OnePlus 6 and 6T phones are receiving a major software upgrade right now with some amazing features, app updates, bug fixes, security enhancements, and system optimizations. The latest Oxygen OS 9.0.16 for OnePlus 6T and Oxygen OS 9.0.8 OTA update for the OnePlus 6 is now available for download across the globe. The first thing you will notice after this update is the latest Android 2019 security level that also patches the critical QualPwn vulnerability. That’s not it keep reading.
The most anticipated DC dimming feature has finally been added to the OnePlus 6 and 6T with the latest Oxygen OS 9.0.8/9.0.16 OTA updates respectively. DC dimming is available via OnePlus Laboratory. So what is DC dimming? DC dimming is the latest way to control brightness of the LED screens on smartphones. Until now the phones used to features the older PWM method. PWM (pulse width modulation) is a way to control screen brightness by flashing the screen on and off at different speeds to achieve the desired brightness. DC dimming, on the other hand, would instead change the power delivered to the screen in an always on fashion to achieve the desired brightness.
Most of the features from Oxygen OS 9.5 are also added. This new update for the OnePlus 6 includes all the new apps from Oxygen OS 9.5 including the latest OnePlus Launcher, Fnatic mode, and Zen Mode. System improvements include optimized pocket mode, bug fix for apps failing to respond, added Quick reply in landscape mode, and bug fix for unlocking apps successfully using fingerprint while the screen recorder is turned on.
What’s new with Oxygen OS 9.0.16 for OnePlus 6T and Oxygen OS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 6?
For one, this is a huge update for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T devices. It not only features the latest August 2019 security patch level, but also patched the QualPwn vulnerability.
Most importantly, OnePlus 6 and 6T are getting most of the Oxygen OS 9.5 features present in the OnePlus 7 Pro. It includes the latest OnePlus Launcher, new Gaming Mode called Fnatic mode, and Zen Mode. Another great update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T is the support for DC dimming.
There are other general bug fixes and system optimization that are listed on the full changelog below:
- Optimized pocket mode
- Fixed an issue with apps failing to respond
- Fixed an issue to unlock apps successfully using fingerprint when the screen recorder is turned on
- Added Quick reply in landscape mode (Settings – Utilities – Quick reply in landscape)
- Android security patch updated to 2019.08
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
- Added password settings for Hidden Space
- Gaming Mode
- Introduced brand new Fnatic mode for an immersive gaming experience, More surprises on the way
- Zen mode
- Added additional Zen mode features
- OnePlus Laboratory
- Added the DC dimming feature
- Support VoLTE/VoWiFi for Bouygues
As you can see, this is a very important update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. These features are already present in the latest Open Beta. So download the incremental OTA update by going to settings > system updates > check for OTA update. Or download the full stock firmware zips from below and flash via local upgrade method.
Download Oxygen OS 9.0.16 for OnePlus 6T OTA update
Here we have listed the latest Oxygen OS 9.0.16 OTA update for OnePlus 6T and the full stock firmware zips. The firmware zip listed below can be easily installed using local upgrade method or directly flashing it using TWRP recovery.
- Oxygen OS 9.0.16 for OnePlus 6T full firmware | Official Download (1.68 GB)
- Incremental OTA from OOS 9.0.15 to OOS 9.0.16 | Official download (334 MB)
Read: How to Update OnePlus 6/6T using Local Upgrade method. You can also see the installation method here at our post Oxygen OS 9.0.
For TWRP flashing,first check if it has a compatibility zip. If it does remove it, create the zip and then flash it using TWRP recovery. If you need TWRP recovery, get it from the Oxygen OS 5.1.7 post.
Download Oxygen OS 9.0.8 for OnePlus 6 OTA update
Here we have listed the latest Oxygen OS 9.0.8 OTA update for OnePlus 6 and the full stock firmware zips. The firmware zip listed below can be easily installed using local upgrade method or directly flashing it using TWRP recovery.
You can now install the following later: