Android 10 is off to the races now that Google has officially released the source code to the public. OEMs are jumping on board fast this year too with a number already releasing the big update. OnePlus is one of these OEMs and the OnePlus 7 can now be updated to OxygenOS 10.0 while the firmware can be downloaded here.
Last week OnePlus announced the big Android 10 update for its OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OTA update notifications are being rolled out slowly (so keep your eye out for it). This is a big update for those who chose not to participate in the Open Beta program (I personally avoided it). Still, I expect the company to push out a hotfix update in the coming weeks.
That isn’t to say the update is full of bugs or anything. It’s just how the company has handled things in the past.
This brand new update comes with what OnePlus is calling a brand new UI design. Naturally, this update also focuses on the new full-screen gestures. Google isn’t the only one adding new features to its gesture system. Game Space received some love this month as well and there’s even a new Smart Display feature for the Ambient Display.
Download OxygenOS 10.0 for the OnePlus 7
[EU] Download OxygenOS 10.0 Full ROM
[EU] Download OxygenOS 10.0 OTA Update [no incremental update this time]
[Global] Download OxygenOS 10.0 Full ROM
[Global] Download OxygenOS 10.0 OTA Update [no incremental update this time]
So, we aren’t seeing any new security patches included in this update but I suspect those will be added to the upcoming hotfix I’m predicting. For now, the focus is on getting a stable version of OxygenOS 10.0 for the OnePlus 7 out the door. This update is only available via a full ROM download due to the major version bump we’re going through.
Along with the bring new design OnePlus announced, this update also comes with the features that we’ve seen in the Android 10 betas this year. This includes the more enhanced permission system, the addition of more navigation gestures (swiping in from the left/right edges of the screen), and a way to choose icon shapes.
SMS fans will be happy to know it’s now possible to block spam by keyword within the settings.
There’s also a new Game Space feature that lets you collect all of your games into one centralized location. This is something Samsung has done for a few years now and I’ve actually grown to enjoy it. There’s a new Smart Display feature the company is advertising as it wants to show contextual data on the Ambient Display based on time, location, events, etc.
OnePlus 7 OxygenOS 10.0 Changelog
- Upgraded to Android 10
- A brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- Full-Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- Game Space
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Smart display
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)
As with all of these updates, you can install them in a number of different ways. If you are not rooted and are on the previous version of OxygenOS, then you can just download the (smaller) OTA update and install it through the local update system. You just have to make sure you put the file in the root directory of your internal storage.
Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Gear Icon (top right) -> Local Upgrade
If you’re rooted, then the process is a bit more complicated. I would like to get a video put up about this soon. However, I’m currently in the process of getting my device replaced. Look forward to seeing that in a future tutorial as I will also be embedding those videos here too.