OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS Open Beta 5 rolling out; adds VoWiFi for Jio, February patch, & tons of bug fixes

Reliance Jio, the second-leading mobile network operator in India with over 360 million subscribers, launched its Wi-Fi Calling service, popularly known as VoWiFi calling, for multiple Android and iOS devices but no OnePlus phone was officially supported.

This has since changed following the recent January security update that rolled out to the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. Sure, you can already jump through a few hoops to enable VoWiFi calling on OnePlus devices, but this is now unnecessary for OnePlus 6 and 6T owners.

You must be in the Open Beta program, though. For those already participating, there is a new OxygenOS update rolling out that installs Open Beta 5 based on Android 10 to both OnePlus 6 and 6T.

Once you install this update, you should be able to register your Jio SIM card for VoWiFi calling on either device, but that’s not all. The update also tags along the latest February security patch and fixes a myriad of bugs.

The previous Open Beta 4 arrived in mid-January carrying December 2019 security patches – about a month after Open Beta 3 rolled out – meaning the incoming OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta 5 combines both January and February security patches.

Here is a summary of the changelog:

– Fixed and removed white bar below the keyboard
– Fixed the issue with app crashes during installing and updating
– Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
– Updated Android security patch to 2020.02
Network (India Only)
– Integrated the VoWifi registration for the Jio Sim
– Optimized the one-handed mode experience in the Phone app
– Fixed the issue with the duplication of contacts
Zen Mode V1.5.0
– Improved OnePlus Account login for synchronization of badges and user’s data
Work-Life Balance (India Only)
– Optimized message notification
– Optimized the mode and app selection
– Added location, calendar, auto-track feature
Message (India Only)
– Fixed issue with message categorization
– Fixed issue with transaction messages showing wrong entity values
– Improved brand name and logo identification of sender

As you can see from the changelog above, the new OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta 5 update has plenty to offer. It is arriving over the air weighing in at 340MB, which is a reflection of the changes it brings.

OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta 5 update

About two weeks ago, OnePlus 7 Pro also picked up its latest Open Beta 9 update that added Zen Mode too, just like OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta 5 update.

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