OnePlus Announces OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5, Adds New Clipboard Actions and the OnePlus Switch App

OnePlus Announces OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5, Adds New Clipboard Actions and the OnePlus Switch App

Since the launch of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus has maintained two separate, public software update channels for owners to choose from. You can stick with the stable branch of OxygenOS, or you can sideload the latest Open Beta. Open Beta updates aren’t always stable or highly optimized, but they run well enough day-to-day, and they’re the first place you’ll see new and experimental features.

On Tuesday, OnePlus announced OxygenOS Open Beta 4 update for the OnePlus 5. The last OnePlus 5 Open Beta update brought the device up to version 3, and it added the Face Unlock feature introduced alongside the OnePlus 5T. Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5 is even more significant: It’s chock full of applications, system optimizations, and new versions of pre-loaded applications.

As always, if you own a OnePlus 5T that’s already on the Open Beta branch, you’ll receive an over-the-air update for it when it becomes available. (Those on the stable branch will need to sideload it.) Keep in mind that if you ever want to move back to the stable branch, you’ll have to perform a clean install.


  • Launcher Updated to v2.3
    • Drawer categories
      • You can see new categories when using the search icon in the drawer
    • Auto folder tagging
      • When you add applications that are similar, our system will help you automatically name the new folder you created
    • Dynamic Icon for Clock
      • The Clock icon is now dynamic
    • Notification dot optimization
      • The Blue notification dots present to notify you of a newly installed app will now be removed automatically after 15 days
  • Launcher usage tips improved
    • We’ve added some new helpful tips for first use of the launcher


  • Optimizations for logic managing high power consumption applications
  • Added a more intelligent background application management solution
  • Improved power consumption measurements
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations


  • Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
    • We’ve added the new OnePlus switch app so moving your information to a new OnePlus device will be easier than ever
  • Clipboard
    • Added a new clipboard feature activated when copying information. You can edit the text copied and then choose to “Search, Translate, or Share”
  • File manager
    • Improved experience when deleting files
    • Added large file management function
  • Dialer
    • More caller information now given to you during incoming call notification

Known issues:

  • Some third-party camera applications may not fully work with this update

Source: OnePlus

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