Find the latest updates for the global as well as the T-Mobile variant of OnePlus 6T. You will notice that the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T lags behind in updates while the global variant will be scoring the updates quite frequently. We will also talk about the Android 10 update for OnePlus 6T on this page, which you can find right below. We estimate when OnePlus could release Android 10 for 6T, its T-Mobile variant, and when the update could release for the OnePlus 6T competition like Galaxy S9, Honor 20, Huawei Mate 20, LG G7, etc.
October 19, 2019: The Android 10 update is finally available for the OnePlus 6T users, with the beta rolling out as Open Beta 1 update. It’s available as an OTA for those on Open Beta 17 right now but if you are on the stable update (OxygenOS 9.0.17), you will have to wait another 2-3 weeks to get the OTA update under the stable channel.
Sure, you can manually download the Open Beta 1 update and install it over OxygenOS 9.0.17 without losing data to get your first taste of Android 10 on your OnePlus 6T but downgrading back from Open Beta 1 to Android 9 Pie will require a factory reset. Download links for the Open Beta 1 update are available in the update timeline table below.
October 11, 2019: Ever since Android 10 rolled out for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, users of OnePlus 6 and 6T have been asking for a release date of the Android 10 update of their own. Well, their wishes have come true, today. OnePlus announced that they will be updating the OnePlus 6T sets to Android 10 in November, but Android 10 beta will be made available in October itself under the Open Beta channel.
October 08, 2019: The OnePlus 6T handset at T-Mobile is receiving a new software update, arriving as software version A6013_34_190814 and bringing in the August 2019 security patch.
September 24, 2019: OxygenOS 9.0.17 rolling out for OnePlus 6T. The OTA fixes the call recorder crashing issue, reactivates the calling function after network reset, and prepares the device for future updates (hint: Android 10).
September 05, 2019: Download link for Open Beta 17 added.
September 03, 2019: A new, and most probably the last one on Android Pie, Open Beta update is available for the OnePlus 6T, dubbed Open Beta 17. Its changelog states that it’s meant to prepare the device for major upcoming updates, which has to be Android 10, what else. If you are on Open Beta build right now, you should be receiving an OTA update notification anytime now. However, if you are on a stable update, you will need to download the Open Beta 17 ROM (see the table below for download links) and install it, so that once OnePlus rolls out Android 10 update (as Open Beta 18, most probably), you will get it sooner than not if you are on OB17.
Google released Android 10 update today for its Pixel Android phones but OnePlus was also able to roll out Android 10 for two of its devices in OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. However, that may have left the OnePlus 6 and 6T users a bit upset because they have been receiving Android Q beta updates with OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro for some time, at least initially.
Here’s a screenshot of Android 9 Pie-based Open Beta 17 update for OnePlus 6T:
Android 10 update release date
- Open Beta update based on Android 10 confirmed for October release
- Stable Android 10 update (dubbed OxygenOS 10.0.0) is set for November release
- T-Mobile’s 6T could get Android 10 by December 2019
When will OnePlus 6T receive Android 10 update?
Update [October 11, 2019]: OnePlus today announced that they are looking to release the stable Android 10 update (OxygenOS 10.0.0) in November with a beta update (Open Beta) scheduled for release in October.
Estimated Android 10 release for OnePlus 6T competition
|Competition device||Expected release date|
|Samsung Galaxy S9||January 2020|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||January 2020|
|LG G7||June 2020|
|LG V30||June 2020|
|Honor 10||January 2020|
|Huawei P20 and P20 pro||January 2020|
|Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro||December 2019|
As you may see from the table above, only Huawei’s devices come closer to Android 10 release (estimated) compared to that of OnePlus 6T’s December release. This also gives us a good idea about how fast OnePlus is with Android OS updates and how bad some of the popular OEMs are.
OxygenOS 10.0 update
OxygenOS is the name of OnePlus’s custom skin and its latest version 10.0 is based on Android 10 OIS. OnePlus plans to release the OxygenOS 10.0 update for the OnePlus 6T in November 2020.
Global OnePlus 6T update timeline
In the table below, you will find all the software updates for the OnePlus 6T, be it major Android OS upgrades, regular OxygenOS and Open Beta updates, monthly security updates, Android 10, and more.
|Release date||Software version — Changelog|
|19 Oct 2019||Open Beta 1 — First Open Beta update based on Android 10; brings Android 10 features and, Game Space, Smart Display, customized new Full Screen Gesture, and more [Download link]|
|24 Sep 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.17 — Fixes the call recorder crashing issue, reactivates the calling function after network reset, and prepares the device for Android 10 update (OxygenOS 10.0). [Download link]|
|03 Sep 2019||Open Beta 17 — Prepares the device for Android 10 update (could arrive as Open Beta 18 update soon) [Download link]|
|09 Aug 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.16 — 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 2019||Open Beta 16 — Installs August 2019 security patch, optimizes screenshot feature, and improves Zen mode by optimizing visual effects and adding Duration feature [Download link]|
|23 Jul 2019||Open Beta 15 — 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 2019||Android 10 DP3 — This is the third developer preview of Android 10, see the changelog here|
|09 Jul 2019||Open Beta 14 — Adds OnePlus clock widget, improvements to System, File Manager, OnePlus Switch and installs July security patch [Download link]|
|03 Jul 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.15 — Installs Screen recorder feature, June update, and betters screen rotation [Download link]|
|13 Jun 2019||Android 10 DP2 — This is the second Android 10 developer preview. It brings bug fixes and improvements, but also several bugs. More details here|
|13 Jun 2019||Open Beta 12 — Digital Wellbeing, Fnatic mode, and June 2019 security patches|
|03 Jun 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.14 — 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, Optimized photo quality from the front camera, 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 2019||Open Beta 11 — Brings Zen Mode and Screen Recorder features along with other bug fixes and increments; full changelog here|
|15 May 2019||Open Beta 10 — May 2019 security patch, more accurate remaining time for completion (OnePlus Switch), bug fixes and improvements|
|07 May 2019||Android 10 Developer Preview 1 — Installs the first Android 10 developer preview. This is unstable software, so don’t install it on your daily driver|
|01 May 2019||Open Beta 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 9.0.13 — March 2019 security patch, new feedback tool for reporting bugs and requesting new features, bug fixes, and system improvements|
|16 Apr 2019||Open Beta 8 — April 2019 security patch, added support for ‘quick reply’ in landscape mode, and more|
|26 Mar 2019||Open Beta 7 — 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 6 — 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 5 — Improved stability for video calls, fix lag when setting alarm, and general bug fixes and improvements|
|11 Feb 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.12 — Google Duo integration with the phone app, improvements to screen and system, bug fixes, and January 2019 security patch|
|29 Jan 2019||Open Beta 4 — Adds support for Quick Reply in landscape mode, OnePlus Laboratory, and more|
|14 Jan 2019||Open Beta 3 — 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|
|08 Jan 2019||OxygenOS 9.0.11 — Hotfix update, fixes a critical bug in the 9.0.10 update, changelog remains same as that of 9.0.10|
|28 Dec 2018||Open Beta 2 — Caller ID for India, low brightness fix, quicker unlock via PIN without tapping OK, better navigation bar visibility, improved UI for Call History, Create a collection, copy and move photos features in gallery, New illustrations and design on blank pages in gallery, Added recommended tools in Toolbox in Launcher, Improved UI for category tags in app drawer in Launcher|
|20 Dec 2018||OxygenOS 9.0.10 — December Android security patch, Improved Wi-Fi stability for better connectivity, Face Unlock improvements, and Improved Nightscape performance|
|19 Dec 2018||Open Beta 1 — December 2018 security patch, Added toast message when parallel apps are unavailable due to data corruption, Added call history for incoming calls from unknown numbers, Optimized UI for Spam messages and calls, and OnePlus Switch now supports migrating data from iPhone|
|09 Dec 2018||OxygenOS 9.0.7 — Improved Bluetooth stability for better connectivity, Optimized stability for Wi-Fi connection, Optimized standby power consumption, Fixed display issues for lock screen wallpaper, General bug fixes, and improvements, and improved slow-motion performance|
|06 Nov 2018||OxygenOS 9.0.5 — Improves screen unlock performance (fixes issues with the in-display fingerprint sensor), general bug fixes and more|
|01 Nov 2018||OxygenOS 9.0.4 — Installs November 2018 security patch, improves Nightscape, Adds Studio Lighting, and more|
T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update timeline
- Android 10 expected to arrive in January-February 2020
- Should be released a month or two after it hits the global variant
|Release date||Software version — Changelog|
|08 Oct 2019||A6013_34_190814 — August security patch; updates the Google Maps app, and brings improvements to device’s performance|
|04 Aug 2019||A6013_34_190725 — July security patch, probable battery life improvement|
|02 Jul 2019||A6013_34_190612 — June security patch, RCS bug fixes|
|16 May 2019||A6013_34_190510 — April 2019 security patch and enhanced messaging experience|
|09 Mar 2019||A6013_34_190217 — March 2019 security patch and support for IR94 Video Calling and RCS Messaging|
|20 Jan 2019||A6013_34_190116 — Fixes dialer crash issue and performs various bug fixes and system improvements|
|03 Jan 2019||A6013_34_181228 — Enables support for additional domestic roaming partners|
|11 Dec 2018||A6013_34_181121 — Improves speed of the unlock process by optimizing the working of the in-display fingerprint sensor and audio quality, updates the camera app, fixes Play Store download notification problem, and optimizes Face unlock feature, WiFi AP login UI, and unlock speed of live wallpapers; still on November 2018 patch|
|20 Nov 2018||A6013_34_181029 — Installs November 2018 security patch, improves screen unlock performance, Nightscape mode, general bug fixes and more|
Android R and Android S updates
- Android R update is fully expected
- Android S may or may not be released
Given the recent direction that OnePlus has taken, where the OnePlus 5 and 5T have already been guaranteed updates to Android 10 while OnePlus 3 and 3T got their third major Android OS update to Pie, you would be forgiven to think OnePlus 6T will also receive three major OS upgrades. But wait, that’s not true.
OnePlus 6’s role
The reasoning is right, but you need to know that while OnePlus 6T was released with Pie, OnePlus 6 was released with Android Oreo and thus OnePlus will deem the OnePlus 6 eligible for Android Pie (released), Android 10 (2nd update) and possibly, Android R (based on Pie for OnePlus 3, which was its 3rd OS update).
We wouldn’t be surprised if OnePlus treats the OnePlus 6T with same updates as OnePlus 6, we think the 6T will be eligible for Android 10 for sure, but only probably for Android R, but no Android S, even though its 3rd OS update will be Android S.
What do you think? Are you excited about OxygenOS 10.0?
Will OnePlus stop at Android 10, 11, or 12 with regard to OS updates to OnePlus 6T?