New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 31, 2019) follows:

Depending on your timezone, we are less than 12 hours behind from the month of September. The stable release of Android 10 should land anytime, especially when rumors are indicating towards the September 3 release date. Take it with a pinch of salt, but OnePlus might roll out the OxygenOS 10 OTA on the same date.

Are these support guys trustworthy? (Click/Tap to zoom)

Companies like Xiaomi and Asus are taking the matter seriously, as they already kickstarted pilot testing of Android 10 for some of their phones. While you can already download Android 10 based MIUI beta for Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro, OnePlus is very much present in the race.

Both OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 7/7 Pro are part of the Android Q Developer Preview program. The former duo is stuck with DP3 for now, but the OEM rolled out fourth Developer Preview with August security patch for the latter at the beginning of this month.

Changelog of DP4 for OnePlus 7 Pro

That was first time OnePlus released a Developer Preview build as OTA, which indicated they were gradually approaching towards the final stage. The arrival of Android 10 based Open Beta builds was hinted too, which seemed perfectly normal before a major version update.

Because OnePlus is OnePlus, time for a new twist! The Shenzhen based OEM has just announced Developer Preview 5 for OnePlus 7 series in China. They completely rebased it on Android Q Beta 6 this time, which means internal APIs are now finalized. And yes, custom OnePlus gestures are now fully integrated!

Snippet from the official announcement

The changelog of the update is as follows (translated from Chinese):

1. Application compatibility issues

2. Low stability issues

3. Low probability Caton problem (?)

OnePlus 7 Pro running an older version of Developer Preview

Users running Developer Preview 4 on their OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro should expect an incremental OTA to DP5. The Chinese phone maker has also published full update packages for sideloading fans and manual flashers.

  • Android 10 Developer Preview 5 for OnePlus 7 (HydrogenOS): Download
  • Android 10 Developer Preview 5 for OnePlus 7 Pro (HydrogenOS): Download

You can use the existing roll back packages from the announcement thread to downgrade to stable Android Pie based OxygenOS/HydrogenOS. A similar release for global OnePlus 7/7 Pro should happen soon, so stay tuned!

Update 1 (September 1)

As speculated, OnePlus has released the OxygenOS based DP5 for international users.The changelog is as follows:

– System functions improvement

– System stability improvement

– Added the OnePlus full-screen gestures

– Based on Google Android 10 Beta6

– For DP4 users, you can upgrade via online OTA

– From DP5, you can upgrade system via OTA to Open Beta

Unsurprisingly, the list of known issues is almost identical to the HydrogenOS release:

– Application compatibility problems

– Compatibility issues with Google Pay

– Low probability of system lag and stability issues

The full update packages are listed below:

  • Android 10 Developer Preview 5 for OnePlus 7 (OxygenOS): Download
  • Android 10 Developer Preview 5 for OnePlus 7 Pro (OxygenOS): Download

Refer to the announcement thread for further info.

Update 2 (September 2)

Android 10 based Developer Preview 5 on OnePlus 7/7 Pro introduces a brand new background power strategy called ‘Intelligent Control’. Details here.

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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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