[Update: Video] OnePlus 5/5T receive new OxygenOS Betas with iPhone X-Style Navigation Gestures

[Update: Video] OnePlus 5/5T receive new OxygenOS Betas with iPhone X-Style Navigation Gestures

Update 12:45PM CST: A user on Reddit has uploaded a video of what the new gestures look like. It appears to be similar to the iPhone X style of navigation.

OnePlus launched the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta programs for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T in late 2017, shortly after it kicked off the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Oreo betas. They’ve generally enhanced or added to features in the stable releases of OxygenOS, and these are no exception.

In the latest OxygenOS Open Beta — Open Beta 5 and Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, respectively —  OnePlus focused mainly on bug fixes and improvements, addressing common complaints like the direction you swipe with your finger to answer an incoming phone call. It also removed OxygenOS’s Clipboard function, added new touch-based getures to the navigation bar, and fixed a CPU security vulnerability.


You can check out the changelog below.

OxygenOS Open Beta 5/3 for the OnePlus 5/5T Changelog


  • Added pick-up gesture switcher
    • You can now choose which way you slide (up or down) to pick up a phone call


  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Removed Clipboard function
    • Thanks for your feedback, we removed this feature based on that.
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
  • Added new Navigation gestures that you can enable by going into settings and disabling the nav bar.

India only

  • Added SMS categorization function for India only
    • This is an India only feature that auto-sorts your SMS messages into categories

You can install the Open Beta by following the instructions in the announcement posts, where you’ll also find survey forms you can use to provide OnePlus with details of your experience.

If you are already enrolled in the OnePlus Open Beta on the OnePlus 5/5T, you should receive a notification to update over-the-air to Open Beta 3 or Open Beta 5, depending on which phone you’re using. If you choose to install the updates, be forewarned that it is possible you will run into bugs and other instabilities. If that’s a problem, you might be better off waiting for the stable release, which is likely to come in weeks or months.

You can read the announcement below. Be sure to give it a try if you’re interested!

Update: Video showing new iPhone X-Style Gestures

A user (/u/MisterMrMister) on Reddit has uploaded the following video which shows off the new iPhone X style navigation gestures.

OxygenOS Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 5T

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