Chinese manufacturing giant, OnePlus, is one of the few Andriod device makers that initially refused to get involved with Project Treble. Subsequently, the company changed its stands but insisted that it will take its time to work on it so as to avoid device bricking. Some months ago, OnePlus, promised that its last year flagships, OnePlus 5 and 5T would receive Project Treble compatibility with an OxygenOS update. However, several months went by without any response from the company. After waiting for almost four months, the company has released the stable update channel of OxygenOS.
Project Treble comes with a lot of benefits, especially for developers. With this compatibility, you can flash any custom ROMs GSIs (Generic System Image) on their Project Treble compliant OnePlus 5 or 5T. This feature also helps developers to use a future Android update on their phones even before the manufacturer finishes its work. It basically separates the Hardware Vendor files from the operating system framework. When Android 9 Pie was released, some smartphones that were Project Treble compliant (like Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S) got this update almost immediately.
According to OnePlus, in addition to Project Treble support, the update also brings some important improvements as shown in the changelog below:
- Supported Project Treble
- Supported IDEA India VoLTE (Default On)
- Improved Bluetooth stability for phone calls
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.10