Why you’ll want to download the latest OnePlus 5 update right away

OnePlus has started rolling out a new update for the OnePlus 5, and while it might not be immediately eye-catching, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth your attention.

The main point of the upgrade, according to OnePlus, is to implement a patch for the KRACK vulnerability, which – if not addressed – makes it possible for hackers to eavesdrop on your data when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.

OxygenOS 4.5.14 also bundles support for Airtel VoLTE in India and Band 66 of Freedom in Canada, as well as a number of miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimisations.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • Supported Airtel VoLTE in India
  • Supported Band 66 of Freedom in Canada
  • Fixed Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue
  • Optimised battery usage in some cases
  • Optimisd GPS accuracy
  • General bug fixes

The OnePlus 5 is Chinese startup OnePlus’ latest flagship smartphone. We reviewed it shortly after it hit the shelves back in June, and scored it an impressive 4.5/5. It’s set to be replaced by the oft-rumoured OnePlus 5T later this year, which is tipped to adopt the bezel-less design favoured by flagship smartphones this year.

To check to see if the update is ready for your handset, navigate into Settings, select System Updates, then press Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a notification prompting you to install the upgrade.

Don’t see it? No need to be alarmed. As this is an incremental OxygenOS update, it isn’t rolling out to all devices immediately and OnePlus has confirmed it may take a few days to reach the majority of its users.

 

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