It’s been about a month since Android 9.0 Pie was first released for the Google Pixel devices. In the Android world, that isn’t very long when it comes to Android updates. So the fact that the OnePlus 6 has become only the second non-Google device to receive an official Android Pie update is exciting, especially for OnePlus 6 owners. The company had been testing out Android Pie on the device for quite some time. Oxygen OS Open Beta was soon rolled out after the official Android Pie release. And now you can install the official Android Pie based Oxygen OS 9.0 on OnePlus 6.
If you take note of the OS update version numbers, you might be surprised to see Oxygen OS 9.0 come out directly after Oxygen OS 5.1.3. OnePlus has changed its naming convention so as to match the Oxygen OS number to the Android version number in order to keep things simple. Huawei did something similar a year ago jumping from EMUI 5 to EMUI 8. Other than that, the official Oxygen OS 9.0 is not very different from the Oxygen OS Open Beta 3. The only remaining bugs which were the SafeNet failure and Play Store device certification have all been fixed.
Lucky users may have already received an OTA update but it’s possible some of you haven’t yet. The OTA rollouts happen in phases so as to not overload the servers. But you can still manually download and install the updates using the links provided below. We’ve also cooked up a guide on how to install the downloaded firmware file in case you’re new to this.
- Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
- Brand new UI for Android Pie
- New adaptive battery support
- New Android Pie gesture navigation
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.9
- Other new features and system improvements
- Do Not Disturb mode
- New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings
- New Gaming mode 3.0
- Added text notification mode
- Added notification for 3rd party calls
- Accent color
- Supported accent color customization
- Before you install the update, make sure to take a full backup of your device. While nothing should go wrong, you can never be sure. It is therefore always a good idea to backup your data before proceeding with any software installation or upgrades.
- Make sure your OnePlus 6 has at least 50% battery left before you start the update procedure.
Download OxygenOS 9.0 for OnePlus 6
Related tutorial: How to Restore OnePlus 6 to Stock Oxygen OS ROM
Install Official Oxygen OS 9.0 (Android Pie) on OnePlus 6 via Local upgrade
This method is applicable for devices running the previous stable OOS 5.x.x.
- Download the correct Oxygen OS 9.0 firmware file for your device from the Download section above. Transfer the file to your device’s internal storage, but don’t keep it inside any folders.
- On your OnePlus, go to Settings > System updates and tap on the cogwheel icon on the top-right.
- Select Local upgrade and the firmware package you placed in the root of your device’s internal storage will be detected automatically.
- Tap on the installation package then select immediately upgrade and the update process will start.
Once the update is downloaded the device will reboot and install the update and then reboot into Oxygen OS 9.0 on its own.
Install Android Pie Based Oxygen OS 9.0 on OnePlus 6 via TWRP
If you’re rocking a custom ROM with a custom TWRP recovery on your OnePlus, the process is still pretty simple for you.
- Download the firmware file from above and transfer it to your phone.
- Then reboot your OnePlus 6 into TWRP recovery.
- Power off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Down + Power button simultaneously.
- Release the keys as soon as the OnePlus logo appears.
- Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select Dalvik/ART cache, system, data, and cache.
- Swipe at the bottom to wipe the selected partitions clean.
- Navigate back to the main TWRP menu and select Install.
- Select the downloaded firmware zip and swipe at the bottom to install it.
- Once the process is complete, you will see a Reboot system button at the bottom, tap on it to reboot.
Your device will now boot into Oxygen OS 9.0 powered by Android 9.0 Pie.