Another Android Oreo-based Closed Beta release has been leaked for the OnePlus 5. In this guide, we will guide you through the process to install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5.
The Beta scene has taken quite an interesting turn with almost every Closed Beta build being leaked to the public. The previous leak was made just before the release of official Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 5. Forward a few days, and we are now around another leaked build. If you’re interested in testing out how it performs, or if it is better then OB1, then you can follow the instructions below to download OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5 and install it.
Install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
OnePlus conducts a split Beta program among its users. An ‘Open Beta’ for the general public and ‘Closed Beta’ for a few selected testers for initial/alpha testing. The latter might as well be considered as a pre-testing build before Open Beta could be delivered for public use. The difference between the two is pretty much self-explanatory.
The internal testing takes place to minimize the amounts of bugs in Open Beta. But it seems like one of the testers (maybe) has leaked out the latest OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 for OnePlus 5.
Now before we get to the instructions and install Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5, let us have a look at the changes or improvements that this will bring to your device. According to the OTA screenshot shared by XDA senior member – HatRiGt, the changelog is as follow:
- November 2017 Security Patch Level (KRACK WPA Vulnerability Fixed)
- Camera stability improvements
- Bluetooth compatibility improvements
- System stability improvements
Also, the infamous OnePlus 5T-exclusive Face unlock feature has been removed in Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5. The feature was earlier present on CB2.
- If you’re coming over from a ROM other than OxygenOS, you will need to wipe apps and data. However, in any given case, your phone’s internal storage shall stay intact. So, make sure to take a backup of your device first. You may follow our guide on how to backup Android devices.
- Charge your OP5 to a sufficient battery level.
Once you have fulfilled all the above-stated requirements, proceed to the steps below to install Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5.
Instructions to Install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5
Choose the method that suits the current situation of your device.
- OxygenOS 4.5.14/Open Beta 1 » Method 1
- Custom ROM/TWRP » Method 2
Method 1: Using Local Upgrade
- Download OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 Full ROM for OnePlus 5.
- Connect your device to the PC via the USB cable and enable File Transfer mode.
- Copy the full ROM zip package to the root of the internal storage. By ‘root’, we mean outside all the folders.
- Disconnect the device.
- Go to ‘Settings’ » ‘System update’ and press the cog (Gear-style icon).
- Tap on ‘Local upgrade’.
- The system will instantly fetch the full ROM file.
- Tap on the filename and select ‘UPGRADE NOW’ to install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5.
- Your phone will reboot into the recovery mode and install the update. Once installed your device shall reboot back into the OS.
Note: If you face any unusual bugs after the update, then boot OnePlus 5 into recovery mode. Then, go to ‘Wipe data and cache’ » ‘Wipe cache’ and select ‘Yes’.
Method 2: Using TWRP Recovery
- Download the full ROM package from the ‘Downloads’ section above.
- Connect OnePlus 5 to the PC via the USB cable.
- Transfer the ‘OnePlus5Oxygen_23_OTA_003_all_1711281620_a2c371.zip’ file to the internal storage.
- Disconnect the device.
- Boot OnePlus 5 into TWRP recovery:
- Power off the phone completely.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power button until you see the OnePlus logo.
- [Optional] In case you have any other ROM than OxygenOS, then go to ‘Wipe’ » ‘Advanced Wipe’ and tick the following checkboxes. Finally, swipe the button to wipe the device.
- In TWRP, tap on the ‘Install’ button. Navigate to the location where you have transferred the full ROM zip and select the file.
- Finally, swipe the button on the bottom to install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5.
- Once the flashing process is complete, press the ‘Reboot System’ button.
When your phone boots back into the OS, you will be able to take advantage of the improvements and have a better user experience. According to the source, the ROM is pretty stable for daily usage, so you shouldn’t have any major issues. Android Oreo also supports OMS, so you can easily theme your UI without rooting. Follow our guide on how to install Substratum and Andromeda on Android Oreo.
You have just been able to install OxygenOS Closed Beta 3 on OnePlus 5. If you face any issues or have queries, let us know via the comments.