Around a month ago, OnePlus pushed a wave of Open Beta builds which became infamous bricking phones. The OEM forced to halt the rollout and pull back the faulty builds.


Later on, OnePlus officially published a guide to recover the phones. In some cases, that was not enough for end users, so they were suggested to seek help from nearby service centers.

Scenario two unable to access recovery mode

please contact the official customer service, the customer service is aware of this issue and they will help you flash the package remotely or you could also visit your nearest ESC.


Preliminary analysis at our end suggested that only OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T builds (Open Beta 26 and 24 respectively) were glitchy.

To second the conclusion, OnePlus re-released the identical update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T a few days later, but OnePlus 5 and 5T were kept on hold.

They eventually rolled out a set of completely new builds for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T under the same OB26/24 moniker.


This time, OnePlus included a precautionary tip in the changelog to ensure safety from unwanted consequences.

Open Beta 4 changelog for OnePlus 6T.

Merely a week has passed after that, and OnePlus is now rolling out a new set of Open Beta builds. Following the previous trends, both OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T are in the roster of eligible phones, while 3/3T users have nothing but speculations.

The changelog for OnePlus 5 (Open Beta 27) and 5T (Open Beta 25) is as follows:


– Gaming mode enhancement

OnePlus Clock

-Added weather information in the world clock module


On the other hand, OnePlus 6 (Open Beta 13) and 6T (Open Beta 5) have got fixes for video calling, which is related to the recently announced Google Duo integration with OxygenOS:


– General bug fixes and improvements


– Fixed lag while setting an alarm


– Improved stability for video calls

The official announcement threads for the updates are now live, so you can read the changelogs straight from the horse’s mouth – see here (OnePlus 5/5T) and here (OnePlus 6/6T).

Our collaboration with Oxygen Updater helps us to grab the download links of the full update zips as well. Without further ado, here are they:

  • Open Beta 27 for OnePlus 5: Download (MD5: 9d0c4b11875484badd4b8997edb51e56)
  • Open Beta 25 for OnePlus 5T: Download (MD5: 40d29133241499b9307cbaf5d9f8359c)
  • Open Beta 13 for OnePlus 6: Download (MD5: ed697758f71ddbfd181e223489e762c5)
  • Open Beta 5 for OnePlus 6T: Download (MD5: 9db7daef64c5a78d3bc9cec5b4cb0a38)

The full zips weight about 1.6 to 1.8 GB (depending on phones). OnePlus also provides smaller incremental OTA zips, but we prefer not to share them for the sake of clarity.

Changelog for OnePlus 6/6T along with incremental OTA

FYI, these beta builds do not come with February security patches.

Still running January security update

The stance is not actually surprising, as OnePlus usually prefer bi-monthly security patch updates. The next beta (or stable) update should comply with the upcoming March security bulletin.

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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