The OnePlus 6 has been updated to OxygenOS 9.0.3, a relatively large update that makes significant improvements. In addition, the smartphone now has the latest security update, so that it is protected against vulnerabilities in Android.
OxygenOS 9.0.3 now available for OnePlus 6
OnePlus has released OxygenOS 9.0.3 for the OnePlus 6, the device that appeared in May 2018. The update brings with it the necessary improvements. This improves the stability of the Wi-Fi and bluetooth and changes have been made in the Nightscape and slow motion modes of the camera. This means better photos in the dark and slow motion videos have to be made.
More important is that there is now an audio tuner for paired bluetooth headsets. This allows users to put together a sound profile that best suits them. Finally, OxygenOS 9.0.3 contains the security update of December 2018. OnePlus promises to provide all its smartphones with a security patch at least once every two months.
An update is also available for the slightly older OnePlus 5 and 5T. Version 9.0.1 of OxygenOS introduces several improvements for the Wi-Fi connection, sRGB and Reading mode. Some smaller bugs are also solved. The update will be rolled out to all users within a few days.
Android Pie already available
The OnePlus 6, 5T and 5 were previously updated to Android Pie. The update for the 5 (T) appeared just before the end of the year, while the OnePlus 6 has been running on the latest version of the mobile operating system for some time. This means that the smartphone belongs to the small group of Android smartphones with Pie. The Chinese manufacturer has also promised to update the older OnePlus 3 and 3T, although this update will take some time to wait.
Yet it is special that the smartphones still get an Android Pie update, since they have been previously updated to Android Nougat and Oreo. But few manufacturers give their smartphones three major software upgrades. The OnePlus 6T was also one of the first smartphones to run out of the box on the new version.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :
- Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
- With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
- Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
- Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Better RAM Management.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip