[Updated] OxygenOS 5.1.6 for OnePlus 6 leaks ahead of official roll out

Update (June 09):

The OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.6 update (for international models) has officially started rolling out. More info here.

Original story follows:

Shortly after the Chinese version of the OnePlus 6 received the HydrogenOS 5.1.6 update, the much-awaited OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for international models is now also available. However, there’s a caveat. The update isn’t available through official channels yet.

Someone over at XDA shared a Google Drive link to the update files, which collectively weigh in at 1.4GB. Let us warn you in advance that it is a leaked build (not the final one), as confirmed by a moderator on OnePlus forums.

This is a test build provided by bug hunters to test if his reported bugs are fixed. The user has leaked it and found its way to XDA. The test build are not stable and lesser the people use the better. After flashing this build, you will no longer receive ota updates and will have to wait for full zip under download section.

However, several users were able to successfully install the update through the manual ‘Local upgrade’ option you find in Settings->System updates on your OnePlus phones.

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While the official change-log isn’t available, what’s at-least confirmed is the update brings the battery percentage icon.

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Moving on, scheduled Do Not Disturb (DnD) feature is also there.

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The update also brings along a new option dubbed Auto answer when connected Bluetooth (in Settings->Sound & vibration->Earphone mode), which auto answers if Bluetooth is successfully connected in incoming call status.

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As per user comments, notification sounds are also louder now, and the selfie portrait mode functionality is also there. It’s worth mentioning that many users observed inconsistent behavior with battery percentage icon after installing the update, but steps like clearing cache or screen off/on or reboot did the trick in multiple cases.

The availability of OxygenOS 5.1.6 through unofficial channels suggests the OTA roll out is imminent. If you can keep patience, we suggest you wait for the official roll out. Otherwise if you are fine with the warning given by the OnePlus moderator, give this leaked build a try, and let us know how it goes and what other new features you see.

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