OxygenOS Open Beta 25 for the OnePlus 6 and Open Beta 17 for OnePlus 6T

  1. Manu J.
    Global Product Operations Manager Staff Member Sep 4, 2019

    Manu J. , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Hey everyone,

    Update: Open Beta build has been postponed due to failing internal QA, it will be released as soon as the QA issues have been addressed

    Here are the latest open beta builds for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. This build is meant to prepare your devices for the Android 10 Update which will be released later this month.

    • System
      • The purpose of this update is to optimize the system performance and prepare for major upcoming updates
    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 bughunters@oneplus.com. 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.


    If you don't have the Community app installed on your device, feel free to download it HERE. You can check here for more information on the integrated Feedback tool.

    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 29, 2019

  2. pablofg1978
    Head Moderator Head Moderator Oct 15, 2019

    Stickied Post
    pablofg1978 , Oct 15, 2019 :
    Thread cleaned
    For the ones complaining about their posts being deleted, this thread is only for oxygen os beta 25/17 related discussion.
    If you want to discuss about Hydrogen OS beta, Android 10 or rant about the lack of updates, please use the appropriate threads.
    Any off topic discussion will be removed and warned according to the forum rules.
    Users that ignore this advice will banned from this thread
    Please, respect the users that are actually doing beta testing
    If you have any questions, feel free to send me a pm

  3. ironass
    Lollipop Sep 4, 2019

    ironass , Sep 4, 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 may 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, 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 by a moderator: Sep 5, 2019

  4. GeekNRV
    Donut Sep 4, 2019

  5. harshu_mehta
    Gingerbread Sep 4, 2019

  6. Vexter96
    Cupcake Sep 4, 2019

  7. rahuldw181
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 4, 2019

    rahuldw181 , Sep 4, 2019 :
    why such build wasn't given to 7 series?

    Edit1: update not failed but OnePlus to fulfill the promise
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019

  8. IuliusC
    Froyo Sep 4, 2019

  9. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 4, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Thank you so much, @Manu J. . I think this is the first time that you have given even a rough idea about when an update will be released.

  10. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 4, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Be happy that he even mentioned that.

  11. Yannis Neris
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 4, 2019

  12. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 4, 2019

  13. H1557058226130
    Gingerbread Sep 4, 2019

  14. Iamrohit.07
    Honeycomb Sep 4, 2019

  15. Gzzzy
    Froyo Sep 4, 2019

    Gzzzy , Sep 4, 2019 :
    We have only got one update of open beta last month i.e 7th August, shouldn't we get 2 updates per month according to OnePlus

  16. viva_la_tko
    Honeycomb Sep 4, 2019

    viva_la_tko , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Okay at least we know that the next update will be at the end of this month and It will be the Android 10.

  17. Diablo.tech
    Cupcake Sep 4, 2019

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  18. ngydat
    Lollipop Sep 4, 2019

    ngydat , Sep 4, 2019 :
    In English please (at least in this thread)

  19. wingo
    Honeycomb Sep 4, 2019

  20. OPfanboy2015
    Gingerbread Sep 4, 2019

    OPfanboy2015 , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Phone runs much smoother after the update.

    wonder what they were packing inside this update!

  21. brmbjn
    Gingerbread Sep 4, 2019

    brmbjn , Sep 4, 2019 :
    what built-in version of camera and camera service please? thanks