After announcing that it will have Open Beta of OxygenOS for its current flagship smartphone – OnePlus 6, OnePlus has now released OxygenOS Open Beta 2. This update which is based on Android 9.0 Pie is likely to bring improvements to Wi-Fi stability, background power consumption and optimisation for the images captured from the front camera.
The users would be receiving the update notification from OnePlus, but in case you have not received and would like to try the latest beta build of OxygenOS, you will have to download the full OTA upgrade file from the official website and install it by choosing the .zip file under the ‘Local Upgrade' option in the device's ‘System Update' setting. This method does not required a smartphone to be rooted.
How to download OxygenOS Open Beta 2
- The user should go to downloads.oneplus.net and navigate to the ROM downloads section.
- Choose the latest Open Beta ROM. For the OnePlus 6, it'll be the OxygenOS Open Beta 2.
- Clicking on the ROM will open a new page with flashing instructions as well as the changelog of the build.
- Navigate to the bottom of the page and hit the Download button to download the build to your phone.
How to install OxygenOS Open Beta 2 in OnePlus 6
Once you have downloaded the file, you'll have to connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable and copy the file over to the phone's internal storage. Follow below instructions:
- Connect your OnePlus to your PC with a USB cable
- You'll see a prompt on your smartphone that says, “USB charging this device.” Tap it to display the list of options and select Transfer files.
- Locate the downloaded .zip file on your computer, open the context menu with a right-click, and hit Copy.
- From Windows Explorer, select the drive for your phone and double-click Internal shared storage.
- You'll have to paste the downloaded .zip file here. Open up the context menu again, select Paste, and wait for the transfer to finish.
- After the file is transferred, disconnect the cable and turn off the phone.
- You'll need to boot into recovery mode to install the ROM. Turn on your phone again by long-pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.
- After doing so for about six seconds, the phone will boot into recovery mode. Choose English as the language by scrolling down using the volume buttons. Use the power button to make the selection.
- Select Install from internal storage.
- Select the downloaded .zip file (it'll be the first in the list).
- At the install package screen, hit Yes.