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Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, has officially announced that the OnePlus 5 will receive a Face Unlock update.
“Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas,” he tweeted yesterday.
When OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T late this year, one of the only big differences that helped separate the two was Face Unlock, the OnePlus 5T’s biometric facial recognition feature. Unlike Face ID on the iPhone X, the 5T’s Face Unlock only uses a regular selfie camera, instead of a fancy infrared depth-mapping camera. That makes for a facial scan that’s less secure and unique, but also faster, and crucially, one that’s only based in software.
The lack of dedicated hardware also means that OnePlus can bring Face Unlock to older devices, and that’s exactly what it plans to do, following customer feedback. OnePlus 5 owners, time to be happy, because OnePlus just gave you a very timely Christmas present.
Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus
Instructions How to Install Android Oreo on OnePlus 5
Now, you can install the update and choose the method depending on your device’s current situation. If your OP5 is running OxygenOS 4.5.14, you can simply use method 1. In case your device has TWRP recovery installed, you can use method 2.
Method 1: Using Local Upgrade
Download the full ROM package from the link Download.
Connect your OnePlus 5 to the PC and enable File Transfer mode.
Transfer the full ROM file to the root of the internal storage. By ‘root’, we mean outside all the folders.
Disconnect the device.
Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System updates’.
Tap on the cog (gear icon) on the top-right of the screen.
Select ‘Local upgrade’.
The system will automatically detect the ROM file.
So, tap on the file name and press ‘UPGRADE NOW’.
Your device will reboot into the recovery and install the OnePlus 5 Open Beta 1. Once done, your OP5 will boot into the updated ROM.
If you haven’t upgraded your smartphone before making a return to college, OnePlus is now willing to shave 10 percent off the price of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. You’ll have to verify that you’re actually a student to receive the coupon code, but it seems like that’s really all there is to it. Once that step’s done, you can save a bit of money and get yourself a device that very few people on campus will have.
The offer is open in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Hungary. You’ll have a month to use your discount code, but students will be able toredeem the deal once each year while enrolled.
You’ll have to verify that you’re a student by logging in to a Student Beans account (or create a new one if needed). More information is available at OnePlus via the two source links below.
IMPORTANT: It is important to obtain the correct upgrade file/firmware for your particular model of phone.
You can also reset the phone using the apply update menu option in the recovery menu. Note: This will completely reflash the phone’s software and all your data will be deleted!
Before you do anything you have to download the correct firmware and put it on your phone’s internal storage. Oneplus 5 has no external SD card slot.
You can copy the firmware via SD cable when the phone is in MTP mode, or you can use the ADB shell to “push” the firmware to the phone’s internal virtual sdcard storage.
Name or rename the file as update.zip
Power off your device Press and hold volume down + Power button. When the phone is vibrate let go the power button and keep press the Volume DOWN button until the recovery menu shows up.( device will boot into recovery mode )
Select apply update This operation will take a while so be patient.
When the flashing procedure finished the phone will reboot itself OR if not from the recovery main menu select
Reboot system now from ” Reboot” option.
If you haven’t seen the update on your own device it’s possible to grab the necessary file from the buttons below both in a Full ROM version and just as a link to the OTA file that will update you from v4.5.4 to v4.5.5. In addition to the improvements made to the Wi-Fi connectivity the update also brings along some fixes for things like the Wi-Fi signal displaying as being weak on a consistent basis. Users currently experiencing this particular problem should see it disappear after installing this latest update to OxygenOS, though it should be kept in mind that this is OxygenOS meant for the OnePlus 5 and not for past OnePlus devices. This update also quickly follows the one that was sent out back on June 28th that bumped users up to OxygenOS v4.5.3.