A beta version based the anticipated Android Pie update is now available for the users of One Plus 6. The new Oxygen OS beta brings new features for the flagship smartphone, among which we can mention a redesigned user interface, new gestures, and a host of performance improvements.
Additional customization features are added on top of the standard ones. You can now choose the color of your time accent, a missing do not disturb profile has been added, and you can customize how your notifications look and sound according to your preferences. A new gaming mode will boost your performance, so you can score those sweet PUBG Mobile kills.
As the upgrade is in its beta stage you can freely try it but keep unmind that many bugs can be encountered until a stable version is released.
Here is a quick guide that will help you install the update on your device:
- Go to the official website and download the ROM package for the phone
- Transfer the package on your device
- From your home screen go to Settings/ System Updates/ Local Upgrade
- Click on the option, select the ROM file and wait for the installation to complete
The Open Beta initiative allows users to test the ROMs before they are released as official updates, while also allowing the company to sort out bugs at a faster rate, since the users can report freely any bugs that they encounter. After a final version is ready, it will be released as an OTA update for the entire user base. If you have a beta ROM installed you will only get beta updates. In order to enjoy the stable version you will have to return to the standard version.
In order to that you must download a stable ROM package from the official website and repeat the same steps that were used for installing the beta.
If you decide to swap your ROM, backup all your important data as the contents of your phone can be deleted during the installation.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.