The T-Mobile deal was a major achievement for OnePlus. They dodged high profile players like Huawei while securing the jaw-dropping partnership with one of the largest cellular provides in the USA.

The half-yearly refresh of OnePlus 6, i.e. OnePlus 6T got the T-Mobile exclusive tag. The clever business move helped the Chinese OEM to push their brand name to the households of average US smartphone users.

However, the T-Mobile model is intentionally crippled compared to the regular unlocked variant. In one of our older articles, we highlighted the shortcomings: single SIM, slower updates, complicated bootloader unlock policy – to name a few.

Oxygen Updater dropped support of T-Mobile OnePlus 6T

As a matter of fact, the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T initially launched without RCS/Advanced Messaging support.

Advanced Messaging is T-Mobile’s next generation messaging service that allows you to send high-resolution photos and larger video files. You can also see when your messages have been delivered, when they are read, and even when others are typing a response! There is no app to download, no separate account to configure, and no password to enter.

In the newest OTA update (OxygenOS 9.0.4, build number: A6013_34_190217), T-Mobile finally rolled out RCS support with an updated version of OnePlus Messaging app. They also brought native IR94/ViLTE calling support.

A6013_34_190217 update changelog

The OxygenOS team now wants to collect feedback from T-Mobile users regarding the RCS messaging support. Tom B., Global Service Strategy Operations of OnePlus, has shared basic instructions to capture logs as well as troubleshoot typical problems.


How to capture log:

1. Input *#800# from dialing interface, enter “oneplus logkit”, delete history log.

2. Move log path to “built-in SD card” and then Click “save log”, reboot device.

3. Click “get QXDM Log”, choose “modem-common”, and then click “open device log”.

4. Reproduce the issue that text message till error happens and take a screenshot to record the time, then stay for a few minutes. (better above five minutes)

5. Enter “get QXDM log” and choose “close device log”, and then click “save log” again to stop it.

6. Enter File manager >Internal storage > oem_log >diag_logs to check if the subfolder date was the latest.

7. Finally, send us the whole oem_log folder (file manager-storage) along with the screenshots.

8. Enter into the logkit where you enable QXDM log, click the “close device log”, and then “delete history log”.

The feedback collection event will be ended on April 7, 2019, 6 AM ET.

Talking about updates, the stable channel users of OnePlus 5/5T and 6/6T are still stuck with January 2019 patch. The Open Beta channel, however, got March security patches weeks ago.

Changelog for OnePlus 5 (OB28) / 5T (OB26)

Eminent OnePlus community member Funk Wizard has shared an interesting update of the OTA roadmap. According to him, the next update (for OnePlus 6T) will be rolled out in early April.


As OnePlus 6 and 6T share a common update path, the hint is applicable for OnePlus 6 as well. He did not mention anything about OnePlus 5 or 5T, but we guess those won’t be left behind.

Matter of fact, OnePlus shipped 38 public updates of Oxygen OS since 2018.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau further asked OnePlus users and fans about their choice of feature improvements. When someone mentioned ‘Gestures’, he asked for suggestions:

The flow of the conversation is familiar to the readers OnePlus Daily Dose, isn’t it? Pete did the same with his Weibo followers in last week.

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Wild guess (again!): OnePlus is planning to introduce more full screen gestures in future. Perhaps they will backport Android Q’s gesture stack and remove the back button altogether. Still early to speculate.

Meanwhile, I should remind our readers that the last date to apply for the 5G Apps of Tomorrow program in March 26 – well, tomorrow. Don’t miss the chance.

Allow me to share a ‘cheat’ for those who are about to submit their entries: you can grab some ideas from the Chinese participants. OnePlus organized a separate competition for China and guess what? It just ended yesterday.


As you can see, the three days long event started on March 22. Participants presented their innovative ideas, which included 5G cloud games, VR social apps, real-time online clinics and more!

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Pete was very excited to see the young crowd and their eagerness.

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Let’s finish it up for today, shall we?

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Kingshuk De
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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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