OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability


This presented a security risk, as anyone with physical access to a OnePlus 6 smartphone could bypass bootloader protections and potentially gain root access to the device. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and stated that it was working on a fix, which is now rolling out through this OTA update.

Following a slew of updates for the OnePlus 6 since its launch, OxygenOS 5.1.7 is the first to offer strictly bug fixes and security enhancements. This one adds additional bug fixes and patches that nasty bootloader vulnerability discovered a few days ago. That update should begin going out next week and will include all of the fixes included with OxygenOS 5.1.7.

Just to recap, the OnePlus 6 runs OxygenOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, it also comes with a fix for the schedule setting glitch for Do Not Disturb (DND) mode among other bug fixes, and an overall improvement to the OnePlus 6.

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OnePlus says it received reports of stability issues in India on v5.1.6. The company further said the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update won't be officially available in India.

The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. In line with that promise, the company has released a new update containing the fix. As is fairly obvious, the visible changes will be small, since the update does not bring any new features or UI changes to the device at all.