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OnePlus 6 Android 10 update, OxygenOS 10, Open Beta, and more: OB25 says Android 10 is next!

For the latest OnePlus 6 software updates, news, changelogs, and download links – official or non-official – this page has your back. OnePlus 6 got the Pie update long back but the good thing is that OnePlus is already testing Android 10 update as a beta now, with an expected release date of Q3 or maybe early Q4 2019.

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).


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September 05, 2019: Download link for Open Beta 25 added.

September 04, 2019: A new update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 6 users, coing in as Open Beta 25. The update aims to prepare the device for next major update, which has to be Android 10. Hence, we expect OnePlus 6 to get Android 10 update in Open Beta 26 very soon. probably in the next few weeks. Of course, a similar update is also released for the OnePlus 6T, dubbed Open Beta 17 (screenshot below).

OnePlus 6T Open Beta 17 update
Open Beta 17 update for OnePlus 6T prepares it for Android 10!

OnePlus 6 software update

OnePlus 6 Android 10 update

  • Android 10 beta could be available as Open Beta 26 update soon, by Sept-Oct 2019
  • Open Beta 25 update available now (prepares for Android 10)
  • Stable Android 10 update in OxygenOS 10 is expected November 2020

OnePlus seems to be doing very well with Android 10 update. They have already released Open Beta Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro the same day Google rolled out Android 10 for its Pixel handsets, and have updated the OnePlus 6/6T with a new Open Beta that will serve as base for Android 10 for these two devices.

That really puts OnePlus is a very good position to win hearts of purists Android fans who want quicker software updates. We think OnePlus will be able to delive the Android 10 update for OnePlus 6 as Open Beta build (version 26?) before the end of September 2019, but even if it takes them to October, it’s fine.

Furthermore, the stable Android 10 update would arrive as OxygenOS 10 update, and we expect that happen sometime on November 2019.

Android 10 for OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 updates

  • Android 10 beta could be available via Open Beta update in November 2019
  • Android 10 update’s stable version may arrive before the end of 2019
Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
03 Sep 2019Open Beta 25Prepares the device for Android 10 update (could arrive as Open Beta 26 update soon) [Download link]
09 Aug 2019OxygenOS 9.0.8 — Installs August 2019 security patch, optimizes pocket mode, fixes a screen recorder bug (with fingerprint unlock), adds Quick reply in landscape mode, brings password settings for Hidden Space, introduces a new Fnatic (gaming) mode, adds features to Zen mode, adds DC Dimming feature, and more [Download link]
08 Aug 2019Open Beta 24 — Installs August 2019 security patch, optimizes screenshot feature, and improves Zen mode by optimizing visual effects and adding Duration feature [Download link]
23 Jul 2019Open Beta 23 — Improvements to OnePlus Laboratory app (new UI, and a new feature called DC Dimming) Screen Recorder feature (new options for FPS, bitrate, and resolution, and ability to hide the floating widget), Weather app, and general bug fixes. [Download link]
13 Jul 2019Android 10 DP3 — This is the third developer preview of Android 10, see the changelog at the page linked right above
09 Jul 2019Open Beta 22 — Adds OnePlus clock widget, improvements to System, File Manager, OnePlus Switch and installs July security patch
03 Jul 2019OxygenOS 9.0.7 — Adds screen recorder feature, improves screen rotation, and installs June 2019 security patch [Download link]
13 Jun 2019Android 10 DP2 — The second Android 10 developer preview is available with bug fixes, stability improvements, and more
25 Jun 2019Open Beta 21 — Improvements to the Phone app, Weather app, Screen recorder (FPS options), and System
13 Jun 2019Open Beta 20 — Digital Wellbeing, Fnatic mode, and June 2019 security patches
03 Jun 2019OxygenOS 9.0.6 — Updated Android Security Patch to May 2019, Added Support for Quick Pairing of Bullets Wireless 2, Improved stability and compatibility of Bluetooth, Improved confirm password UI for hidden space, Fixed issue with ringtone for SMS, Fixed issue with speed dial getting cleared, Fixed issue loading credentials required WiFi requiring Login, and General bug fixes and improvements
28 May 2019Open Beta 19 — Brings OnePlus 7 Pro features called Zen Mode and Screen Recorder. Find full changelog here (download link)
15 May 2019Open Beta 18 — May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements
07 May 2019Android 10 Developer Preview 1 — The first Android 10 developer preview released. This version isn’t suitable for daily use but can be tried on a secondary device (download link)
01 May 2019Open Beta 17 — 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 2019OxygenOS 9.0.5 — March 2019 security patch, new feedback tool for reporting bugs and requesting new features, bug fixes, and system improvements
16 Apr 2019Open Beta 16 — April 2019 security patch, added support for the quick reply in landscape mode, and more
26 Mar 2019Open Beta 15 — 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 2019Open Beta 14 — 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 2019Open Beta 13 — Improved stability for video calls, fix lag when setting alarm, and general bug fixes and improvements
11 Feb 2019OxygenOS 9.0.4 — Deeper integration to Google Duo, improvements to the system, and January 2019 security patch
29 Jan 2019Open Beta 12 — Adds support for Quick Reply in landscape mode, OnePlus Laboratory, and more
14 Jan 2019Open Beta 11 — Adds Google duo integration to the 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 2018OxygenOS 9.0.3 — Fixes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity problems, better Nightscape photo capture and slow-motion video recording, better image processor for the 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 2018Open Beta 10 — 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 2018Open Beta 8 — 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 2018Open Beta 7 — Adds Video Enhancer, OnePlus Roaming, and more
01 Nov 2018OxygenOS 9.0.2 — Installs November 2018 security patch, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, and more
30 Oct 2018Open Beta 6 — 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 2018Open Beta 5 — October 2018 security update, improved screenshot UI, and more
16 Oct 2018OxygenOS 9.0.1 — September 2018 security patch, a new UI, new adaptive battery support, and more
29 Sep 2018Open Beta 4 — Fixes issues with touch, speed dial, call answering, and more
21 Sep 2018OxygenOS 9.0 — Installs stable Android 9 Pie update, also includes features like Game Mode 3.0, accent color optimization, etc.
15 Sep 2018Open Beta 3 — Installs Open Beta 3, the third update under Android Pie beta program that brings bug fixes and performance improvements
09 Sep 2018Open Beta 2 — Second Pie update under the beta program from OnePlus that fixes issues from the previous update
03 Sep 2018Open Beta 1 — Installs Android 9 Pie update from the OnePlus under the 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, the addition of text notification mode and, the addition of notification for 3rd party calls
21 Aug 2018OxygenOS 5.1.11 — Fix for screen flickering issue, improved HDR camera mode, and more
18 Jul 2018Developer Preview 3 | Android P — Installs Android P DP3, July 2018 security patch, and more
17 Jul 2018OxygenOS 5.1.9 — Adds Google Lens supports and improves dynamic range, clarity, edge detection in portrait mode, focusing speed and accuracy of the camera, and more
17 Jun 2018OxygenOS 5.1.8 — This is India specific build. Improves call quality, improves network and system stability, and other issues. Also includes OxygenOS 5.1.7 improvements
16 Jun 2018Developer Preview 2 | Android P — Installs Android P developer preview 2 (Installation guide here)
15 Jun 2018OxygenOS 5.1.7 — Fixes bootloader security bug, and more
09 Jun 2018OxygenOS 5.1.6 — 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 2018OxygenOS 5.1.5 — May 2018 security patch, preloaded OnePlus Switch app, Added configuration to show/hide the 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.

OnePlus Android 9 update

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.


Open-Beta-1-for-OnePlus-6

Method #2: For devices running Android 10 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.

Done!

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