OnePlus is rolling out the latest OTA update for the OnePlus 6, which is primarily focused on fixing the bootloader security issue that was highlighted a few days ago. OxygenOS 5.1.7 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out to OnePlus 6 devices in a phased manner, and will be available to download globally over the coming days. There aren’t too many major changes in this one as far as function and features are concerned, with the biggest change being a fix for the bootloader security issue.
An independent security researcher had discovered a flaw earlier this week that allowed anyone with physical access to a OnePlus 6 and a tethered connection to a PC to exploit a flaw in the bootloader security and gain access to the phone. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and stated that it was working on a fix, which is now rolling out through this OTA update. The update package comes in at 1,482MB.
Apart from the major fix, the update also brings a fix for an issue for scheduling Do Not Disturb mode on the phone, along with general bug fixes and improvements. As is fairly obvious, the visible changes will be small, since the update does not bring any new features or UI changes to the device at all.
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The OnePlus 6 has received a handful of OTA updates already, which is particularly noteworthy considering that it hasn’t even been a month since the launch of the phone. This particular update tackles a very specific issue, while the previous software update – OxygenOS 5.1.6 – brought portrait mode to the front camera as well as the ability to have the exact battery percentage in the status bar.