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[Q&A] The Ultimate OnePlus 6T Guide

  1. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 2, 2018

    Alvie, Oct 2, 2018 :
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    UPDATED: 06/11/2018


    Please do not advertise / ask for voucher referrals here, if you need one you may find them in signatures of some forum members.
    (Use > mine < if this guide helped you or if you want to show your support, thanks)

    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
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    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)

    If you are in the US, and are buying from T-Mobile, you can get $300 off when trading in selected devices:
    https://www.t-mobile.com/oneplus

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    Specifications
    Display: 6.41" 1080P (FHD+ 19.5:9) 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: 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, Nightscape
    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 5CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM, 4x4 MIMO
    Supports up to DL CAT16/ UL CAT13
    USB: Type C 2.0
    Battery: 3700 mAh
    NFC: Enabled
    Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
    Weight: 185g (6.5 ounces)
    Headphone Jack: No :( but Dongle included
    Extra features: Fast charging, Screen Unlock, Face Unlock, Water Resistant (no IP rating)
    For more information check the official spec page:
    https://www.oneplus.com/6t/specs

    Is the OnePlus 6T water resistant?
    "With improved water and dust resistance, our latest flagship can follow you wherever you go. Just don’t take it for a swim."

    Water resistant under certain conditions. OnePlus does not recommend excessive submersion.

    The limited warranty does not cover:
    • Defects or damage resulting from accidents, neglect, misuse or abnormal use; abnormal conditions or improper storage; exposure to liquid, moisture, dampness, sand or dirt; unusual physical, electrical or electromechanical stress.

    Which bands/frequencies does the OP6 support?
    FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
    TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41/46
    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 6T. However, we strongly suggest for you to only root or unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 6T 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:
    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/lets-talk-about-wireless-charging.676075/

    Will other chargers work with the OnePlus 6T?
    Other 5V chargers (and Quick Chargers) should work with the OnePlus 6T but you may not achieve the maximum charging speeds that you can using the included/official Fast adaptor and cable. Therefore, it is recommended to use the official Fast adaptor and cable.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018

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

    Alvie, Oct 2, 2018 :
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    How to install ADB and fastboot:
    Filename: adb-setup_1.4.3.exe

    Download this file: Credit @Snoop05

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcxw0yy3jvydupd/adb-setup-1.4.3.exe?dl=0

    Locate the file, right click and run as administrator.

    Press Y at each step:

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    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 6T to your computer

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

    4) Whilst in Bootloader/Fastboot mode, connect your OnePlus 6T 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

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

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

    8) Run this code to ensure fastboot is working.


    Code:
    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 6T, run this code:

    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    This will begin the unlock process on your OnePlus 6t 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:

    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 (and root - optional):
    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 and place both of them on your computer and place the zip file on your phone's internal storage:


    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, THESE FILES ARE NOT OFFICIAL AND DECRYPTION MAY NOT WORK, AND THESE MIGHT BRICK YOUR DEVICE

    Image File: https://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=30485
    Zip File: https://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=30484


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

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

    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:
    https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases


    REMEMBER TO PLACE THE ZIP FILE IN YOUR PHONE'S INTERNAL STORAGE.

    3) Boot your OnePlus 6T 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

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    5) Run this code to boot into recovery:

    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery.img
    6) Once in TWRP, navigate to Advanced, ADB Sideload and enter the following code in your terminal window:

    Code:
    adb sideload recovery.zip

    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.

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

    1) Save the latest Magisk zip to your phone's internal storage:

    Magisk
    2) Boot into recovery mode (POWER + VOLUME DOWN)

    3) Click Install

    4) Select the 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:

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

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/block/sdf2 of=/sdcard/modemst1.bin bs=2048
    Code:
    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:

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/block/sdf2 of=/sdcard/modemst1.bin bs=2048
    Code:
    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 6T into bootloader/fastboot mode
    2) Connect your OnePlus 6T 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

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    4) Use these commands to restore your EFS:


    Code:
    fastboot flash modemst2 modemst1.bin
    Code:
    fastboot flash modemst3 modemst2.bin

    5) Reboot your phone by using this command:
    Code:
    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:
    These are full ROM zips that can be flashed in stock / custom recoveries. If rooted, you must use a custom recovery and reflash Magisk after flashing ROM.

    NOT YET AVAILABLE

    OTA incremental zips
    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.)

    NOT YET AVAILABLE

    Stock Recovery:
    STOCK RECOVERY: Due to Treble, recovery is now built into ROM.
     
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  3. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 2, 2018

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  4. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 2, 2018


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  6. gaster KitKat Moderator Oct 30, 2018

    gaster, Oct 30, 2018 :
    Very useful information you got there. Good job with this thread and thanks for sharing.
     

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  7. CodeGlitch Eclair Oct 30, 2018

    CodeGlitch, Oct 30, 2018 :
    Looking good, thank you!
    I don't know if this is possible, but can you also add how to update your phone when you're rooted to keep recovery and root?
     

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  8. SourabhJain1997 Froyo Oct 30, 2018


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  9. D1517844581455 Honeycomb Oct 30, 2018

    D1517844581455, Oct 30, 2018 :


    SourabhJain1997

    Do We Have To Turn On/Wake Screen Before We Use The In Screen Fingerprint Scanner​


    yes. as of now, you need to wake the screen before using the indisplay fingerprint scanner
     

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  10. SourabhJain1997 Froyo Oct 30, 2018

    SourabhJain1997, Oct 30, 2018 :
    will any software update come up for this . cause what's the use of fingerprint while you still having to wake up using power button or double tap.. speed yeah but the process to do it... takes off the speed they gave. it's a reason why I'm not up to buy 6T yet..
     

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  11. D1517844581455 Honeycomb Oct 30, 2018

    D1517844581455, Oct 30, 2018 :
    yeah. that's what bugs me with the OnePlus 6T.
     

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  12. 2pints Honeycomb Oct 30, 2018

    2pints, Oct 30, 2018 :
    With the absence of a 3.5mm ( headphone) socket, how can you charge and output analogue audio at the same time ( ie to a line in jack on audio equipment)?
     

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  13. muzikizumxp2 Cupcake Oct 30, 2018

    muzikizumxp2, Oct 30, 2018 :
    Can't believe we have to wake screen first then unlock. This been confirmed?
     

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  14. therussiann Gingerbread Oct 30, 2018


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  15. l3p1dl0 Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2018

    l3p1dl0, Oct 30, 2018 :
    bullshit. No need to wake up the screen ! Just watch reviews and unboxing of OP6T on youtube !
     

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  16. Darkhan77 Eclair Oct 30, 2018

    Darkhan77, Oct 30, 2018 :
    Hello, since there is no notification led will you do something to replace it such as using the amoled screen to act like one?
     

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  17. therussiann Gingerbread Oct 31, 2018

    therussiann, Oct 31, 2018 :
    There is an app in the play store. Search a few other threads .
     

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  18. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 31, 2018

    Alvie, Oct 31, 2018 :
    Will try to add in the next few days :)
     

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  19. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 31, 2018

    Alvie, Oct 31, 2018 :
    You get $300 when paying monthly if you trade in any previous OnePlus device or selected iPhones/Samsungs/Pixels/LGs/Motos

    The T-Mobile version, I believe is carrier locked and only supports one SIM rather than two. (unknown if it will work by replacing the SIM tray with a dual tray at this moment)
     

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  20. Alvie The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Oct 31, 2018

    Alvie, Oct 31, 2018 :
    There are existing USB Audio + Charge dongles available on ebay/Amazon which *should* work but not guaranteed. There will be none that supports Fast Charging at this time though
     

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