OnePlus 5 to Get OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock Feature

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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.

How to update/Install OnePlus 5 to Android Oreo – November Security Patch



  • Device OnePlus 5
  • Version Open Beta 1
  • Update time 2017-11-25
  • File size 1.56 GB
  • MD5 hash d89cf84f47b4f6f0cfa268b243e67782
What’s new:


  • Updated to Android O (8.0)
  • Added Parallel Apps
  • Added Picture in Picture
  • Added Auto-fill
  • Added Smart text selection
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Updated security patch to October


  • Added notification dots
  • New app folder design
  • 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

  1. Download the full ROM package from the link Download.
  2. Connect your OnePlus 5 to the PC and enable File Transfer mode.
  3. Transfer the full ROM file to the root of the internal storage. By ‘root’, we mean outside all the folders.
  4. Disconnect the device.
  5. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System updates’.
  6. Tap on the cog (gear icon) on the top-right of the screen.
  7. Select ‘Local upgrade’.
  8. The system will automatically detect the ROM file.
  9. 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.

Method 2: Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download the full ROM zip from the link Download.
  2. Copy the downloaded ROM file to the internal storage of your OnePlus 5.
  3. Once copied, disconnect the device and power it down.
  4. Boot your OnePlus 5 into TWRP recovery mode.
  5. [Optional] If you’re coming from a ROM other than OxygenOS, then go to ‘Wipe’ -> ‘Advanced Wipe’. Select the options shown in the image below and wipe the device.
  6. Tap on the ‘Install’ button.
  7. Navigate to the internal storage and select the ROM zip file. Swipe the button on the screen to install OnePlus 5 Open Beta 1 update.
  8. Once the file has been selected, tap on ‘Wipe dalvik/cache’.
  9. Finally, hit the ‘Reboot System’ button.


How to roll-back to stable release

Reverting back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (FULL WIPE of all data and cache). Please carefully follow the flash instructions below.

  • Please be aware that all data will be wiped during the revert-back process, so do remember to backup your data in advance.
  • Download the roll-back build provided [HERE] to Internal storage.
  • Shut down your device and enter recovery mode by long pressing the Power + Volume Down key simultaneously.
  • Select “Install from Local” and choose the downloaded build to install.
  • Reboot your device after installing the build. You have to re-enter recovery mode to Wipe data cache and Erase everything(Music, pics, etc).
  • Reboot your device again and you’re all good to go.

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India Today OnePlus 5 available at 10% discount* to students

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.

sources: OnePlus Student ProgramProgram announcement

How to Manually install OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8

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Download OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8

  • OxygenOS 4.5.8 OTA for OnePlus 5 – Coming Soon
  • OxygenOS 4.5.8 Full ROM for OnePlus 5 – Download Here

Install OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8 Update
1. Visit this link and download the OxygenOS 4.5.8 full ROM and save the ZIP file on your phone.

2. Now Navigate to Phone Settings > System Updates > Settings Icon > Local Upgrade & Select the ROM File

3. Once selected system would prompt upgrade now

4. Select upgrade now and the system would reboot into stock recovery and flash the ROM file.

5. The installer would itself flash the ROM and reboot the device.

Now your phone will reboot and your OnePlus 5 is now running on the latest OxygenOS 4.5.8 firmware & OS based on 7.1.1 Nougat.

OxygenOS 4.5.8 OTA for the OnePlus 5

OxygenOS 4.5.7 was withdrawn, we are pushing out the incremental roll-out of OxygenOS 4.5.8 OTA for the OnePlus 5 instead. Here are some of the highlights of this build:

New additions:

  • Introducing the all new OnePlus Slate font
  • Added EIS for 4K video recording


  • Updated Android security patch level to 1st July 2017


  • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
  • Standby battery enhancements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed occasional sound leaks in the speakers when using earphones
  • Fixed camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region
  • Fixed occasional stutters when playing games
  • Fixed battery drain for Jio users