Earlier this month, OnePlus promised us the Android 10 update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T handsets this month. Today, they are delivering on that promise. If you have an unlocked, non-carrier OnePlus 6/6T with you, you can now install the Android 10 update available as Open Beta 1 on your OnePlus 6/6T.
Note that being a beta update (dubbed Open Beta), it won’t be available as an OTA if you are not on a beta update already. You have to manually install the update if you are on the stable update right now. If you wish to receive the stable update as an OTA, you will have to wait for its release which could take another 2-3 weeks.
With Open Beta 1 update based on Android 10, you get all the new features from Android 10, plus some of the additions from OnePlus to their OxygenOS 10 OS like Game Space, Smart Display, blocking spam messages by keywords, customized Full Screen gestures, and more.
Related → OnePlus Android 10 update release date
Here’s the changelog of the Open Beta 1 Android 10 update for the 6 and 6T.
- Upgraded to Android 10
- Brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- Full Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- Game Space
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Smart display
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)
Will you receive Open Beta 1 update OTA?
Well, if you are on Open Beta 25 update on OnePlus 6, and Open Beta 17 on OnePlus 6T, then you shall be receiving Open Beta 1 OTA update.
However, if you on the stable update, OxygenOS 9.0.9 for the OP6 and OP6T, then you will not receive the Open Beta 1 update as OTA, but you can install it manually.
Here are the download links of the Open Beta 1 update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T handsets. The update will install the Android 10 OS upgrade.
Thanks for the download links, Zubin!
How to install Open Beta 1 update [Android 10]
To install, download the Full ROM update given above first. Then, copy the ROM file to the device’s internal storage (not inside any folder). You can disconnect the device from PC now.
Next, open the Settings app and go to System updates > tap the icon in the top right > select local upgrade > select the update file. The update will begin to install. When done, tap the Reboot now button to reboot to Android 10.
Rollback to Android 9 Pie
Well, OnePlus has provided the rollback builds too, so that in case you don’t wish to use Android 10 under the Open Beta channel, you can downgrade your device back to Android 9 Pie.
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 6T
October 19: Links of rollback builds have been removed, as it turns out those links were actually of the Android 10 Open Beta update.
Are you installing the Open Beta 1 Android 10 update on your OnePlus 6/6T? If you are, let us know how it treats you.
T-Mobile recently confirmed that the Android 10 update for their OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7 Pro is under manufacturer development. Even though not a breaking news, a formal acknowledgment only helps us in knowing that they are actively working on the update.