OnePlus 5, 5T Bluetooth issue fixed with OxygenOS 5.1.7 update, rollout begins
OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users received the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update together with October security patch last month. But after some users complained about some issues related to Bluetooth, OnePlus acknowledged the problem and recalled the update. The company is rolling fix to all the Bluetooth issues OnePlus users faced with the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update. This update also comes with October android security patch.
The OTA update for the OxygenOS 5.1.7 is rolling out to all OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T now. But if you still haven't received the update, head to the Setting menu of your OnePlus phone, and then to the Software update section to check if there's any pending update available or not. Do ensure to connect your OnePlus phone to a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing the update. Also, make sure to create a back up of all your data before rebooting the phone after the installation is done.
The new OxygenOS 5.1.7 update is pretty big in size, 1622MB to be precise. The bigger update is however for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users who didn't upgrade their phones to the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update last month, a Reddit user claims by posting a screenshot of the changelog. If you updated your phone to the OxygenOS 5.1.6, the OxygenOS 5.1.7 will just be around 38MB for you.
The OxygenOS 5.1.7 not only fixes the Bluetooth issues on the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, but also brings several new improvements. The new update brings improvements to Bluetooth stability for phone calls and connectivity in cars. It also comes along with Project Treble support, Idea VoLTE support and Android security patch for the month of October.
To recall, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T were launched with Android Nougat and was soon upgraded to Android Oreo OS. OnePlus later announced that the company is working on upgrading the two phones to Android 9 Pie very soon. Reports suggest the OnePlus might take some time to bring the Android 9 Pie update to these two phones because developers need some more time to work on the project. The first OnePlus phone that got the Android Pie's sweetness is the OnePlus 6 and the second one is the OnePlus 6T which was launched with the software.
Soon after the launch of the OnePlus 6, the company announced that OnePlus phones starting OnePlus 3 and 3T to all the new ones will get Android OS updates for at least 2 years and security updates for 3 years. "As per the maintenance schedule, there will be 2 years of regular software updates from the release date of the phone (release dates of T variants would be considered), including new features, Android versions, Android security patches and bug fixes and an additional year of Android security patch updates every 2 months," OnePlus has noted in the OnePlus forum. "This schedule applies to all OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6 devices and will be effective immediately," OnePlus had added.