OnePlus has just announced that it is rolling out new versions of OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users. The company shared details about the changes in the latest Open Beta builds for both the devices in a new post on its official forums. As part of the rollout, Open Beta 15 is rolling out for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 13 for the 5T users. Manu J, a OnePlus staff member responsible for the Beta program and developer relations, shared the changes that the company has made with the latest versions.
The company is rolling out a new feedback tool that is integrated into the existing OnePlus Community app. This tool will allow users to submit bug reports along with user feedback directly to the OnePlus OxygenOS team. To get started, users need to open the community app, head to the Profile section, tap on the ‘Feedback’, and then tap on the ‘+’ icon. Once there, users need to select the category, and then fill out the details including any screenshots if required and hit ‘submit’.
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There are not many changes in the latest versions except updating the Android security patch level to July 2018, and making optimizations to the pocket mode on the device “to reduce accidental touches”. The company reminded users that these new builds are beta software, and are not be as stable as the official updates that it rolls out.
The Open Beta program is the official beta program by OnePlus where the company can look for bugs and any issues before rolling out the final version to all its users. The company also uses this program to introduce new features to gather feedback from its users that will help the company make decisions about the future versions of the software.
It is better not to install this software if you don’t want to deal with any occasional bugs or problems. If you are running on Open Beta channel then you will get these new builds as an OTA (over-the-air) update and if you are not running on Open Beta channel and want to try these builds out then you will have to manually flash these builds. In doing so, you will lose all your user data on your device so it is better to take a backup of everything that you may deem important.