[Official announcement up] OnePlus 7/7 Pro Open Beta 5 rolling out, brings privacy alerts for applications and more (Download links inside)

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

Original story (published on October 6, 2019) follows:

Unless you are not living in a cave, you don’t need an introduction to OnePlus. The Chinese smartphone vendor made their own place in the market with the very first device itself. Although the second generation handset disappointed the users, OnePlus 3 regained the lost momentum.

On the contrary to the first and second years, they launched two smartphones in 2016; OnePlus 3 and 3T. Although the ‘T’ version disappointed those who already bought the previous iteration, they could sell it like hotcake.

OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 3T

In 2019, OnePlus made another shift in their strategy. They released two models simultaneously- 7 and 7 Pro. Apparently, the latter comes with high-end specifications as compared to the former. Moreover, they became the first series from the company to grab Android 10 via OTAs.

OnePlus 7 Pro

After the update, the consumers had to endure Horizon Light glitch, automatic brightness issues, and more. Due these bugs, the Shenzhen-based brand was forced to pause the update. But, they re-released it within two days.

If you are a OnePlus phone user, you know they have two update channels- stable and Open Beta. The features and fixes go live via Open Beta channels first so that it can even be refined to surface as public builds.

To reminisce, Open Beta 4 that went live in the last week of October brought a number of features and fixes to OnePlus 7/7 Pro. Six days into November, the OEM has already started rolling out Open Beta 5. You can read the changelog below.

• Optimized adaptive brightness
• Optimized touch experience while playing games
• Fixed the the navigation bar color under the dark mode
• Added privacy alerts for the applications with the permissions access to camera, location etc.
• Improved the system stability and fixed the known issues

• Improved stability and fixed the known issues

Emergency Rescuer
• Optimized the functionality to improve product experience

oneplus 7-7pro oxygenos openbeta 5

The package weighs 110+ MB in size. Meaning, you’ll never have issues trying to download it over the cellular network. As you can see above, this update brings some paramount fixes like touch response optimization and navigation bar colour solution.

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About phone Open Beta 5

In case you are still running a stable build, you can use the following links to download the zipped file for manual flashing. But you should know that once you enter Open Beta, your data might be sacrificed while getting back on the stable channel.

OnePlus 7

  • Device: OnePlus 7
  • Channel: OxygenOS
  • Version: Open Beta 5
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: f7e1037d948ba9fd87682073b7a1db9f

OnePlus 7 Pro

  • Device: OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Channel: OxygenOS
  • Version: Open Beta 5
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: fcad5522233574630fa3b7015007c04a

Update 2 (November 7)

The brand has officially announced the update for OnePlus 7 Pro on the forum. However, the OTA for OnePlus 7 will only be released next week as their team is still addressing an issue.

Note:- Stay tuned to our OnePlus section for similar stories.

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Rahul Krishnan

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