After releasing the OxygenOS 5.1.8 for their latest flagship phone OnePlus 6, the Chinese device manufacturer has rolled out the OxygenOS 5.1.3 update for its older phones – the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. The update which will be pushed to the users using the over-the-air (OTA) method will bring all the new features of the 5.1.8 update on board these devices. The update is not really big and sums up to be only 58MB in size. Also, the changelog of the said update mentions system security enhancements but does say anything about the latest Android Security Patch. The update is not a major one and comes with some nitty gritty improvements on the backend, along with a resolved security issue concerning the bootloader. The thing which might be a little bit disappointing for OnePlus users might be the fact that the Android June Security patch does not accompany this rollout.
Notably, OnePlus had first announced the rollout of OxygenOS 5.1.3 on June 15 through a forum post. The company iterated the similar forum post on June 17 again, finally announcing the new update. However, the thing that piqued the interest of many users was the deletion of the first announcement post by OnePlus since no one has been able to figure out a probable reason.
The Bluetooth audio for cars, which was facing some connection stability issues before has also been resolved in the OxygenOS 5.1.3 software update. Other general bug fixes and improvements also accompany the latest update for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
For the users who have not yet received the update on their OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T handsets can check for the same by heading over to Settings > System updates. Alternatively, users can also download the OxygenOS ROM through the OnePlus forum. The instructions provided on the website provide easy step by step method for installation of the ROM. Although in this method users are advised to back-up their entire data before proceeding.
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