OxygenOS Open Beta 21 for the OnePlus 6 and Open Beta 13 for OnePlus 6T

  1. Manu J.
    OxygenOS Product Staff Member Jun 25, 2019

    Manu J. , Jun 25, 2019 :
    Hey everyone,

    Here are the latest open beta builds for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.

    • System
      • General bug fixes and stability improvements
      • Screen Recorder
      • Added FPS (Frames per second) option giving you more control over recording effects
    • Weather
      • Improved scrolling experience for switching between pages
      • Weather cards for multiple cities can now be rearranged or deleted by tapping and holding on them
      • Optimized user experience by allowing you to use this app while app permission to access GPS location is disabled
    • Phone
      • Improved animation effects when switching between pages
      • Improved experience with searching for contacts
      • Optimized Quick Responses for declined calls and supported editing Quick Responses
    Please keep in mind that this is beta software. These builds are sometimes not as stable as our official OTAs generally are. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks. We look forward to getting your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum here: https://forums.oneplus.com/feedback/

    Do try out the new Feedback tool and if you have any questions or need help, please contact [email protected]. For more information on submitting bugs or suggestions please refer to How to report a bug and feel free to share your product suggestions via the Community app.

    You can check here for more information on the newly integrated Feedback tool.

    To submit a new bug report
    Please refer to How to report a bug

    Please note:
    • If you have already flashed an Open Beta (you are currently running the latest Open Beta), you will receive this new build as an OTA.
    • If you are not running open beta software and would like to, please refer to the flashing instructions and the full ROM on the downloads page here.
    • Once you migrate to the beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will no longer receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.
    • Moving back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (full wipe of all data and cache).
    Make sure to let us know how you feel about the beta builds here in the thread too. We are watching.

    Never Settle.

  2. ironass
    Lollipop Jun 25, 2019

    ironass , Jun 25, 2019 :
    POST #2 (unless you are viewing this on the OnePlus Community app, in which case it is post #1)

    ***Links in this post may not be available if you are using the OnePlus Community app. Open this page in your Google Chrome browser for full access.***

    WARNING! Open Beta releases are for competent and experienced users since they may not always be stable and are for the purposes of testing and reporting to OnePlus via, "feedback", to help them develop future stock firmware and features. By installing this Open Beta, you accept the potential risks. Once on the Open Beta pathway you will no longer receive the regular OnePlus, Official Stable OTA's and you will need to wipe your phone, (data and cache), before attempting to return to Official Stable OnePlus stock firmware.

    Official OnePlus feedback thread for reporting issues...


    This explains the Open Beta schedule and how to report bugs and issues...

    OxygenOS Beta Program: Explained.


    Please read these instructions carefully and thoroughly

    If, for any reason, you wish to leave the Open Beta programme and return to the OnePlus stock, stable OxygenOS releases, this will entail either contacting OnePlus Support...


    ... or you can download the latest stable OxygenOS firmware from the official OnePlus Downloads & Updates store and providing that the current stable OxygenOS release date is of a later date than your installed Open Beta, (see, "Updated on", on download page), install it using your phone's, "Local upgrade", by following the, "How to upgrade system?", instructions on the download page. Ensure that the downloaded update file is placed in the phone's storage and NOT in a file otherwise, "Local upgrade", will not see it.

    Should you receive the following message whilst attempting to install the stable OxygenOS update... "Local upgrade The version of your selected package is lower than that of the current system. To avoid failure when booting up, downgrading is not allowed."... it means that the update you are installing is older than your Open Beta... wait for a newer release of OxygenOS stable or use one of the following methods.

    Note: This method may erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    Alternatively, you can also use the, "roll-back" firmwares for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T/McLaren, originally issued for downgrading from Android Q Beta, which are flashed in Local upgrade. These will require a wipe of your phone, (data and cache). See towards the bottom of the following post in the next link to download the, "roll-back", firmware that is applicable to your model of phone, 6T/McLaren or 6...

    Download Roll-back packages for OnePlus 6T/McLaren & OnePlus 6

    Watch the following video, carefully and thoroughly, as it will answer all your questions on how to use the roll-back firmware to go back to stock OxygenOS on Android Pie...

    [Video courtesy of TECHIBEE]
    Downgrade from Android Q or Open Beta to Android Pie Oneplus 6T/McLaren & 6

    Note: This downgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    Also available, for competent and experienced users, there is the OnePlus tool for the 6T, McLaren and 6. Just head over to the xda developers forum by following these links...

    OnePlus 6T MsmDownloadTool v4.0.59 (OOS v9.0.13) 6T Global & McLaren models

    OnePlus 6 MsmDownloadTool V4.0 6 Global model

    See a YouTube video for this process.

    Note: This downgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    (If you have any questions regarding the use of the MsmDownloadTool, please ask them on the xda developers forum and do not clog up the Open Beta thread)

    Custom Recovery. Users that have installed a custom recovery such as TWRP, can use this to revert to stock on the OnePlus 6/6T. Refer to your relevant custom recovery developer for ways to do this.

    If you have the McLaren OnePlus 6T you, "may", lose the McLaren Warp Charge animation/facility by flashing Open Beta firmware.

    (N.B. Open Beta is not available for the non stock, 6T T-Mobile (USA) carrier minority variant firmware)

    ironass motto... "Flash in haste... repent at leisure!" ;)
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2019

  3. X1533038571066
    Cupcake Jun 25, 2019

  4. J1544168637947
    Froyo Jun 25, 2019

  5. Nikhilesh750
    Honeycomb Jun 25, 2019

  6. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jun 25, 2019 :
    Thank you @Manu J. It's a good update, but I can't seem to find any changes to the phone app. Will test more and give feedback.

  7. B_Wrath
    Moderator Moderator Jun 25, 2019

    B_Wrath , Jun 25, 2019 :
    I found a minute change in the page transition animation. That's add much as I can see.

  8. Srínívas Sñ
    Honeycomb Jun 25, 2019

  9. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jun 25, 2019 :
    Too minute to be noticeable, I guess. I wish they would bring back the ability to slide between tabs in the dialer.

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  10. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jun 25, 2019 :
    What about them?

  11. katariasumit.
    Eclair Jun 25, 2019

  12. vishrutjha
    Honeycomb Jun 25, 2019

  13. Q1556267598425
    Froyo Jun 25, 2019

    Q1556267598425 , Jun 25, 2019 :

    I also updated to this beta on my OnePlus 6t and I only getting 30 fps option and not 60 fps
    it supports 60 fps then why ?

  14. LegolasX
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    LegolasX , Jun 25, 2019 :
    it was good actually till stupid Google had to make everything complicated.
    and people in community went nuts, asking for Google dialer like phone app. So, here we are now..

  15. iam_venky007
    Froyo Jun 25, 2019

  16. LegolasX
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    LegolasX , Jun 25, 2019 :
    what about it?

  17. vishrutjha
    Honeycomb Jun 25, 2019

    vishrutjha , Jun 25, 2019 :
    What's wrong with the Google Dialer?

    PS. I like both, especially the OnePlus Dialer's feature to call out the caller name in Earphone mode

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  18. Priyanshu Sharma
    Jelly Bean Jun 25, 2019

  19. LegolasX
    KitKat Jun 25, 2019

    LegolasX , Jun 25, 2019 :
    nothing wrong. OnePlus has own dialer, what's the point of asking it to be copy cat of Google dialer.
    having own dialer gives OnePlus have more control over how the calling experience is tuned.
    and btw we are talking about the ability to swipe between different pages in dialer.

  20. Luciefer
    Eclair Jun 25, 2019

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