OnePlus 6 gets Updated to OxygenOS 5.1.7, Indian Users to get 5.1.8 Directly

The OnePlus 6 is one of the hottest selling smartphones right now. And OnePlus is doing its best to keep the legacy going. Following this Thursday, OnePlus announced the rollout of the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update. The latest update brings subtle improvements to the device with a few fixes. The 5.1.7 update fixes the Do Not Disturb mode and comes with an updated bootloader for the OnePlus 6. The new bootloader brings up some security enhancements and improvements. Furthermore, the update brings some routine bug fixes and performance improvements.

OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6

Furthermore, the update will not be coming to users in India. This is due to the fact that current version of OxygenOS that is 5.1.6 has some stability issues in India. So OnePlus is planning a 5.1.8 release with the stability fixes along with all the features of 5.1.7. The update is expected to be rolled out next week. OnePlus has been quite remarkable listening to consumer issues and delivering on time. Moreover, coming back to the update it will be rolled out incrementally. Basically, the update will reach out to a small group of users initially followed by a larger rollout over a few days.

Earlier OnePlus 6 issues:

Earlier the 5.1.6 update to OxygenOS caused some stability issues for Indian users. The company is working on fixes and the new update weighing around 64MB will be pushed out soon. Earlier OnePlus 6 bootloader was found vulnerable to hacker attacks. The existing bootloader code allowed the attacker to flash a modified firmware image without unlocking the bootloader. This is a great risk in today’s world. Anyone who has gained physical access to your OnePlus device could tinker with it and gain root access to it. This potentially means all the data on your phone can go in wrong hands and can be tampered with. However, 5.1.7 update settles up this issue, thanks to OnePlus bringing down the fix so quickly.


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