After a desperate wait of few months, OnePlus 5/5T users have finally received a seemingly farewell update last week. The build is titled – OxygenOS 10.0.1 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T and is being rolled out in a phased manner. Many devices would have received the update along with September 2020 security patch. OnePlus manufactures one of the best stock android phones in the industry and its very rare.
Earlier the OEM had released the Android 10 beta program (OxygenOS 10) for the OnePlus 5 and 5T users way back in May 2020 in China. However, it turned out to be too buggy and a stable rollout could not be released worldwide for many months. After more than 5 months, in mid-September, OnePlus acknowledged OnePlus 5 & 5T update delay.
The reason for the inordinate and unexplained delay was “a serious bug related to the communication module.” The OEM did not give any deadline while acknowledging communication fault at their end. Now with OnePlus rolling out OxygenOS 10.0.1 to the OnePlus 5 and 5T with September 2020 security patch life with their phones has become bright for the users.
People who have received OxygenOS 10.0.1 on their OnePlus 5/5T are usually satisfied with the quality of the build. They have found the interface more smooth, app opening animation, and shelf transition was much appreciated.
Apart from the EIS issue, people have reported the absence of fixes in USB OTG, no connectivity (WiFi, signal, Bluetooth) fix. People are also inquiring details about the critical communication module fix which had stalled a stable OxygenOS 10.0.1 release for months.
On a lighter note, maybe the OnePlus 5 series is coming to an end of its life. The OEM must be planning to send its last update with fixes along with a message. “We can no longer support you. You desperately need a new OnePlus smartphone now“
The OnePlus 5 models were launched way back in June 2017. They were designed for running on Android 7.1.1 and were powered by SD 835, 6-8GB RAM, and a 3300mAh battery. Over 3 years they got upgraded to Android 10, based on OxygenOS 10, the 3rd Android upgrade. The latest OO 10.0.1 appears to be the final one.