OnePlus 6 Android Pie update rolling out as Open Beta 1 [Download]

OnePlus Android Pie open beta 1

OnePlus has begun rolling out their first Open Beta update for the OnePlus 6, and it packs a punch as guess what, you get their first Android 9 Pie build with this one.

Suitably dubbed as Open Beta 1, installing the update would get OnePlus 6 users their first taste of the company’s Android 9 Pie update.

Changelog: Besides bringing an upgrade to Android 9, the Open Beta 1 OTA also brings a bunch of OnePlus customization features.

Also included in Open Beta 1 is support for accent color customization, new gaming mode (version 3.0), new DND mode with adjustable settings, and additions of text notification mode and notification for 3rd party calls.

Related: Android 9 Pie update device list for OnePlus Android phones

OnePlus states that your device might show the ‘Device is not Certified by Google’ warning in the Play Store, but that’s fine, while Google Pay is not supported on Android Pie yet. Some other apps may not function as they should, but this is a set of risks usually associated with a beta program, whether that be of OnePlus, or any other Android OEM — speaking of which, Huawei’s Android 9 beta program is underway too for as many as nine Huawei phones.

OnePlus Open Beta 1 OTA download

OnePlus 6 Android Pie beta download (Open beta 1)

How to Install Open Beta 1 on OnePlus 6 to get Android Pie

To install, simply follow the guide below.

Method #1: Installation guide for OnePlus 6 running Android 8.1 Oreo

  1. Download the Open Beta 1 ROM from above.
  2. Transfer the Android 9 update file to your OnePlus 6.
  3. Open the Settings app on your OnePlus 6.
  4. Go to System updates, and then tap the icon in the top right, then select local upgrade.
  5. Tap on the update file you transferred above.
  6. Tap on Immediately upgrade > System upgrade to 100%.
  7. Tap on the Reboot system now.

That’s it. Your OnePlus 6 has been updated to Android Pie beta.

Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 6


Method #2: Installation guide for OnePlus 6 running Android P developer preview (DP)

  1. Download the Open Beta 1 ROM from above.
  2. Transfer the Android 9 update file to your OnePlus 6.
  3. Open the Settings app on your OnePlus 6.
  4. Go to System updates, and then tap the icon in the top right, then select local upgrade.
  5. Tap on the update file you transferred above.
  6. Tap on Immediately upgrade > System upgrade to 100%.
  7. Long press the power button and then tap on Power off to shut down the device.
  8. Reboot to recovery mode. After the screen goes black, wait for 4-5 seconds, and then press and hold Volume down and Power button together until you see anything on the screen.
  9. Perform a factory reset. In recovery mode, move the selection to ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option, and then click the power button to select it.
  10. Once it is finished, select ‘Reboot system now’ option to restart the OnePlus 6 and boot to Open Beta 1 update that gets you stable Android Pie update from OnePlus.

Done!

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