OnePlus continues its aggressive wave of updates for the OnePlus 5 and after a couple in the past few weeks, today is rolling out yet another one. The new OxygenOS 4.5.7 OTA promises to mend a range of critical issues users have been complaining about and brings a bunch of little additions.
For starters, the update has an option for switching to OnePlus’ latest Slate font that seems like a blend of Google’s Roboto and the old Droid Sans. It’s, though, disabled by default and can be turned on manually under the Font settings on your OnePlus 5. Moreover, the new firmware enables electronic image stabilization (EIS) while shooting high-res 4K footage which should delight a ton of users. More importantly, the OTA updates the handset’s security patch level to 1st July 2017 and the latest GMS (Google Messaging Service) package.
Under the hood as well, the update carries some significant fixes. One of which promises to resolve the WiFi connectivity issues and battery drains during standby. Moreover, the OnePlus 5 will now have a smoother automatic backlight adjustment. Other than that, OnePlus claims they’ve fixed the problem of sound being occasionally played out from the speakers when earphones are plugged in and addresses the missing sound channel reports while recording videos. Lastly, the silent mode camera bug has been repaired as well with this new update.
Like always, the incremental OTA is being rolled out in phases and is expected to reach only a small percentage of users today. Wider rollout will happen in the next few days. You can always try the Canada VPN workaround for accessing the update a bit earlier than others, though.