Android Pie Public Beta Goes Live for the OnePlus 5/5T in China

Anil Ganti

As promised, Android Pie is making its way to the OnePlus 5 and 5T. Like most Chinese OEMs, OnePlus maintains two versions of its Android fork. The Chinese variant—known as HydrogenOS— lacks some of OxygenOS' features such as Google Play services and support for additional languages. Users outside of China can sideload the China-only ROM, and today OnePlus is now allowing the public to beta test the Android Pie version of HydrogenOS for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. Here is the changelog:


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  • Update to Android P version
  • Brand new UI design, more details, etc.
  • A new background control solution for a lighter and smoother experience
  • Android patch update to 2018.11


  • 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

Do Not Disturb Mode

  • More powerful do not disturb mode, do not disturb behaviour and time are defined by you

OnePlus Weather

  • 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

An OxygenOS public beta shouldn't be too far off as the two builds are identical except for the differences mentioned above. If you own a OnePlus 5 and 5T and want to try out Pie, head over to the official HydrogenOS website (in Chinese) for download links and instructions. For Google Play services to work, you will need to sideload GApps separately from here. We recommend opting for the 'nano' package as higher-tier ones are known to cause issues in Chinese ROMs.

News Source: XDA developers

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