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Oneplus 5T Receives Android 8.1, February Security Patch And Improved Gesture Navigation


Android 8.1, the February security patch and a bunch of other updates are coming to the OnePlus 5T in its latest Open Beta update! This comes only one day after the OnePlus 5 got the same updates in its own Open Beta.

Getting Android 8.1 Oreo is the biggest feature of the update, but we’ll be giving you all the other changes in detail, too!

Auto Pick-up

A new Auto Pick-up gesture was added. With it, you will be able to answer calls just by raising your phone. There has also been added a global roaming solution.

Gaming mode

Notifications blocking, power saving and pausing adaptive brightness have been added as new optimizations for gaming mode, for a more immersive gaming experience on your mobile phone.

Internal tweaks

More clock styles for the ambient display were added and the full screen gesture support was optimized for the OnePlus 5T.

The aforementioned full-screen gesture support appeared in its first iteration in the previous Open Beta build for the OnePlus 5T, which was released towards the end of January. Reportedly, users find this feature, similar enough to the one in iPhone X, quite enjoyable and very much improved upon in this update.

Additionally, the Android security patch was updated to its February 2018 version. Finally, data migration for application backup is now supported!


If you want to test the latest Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5T yourself, you can download it off the official OnePlus website and check it out! The archived file is 1.6GB, so make sure you have enough storage space on your phone.

All you’ll need to do is boot into recovery mode and install, and you have more detailed instructions on the same page!

What do you think? Is the latest update exciting enough? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section! As always, stay tuned for more news on the OnePlus series!