built-in recovery to flash the ROM using “Local update” function.
What is the good in this update?
The update is smooth and you won’t see any bug considering it’s a beta ROM. The notification bar and status bar seems more useful. One-time-pull will displays 6 quick toggle icons with settings shortcut and battery percentage expanding will make room for 12 quick options.
The Automatic brightness slider adjusts automatically and when it does, it visually changes the position of the slider to adapt according to the light available.
What’s wrong & What’s now?
The Oneplus team is going to launch the Open beta 3 somewhere in the near future and this won’t take long. It’s likely that we’ll get the open beta 3 in the first week on February. If you’re curious to run Oreo on your Oneplus 5T you should do it because the Open Beta 1 was good overall and the Open beta 2 feels really nice with better battery backup and handle background tasks intelligently. There are things that you might don’t like, number one is that search bar on app drawer is gone, it’s fine with 20 apps but if you happen to have 78 apps this might be a problem.
The Settings layout is not changed much from the OxigenOS 5 (based on android 7) if you have used a stock Android ROM on another android you’ll miss those categorized options in the settings. seen on stock Android Oreo.