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OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA Update Rollout for OnePlus 6

OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA Update

OnPlus is rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA Update

The Chinese Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Thursday announced the rollout of the latest OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA update on the OnePlus 6. Now say goodbye to the scheduled setting issue for Do Not Disturb (DND) mode. The update also comes with an updated bootloader for system security enhancement, and  general bug fixes and improvements. We heard report that this update will, however, not be available to the Indian users.

This is because the recent update, OxygenOS 5.1.6, had stability issues for users in India. But hey! OxygenOS 5.1.8 – with a fix and all 5.1.7 features – will be rolled out next week.

OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA Update

The company announced that this OTA update will be issued in an incremental manner. A small section of users initially, then eventually a broader rollout will follow suit in the following few days. From the comments on the thread, file size of the update is around 64MB. OnePlus in its blog post said that the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update had caused stability issues for users in India. That the update rollout had been on hold. The company’s technical team is working on fix based on the logs received from affected users. The OxygenOS 5.1.8 update coming up next week will contain the fix as well as everything else that OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA update brought.

A vulnerability on the OnePlus 6 bootloader found earlier this week could potentially let an attacker boot a modified firmware image without unlocking the bootloader. This posted a security risk, as anyone with physical access to a OnePlus 6 smartphone could bypass bootloader protections and potentially gain root access to the device. The vulnerability was discovered by Edge Security. Meanwhile, OnePlus asserted that it would fix the issue in the upcoming software update. The OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA update fixes this issue, the bootloader vulnerability to prevent the loading of a modified firmware image without unlocking the bootloader.

OnePlus 6 Technical Specifications

As we know, the OnePlus 6 runs OxygenOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. It features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen-to-body ratio is 84 per cent. As for the processors, the OnePlus 6 runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. This, combined with an Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.

On the camera front, the smartphone bears a dual rear camera. That is a combination of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor, with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, EIS, and dual-LED flash. The front side features a 16-megapixel selfie camera, with f/2.0 aperture and EIS. Packed with a 3300mAh battery under the hood, and support for Dash Charge. Network connectivity on the smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.


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