OnePlus 5/5T November security update adds two new system fonts & bug fixes to Weather app

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On Android, flagship devices often get supported through two major Android version updates, although some OEMs are now pushing this to three new versions.

Once a device hits its two-year mark, the update frequency often slows down considerably as OEMs are then only obligated to push out occasional security patch updates to these devices.

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OnePlus 5

OnePlus is among the few OEMs that are known to support their devices the longest. Case in point, the OnePlus 5 and 5T were both unveiled back in 2017.

Both devices were launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and have received regular updates over the years and Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 seems to be as far as it’ll get updated.

In an interesting twist, OnePlus is rolling out the November 2020 security patch to this device, albeit in China. This update brings quite a bit for a mere security patch update.

Below is the common changelog for this update. Please note that this has been directly translated from Chinese.

System
• Added two new system fonts: Cang Er Jin Kai and Hua Kang Yuan (Setting Path: Settings-Personalization-Font)
• Fix the problem that the weather application crashes with a small probability
• Update Android security patch to 2020.11
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oneplus 5 5t november update changelog

From the changelog, this update is set to bring improvements to the devices’ weather app while it adds two more fonts to the system’s personalization settings.

But as mentioned, this is only applicable for users with OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T devices running the Chinese version of OnePlus’ custom Android skin, HydrogenOS.

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OnePlus 5T

That said, OnePlus’ new features and updates often start with its home market of China in HydrogenOS before then being ported over to the global variants running OxygenOS.

With that, users of the global variants of OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T might want to start looking forward to the November security update as it should, at least in theory, bring some personalization options to their units.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this story and update as and when OnePlus finally rolls out this November update to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T devices.

Also, it is pretty commendable that OnePlus still adds features and pushes optimization updates to the OnePlus 5 devices, devices whose end-of-life updates are presumably right around the corner.

Recently, we saw OxygenOS 10.0.1 update for OnePlus 5/5T rolling out with camera EIS, back gesture, fixes for call recording, alarm, and more bugs. More on that here.

For more on OnePlus’ status on the rollout of Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to eligible devices, check out our coverage here.

NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus devices in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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