When OnePlus 6T released with AndroidPie out-of-the-box, the company did assure the users that Pie treat will roll for 5 and 5T users. As OnePlus is based in China, they test their software in their region first. Speaking of which Android 9.0 Pie based on HydrogenOS is now available in China. This is a public beta of the latest Android OS. This pretty much indicates that soon Pie party will begin with OxygenOS as well. In this post, we have put up the ROM download link of HydrogenOS 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 5 and 5T. We have also put up the installation guide which you can follow to flash the ROM.
Hydrogen OS is developed for the Chinese variants of OnePlus devices. This features a catchy animation and UI designs. The Hydrogen OS doesn't pack Google Play Services and the other Google Apps package. Google is not supported in China. So, this Hydrogen OS Android Pie Public Beta strictly limited to the Chinese variants only. OxygenOS is just the opposite as it represents the global version of the operating system. It is the one available outside of China.
With Android Pie, many new features will find their way to the OnePlus 5/5T. This includes App slices, App actions, adaptive battery, smartphone usage tracking, new Settings, and volume sections, Multi-camera API etc. Below you can find the download link for the Hydrogen OS ROM file.
Changelog: HydrogenOS 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 5 and 5T
Here is the complete changelog of Android 9.0 Pie update based on new HydrogenOS.
- Update to Android 9 Pie version
- Brand new UI design, more details, etc.
- A new background control solution for a lighter and smoother experience
- New full-screen gestures
- Android security patch update of November
- SMS verification code spreads the display, check the verification code one step faster
- Optimize strange number recognition
- Added the ability to set a default card for a single contact or group in dual card mode
- Optimize the speed dial and call interface UI design
- Emergency rescue UI optimization
- More powerful do not disturb mode, do not disturb behavior and time are defined by the user.
- Positioning is accurate to the area
- Improve the accuracy of weather data
- Desktop widgets automatically switch cities based on targeting
- Solve the problem of refresh failure after positioning change
- Support fuzzy search when adding cities to solve the problem that some users cannot search for cities
Download HydrogenOS 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 5 and 5T
Here is the official link to grab the respective ROM for OnPlus 5 and 5T which brings all new Android Pie based on HydrogenOS.
How To Install Hydrogen OS Android Pie Public Beta on OnePlus 5/5T
You can use two methods to flash the latest Android Pie Hydrogen OS on Oneplus 5/5T. The first method is the local upgrade method where you have to move the ROM file to your device storage. Then enter your phone into recovery mode and flash the ROM. The second way is to ADB Sideload the ROM.
Before performing the ROM flashing, you have to follow certain guidelines.
- These ROM files are exclusively for OnePlus 5/5T. Don't use it on other OnePlus devices.
- Make sure that you have the latest USB drivers installed.
- Charge the battery of your device up to 50 % or more to avoid interruption during the update process.
- Download the ADB Fastboot tools. (Required for ADB sideloading)
- Take a full backup of your phone and then proceed to perform the updates.
- GetDroidTips will not responsible for any damage to your device while/after flashing this update.
Flash HydrogenOS 9.0 Pie for Oneplus 5 and 5T [Local Upgrade]
Step-1 Download the OTA zip file and move it to the internal storage on your OnePlus 5/5T.
Step-2 Now go to Settings App > System Updates > click on Settings icon > Local Upgrade
Step-3 Select the firmware file.
Step-4 Now you will see a screen that will prompt you to upgrade your phone, Click Upgrade Now.
Step-5 Your device will reboot and flash the OTA file via Stock Recovery.
Step-6 After it boots up, switch off the phone > hold the Volume Down + Power button to enter recovery mode.
Step-7 Go to Wipe data and cache and select Erase everything.
Another way to flash the latest Hydrogen OS Android Pie Public Beta by ADB Sideloading the ROM. Follow the link for the tutorial.
So, that's it, guys. If you have the oneplus 5/5T on HydrogenOS then this guide will help you out. Otherwise, if you are onOxygenOS, then stay tuned to experience the all-new Android Pie from Google on your devices soon.