As earlier mentioned the face unlock feature would be available on OnePlus 5. OnePlus has started rolling out an OxygenOS open beta release that brings one of the most coveted features of the latest flagship OnePlus 5T.
The feature is similar to iPhone’s X Face ID, this feature enables you to unlock your phone by just looking at it. The company categorically says that the feature should not be treated as the preferred mode of authentication. Therefore, it has not integrated Face Unlock with the payment services such as Android Pay.
The face unlock feature is a part of OxygenOS Beta 3 and the company has also provided a set of instruction for downloading the feature.
“We have not tested the instructions on all other alternative ROMs, but we have provided basic steps for flashing with TWRP. Please contact our customer support if you have any doubts. We cannot guarantee results on rooted devices,” said the company on its website.
To get started, download the software build from this link– OnePlus 5. Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable and copy the downloaded .zip file to your phone’s storage. After having pasted the file, reboot the phone in recovery mode (after switching off the phone, hold the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
Select the “Install from internal storage/Install from local” option, find your .zip file and click on “Install” to proceed.
“As promised, owners of the original OnePlus 5 can now unlock their phones via facial recognition with the new OxygenOS Open Beta 3 based on Android Oreo,” The Verge reported on Tuesday.
Along with facial recognition, the new beta release also includes an updated security patch, general bug fixes, and fixes for 5G Wi-Fi connection issues.
Source- Hindustan Times