Android 9 Pie now available for OnePlus 5 and 5T

OnePlus has finally rolled out its official Android 9 update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. This comes with the latest OxygenOS 9.0.0 update that’s being pushed over the air (OTA).

Apart from having the latest Android version, the new OxygenOS update also comes with several UI tweaks which include new navigation gestures for the OnePlus 5T. The camera app also comes with integrated Google Lens. On top of that, the update also carries the latest Android security patch update for December 2018.

Below is the full change log from OnePlus:


Updated system to Android™ 9 Pie™
Brand new UI for Android Pie
Brand new navigation gestures (Available for OnePlus 5T only)
Updated Android security patch to 2018.12
Other new features and system improvements

New Gaming mode 3.0

Added text notification mode
Added notification for 3rd party calls

Do Not Disturb mode

New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings


Integrated Google Lens mode

According to OnePlus, the Android 9 Pie roll out is done in stages and you’ll be notified when it’s ready to update. You can check for the update manually by going to Settings > System Update. Since this is a major jump in terms of Android version, the initial battery life after upgrading might be shorter than usual but OnePlus assures that it will get better after some time.

Another thing to note is that the brightness levels might be different as there’s a new algorithm for brightness that’s optimised for darker environments. For the time being, you might need to adjust the brightness manually in various lighting situations and the device will learn your preference over time.

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If you have any additional issues with your OnePlus 5 and 5T after the upgrade, you can drop your feedback here.


Alexander Wong