OnePlus 6 gets another OS update, OxygenOS pushed to v5.1.7

Ruben Fields
June 18, 2018

This vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access and a tethered connection to a PC to take control of the device.

Aside from the major fix, the update also brings a fix for an issue for scheduling Do Not Disturb mode on the phone, together with general bug fixes and improvements. Some testing by OnePlus reveals that the Indian variants of the OnePlus 6 were found to be unstable post the update.

Earlier this week, it emerged that the one-month-old OnePlus 6 has a serious flaw that leaves the bootloader open to being modified without first having to be unlocked, leaving data stored on the handset vulnerable to hackers - and now OnePlus, as promised, has come up with a solution to the problem.

While it's appeasing that the serious Bootloader vulnerability and Scheduled DND related issues have been taken care of in OxygenOS 5.1.7, OnePlus 6 users in India are now out of luck as they will have to wait for OxygenOS 5.1.8, which is set to roll out next week.

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Days after acknowledging the issue, OnePlus has now rolled out the OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA update to the OnePlus 6 which comes as an incremental update with no extra features as was present on the last version. This update is ignored on Indian units, as many users have reported issues OxygenOS 5.1.6.

Also of note is that OnePlus 6 owners in India will not be receiving OxygenOS 5.1.7. "We will be releasing 5.1.8 update next week which will include the fix & also contain all the features included in the 5.1.7 update", Manu J, OnePlus forum manager, said in a statement.

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