OnePlus 6 receives first Android 9 Pie open beta update

OnePlus 6 receives first Android 9 Pie open beta update

OnePlus has announced that the first Android 9.0 Pie open beta for the OnePlus 6 is available for download to those signed up for the beta program. However in order to install the update, you'd have to download the ROM file and manually flash it to your device.

Keep in mind that migrating from the stable build to the beta channel could prevent you from getting stable updates on Android from OnePlus until you flash another ROM on your device.

The Android 9.0 Pie beta for the OnePlus 6 has the following new features and improvements:

Update system to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Brand new UI for Android P;
  • New Android P gesture navigation;
  • Other new features and system improvements.
Integrated OnePlus customization features
  • Supported accent color customization;
  • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings;
  • New Gaming Mode 3.0;
  • Added text notification mode;
  • Added notification for 3rd party calls.
Given that this is a beta (pre-release) version of Android, you can expect it to have its share of bugs. OnePlus has listed three of the known issues that you should look out for when you install this build.
  • Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version;
  • Google Pay service is not working;
  • Google Play Store might show “Device is not Certified by Google.”
If you come across further issues while testing this version of Android on your device, be sure to report it back to OnePlus for a fix.

How to install the Android 9 Pie Open Beta on the OnePlus 6

Installing updates on your Android device in the form is ROMs is generally reserved for advanced users. However, if you need some help installing the update on your device, you can follow our step by step guide below to get it done.

Step 1) Download the Android 9 Pie update file from the OnePlus website by clicking this link.

Step 2) Place the update file you just downloaded in the root directory of your OnePlus 6. You can do this via your PC or by using a File Manager app on your device to move the update file to the root folder of your internal storage.

Step 3) Install the update by going to Settings - System Updates and then selecting the overflow menu in the top-right corner of the page. In here you should see an option for Local Upgrade. This will present you with a file explorer allowing you to select the update file that you just moved to your device’s root folder. Tap Install Now, and wait.

Step 4) Once that completes, restart your device and you should load into Android 9 Pie on your OnePlus 6

source - OnePlus


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