On the last day of 2017, OnePlus released the third Open Beta of the next major OxygenOS release for OnePlus 5 smartphones, adding the long-anticipated face unlock feature of the OnePlus 5T.
When OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 5T smartphone back in November 2017, the company revealed a brand-new feature that it was never used before on any of its devices, face unlock, similar to Apple’s Face ID functionality that the company implemented in iPhone X.
But the major difference between OnePlus 5T’s face unlock and iPhone X’s Face ID is that the former can be ported to other devices, such as the OnePlus 5, through a software update. And the even better news is that it’s now available for installation via the latest Open Beta update.
Here’s how to install face unlock on OnePlus 5
So, if you’ve been waiting to use face unlock on your OnePlus 5 smartphone, the wait is now over. OnePlus released OxygenOS Open Beta 3 over the weekend, and it brings some cool new features, including face unlock, vibration optimizations, better 5G Wi-Fi connections, and December’s Android Security Patch.
It also adds a shortcut for the Recorder app on the Launcher and fixes various other bugs. To install the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 update on your OnePlus 5 smartphone running OxygenOS, simply go to the release page and download the image. Then, follow the instructions shown on that page to install it on your device.
“Instructions assume you are already on OxygenOS and using the original OnePlus 5 Oxygen Recovery. We have not tested the instructions on all other alternative ROMs, but we have provided basic steps for flashing with TWRP. Please contact our customer support if you have any doubts,” says OnePlus.
But, before jumping to the installation part, please ensure you have a recent backup of the files stored on your OnePlus 5 device, as, you know, things might go wrong. Also, keep in mind that OnePlus does not guarantee a successful installation of OxygenOS Open Beta 3 on rooted devices.