As always, OnePus which is known for its fast firmware updates has brought along new updates for the OnePlus 6/6T. OnePlus has recently released the beta update for the 6 and 6T devices which were launched a year back in 2018. The OxygenOS Beta Builds are 21 and 13 for OnePlus 6 and 6T respectively. This Beta update brings along new improvements and features from the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro for the two old devices. Moreover, the beta update brings fixes for few devices.
The OxygenOS beta 21/13 brings in the ability to control the video framerate of videos on the built-in screen recorder. This built-in screen recorder has been brought over from the latest flagship device from the company, the OnePlus 7 Pro from the open beta 19/11. However, the stable version of the screen recorder on the OnePlus 7 Pro still does not have the ability to change the FPS on the screen recording app. But, it will come over with future update release. The second important improvement that this OxygenOS brings along is the ability to rearrange or delete the weather cards of multiple cities in the Weather App. Moreover, the 3rd feature is the ability to edit the Quick Responses in the Phone app.
Changelog of the New OxygenOS Beta Update 21/13
(a) General bug fixes and stability improvements.
(b) Screen Recorder.
(c) Added FPS (Frames per second) option giving you more control over recording effects.
(a) Improved scrolling experience for switching between pages.
(b) Weather cards for multiple cities can now be rearranged or deleted by tapping and holding on them.
(c) New and optimized user experience by allowing you to use this app while app permission to access GPS location is disabled.
(a) Improved animation effects when switching between pages.
(b) Improved experience with searching for contacts.
(c) Optimized Quick Responses for declined calls and supported editing Quick Responses.
Download Links of OxygenOS Beta 21/13 for the OnePlus 6/6T
Below you will find the incremental OTA and full OTA download links. If you’re unrooted and on the previous beta, you can sideload the incremental OTA by going to Settings>> System>> System Update>> Local upgrade. However, if you have modified the boot image in any way such as TWRP or Magisk, then you’ll need to flash the full OTA.
Please keep in mind that this is beta software. These builds are sometimes not as stable as our official OTAs generally are. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks. We look forward to getting your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum here.
Do try out the new Feedback tool and if you have any questions or need help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on submitting bugs or suggestions please refer to How to report a bug and feel free to share your product suggestions via the Community app.
You can check here for more information on the newly integrated Feedback tool.
- If you have already flashed an Open Beta (you are currently running the latest Open Beta), you will receive this new build as an OTA.
- If you are not running open beta software and would like to, please refer to the flashing instructions and the full ROM on the downloads page.
- Once you migrate to the beta path you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will no longer receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.
- Moving back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (full wipe of all data and cache).
- Make sure to let us know how you feel about the beta builds here in the thread too. We are watching.
Source: OnePlus Forum
Quick Specs Review
The OnePlus 6 was launched in 2018 which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. You also get two optional storage options with different RAM choices as 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage or the 8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB storage. Out of the box, the device runs on the Android 8.0 which now has been updated to the Android 9 Pie with the OnePlus custom skin OxygenOS 9.0.2. The display of the device is 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9 (402 PPI density). In the camera department, it has a dual camera set-up with 16MP + 20MP shooters and in the front, the device has a single 16MP shooter. It has a battery capacity of 3300 mAh.
The OnePlus 6T was launched in 2018, November, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. You also get two optional storage options with different RAM choices as 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage or the 8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB storage. Out of the box, the device runs on the Android 9 Pie with the OnePlus custom skin OxygenOS 9.0.5. The display of the device is 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 (402 PPI density). In the camera department, it has a dual camera set-up with 16MP + 20MP shooters and in the front, the device has a single 16MP shooter. It has a battery capacity of 3700 mAh. Moreover, it has the snappiest under display fingerprint scanner.