How to Update OnePlus 6 to Official Android 9 Pie [via Open Beta 1.0]

This is the official update OnePlus 6 owners have been waiting for; you can now download the OnePlus 6 Pie update and install it using our tutorial below. Google launched Android Pie Developer Preview 1 back in March 2018. But this time, the latest update is not only limited to their Pixel device. Thanks to Project Treble, it’s now it is possible for other non-Google devices to enjoy Android Pie.

We can see OnePlus is continuously running Oreo-based Open Beta program for OnePlus 3/3T and 5/5T. So this was expected, that they will run the Open Beta program for Pie too. Well, it is here, and if you are OnePlus 6 owner, you can download the first Open Beta based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Since this is not a public release, you need to download the complete firmware and install it manually. Open Beta update won’t come via OTA (Over-the-air) until and unless you are already in Open Beta. Read ahead; we have a complete guide about how to install Android 9.0 Pie official firmware on OnePlus 6.

Android 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 6

Open Beta 1 brings all the features of Android Pie, on the top of bringing all of Google’s own Android 9.0 improvement. Some of them are:

  • revamped notification system
  • improvements to performance
  • UI tweaks
  • gesture support
  • includes new customization features
  • improvements of its own

Gaming mode is also updated to version 3.0 and the Do not disturb mode is improved. You can try out all the new features by installing the ROM right away.

Related article: Install Dolby Atmos on OnePlus 6 [Detailed guide with Download link]

Official change-list

Check out the changelog of Official Android 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 6 Open Beta 1 build:

– Update system to Android 9.0 Pie

  • Brand new UI for Android P
  • New Android P gesture navigation
  • Other new features and system improvements

– Integrated OnePlus customization features

  • Supported accent color customization
  • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • New Gaming Mode 3.0Added text notification mode
  • Added notification for 3rd party calls

See also: How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 6 using Fastboot method [ADB included]

Download OxygenOS Open Beta 1 Firmware for OnePlus 6

This new Open Beta iteration comes with a major system update. Older Android 8.1 Oreo users can also install this package for an upgrade. As this is an initial release, there may be some bugs, and it may not be suitable as a daily driver. If you want a stable one, please wait for the public release. The download link is below for complete Android 9.0 Pie ZIP package:

How to install Android Pie on OnePlus 6

Most of the OnePlus users are not new to manually updating their device. But if you are entirely new to this, don’t worry. The installation method is different for those are using Android 8.1 Oreo right now, and those are running Android Pie Developer Preview.

Method #1: OnePlus 6 running Android 8.1 Oreo

  1. Download the OnePlus 6 Open Beta 1 ROM from the above-given link and transfer it to your device. Make sure to copy it to the root directory, not in any folder.
  2. Open the Setting of your device.
  3. Navigate to System updates, and click on the icon as shown in the screenshot below.
    OnePlus 6 update
  4. Then tap on local upgrade.
    OnePlus 6 update
  5. Tap on the ROM file that you had transferred in step 1.
  6. Now tap on Immediately upgrade > System upgrade to 100%.
  7. Once done, tap on Reboot System now!

Wait a while, and your phone may take up to 10 minutes to boot for the first time.

That’s it! Your OnePlus 6 has been updated to Android 9.0 Pie Open Beta 1 official firmware.

Method #2: OnePlus 6 running Android Pie Developer Preview (DP)

  1. Perform the same steps as in method #1 – from step 1 to step 6.
  2. Then long press on the power button and switch off the device.
  3. Press and hold Volume Down and Power Button together to enter into the recovery mode!
  4. Perform a factory reset by tapping on the “Wipe data/factory reset” option. Use power button to select.
  5. Once finished, tap on Reboot System now!

Wait a while, and your phone may take up to 10 minutes to boot for the first time.

That’s all. You are done!

Additionally, if you would like to root your device, you can try Magisk Systemless root solution from the link below:

How to install Magisk to root Android devices – Universal Systemless Interface

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What’s your views on this Open Beta Android Pie ROM? Please do share in the comment section below.

So you are done with this tutorial! You had successfully installed Android Pie on OnePlus 6 using our guide. If you faced any problem with performing this tutorial, please let us know by dropping a comment below. Our team will reply you back as soon as possible.

Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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