OnePlus 5 and 5T phones launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and received OTA updates all the way up to Android 9 Pie with the latest Oxygen OS 9.0 stock firmware. The manufacturer also promised Android Q update for the two devices. The latest flagships OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 6 and 6T are already running the latest Android Q beta update based on Google’s developer preview 4. Here is the latest OxygenOS 9.0.8 OTA update for OnePlus 5 and 5T rolling out with August 2019 security patch level. It also patched the critical QualPwn vulnerability. So download and install Oxygen OS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 5 and 5T.
Tencent reported about a new QualPwn vulnerability that affects all the phones running Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845 processors. As the OnePlus 5 and 5T feature the same Qualcomm chipsets, the devices could be vulnerable to the QualPwn exploit. According to Tencent’s blog post, QualPwn vulnerability can exploit Qualcomm WLAN and Modem Over The Air. Here is what the blog quotes:
One of the vulnerabilities allows attackers to compromise the WLAN and Modem over-the-air. The other allows attackers to compromise the Android Kernel from the WLAN chip. The full exploit chain allows attackers to compromise the Android Kernel over-the-air in some circumstance.
Which devices are affected by QualPwn vulnerability? The test was performed on Google Pixel 2 and 3 devices running Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 845 chipsets. So most of the Android phones with similar chips are vulnerable at this point. Here is the CVE ID of the vulnerability:
- The first issue (Compromise WLAN Issue) – CVE-2019-10539
- The second issue (WLAN into Modem issue) – CVE-2019-10540
- The third issue (Modem into Linux Kernel issue) – CVE-2019-10538
What is the fix for QualPwn vulnerability? August 2019 security patch level! The latest August update, recently released by Google, already has the patch for the given vulnerability. So Oxygen OS 9.0.8 is a critical update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. Its not yet confirmed whether the vulnerability affects the older Snapdragon SoC or not. OnePlus 3 and 3T also received similar Oxygen OS 9.0.5 OTA update.
The previous OTA updates already brought Android 9 Pie OTA update for the two phones with features like Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Slice, Actions, Advanced AutoFill, DNS Over TLS, Digital Wellbeing, and support for Google Camera 6.1 mod. Also all of the Oxygen OS 9.5 features like ZenMode, Fnatic Mode, Digital Wellbeing option in settings, etc. are already available in the latest Open Beta updates.
Here is the latest change log from OOS 9.0.8:
- Optimized and made the screenshot taking process smoother and faster
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
- Updated Android security patch to 2019.08
- Zen Mode
- Optimized visual effects
- Added the additional setting to select the duration of time
Download Oxygen OS 9.0.8 Stable OTA Update for OnePlus 5 and 5T
Here is the latest OxygenOS 9.0.8 OTA update available for download for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. This is the official stable version of Oxygen OS. So you will also receive and OTA (Over-The-Air) update. Simply go to settings > system updates > and check for OTA updates.
Alternatively, you can also download the full stock firmware zip from below (Full ROM zip) and update manually via local upgrade method. Or if you have a rooted OnePlus 5 and 5T device, the you can flash it via custom TWRP recovery as well. Installation instructions can be found in our previous post of Community Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T.
- OxygenOS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 5 | Incremental OTA OOS 9.0.7 to OOS 9.0.8 | AFH mirror
- Download OxygenOS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 5T | AFH Mirror
• MD5: cf77f0a4384b9269212e03925cb52cc2
Sources – OnePlus, Tencent
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