Project Treble is a feature that allows developers and OEMs to release Android update faster. Presently, we can see that many none-Google devices are already scheduled to get the new Android 9 Pie update. This is the effect of Project Treble. However, not all OEMs are so keen on the feature and OnePlus categorically stated that it wouldn’t provide Project Treble support for OnePlus 5 and 5T. OnePlus 5T was released in Nov. 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat and there was a lot of uproars because many expected the smartphone to come with Android Oreo. Some even speculated that OnePlus was trying to avoid Project Treble requirement for devices released with Android Oreo.
OnePlus believed that the Project Treble update for OnePlus 5 and 5T could potentially brick the smartphones thus the company couldn’t take the risk. Now, the company has decided to turn back on its decision and it has released the Project Treble support with the OxygenOS 5.1.5 update. This update does not contain only Project Treble support, it also brings significant improvements to the smartphone software as well as August security patch. Since it is a major update due to the inclusion of Project Treble support, it weighs 1.6GB. If you have not received the notification for this update, please be patient as it is being rolled out in batches thus it may take some days to arrive your device.