OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out

Joanna Estrada
June 18, 2018

The vulnerability was discovered by Edge Security, and at the time, OnePlus had said it would fix the issue in an upcoming software update.

If you're an Indian who has the OnePlus 6 and are anxious about your bootloader security, fret not, for the company will roll out OxygenOS 5.1.8 next week, which addresses the same issues as its predecessor. It has been patched with an updated bootloader, so users are advised to install this update as soon as possible. This vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access and a tethered connection to a PC to take control of the device. It's a very unsafe bug and it's great that it has been fixed so quickly.

Indian users will have to wait for the update. Those users will get 5.1.8 in a week or so with all the new features. The company is working on fix based on the logs received from affected users, and the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update released next week will contain the fix as well as everything else that OxygenOS 5.1.7 brought.

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. It also improves the Do Not Disturb functionality.

As stated previously, the update is in a staged rollout status so that if any problems arise, OnePlus can pull the plug before it reaches too many users. 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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