It seems as though the OnePlus 5T is finally getting a fix for its overheating problem via an update the company is currently rolling out. That's according to an official OnePlus response to a Twitter user who reported that their own top-end mobile device had hit the dangerously high temperature of 61.6 degrees Celsius. Converted to Fahrenheit, that's 142.88 degrees. The user, who was posting to Twitter under the name Sai Charan and the handle '@SaiChar45173261,' also shared a screenshot of a benchmark with the temperature. The problem is the damage temperatures that high can cause to internal components, including structural damage to the battery – with the potential to cause serious injury to users if those temperatures aren't brought under control.
It isn't immediately clear what the exact problem with the device is since the response didn't include any such information. Moreover, OnePlus didn't elaborate on details about the update itself, such as the firmware or build numbers that the user in question should watch for. Charan did ask for the information and indicated that their OnePlus 5T was currently running Oxygen OS version 5.0.4 when the support team asked. Unfortunately, there has still been no response to that inquiry, as of this writing. Presumably, this is a separate update from the Oreo update that OnePlus recently rolled out, which actually seems to be the source of the overheating bug. However, that hasn't exactly been clarified by OnePlus and remains unclear, at this point. Making matters worse, the OnePlus 5T isn't the only OnePlus device to have reportedly suffered major overheating problems over the past several months either.
There's been no mention yet whether the overheating problems are related to hardware or whether some software that's commonly featured in a specific iteration of Oxygen OS is to blame. With that said, OnePlus 5T users will probably want to be on the lookout for another update, just in case. According to the support team on Twitter, the update has already begun to roll out. As is always the case with updates, if this really is a separate update than the one that was previously reported, the rollout could take several days to hit every device.