[Stable OTA for 6/6T] OnePlus 5/5T August security update brings improved Zen Mode, OnePlus 6/6T gets it via Open Beta (Download links inside)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

OnePlus literally brought a storm, when they released the August security patch ahead of Google Pixel lineup a few days ago. The Chinese OEM continued their journey by releasing the same patch for the regular OnePlus 7 as well.

The 5G variant, however, seems to be neglected so far, but that’s not the theme of this article.

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Changelog of the latest OxygenOS update for OnePlus 7

Even after rapidly expanding their product portfolio, the company promised to serve their older devices. They even backported a number of software based features to OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T lineup during last two months.

Looks like they are keeping their commitments, as both OnePlus 5 and 5T are getting a new stable update in the form of OxygenOS 9.0.8. The phone duos are now running August security patch with a nice little inclusion of Zen Mode.

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FYI, OnePlus 5/5T actually got the Zen Mode feature via their final Open Beta update back in June. However, the stable OTA actually bundles a new version of the Zen Mode app which was teased by us long ago. The official announcement from OnePlus’ Manu J. should make it clear.

We are starting to push the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 9.0.8 for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

Changelog

System

– Optimized and made the screenshot taking process smoother and faster

– General bug fixes and stability improvements

– Updated Android security patch to 2019.08

Zen Mode

– Optimized visual effects

– Added the additional setting to select the duration of time

(Source)

Noticed something different? Yes, they are talking about the v1.3 of Zen Mode, which supports custom time duration settings. OnePlus 7 Pro got it first via the Developer Preview 4 build of Android Q.

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OnePlus entirely skipped the July security patch, and bumped the phones straight from June to August. The extent of QualPwn vulnerabilities might be the reason behind this update spree.

In fact, OnePlus 6 series is also getting a new set of Open Beta update with an identical changelog. The phone duo got experimental DC Dimming in their last Open Beta build(s), while they are getting the most up-to-date security patch via OB24 (OnePlus 6) and OB16 (OnePlus 6T) respectively.

oneplus_6_oos_open_beta_24_ota_changelog

You can find the official update discussion thread here. Interestingly, the stable channel of OxygenOS for both OnePlus 6 and 6T is still on June security patch.

As always, the download links of the full updates packages can be found below for hassle free sideloading. I like to thank the whole Oxygen Updater community for their support to locate these URLs.

  • OxygenOS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 5: Download
    • MD5: 905c024f35dd70ca5a0b2d73b95c3f68
  • OxygenOS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 5T: Download
    • MD5: cf77f0a4384b9269212e03925cb52cc2
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OnePlus 5T running OxygenOS 9.0.8
  • OxygenOS Open Beta 24 for OnePlus 6: Download
    • MD5: 6b8240f291692a43c5db3c87583e0741
  • OxygenOS Open Beta 16 for OnePlus 6T: Download
    • MD5: 0befc43fb6e70711674ec8c89a30e0c8

Happy flashing!

Update (August 9)

OnePlus 6/6T are now getting August security patches via OxygenOS 9.0.8 & 9.0.16, respectively. The OTA also brings Zen Mode, DC Dimming, Fnatic Mode etc. Details here.

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Kingshuk De

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.