OnePlus has always been great with Android updates and that's one of the reasons why it's easier to recommend a OnePlus device to a cheaper alternative like an Asus Zenfone. As last year, OnePlus devices are discovering the new version of Android, which has not been released yet. This time it's Android Q and OnePlus is deploying the Android Q Beta 5 to OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T. If you own one of these devices, you can follow the steps outlined below to install Android Q Beta 5 on this one.
Android Q Developer Preview 3
Although it is the fifth beta version of Android Q and the almost final version before the official release of Android Q, it is only the third beta version of Android Q for OnePlus devices. Therefore, the OnePlus naming scheme is a little different and calls it Android Q Developer Preview 3. Whatever your naming, this is an almost stable version of Android Q and you should not find any bug major. Previously, problems related to essential elements such as WiFi and mobile radio were for many pacts.
The new version of Android Q Beta 5 corrects all of this, but it's still not as bug-free as a stable release. If you have already installed beta versions on a OnePlus phone, please note that to upgrade to beta, you must clean your phone. This includes all user data, including everything on the internal memory. Currently, there are problems with the displayed fingerprint icon that does not appear on the OnePlus 6T on the ambient display screen. On OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7, unlocking the face does not work exactly as expected.
Neither one nor the other is a problem for OnePlus 6; however, there are application and stability incompatibility issues that even OnePlus 6 has not been able to escape.
Jhakjhuk1853, a senior member of XDA, had previously shared a video of the new beta, but with Hydrogen OS instead of Oxygen OS. This should still give you an idea of what to expect in terms of new features of Oxygen OS.
- Oxygen firmware OS Android Pie or Oxygen OS based on Android Q Beta running.
- Recovery of stocks. You can also flash the firmware using TWRP recovery, but we recommend that you do this by following the method described below, which requires inventory recovery, unless you are familiar with the system. Partitioning A / B used on OnePlus devices.
Download Android Q Beta 5 / DP 3
Install Android Q Beta 5 on OnePlus 7 and 6 via the system upgrade
This method is applicable to devices running the previous OOS stable 9.x.x. with the recovery of stock.
- Download the correct Oxygen OS firmware file for your device from the Download section above. Transfer the file to the internal memory of your device, but do not store it in folders.
- On your OnePlus, go to settings > System Updates and tap the gear icon at the top right.
- To select Local upgrade and the package that you placed at the root of the internal storage of your device will be automatically detected.
- Tap on the installation package and then select update immediately and the update process will begin.
Once the update is downloaded, the device reboots and installs the update, then restarts alone in Oxygen OS 9.0.
Install Android Q Beta 5 on OnePlus 7 and 6 via TWRP
If you are using a custom ROM with custom TWRP recovery on your OnePlus, the process remains simple.
- Download the firmware file above and transfer it to your phone.
- Then restart your OnePlus in TWRP recovery.
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold Volume Low + Power button simultaneously.
- Release the keys as soon as the OnePlus logo appears.
- Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select Dalvik/ART hidden, system, The data, and hidden.
- Slide your finger down to clean the selected partitions.
- Return to the TWRP Main Menu and select Install.
- Select the zip of the downloaded firmware and drag it down to install it.
- Once the process is complete, you will see a Restart the system button at the bottom, press it to restart.
Your device will now boot into Oxygen OS on Android Q. If you are wondering what new features Android Q has brought to OnePlus devices, we've discussed this already.
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