Oneplus has never been slow on updates. They will always bring their devices up to date with even the latest security updates, let alone the Android updates. So now when Android 10 is official and running stable on Pixel devices, Oneplus has swooped in as only the third series of devices to have the Android 10 update based on OxygenOS 10. As soon as android 10 was launched, it was made available to the Pixel devices. Next on the line was the forgotten beauty, the Essential phone. And now we have the Oneplus latest series devices, Oneplus 7 and Oneplus 7 Pro.
OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10
The updates from Oneplus is not a wide rollout, it will be a phased rollout. This is nothing new as even before Oneplus has done the same thing with all of their major updates. The transition from Android 9 to Android 10 is a big step and there is a chance in the initial days there will be lots of bugs. So Oneplus here takes a cautionary move by pushing the update out to a few Oneplus 7 devices, and depending on the bugs the users of this particular devices come across, a much wider update will be pushed out as an OTA update. After the bugs are reported in, and Oneplus fixes all these small hiccups, the company will finally take the chance and hand the OxygenOS 10 update with Android 10 OS out to every Oneplus 7 user. This is a good approach as it allows Oneplus to keep its promises to its users regarding timely and stable updates.
What has changed in the latest OxygenOS 10?
In terms of software updates, this is a very big change. A lot has changed in terms of appearance for Android 10 and the latest OxygenOS incorporates it all for the Oneplus 7 and Oneplus 7 Pro. We see a system-wide change in terms of basic features along with a brand new Android UI design. One of the big changes we see is the customization setting on the settings menu, which gives the user the ability to change the icon size, font(size and style), system accent and so on. Android 10 was launched with new navigation gestures and OxygenOS 10, on top of maintaining their very own navigation gestures seen before, also comes with the gestures where if you slide inwards from the left or right of the screen, the back function is performed. Again we see the pill size button on the bottom to control multitasking and switching between apps.
Gaming Mode is no longer present in the settings menu or on the shortcut menu on top. Instead, we have Game Space here where all the games are stored in one place. And when one launches a game from here, some alterations will come in and the users will experience an enhanced gaming performance from thereon. With the Snapdragon 855 working together with Game space, we can expect a no-lag gaming experience here, that is if the Internet connection is not poor. On top of it, we also see Android 10’s smart display feature which brings in new optimizations in the Ambient Display section.
When will you receive the update?
Well if you earn the latest from Oneplus, there is still a very chance that you have not yet received the OxygenOS 10 update. This is because only a select few will receive the Android 10 updates in the first patch, and only after fixing all the major bugs experienced by this selected few users, the wider global rollout from Oneplus will come into action. If there is any serious issue with the update, then the entire update will be kept on hold, and only after everything works perfectly, Oneplus will push the OTA update all over the globe.
How to Download OxygenOS 10?
Well if you can’t wait till the global update is pushed out, you can just download the OTA update from the XDA developer forum. Someone was able to grab their hand on the update and uploaded it on XDA for anyone to use.
PiunikaWeb has also added download links of the full update package of OxygenOS 10 for OnePlus 7/ 7 Pro (Global & EU).
There is also a simpler approach, where you can just launch a VPN app and connect to Germany’s server. As soon as you do so, you will receive the OTA update directly on the device. Now Oneplus suggested it’s users to wait for a while rather than using a VPN app to get their hands on the OxygenOS 10. But if you are willing to look over the fact that there might be a few nasty bugs in this new update, then you can just get the latest OxygenOS 10 right away using one of the methods mentioned above.
How to Install the Latest Software Version?
You need to connect to an available Wi-Fi network or use mobile data. Now go to Settings> System> System updates and click on “check for updates”. If you see the latest software update then tap on DOWNLOAD & INSTALL NOW option.
- Visit the OnePlus official page to download the updated software build.
- Now head over to settings> system> system updates.
- Tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner and then click on “Local upgrade” option.
- Search the .zip file and hit the Install button to confirm.
- It will take about one or two minutes to update.
- Finally, reboot your phone to boot into the latest OxygenOS.
List of OnePlus Phones Getting Stable OxygenOS 10 Update?
The company has confirmed that the following devices will receive stable OxygenOS 10 based Android 10 update.
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6T (T-Mobile)
- OnePlus 7 Pro (T-Mobile)
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G (EE, Sprint)
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7T Pro
We don’t think 3-year old Oneplus 3 and OnepPlus 3T will get Android 10 update.