As the Android 9.0 DP2 firmware did get leaked on the web, OnePlus decided to make it official, thus, making the official changelog available to the users. It looks like:
- Face unlock issue fixed on Android 9.0
- Improved App compatibility on Android P.
- The camera app is more stable. Thus, we can expect that it shouldn’t crash now!
Issues with this build include
- Wi-Fi SoftAP device manager is a no-go
- Portrait mode is still not working in the camera app
- Issues with Widevine L1
It was back in March that Google launched the first developer preview of Android P. Then at the I/O 2018, the first public beta of the OS came up alongside the second developer preview. The story isn’t like before anymore, and Android P beta is not only confined to Google Pixels. All thanks to Project Treble! Thus, it makes it possible for the non-Google users to enjoy the beta version of Android P on their respective devices. OnePlus users too belong to the same group!
The popularity of OnePlus One, OnePlus 3/3T, and OnePlus 5/5T made it to the outgoing Android Oreo’s beta program. If you have got a OnePlus 6 in your hand and you want to install Android P beta on your device, here’s how you would do it.
Download Android P DP2 for OnePlus 6
Filename: OnePlus6Oxygen_21_OTA_180615_DP2.zip | 1.48 GB |
How to install Android P beta on OnePlus 6
Note: Make sure that you have taken a back up of everything you need since it will delete everything from your device.
- At first, download the Android P DP2 update file.
- In case you have downloaded it using a PC or a laptop, transfer it to your OnePlus 6 storage (not inside any folder or subfolder).
- Now, transfer it to the root directory (not inside any folder or subfolder) of the internal storage of your OnePlus 6. You may also choose to use a file manager and move the file using it (the copy will be a little slower).
- Install the Android P update.
- Open the Settings app on your OnePlus 6.
- Then, tap on System updates > top right corner icon > Local upgrade > tap on the update file > > Install now.
- Your device will commence installing the Android P update now. Wait till it finishes. Once you get it done, DO NOT restart the phone, rather shift on to the next step.
- Perform a factory reset on your OnePlus 6.
- Next, boot your OnePlus 6 into recovery mode.
- Now, power off the device.
- Then, press and hold Volume down and Power buttons together for about 8-10 seconds. Your OnePlus 6 will boot into recovery mode.
- Make use of the volume buttons to scroll to the Recovery mode option and then select it by pressing the Power button.
- Now, move the highlight to Wipe data/factory reset option. Use the volume buttons and then click the power button to select it.
- Select Yes on the screen to confirm the factory reset.
- As you complete it, restart the device by selecting the Reboot system option.
In case you have got any doubt, or you encounter any trouble in the installation, drop a comment below, and we shall get back to you at the earliest!