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How to change from Hydrogen to Oxygen OS - OnePlus 6T. HELP ME.

  1. Floryan94
    Donut Nov 7, 2018

    Floryan94 , Nov 7, 2018 :
    Ehy everyone, I am living in shanghai right now and I bought the Oneplus 6T. I will be back next year so I needed a new phone! But I realise that the OS are different and I can not simply download Oxygen from the Oneplus websites and install it in my 6T. Do you know how can I do that?
     

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  2. Hydra Bob
    Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    Hydra Bob , Nov 7, 2018 :
    No actually that's pretty much it, you can just download the full OOS zip and flash it to your phone to switch to Oxygen. It's probably a good idea to do a factory reset after though just in case.
     

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  3. Floryan94
    Donut Nov 7, 2018

    Floryan94 , Nov 7, 2018 :
    Ok, Can you tell me how can i put the file in the root folder? cause i try to go into recovery mode but there is no option for install downloaded OS. So the option is local update, but the I cannot find the Root folder...
     

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  4. Hydra Bob
    Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    Hydra Bob , Nov 7, 2018 :
    The root folder is the top level of the storage you can reach, not the actual root of the file system in this case. Just copy it to the top level of your internal storage from the file manager, not in any folder and it should show up in the local upgrade option.
     

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  5. Floryan94
    Donut Nov 7, 2018

    Floryan94 , Nov 7, 2018 :
    Ok ok, I can try that as soon as I get back home and I'll let you know :) Thanks so much :blush:
     

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  6. Floryan94
    Donut Nov 7, 2018

    Floryan94 , Nov 7, 2018 :
    why it just worked! thanks so much for helping! even though I just needed to move the file elsewhere... nevertheless thank you again for explaining to a noob :)
     

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  7. the_nair
    Cupcake Nov 17, 2018

    the_nair , Nov 17, 2018 :
    I had a similar issue with an OP6T I bought from china, tried to install update locally, I could locate the .zip file in the root and begin the install, but the installation fails and does not give me any error message or reason. The H2OS version is 9.0.3 and the .zip for the OxygenOS version is 9.0.5.

    Any thoughts anyone?
     

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  8. Hydra Bob
    Marshmallow Nov 17, 2018

    Hydra Bob , Nov 17, 2018 :
    Corrupt zip could be. Try downloading it again and check the hash this time if possible.
     

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  9. root_master
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 17, 2018

    root_master , Nov 17, 2018 :
    i was a noob once.. i can feel your joy!
     

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  10. Achman
    Froyo Nov 17, 2018

    Achman , Nov 17, 2018 :
    Can You tell me the actual difference between the Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS because I am using Hydrogen OS for my 6T and it seems to work flawlessly with all the Google apps and services running on it?
     

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  11. the_nair
    Cupcake Nov 17, 2018

    the_nair , Nov 17, 2018 :
    Thanks! I'll give it a shot again, hopefully it works.
     

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  12. S1544782271300
    Cupcake Dec 15, 2018


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  13. H1547342150356
    Cupcake Jan 13, 2019

    H1547342150356 , Jan 13, 2019 :
    I am having the same issue, a friend of mine bought me 6T from China, I am in Australia now, did put different zip files from a different website in the root of my phone, but my phone can't detect it. I dont know what I should do now
     

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  14. Sargo
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 13, 2019

    Sargo , Jan 13, 2019 :
    try different folders?
    get zip files from OP directly maybe the ones you are trying are corrupted
     

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  15. H1547265488142
    Cupcake Jan 13, 2019

    H1547265488142 , Jan 13, 2019 :
    you can download the oxygen os on the official website of the oxygen os .you may can't install the oxygen os before because of the underlying Android version is different. But now the latest oxygen os has been Android 9.0, thus you can download and update the latest oxygen os through OTA directly.
     

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  16. H1547342150356
    Cupcake Jan 13, 2019

    H1547342150356 , Jan 13, 2019 :
    I tried the direct one too, it appears in local upgrade now but says that file doesnt have change log
     

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  17. Sargo
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 13, 2019

    Sargo , Jan 13, 2019 :
    thats normal
     

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  18. H1547342150356
    Cupcake Jan 13, 2019

    H1547342150356 , Jan 13, 2019 :
    its done now. I am Oxygen, but I cant access my google services now.
     

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  19. Stiickman
    Cupcake May 22, 2019


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  20. Massydep
    Cupcake Oct 12, 2019

    Massydep , Oct 12, 2019 :
    Salve, erroneamente ho installato nel mio uno più 6t Hydrogen OS basato su Android 10 e praticamente ho perso tutte le app google, ogni dato e il cellulare in versione cinese. Ho provato ad ogni modo per ripristinare ad Oxygen scaricandolo dal sito ufficiale ma non me lo permette in quanto mi da messaggio di errore non consentendo il downgrade. Qualcuno può aiutarmi???
     

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