OnePlus 6 update: Stable OxygenOS 9.0.5 and Open Beta 18 OTA released

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May 15, 2019: The latest May 2019 security update is rolling out to OnePlus 6 as Open Beta 18. In addition to the new security patch, the update also brings more accurate remaining time for completion to the OnePlus Switch, bug fixes, and stability improvements.

It should take a couple or so days before all OnePlus 6 units get the download notification, so don’t freak out if you are still on Open Beta 17.

May 01, 2019: The latest Open Beta 17 is now available for OnePlus 6 users across the globe. The update brings improvements and bug fixes to a feature introduced in the previous beta update – support for quick replies in landscape mode – alongside a new UI for system updates, among other things. There’s more to this story here.

April 20, 2019: OnePlus is rolling out a stable OxygenOS 9.0.5 update to the OnePlus 6 with March 2019 security patches, a new feedback tool for reporting bugs and requesting new features, bug fixes, and system improvements.



OnePlus 6 update timeline

For the latest OnePlus 6 software updates, news, changelogs, and download links, be that official or non-official, this page has your back. OnePlus already rolled out an update to Android 9 Pie and is expected to release at least one more Android OS upgrade in Android Q, but it’s likely the device will receive an update to R too.

On top of this, OnePlus 6 will also receive regular OxygenOS updates that add new features, bug fixes, security enhancements, and more. We’ll be documenting all these on this page, and then some more.

Find the OnePlus 6 updates and their changelog below. If you wish to download the update, check out our OnePlus 6 firmware download page, where you will find the download link for the full system update as well as incremental system update (OTA).

Date Software version & download link Changelog
15 May 2019 Open Beta 18 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements
01 May 2019 Open Beta 17 | Android 9 More instant messaging apps now support quick replies in landscape mode, the update fixes the issue where apps get paused when using quick reply in landscape mode, a warning for when the display is overheating, and more
20 Apr 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.5 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, new feedback tool for reporting bugs and requesting new features, bug fixes, and system improvements
16 Apr 2019 Open Beta 16 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, added support for quick reply in landscape mode, and more
26 Mar 2019 Open Beta 15 | Android 9 The update brings an improved photo editor, UI optimizations to the Phone app and Screenshot, and so on. You can check out the full changelog here.
12 Mar 2019 Open Beta 14 | Android 9 March 2019 security update, improvements to the lock screen interface and sensitivity for screen rotation, ability to select contact groups for sending SMS, and more
27 Feb 2019 Open Beta 13 | Android 9 Improved stability for video calls, fix lag when setting alarm, and general bug fixes and improvements
11 Feb 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.4 | Android 9 Deeper integration to Google Duo, improvements to system, and January 2019 security patch
29 Jan 2019 Open Beta 12 | Android 9 Adds support for Quick Reply in landscape mode, OnePlus Laboratory, and more
14 Jan 2019 Open Beta 11 | Android 9 Adds Google duo integration to Phone app, landscape support for Messaging app, Weather app gets new search options, improved weather descriptions, more unit options for weather data, and better description for the icons used in the app; also installs the January security patch
29 Dec 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.3 | Android 9 Fixes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity problems, better Nightscape photo capture and slow-motion video recording, better image processor for camera, Audio tuner for Bluetooth earphones, VoLTE support for Bouygues FR mobile network, December 2018 security patch, and general bug fixes and improvements
28 Dec 2018 Open Beta 10 | Android 9 Quicker unlock via PIN, UI fix for better navigation bar visibility, new features in Gallery and Launcher apps, Caller ID (India only), screen brightness fix, etc.
17 Dec 2018 Open Beta 8 | Android 9 December 2018 security fix, data migration support for iPhone via OnePlus Switch, call history for unknown numbers, better UI for spam calls and messages, toast message for parallel apps unavailability because of data corruption
19 Nov 2018 Open Beta 7 | Android 9 Adds Video Enhancer, OnePlus Roaming, and more
01 Nov 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.2 | Android 9 Installs November 2018 security patch, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, and more
30 Oct 2018 Open Beta 6 | Android 9 Nightscape and Studio lighting features in the camera app, November security fix, new navigation gestures, improved UI of About Phone screen, a new design of Google quick search box, improvements to Gallery app and screenshot taking experience
19 Oct 2018 Open Beta 5 | Android 9 October 2018 security update, improved screenshot UI, and more
16 Oct 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.1 | Android 9 September 2018 security patch, a new UI, new adaptive battery support, and more
29 Sep 2018 Open Beta 4 | Android 9 Fixes issues with touch, speed dial, call answering, and more
21 Sep 2018 OxygenOS 9.0 | Android 9 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update, also includes features like Game Mode 3.0, accent color optimization, etc.
15 Sep 2018 Open Beta 3 | Android 9 Installs Open Beta 3, the third update under Android Pie beta program that brings bug fixes and performance improvements
09 Sep 2018 Open Beta 2 | Android 9 Second Pie update under the beta program from OnePlus that fixes issues from the previous update
03 Sep 2018 Open Beta 1 | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update from the OnePlus under beta testing program dubbed Open Beta. Here’s how to install it. Brings Android Pie features as well as a few other features such as: support for accent color customization, new gaming mode (version 3.0), new DND mode with adjustable settings, addition of text notification mode and, addition of notification for 3rd party calls
21 Aug 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.11 | Android 8.1 Fix for screen flickering issue, improved HDR camera mode, and more
18 July 2018 Developer Preview 3 | Android P Installs Android P DP3, July 2018 security patch, and more
17 July 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.9 | Android 8.1 Adds Google Lens supports and improves dynamic range, clarity, edge detection in portrait mode, focusing speed and accuracy of the camera, and more
17 June 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.8 | Android 8.1 This is India specific build. Improves call quality, improves network and system stability, and other issues. Also includes OxygenOS 5.1.7 improvements
16 June 2018 Developer Preview 2 | Android P Installs Android P developer preview 2  (Installation guide here)
15 June 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.7 | Android 8.1 Fixes bootloader security bug, and more
09 June 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.6 | Android 8.1 Added Portrait Mode for the front camera and preview for Light Bokeh effect in Portrait Mode of the rear cam, Enable Idea VoLTE services in India, Fixed stability issues for Dual Sim Cards, and more
22 May 2018 OxygenOS 5.1.5 | Android 8.1 May 2018 security patch, preloaded OnePlus Switch app, Added configuration to show/hide notch, Camera now supports super slow-mo (720p@480fps and 1080p@240fps), quick capture in portrait mode, and Gallery now supports more actions for recently deleted files.

How to install an update on OnePlus 6

Here’s how to install an update on the OnePlus 6 handsets. It’s pretty easy, thankfully, and within minutes you will find yourself updating your device like a pro.

Method #1: Standard method

If you have the developer preview version of Android P installed, you need to follow Method #2 below. If you have Android Oreo (or even Open Beta Android Pie installed), follow this method to install the latest Android Pie update.

Using Method #1, you install an update file on your device easily anytime. Whether you install Android Pie update or downgrading from Android Pie to Oreo. Your data won’t be deleted under this method.

  1. Download the update file from above from the software version column above.
  2. Transfer the update file to your OnePlus 6.
  3. Open the Settings app on your OnePlus 6.
  4. Go to System updates, and then tap the icon in the top right, then select local upgrade.
  5. Tap on the update file you transferred above.
  6. Tap on Immediately upgrade > System upgrade to 100%.
  7. Tap on the Reboot system now.

That’s it.

Method #2: For devices running Android Pie developer preview (DP)

  1. Download the update file from above from the software version column above.
  2. Transfer the update file to your OnePlus 6.
  3. Open the Settings app on your OnePlus 6.
  4. Go to System updates, and then tap the icon in the top right, then select local upgrade.
  5. Tap on the update file you transferred above to select it.
  6. Tap on Immediately upgrade > System upgrade to 100%.
  7. Long press the power button and then tap on Power off to shut down the device.
  8. Reboot to recovery mode. After the screen goes black, wait for 4-5 seconds, and then press and hold Volume down and Power button together until you see anything on the screen.
  9. Perform a factory reset. In recovery mode, move the selection to ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option, and then click the power button to select it.
  10. Once it is finished, select ‘Reboot system now’ option to restart the OnePlus 6 and boot to Open Beta 1 update that gets you stable Android Pie update from OnePlus.


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