OnePlus has been one of the few smartphone makers working hard to bring the latest update to its smartphone line. Today we are hearing that the company has released a new update for its older generation of smartphones from 2017. The OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T are getting a new OxygenOS update which includes the latest security patch and system stability.
The new OxygenOS 9.0.5 update is said to be rolling out which fixes some bugs and more importantly includes the latest April 2019 security patches. According to XDA, this new update secures your device against the recently disclosed flaw found in Qualcomm’s Secure Execution Environment (QSEE). The flaw allows attackers to extract the private keys from the QSEE on Qualcomm Snapdragon devices, although the attacker needs to have root-level privileges on your device. While that’s a long shot, there are a few who have actually unlocked the bootloader on their devices, which could potentially be at risk.
Other improvements include stability for parallel apps and gaming mode. The new OxygenOS 9.0.5 update doesn’t bring anything groundbreaking and is a pretty minor update to ensure the security and reliability of the devices. Here is the full changelog:
Updated Android security patch to 2019.4
Improved stability for the Phone app
Fixed issue with parallel apps showing primary account
Fixed issues with download pictures in parallel WhatsApp
Fixed couldn’t receive third-party apps video call issues