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Oxygen OS 9.0.5 is now rolling out for OnePlus 3 and 3T with August 2019 Security and QualPwn Vulnerability Patch

OnePlus 3 and 3T phones launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and received OTA updates all the way up to Android 9 Pie with the latest Oxygen OS 9.0 stock firmware. This does not end here. The manufacturer keeps on supporting the popular phones with the latest Android security patch updates. Here is the latest OxygenOS 9.0.5 OTA for OnePlus 3 and 3T rolling out with August 2019 security patch level. Wait! There’s more. The OTA may also have patched the possible QualPwn vulnerability. So download and install Oxygen OS 9.0.5 for OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Tencent Blade, not the developers of PUBG mobile, discovered a new vulnerability called QualPwn vulnerability that affects all the phones running Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845 processors. According to a blog post published by Tencent (in the source below), the QualPwn vulnerability can exploit Qualcomm WLAN and Modem Over The Air. Although the vulnerability has only been found on the latest Qualcomm chips like Snapdragon 835 and 845, it may also affect older chipsets like the Snapdragon 820 and 821 present in OnePlus 3 and 3T respectively.

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.

So what is the fix for QualPwn vulnerability? August 2019 security patch level! The latest August update released by Google already has the patch for the given vulnerability. So as you see, Oxygen OS 9.0.4 is a very important update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T devices. Its not yet confirmed whether the vulnerability affects the older Snapdragon SoC or not.Update OnePlus 3 and 3T to latest Oxygen OS 9.0.5. Better safe than sorry.

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. Later, Oxygen OS incremental OTA updates featured OnePlus camera upgrades, new navigation gestures, gaming mode 3.0, DND mode, and much more.

Here is the latest change log from OOS 9.0.5:

  • Updated Android security patch to 2019.6
  • General bug fixes and improvements

Download Oxygen OS 9.0.5 Stable OTA Update for OnePlus 3 and 3T

Updated: Full stock update and incremental OTA updates are now available for download for Oxygen OS 9.0.5. Go nuts!

Here is the latest OxygenOS 9.0.5 OTA update available for download for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. 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 3 and 3T 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.

Downloads for OnePlus 3:

Downloads for OnePlus 3T:

Important Note: If your device is still on the previous Android 8.1 Oreo and you are jumping straight to the latest Oxygen OS 9.0.5 based on Android 9 Pie, then make sure the Bootloader of your device is Locked. Otherwise installing this firmware will factory reset your phone; as this is a firmware upgrade. All your personal data and app data will be wiped clean! So backup before flashing!

Meanwhile, if the OTA updates are not yet available, then download the previous Oxygen OS 9.0.4 and check for OTA updates.

Previous downloads:

Sources – OnePlus, Tencent

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