OnePlus 6T update: OxygenOS Open Beta 8 now rolling out

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April 17, 2019: Open Beta 8 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6T. On top of installing the latest April 2019 security patch, this new OxygenOS update also adds support for quick reply in landscape mode, parking location feature, improved page indicator to mirror Icon pack, and more.

The OTA is already available, but we still don’t have the manual download file.

March 26, 2019: OnePlus 6T is receiving a new Open Beta 7 update as an OTA. The rollout has just commenced, meaning it will take some time before all units get the download notification, meaning patience.

As for what the update brings, expect an improved photo editor, Phone app and Screenshot UI improvements, and so on. You can check out the full changelog here.

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Unlocked OnePlus 6T update timeline

Over the years, OnePlus keeps getting better and better with software, both with respect to the experience you get as well as timely updates.

To keep you up to speed, we have created this page to track all the latest software updates that the OnePlus 6T will be getting over the course of its existence, be it major Android OS upgrades, monthly security updates, or even unofficial updates courtesy of the ever-promising Android development community.

Date Software version & Android OS Changelog
16 Apr 2019 Open Beta 8 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, added support for quick reply in landscape mode, and more
26 Mar 2019 Open Beta 7 | 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 6 | 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 5 | Android 9 Improved stability for video calls, fix lag when setting alarm, and general bug fixes and improvements
11 Feb 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.12 | Android 9 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 | Android 9 Adds support for Quick Reply in landscape mode, OnePlus Laboratory, and more
14 Jan 2019 Open Beta 3 | 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
08 Jan 2019 OxygenOS 9.0.11 | Android 9 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 | Android 9 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 | Android 9 December Android security patch, Improved Wi-Fi stability for better connectivity, Face Unlock improvements, and Improved Nightscape performance
19 Dec 2018 Open Beta 1 | Android 9 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 | Android 9 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 | Android 9 Improves screen unlock performance (fixes issues with the in-display fingerprint sensor), general bug fixes and more
01 Nov 2018 OxygenOS 9.0.4 | Android 9 Installs November 2018 security patch, improves Nightscape, Adds Studio Lighting, and more
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T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update timeline

Date Software version & Android OS Changelog
09 Mar 2019 A6013_34_190217 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch and support for IR94 Video Calling and RCS Messaging
20 Jan 2019 A6013_34_190116 | Android 9 Fixes dialer crash issue and performs various bug fixes and system improvements
03 Jan 2019 A6013_34_181228 | Android 9 Enables support for additional domestic roaming partners
11 Dec 2018 OxygenOS 9.0 | Android 9 Improves speed of the unlock process by optimizing 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 | Android 9 Installs November 2018 security patch, improves screen unlock performance, Nightscape mode, general bug fixes and more
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Android Q, Android R, and Android S updates

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Given the recent direction that OnePlus took, where the OnePlus 3 and 3T are expected to lead the way in receiving at least three Android OS upgrades, going forward, we expect OnePlus 5, 5T, OnePlus 6 and 6T to receive at least three OS upgrades.

Since OnePlus 6T has Android 9 Pie out of the box, we are looking at updates to Android Q, Android R and Android S, but of course, this is just us speculating. Nonetheless, the 6T will get at least two major OS upgrades, but we hope a third version comes through, just like the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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