So finally, OnePlus 5 users are going to have the most awaited bite of the Android Oreo. OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update is here in the form of OxygenOS 5.0 with lots of new features, fixes, and updates. The security patch level of the device gets stepped up to that of December 2017. Also, the users will see an Optimized Launcher Shelf, New UI Design, addition beauty mode in the Camera app. Along with that, New Parallel Apps feature, Revamped Quick Settings design, New design for Ambient Display, Added “Adaptive mode” screen calibration is newer attributes on OnePlus 5. Wi-Fi and battery optimizations also accompany this latest OxygenOS 5.0 update.
In this post, we will tell you 3 different methods to install the latest OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo OxygenOS 5.0. We will flash the latest Oreo firmware on OnePlus 5 using basic system update. Along with that, we will also tell you how to flash the latest firmware using TWRP recovery and by ADB Sideload Method.
First, let’s see what goodies does latest Android Oreo packs in the OnePlus 5 android 8.0 Oreo update. Oreo is the 8th version of Android OS. The naming follows the usual trend of Google naming the ROM after popular sweets. Android 8.0 brings Autofill API, Night light, Picture-in-Picture(PiP Mode), Notification dots, enhanced battery power, enhanced Google doze mode etc.
Table of Contents
- 1 How To Check for Update Manually?
- 2 How To Manually Install OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update
- 3 Methods and Steps to Install
How To Check for Update Manually?
Your device can automatically capture the airborne OTA that carries the OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo.
Go to device Settings > System Updates > Check for updates. If you see the Oreo update rolling, download it by following the instructions on the screen. The update is a system based OS update, so it weighs around 1.5 GB. So, we suggest you use Wi-Fi to download the OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Download Files Here [ OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Firmware]
If you are not fond of playing the waiting game, then you can manually download and flash the latest OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update. Below we have given the official link to download the OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo OTA firmware zip file.
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How To Manually Install OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update
Like we mentioned above we will tell you 3 process stock recovery, TWRP update flashing and ADB sideloading method. But before moving on to the installation methods, you have to follow,
- Charge your device above 70% battery level
- The above firmware is only meant for OnePlus 5. Do not use them on other devices.
- A PC/Laptop and micro-USB cable
- See this tutorial to install TWRP Recovery on your device.
- You have to set-up ADB and fastboot on your device.
- Take a full backup of your device data before flashing the update.
- GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your device while flashing these updates.
Methods and Steps to Install
Let’s get going with the various methods.
Method-1 Local Upgrade From The device
This method is quite simple.
Step-1 First download the latest Oreo ROM package from the above download section.
Step-2 Then transfer that zip file to your phone’s internal storage.
Step-3 Now go to Settings > System Update > Local upgrade
Step-4 Now you can see the ROM package you downloaded above.
Step-5 Now simply tap on Upgrade Now Option.
That’s it. The update will take some time to install. It will reboot on its own. Wait for some time while it finishes all process and reboots.
Method-2 ADB Sideloading
Here is the second method. For this method of update, you have to activate the Developer Option on your device. To do it, go to your phone’s Settings > About phone » and tap “Build number” seven times.
This will enable Developer options on your phone.
Now go back to Settings > Developer options > and tick the USB debugging checkbox.
Step-1 First install ADB and Fastboot on your Windows/MAC system.
Step-2 Download OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update OTA firmware from the download section.
Step-3 Connect your device to the PC through a Micro USB cable.
Step-4 Now go to the folder where your ADB is installed.
Step-5 In the folder Hold Shift Key and Right click > Open Power shell Window here.
Step-6 In the command window type the following command given below.
adb reboot recovery
Step-7 Now your device will be entering recovery mode. Perform a factory reset.
Step-8 Now select “Install from USB” > tap OK.
Step-9 Now you will see a screen displaying “adb sideload mode”
Step-10 Now enter the following command given below.
adb sideload firmware.zip
Step- 11 Now the latest OREO ROM will get installed on your OnePlus 5 but it will take some time.
Step-12 Wait for the device to reboot itself, or you canreboot manually from the home screen of recovery menu.
So, that’s how you can flash the OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 oreo update using ADB Sideload.
Method-3 Flash via TWRP Recovery
Step-1 Download the ROM Zip file from the download section.
Step-2 Move the ROM Zip file to the device storage.
Step-3 Now enter your device to TWRP. First, switch it off.
Step-4 Then long press vol down +power button. Let go when you see OnePlus logo on the screen.
Step-5 In TWRP screen go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe
Step-6 Tick the checkboxes Dalvik, System, Data, Cache etc and Swipe to perfrom the full wipe.
Step-7 In the TWRP homescreen, tap on Install
Step-8 Navigate and select the ROM zip file package.
Step-9 Swipe to flash the Oreo ROM update.
So, there you go. Now you have successfully updated to OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update.
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