Top 2 Ways To Roll Back To Nougat From Oreo Beta Update On The OnePlus 5

OnePlus recently made Android Oreo Beta build available for the OnePlus 5. This build has been made available to users via flashing. Since this is a new build, it is not available via OTA at the moment.

 Top Two Ways To Roll Back To Nougat From Oreo Beta Update On The OnePlus 5

For users who have installed the Android Oreo Beta build on their OnePlus 5 devices, and need a way to roll back to Android Nougat, this post gives a detailed guide on how to go about it. If you wish to download the beta update, click here.

The first thing you need in order to perform this rollback is the OnePlus 5 rollback to Nougat firmware. This file is about 1.56 GB in size. You must also have Oxygen Recovery on your device if you wish to install the rollback firmware easily, and without any bugs. Oxygen Recovery comes by default on the device. However, if you installed TWRP, you should now install Oxygen Recovery. Download it here. Install it using the guide here.

After getting the above ready, follow either of the guides below to roll back to Android Nougat.


Make sure to make appropriate backups of everything you need (photos, videos, documents, music, etc.). This is because the rollback will wipe your device, and everything will be deleted.

Method 1: Using Recovery Mode

Step 1

Download the Nougat rollback firmware here.

Step 2

After downloading the rollback file, transfer it to your OnePlus 5. Make sure that you note its location.

Step 3

Boot your device into recovery mode. This is done through the following steps:

  • Switch off your OnePlus 5.
  • After screen goes off, wait for 6-7 seconds, then press and hold  Power + Volume down simultaneously until anything is displayed on screen.
  • Use the volume buttons to bring up Recovery Mode option at the top of the screen.
  • Press Power button to select the Recovery Mode option.
  • Following these options, your OnePlus 5 will be booted into Recovery Mode.
Step 4

Install the rollback firmware downloaded above. Click here to download it, if you have not. Install the firmware by following these instructions:

  • In Recovery Mode, navigate to the ‘Install update…’ option using the volume buttons. Select the option using the Power button.
  • Select the update file that you transferred to your OnePlus 5 in Step 2.
Step 5

Wait while the update is installed. When done, the device will be back in Recovery Mode homescreen.

Step 6

Select ‘Reboot system now’ to restart your OnePlus 5.

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Method 2: Using ADB Sideload

Step 1

Set up ADB and Fastboot on your PC.

Step 2

Download the Nougat rollback firmware here.

Step 3

Rename the file downloaded in Step 2 above to This is to make it easy to install when you get to Step 9 below.

Step 4

Enable USB debugging. Do this by following the steps below:

  • On your device, go to Settings > About Phone.
  • Tap ‘Build number’ seven times to enable Developer options on your phone.
  • Go to Settings > Developer options.
  • Tick the ‘USB debugging’ checkbox.
Step 5

Connect your OnePlus 5 to PC via USB.

Step 6

On PC, open the folder where you downloaded the zip file of the firmware.

Step 7

Open a command window inside the folder. Do this with a ‘Shift + Right click’ on any empty space inside the folder, and select ‘Open command window here’ from the context menu.

Step 8

Command window to reboot your device into recovery mode, by issuing the following command:

adb reboot recovery

If your phone asks, ‘Allow USB debugging’, select OK/Yes.

Step 9

As soon as your phone is in recovery mode, navigate up and down using the volume buttons, and use the power button to select an option.

Step 10

On the device, select ‘Install from USB’.

Step 11

Run the following command to install the rollback firmware:

adb sideload

The firmware installation will now begin.

Step 12

After installation, restart the device by selecting the reboot option from the Recovery’s main menu.

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Vincent is an Electrical Engineer by profession, and a blogger by interest. He has a special interest in smartphones, hence this website. When Vincent is not blogging, he spends his time reading, seeing movies, or playing mobile games.

4 thoughts on “Top 2 Ways To Roll Back To Nougat From Oreo Beta Update On The OnePlus 5

  • 6th December 2017 at 5:02 PM

    I tried with first methos but it ended with Encryption unsuccessful….and now???

    • 6th December 2017 at 11:03 PM

      Hi, Albert.
      We’re sorry about that.

      First, are you entirely certain that you followed the instructions to the letter?
      If you did, was there any error before the ‘Encryption unsuccessful’?

  • 6th December 2017 at 11:30 PM

    Yes I followed the guide (first method), I had stock recovery, no error before but the that message after rebooting…

    • 7th December 2017 at 11:15 AM

      Albert, I’ll make a few findings concerning your error, and try to get back to you.


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