OnePlus 5 starts receiving Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 update

Within days of the OxygenOS 5.0 update being suspended due to a bug, OnePlus is now rolling out the OxygenOS 5.0.1 update to the OnePlus 5. A ‘staged rollout’ of the OxygenOS 5.0.1 update is in progress.

The changelog remains similar to the previous version, apart from a couple of additions such as bug fixes for third party camera apps and fixes for network issues for European operators. The update will not be compatible with handsets that have an unlocked bootloader; OnePlus users will have to re-lock and attempt the update again.

Apart from the bug fixes, the new OxygenOS 5.0.1 comes with the same updates and features as the OxygenOS 5.0. “The build is now 5.0.1 and most of the changelog is the same, but we’ve added a few things to this new version,” writes OnePlus. The two major changes that come with the OxygenOS 5.0.1 update are – bug fixes for third party camera application and fixed network issues for European operators.


The other features that the new OxygenOS 5.0.1 update brings to the OnePlus include – new camera UI design, optimisations for photo quality and also added beauty effect for Portrait Mode. The update will also let you upload photos through Shot on OnePlus and optimizations for Shelf. The Gallery tab has got the “places” tab which will let you view photos on a map.

Other features that come with the new update include — aded alarm calendar feature, added Parallel apps feature, new design for Lift up display, and added Adaptive model screen calibration, optimizations for Wi-Fi and also Battery Saver. The update comes along with the December Android security patch.

On the OnePlus 3 and 3T, this faux-Oreo software has resulted in battery, performance, and stability problems for some, including me. That could explain why the update was later pulled. If Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 5 has the same strange mixture of Oreo and Nougat on it, we hope it doesn’t result in the same sort of problems.

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