OP6 [Q&A] The Ultimate OnePlus 6 Guide - Solutions e.t.c.

  1. Alvie
    The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Apr 3, 2018

    Alvie , Apr 3, 2018 :

    MUCH OF THIS THREAD IS NO LONGER UP TO DATE, PLEASE FIND THE NEW THREAD HERE: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/ultimate-oneplus-smartphone-guide-q-a-root-solutions-etc.1105977/ where discussions about any questions / issues you may have regarding the OnePlus 6 can take place.

    UPDATED: 01/10/2018

    Please do not advertise / ask for sweepstakes or voucher referrals here, if you need one you may find them in signatures of some forum members.

    General questions - click here

    ROM/Software related - click here
    Issues/Problems - click here

    If you have any issues, first make sure you check if there is already a solution. You can do this by checking this thread, searching the forums and other parts of the internet (e.g. YouTube/Google). If even then you still have issue(s), post on this thread (or create a new thread).

    Things to try first:

    • Close apps and reopen
    • Reboot device
    • Clear cache + ART/Dalvik in recovery

    Is there a trade-in program?
    Yes, there is! Full details can be found here:
    https://www.oneplus.com/trade-in (EU/US/UK)

    https://www.oneplus.in/buyback (India)

    Display: 6.28" 1080P (FHD+ 19:9) Optic AMOLED DCI-P3 w/ Notch
    Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 with AIE (Artificial Intelligence Engine)
    CPU / GPU: 8x Kyro 385 upto 2.80 GHz/ Adreno 630
    RAM: (6GB) 8GB LPDDR4x
    Storage: (64GB) 128GB / 256GB Dual-Lane UFS 2.1
    Rear Camera: Dual Cameras (Vertical)

    Primary: 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 519 - 1.22 µm - DCAF - OIS/EIS
    Secondary: 20MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K - 1.0 µm - PDAF
    Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic Denoise, Clear Image, RAW Image
    Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX 371 - 1.0
    WLAN: 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    Bands: Worldwide DL 4CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM, 4x4 MIMO
    Supports up to DL CAT16/ UL CAT13
    USB: Type C 2.0
    Battery: 3300 mAh
    NFC: Enabled
    Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm
    Weight: 177g (6.2 ounces)
    Headphone Jack: Yes :)
    Extra features: DASH charging, Face Unlock, Water Resistant (no IP rating)
    For more information check the official spec page:

    Is the OnePlus 6 water resistant?
    The OnePlus 6 is water resistant but there is no IP rating.

    Which bands/frequencies does the OP6 support?
    FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
    TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
    TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
    UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
    CDMA: BC0/BC1
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

    Does rooting / unlocking bootloader void warranty?
    The technical process of rooting or unlocking the bootloader does not void the warranty of the OnePlus 6. However, we strongly suggest for you to only root or unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 6 if you are confident that you understand the risks involved.

    By accessing resources regularly unavailable to software, the process may damage your hardware during or after the procedure, which is not covered under warranty. In warranty handling, we will need to verify that any faulty behavior is unrelated to rooting / unlocking first.

    Is there a pre-applied screen protector?
    A standard screen protector is pre-applied (professionally fitted) at the factory as gift and to minimise damage. It is not a premium or tempered glass.

    Is there a case included with the phone?
    A translucent TPU case is included.

    Why is glass used rather then metal?
    Glass allows for much better signal penetration than metal. This means that no antenna bands are required.

    OnePlus has taken advantage of this design by allowing for more bands as well as 4x4 MIMO support for cellular and 2x2 MIMO for Wi-Fi.

    Is wireless charging available?
    While the back of the device is glass, there is no wireless charging available due to lack of hardware

    OnePlus has explained why here:

    Will other chargers work with the OnePlus 6?
    Assuming the OnePlus 6 still uses DASH Charging:

    Other 5V chargers (and Quick Chargers) should work with the OnePlus 6 but you may not achieve the maximum charging speeds that you can using the included/official DASH adaptor and cable. Therefore, it is recommended to use the official DASH adaptor and cable.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019

  2. Alvie
    The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Apr 3, 2018

    Alvie , Apr 3, 2018 :

    How to install ADB and fastboot:
    Filename: adb-setup_1.4.3.exe

    Download this file: Credit @Snoop05


    Locate the file, right click and run as administrator.

    Press Y at each step:


    How to unlock bootloader:

    Make sure to backup important files as unlocking bootloader will wipe files and data on your device.

    After you have installed the drivers, ADB and fastboot, you can proceed to unlocking your bootloader.

    1) Enable USB debugging and OEM unlock

    Go to Settings>About Phone>Tap Build number 7 times.

    Go to Settings>Developer's Options>Enable USB debugging

    Also in Settings>Developer's Options, Enable OEM unlock, type in your PIN/Pattern/Pass code.
    2) Connect your OnePlus 6 to your computer

    Select Always allow from this computer and click OK (You may not get this prompt)
    3) Boot your OnePlus 6 into Bootloader/Fastboot mode (POWER + VOLUME UP)

    4) Whilst in Bootloader/Fastboot mode, connect your OnePlus 6 to your PC and allow the drivers to install.

    5) Open a command window

    For this you have to open a folder
    Hold shift and right click
    Choose Open a command window / PowerShell window here


    6) Power off your OnePlus 6 then boot into fastboot mode. (POWER + VOLUME UP)

    7) Connect your OnePlus 6 to your PC via USB.

    8) Run this code to ensure fastboot is working.

    fastboot devices
    If it returns with your serial number you can continue with the process, if not you need to ensure your drivers are correctly setup.

    To unlock your OnePlus 6, run this code:

    fastboot oem unlock
    This will begin the unlock process on your OnePlus 6 and will come up with a new screen on your device. Choose Yes and it will reboot automatically.
    9) To make sure that the bootloader has been unlocked, reboot the phone into fastboot mode. Open a command window and run this code:

    fastboot oem device-info

    It should return with:

    Device tampered: true (for some people this may say false but still work)
    Device unlocked: true

    How to install custom recovery:
    1) Enable USB debugging

    Go to Settings>About Phone>Tap Build number 7 times.

    Go to Settings>Developer's Options>Enable USB debugging & OEM Unlocking.

    2) Download these two TWRP recovery files (those on Android P/OxygenOS 9.0 and above may need a special differing version of TWRP that is not linked below, search for TWRP OnePlus 6 blu_spark) and place both of them on your computer and place the zip file on your phone's internal storage:

    Image File: https://eu.dl.twrp.me/enchilada/twrp-3.2.3-0-enchilada.img
    Zip File: https://eu.dl.twrp.me/enchilada/twrp-installer-enchilada-3.2.3-0.zip

    Rename the .img file to recovery.img (make sure to rename it recovery.img and not recovery.img.img)

    Also, it you want to root your device, place the Magisk zip in your phone's file storage, download the latest "Magisk-vXX.X.zip" from here:


    3) Boot your OnePlus 6 into fastboot mode (POWER + VOLUME UP)

    4) Open a command window in the folder where your recovery.img file is.

    For this you have to open a folder
    Hold shift and right click
    Choose Open a command window / PowerShell window here


    5) Run this code to boot into recovery:

    fastboot boot recovery.img
    6) Once in TWRP, navigate to Install, then find the TWRP ZIP in your phone's internal storage and Swipe to flash to ensure the TWRP stays permanently. This will flash TWRP on both partitions.

    7) Now navigate to Reboot > Recovery to boot back into recovery and ensure TWRP has stayed. If you want root go to step 8, if not go to step 9.

    8) Optional: if you want root, navigate to Install and flash the Magisk zip now

    9) You may now Reboot to System

    NOTE: TWRP will get removed after every update on the device, you will have to flash each time.

    If you forgot to place the ZIP file in your phone, you can do this with adb push.
    Go to TWRP > Advanced > ADB Sideload and run the following code on your computer in the folder contain the ZIP file:

    adb push twrp-installer-enchilada-3.2.1-0.zip /sdcard/
    and then follow instructions from Step 6

    How to root your OnePlus 6:
    First of all, you need to make sure you have a custom recovery installed (check the instructions above)

    1) Save this SuperSU zip or Magisk zip to your phone's internal storage:

    SuperSU - Magisk
    (I recommend Magisk over SuperSU)
    2) Boot into recovery mode (POWER + VOLUME DOWN)

    3) Click Install

    4) Select the SuperSU OR Magisk zip and Swipe to confirm flash


    5) Once done, Wipe Dalvik/ART Cache and Cache and reboot

    To verify root, install Root Checker from the Play Store

    How to make a Nandroid Backup with TWRP:
    Nandroid Backups are important as they backup your stock system, so in case you ruin your phone you can roll back to the Nandroid Backup (similar to Windows system image) via TWRP.

    1) To create a Nandroid Backup, enter recovery mode (TWRP)

    2) Select Backup

    3) Select Boot, Recovery, System, Data, Cache and EFS

    4) Swipe to backup (this may take some time)

    5) Once done, reboot to system

    How to backup EFS:
    Credit: @Naman Bhalla
    1) Install Terminal Emulator on your phone and open it up.
    2) Enable root access by entering this code:

    3) Grant SuperSU/Superuser access
    4) Enter these commands:

    dd if=/dev/block/sdf2 of=/sdcard/modemst1.bin bs=2048
    dd if=/dev/block/sdf3 of=/sdcard/modemst2.bin bs=2048
    5) Go to a file manager and locate the files within your Internal Storage, and back them up to safe places such as your PC, Cloud Storage etc

    Alternative method:
    1) Boot into TWRP
    2) Navigate to Advanced > Terminal
    3) Enter these commands:

    dd if=/dev/block/sdf2 of=/sdcard/modemst1.bin bs=2048
    dd if=/dev/block/sdf3 of=/sdcard/modemst2.bin bs=2048
    4) Go to a file manager and locate the files within your Internal Storage, and back them up to safe places such as your PC, Cloud Storage etc

    Restore EFS Backup:
    Credit: @Funk Wizard @Naman Bhalla @HarryRag
    1) Boot your OnePlus 6 into bootloader/fastboot mode
    2) Connect your OnePlus 6 to your PC using a USB cable
    3) In the folder containing the modemst1.bin and modemst2.bin files, open a command window:

    For this you have to open a folder
    Hold shift and right click
    Choose Open a command window / PowerShell window


    4) Use these commands to restore your EFS:

    fastboot flash modemst2 modemst1.bin
    fastboot flash modemst3 modemst2.bin

    5) Reboot your phone by using this command:
    fastboot reboot

    You can now disconnect your phone from your PC, and your IMEI should be restored.

    Restore Nandroid Backup:
    Credit: @Funk Wizard @Naman Bhalla
    1. Boot into TWRP Recovery (VOLUME DOWN + POWER)
    2. [Only and Only if you want to restore /system and /data too from the Backup] Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Dalvik + System + Data + Cache > Swipe to Wipe. Go back to TWRP Home.
    3. Go to Restore Menu and select the backup you want to restore.
    4. Select the partitions you want to restore.
    5. Swipe to Restore. The process will take some time.
    6. Reboot

    Signed flashable zips:
    Credit: @Titokhan

    These are full ROM zips that can be flashed in stock / custom recoveries. If rooted, you must use a custom recovery and reflash SuperSU/Magisk after flashing ROM.

    Please find the thread HERE

    OTA incremental zips
    Credit: @Titokhan

    These are partial ROM zips that can be flashed in STOCK recovery (or TWRP providing there are no changes to the system such as root etc.)

    Please find the thread HERE

    Stock Recovery:
    STOCK RECOVERY: Due to Treble, recovery is now built into ROM.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018

  3. Alvie
    The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Apr 3, 2018

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018

  4. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 4, 2018

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  5. Alvie
    The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Apr 4, 2018

    Alvie , Apr 4, 2018 :
    Filled in as much as I can :p

  6. nigelhealy
    KitKat Apr 4, 2018

  7. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 4, 2018

    iNtEnSePL , Apr 4, 2018 :

    EDIT: NO WIRELESS CHARGING, THE GLASS IS JUST FOR SHOW! sorry guys, maybe next time...

    OP6 will supposedly support QI wireless charging standard. Just like iPhone does, and maaaaany phones before it.

    The current version of the Qi specification has version number 1.2.4. The Qi specification that is available for public download has version 1.2.3. Version 1.2.4 is available only to members of the Wireless Power Consortium. The public version is always one revision behind the version that is available to members of the Wireless Power Consortium.

    Version 1.0

    • Qi transmitter delivers 5 Watt power into a Qi phone.
    • Choice of transmitter designs include single coil transmitter, coil array transmitter, and moving coil transmitter.
    • High flexibility in design of Qi receivers
    • Limited flexibility in the design of Qi transmitters
    Version 1.1

    • Increased design freedom for transmitters. You can now choose between 12 different transmitter specifications.
    • Increased sensitivity of "Foreign Object Detection". This prevents heating of metal objects in the neighborhood of an active transmitter.
    • The possibility to power a Qi transmitter with a USB charger.
    Version 1.2

    • Fast charging. The possibility for transmitters to deliver up to 15 Watt power and the option for receivers to obtain up to 15 Watt.
    • An improved thermal test for transmitters
    • Improved timing requirements
    • Changed limits for Foreign Object Detection improve the sensitivity.
    • Optional unique identifier for power receivers (WP-ID)
    source: https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/developers/specification.html

    So taking under consideration, that OP6 is to be released in 2018, and 1.2.x standard is used for over a year now, we may assume, that OP6 will be QI 1.2 compliant with backwards compatibility assured by the standard.
    All products with Qi logo will be able to charge it, but user has to check particular version of the transmitter (1.0, 1.1 or 1.2) to get to know what max power could be transmitted (5W or 15W) etc.

    Qi standard assures, that devices are compatible with each other regardless of the brand or manufacturer, wich means you will be able to take charger from Samsung or IKEA and use it with your OnePlus 6. Any chinese brand will do as well as long as it's Qi certified and compliant with WPC standard guidelines.

    Usually the phone back is equipped with receiver with single induction coil, while transmitters (read - chargers) can have more than one coils. That does not help in faster charging, but may help with better alignment of receiver with one of transmitters, which for the user means easier matching of phone with charger, also higher probability of near-max power transmission. Misalignment between coils of receiver and transmitter may result in lack of charging or lower-than-max charging power (ie. 5W from 15W charger). To help users align their phones properly, several chargers are equipped with indication light and/or signal that turns on when charging begins (regardless of indication by the phone).

    Any questions, please shoot, I have several chinese chargers in my possesion (for furniture and office desks), so IF I get OP6 in my hands (and I still don't know IF that would happen or not) I will do some testing. I tested them with my old Nokia Lumia 920 and they ALL worked flawlessly, so I assume OP6 will work just fine :)
    Last edited: May 17, 2018

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  8. Alvie
    The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Apr 4, 2018

    Alvie , Apr 4, 2018 :
    It will be interesting to see whether they actually implement it or not given this thread: https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/lets-talk-about-wireless-charging.676075/

    but I'd definitely wouldn't not want to see it (double negatives are hard).

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  9. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 4, 2018

    iNtEnSePL , Apr 4, 2018 :
    The thing is now the environment has changed.
    Not only Apple's joined Qi and pushed wireless hype, but it's decision was a nail to PMA's coffin. So now we have a major player on the marked everyone tries to follow and one major wireless power standard. Adoption rate rises in every industry, from accessories, through furniture to automotive.

    Power via cable will always be faster, but certainly not more convenient.

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  10. G_Luther_David_A_Hall_hj
    Cupcake Apr 14, 2018

    G_Luther_David_A_Hall_hj , Apr 14, 2018 :
    Is this type of wireless charging necessary . I agree that FADS drive markets still though there are many phones with wireless chargers there are lots more with out. My idea of a wireless charger is not the crap that you have a clunky base that you need to put your phone on but rather a discrete antenna pushing out low Freq signal covering whole apt or room and as you walk in the phone automatically sees the network connects and charges. As a matter of fact there as been much technology put into batteries to prevent them from recharging ....someone pls open up your minds...we do want them to self recharge. ,its much easier to stop them from over charging than preventing recharging. Then how about sticking the antenna in the battery itself ...as you go about your day it will charge on the go . But me personally ,me personally i would prefer to just to plug in than the current wireless tech out there. i also think its time Oneplus leads and not follow So Much..Everywhere i go i tell ppl about OnePlus i get them on the website and show them the greatness in comparison the the other so-called best phones out there . i dont see how wireless charging adds to the improvement of the device.

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  11. meatandy
    Oreo Apr 16, 2018

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  12. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Apr 16, 2018

    Cheetosdust , Apr 16, 2018 :
    Saw the tease this afternoon. Interesting ;)

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  13. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 17, 2018

    iNtEnSePL , Apr 17, 2018 :
    right now it's only IP ranting ;) OP6 will be rain compatible ;) probably the same way OP5T is, but now it will get a "name"

  14. meatandy
    Oreo Apr 17, 2018

    meatandy , Apr 17, 2018 :
    IP6 ? Better not call it that LOL

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  15. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 17, 2018

    iNtEnSePL , Apr 17, 2018 :
    definitely, no OP6 but IP6 this time ;)

    by the way, these rain drops in the clip seem to be falling on phone's screen (oleophobic) and they don't stick.

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  16. MarkVidi
    Froyo Apr 19, 2018

  17. Fredman
    Gingerbread Apr 20, 2018

  18. iNtEnSePL
    KitKat Apr 20, 2018

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  19. GuitarHero0179
    Jelly Bean Apr 21, 2018

    GuitarHero0179 , Apr 21, 2018 :
    Nice to see this thread slowly filling up. The ones for the previous phones where always useful. For me qi is not that important. I still don't see a use with Dash. But let's see what they'll release :)

  20. jojothom
    Cupcake Apr 21, 2018