Through this page, you can download OTA packages of all OxygenOS updates released for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. This includes the latest OxygenOS 10.3.6 update with September 2020 security patch. Further, you will also learn how to manually install the latest OxygenOS OTA update on your OnePlus 6/6T. This could be done using three different methods depending upon your device’s current state.
Phones from OnePlus have always been a stellar example of dedicated software support provided by the OEM. The most evident example of which are the OnePlus 5 and 5T that have got the stable Android 10 update recently.
Back when Google announced Android 10 last year, OnePlus was one of the first few companies to roll out the update to its phones. The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T received Android 10 open beta in October 2019, followed by the stable OxygenOS 10 update just a month later in November. Ever since then, both the phones have received regular monthly Android 10-based updates.
Table of Contents
- OxygenOS Updates for OnePlus 6 & OnePlus 6T
- Before You Begin
- How to Manually Install Latest OxygenOS Update on OnePlus 6 and 6T
OxygenOS Updates for OnePlus 6 & OnePlus 6T
OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 6/6T, like any other Android device are rolled out over-the-air. Since this rollout is staged, the update is made available for a small percentage of devices initially, followed by a wider rollout in the following days/weeks. This ensures that no critical bugs are present in the update before it’s available for everyone.
So, that means that you’ll often need to wait for the OTA update to arrive on your phone. Well, not necessarily. If you wish to upgrade your phone right now, you can download the latest OxygenOS OTA package from below and install it manually.
Below, you will find the links to download the official full ROM/OTA packages of all OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS updates, including the latest OxygenOS 10.3.6 update that was recently released. Further, we have also provided instructions on how to manually install the update file on your phone.
1. Latest: OxygenOS 10.3.6 Update
Released on October 12, 2020, the OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS 10.3.6 update brings September 2020 security patch, along with general improvements and bug fixes.
Following is the complete changelog as published on the official release thread.
- Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.09
Below are the links to download the full OTA packages of OxygenOS 10.3.6 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.
- OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 10.3.6 Update: OnePlus6Oxygen_22.J.48_OTA_048_all_2010042239_c0c1fee2ee.zip
- OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 10.3.6 Update: OnePlus6TOxygen_34.J.48_OTA_048_all_2010042240_dbd576b615.zip
2. OxygenOS 10.3.5 Update
Released on July 27, 2020, the OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS 10.3.5 update brings July 2020 security patch, adds support for OnePlus Buds, fixes issues related to Google Chrome, and logkit, updates GMS package to May 2020, and more.
According to the release thread published on the OnePlus community, the following is the complete list of changes this update brings to the OnePlus 6 and 6T.
- Optimized RAM management
- Newly adapted OnePlus Buds, easier to take advantage of wireless connection
- Fixed the crash issue when browsing on Chrome
- Fixed the black screen issue when opening logkit
- Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.07
- Updated GMS package to 2020.05
Below are the links to download the full OTA packages of OxygenOS 10.3.5 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.
- OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 10.3.5 Update: OnePlus6Oxygen_22_OTA_047_all_2007191515_d9e52461.zip
- OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 10.3.5 Update: OnePlus6TOxygen_34_OTA_047_all_2007171912_ac6dc9b.zip
2. OxygenOS 10.3.4 Update
Released on May 27, 2020, the OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS 10.3.4 update brings May 2020 security patch, updated OnePlus Launcher v4.1.6, and some other improvements and bug fixes. With this update, the OEM has also added two new features including Work-Life Balance in Digital Wellbeing and Epic Games in the OxygenOS Game Space section. It’s worth noting that these two features are only available to Indian users yet.
According to the release notes published by the OEM, the following is the list of all the changes and new features that this update brings:
- Updated launcher version to 4.1.6
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
- Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
- Fixed the issue with default country in assisted dialing when Sim 2 is in roaming state
- Newly added Work-Life Balance to help prioritize notifications and allocate time wisely（India only）
- Newly added Epic Games in Game Space（India only)
Below, you will find links to download the full ROM/OTA file of this update for both the phones. These links have been pulled directly from OnePlus’ server, so you would not have to worry about their integrity.
- OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 10.3.4 Update: OnePlus6Oxygen_22_OTA_046_all_2005052115_6e039e5c69dfe0b.zip
- OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 10.3.4 Update: OnePlus6TOxygen_34_OTA_046_all_2005052113_26a111bd1040285.zip
Before you attempt to manually upgrade your phone, it’s strongly advised to check if the OTA update for automatic installation is available for your device or not. To do this, go to “Settings” > “System” > “System updates” on your phone. If the OTA hasn’t arrived yet, only then proceed with the manual method.
On the other hand, if your phone has TWRP recovery installed or is rooted, then automatic OTA updates aren’t an option, and upgrading manually is the only choice.
Before You Begin
Ensure that you fulfill all the requirements listed below before you proceed to the installation instructions.
- Take a backup first! Manually installing updates does not erase any data on your phone. However, to be precautious and for safeguarding, make sure that you take a backup of all your data stored on the device. We suggest you take a look at our detailed tutorial on how to backup your phone completely.
- Charge your phone to a sufficient battery level (60% or above) to avoid any sudden shutdowns during the update process.
- Download the latest OnePlus USB drivers from here and install them on your PC. These will only be required if you download the ROM package on your PC and need to transfer it to your phone’s storage during the installation instructions.
- If you have the Open Beta version of OOS installed on your phone, make sure to revert to the stable channel using the rollback package provided here.
- (Only for Method 2 & 3) If your phone is rooted with Magisk, then disable and uninstall all installed modules in the Magisk Manager app.
How to Manually Install Latest OxygenOS Update on OnePlus 6 and 6T
Manually installing updates could be a daunting task, but if you know the right steps to follow, it could be extremely easy and very less time-consuming.
Depending upon your OnePlus 6/6T’s current state, there are three different ways/methods to manually install OxygenOS updates. These particular states are described below with their corresponding method.
- Method 1 is for users who have stable OxygenOS firmware and stock recovery installed on their phones. No modifications like root, TWRP, or custom ROM whatsoever.
- Method 2 is for those who have TWRP recovery installed on their phones, regardless if it’s rooted or has a custom ROM installed.
- Method 3 is for users who have rooted their OnePlus 6/6T with Magisk patched boot image method. This method will ensure that your phone stays rooted even after the update.
Ensure that you choose the right method for your phone.
Method 1: Using Local Upgrade in Settings
This is the simplest way to upgrade your phone manually. The OxygenOS software includes an in-built update option called ‘Local Upgrade’. This option is located in the phone’s settings menu and can be used to manually install OxygenOS ROM files.
To upgrade using this method, download the full ROM/OTA package of the latest OnePlus 6/6T OxygenOS update. If you have downloaded the file to your PC, transfer it to your phone. Next, move the update package to the root directory (outside all folders) of the phone’s internal storage. Once the file has been placed in the correct location, go to ‘Settings’ → ‘System’ → ‘System updates’ on your phone.
Press the gear (cogwheel) icon on the top-right of the screen and select ‘Local Upgrade’. The system will automatically detect and fetch the OxygenOS full ROM file. Now to install the update, tap on the ROM file, and select ‘Install Now’ when prompted.
The in-built updater will now install the ROM file of the OxygenOS update on your OnePlus 6/6T. Once the installation finishes press the ‘REBOOT’ button shown on the phone’s screen.
Method 2: Using TWRP Recovery
Unlike OTA updates for other OEM devices, the full ROM of OxygenOS updates can be flashed via TWRP, as listed in the instructions below. Further, if you want, you can also preserve both TWRP recovery and Magisk root after installing the update.
- First, download the full ROM/OTA package of the latest OxygenOS update for your OnePlus 6 or 6T.
- Also, download the latest Android 10 TWRP Installer and Magisk ZIP files:
- Transfer all the downloaded files to your phone’s storage.
- Now power off your phone completely and boot it into TWRP recovery mode.
- Enter the phone’s lock screen password when prompted. This is needed to successfully decrypt the [“/data”] partition in TWRP.
- (Only if you have a custom ROM installed) Go to ‘Wipe’ → ‘Advanced Wipe’ and select the ‘Dalvik/ART Cache’, ‘System’, and ‘Data’ checkboxes. Then swipe the ‘Swipe to Wipe’ button to wipe the current custom ROM completely.
- Go to the ‘Install‘ menu in TWRP, select the OxygenOS full ROM package, and swipe the button to flash the file and install the update on your OnePlus 6/6T.
- Once the update has been installed, do not reboot the phone (Not yet). Flashing the full ROM will have replaced TWRP with the stock recovery and unrooted your phone. To retain both of these, follow the next steps.
- Tap on ‘Install’, select the TWRP installer zip file (e.g. twrp-3.3.1-32-fajita-mauronofrio-installer.zip) and flash it by swiping the button on the screen.
- Once installed, go to the ‘Reboot’ menu and tap on ‘Recovery’ to reboot your phone back into TWRP recovery mode.
- Again go to the ‘Install’ menu, select the Magisk installer (Magisk-v21.0.zip) file, and install it.
- Finally, press the ‘Reboot Now’ button.
Method 3: Using Local Upgrade with Magisk Root
If your OnePlus 6/6T is rooted via Magisk but does not have TWRP installed, then it’s possible to install the latest OxygenOS update while still preserving root.
To do this, download the full ROM package of the OxygenOS update you wish to install. Once downloaded, follow Step 1 through Step 6 of Method 1 above (Do not reboot your phone by following step 7). Once the update is installed, follow step 5 in this post to install Magisk to the inactive slot, that is, the slot where you just installed the latest update.
This will allow you to install the latest OxygenOS update on your OnePlus 6/6T while still maintaining Magisk root.
That’s it! You have just learned how to manually install OxygenOS updates on your phone. You can repeat the same process every time a new update is released. We will be keeping this page constantly updated with the download links for every new update that is released.
If you find any bugs or face any issues, use the OnePlus Community app or use the integrated feedback tool to provide your feedback. This shall help accelerate the development process and help OnePlus quickly roll out future updates.
If you have any questions regarding this update or feel stuck anywhere while performing the update, please feel free to let me know. I will try to the best of my knowledge to help you.