OnePlus released OxygenOS Open Beta 21/13 for OnePlus 6/6T, brings system improvements [ Download/Install]

Here in this article, we will provide the download link for OxygenOS Open Beta 21/13 for OnePlus 6/6T devices.  OnePlus has recently started rolling out the latest OxygenOS open beta update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T devices. OnePlus 6/6T was the 2018’s flagship models and still getting software updates quite consistently. The update brings system improvements and bug fixes as well. You can manually install the OTA file if you’re on Open Beta.

The update started to roll out as an Over the Air or OTA update and many users have already received it. If you are a OnePlus 6/6T user and didn’t receive the update, you will probably receive it in the coming days. You also have an option to download and flash the update manually. The steps to follow to do a manual flash of the update on to your OnePlus 6/6T will be explained in this article.

This is really a great thing to see that OnePlus is regularly updating its devices to new firmware which provides better performance and security. Check out the full changelog for OxygenOS Open Beta 21/13 for OnePlus 6/6T devices.

OxygenOS Open Beta 21/13 for OnePlus 6/6T

Changelog for OxygenOS Open Beta 21/13 for OnePlus 6/OnePlus 6T

  • System
    • General bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Screen Recorder
    • Added FPS option giving you more control over recording effects
  • Weather
    • Improved scrolling experience for switching between pages
    • Weather cards for multiple cities can now be rearranged or deleted by tapping or holding on them
    • The optimized user experience by allowing you to use this app while app permission to access GPS location is disabled
  • Phone
    • Better animation for switching between pages
    • Improved experience with searching for contacts
    • Optimized Quick Responses for declined calls and supported editing Quick Responses

The update is in incremental mode. So, it may take some time to roll out completely.

OxygenOS Open Beta Download Links:

Download the incremental OTA file if you’re running previous open beta version and go Settings -> System -> System Update -> Local upgrade. Otherwise, you can flash the Full OTA as well.


ADB and fastboot method

This will require you to connect your device to a computer and do it. USB debugging should be enabled on your OnePlus 6T. Now follow the linked guide to Install the update with adb sideload.

How To Install OTA Firmware Updates Using ADB sideload (apply update from ADB)

Direct method

This method allows you to install the downloaded update directly from your OnePlus 6/6T. The steps to do this are:

  • Save the downloaded update file into the internal memory of your OnePlus 6/6T
  • Open settings
  • Tap on system updates
  • Tap on the settings icon
  • Select local upgrade
  • Select the saved OTA update file
  • When prompted select upgrade now option

Hope you are clear with the installation guide. If you have any queries please leave a comment below.

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