OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability

OnePlus has released a fix for the OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability

OnePlus pulls OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for OnePlus 6, begins rolling out 5.1.7 with bootloader fix

OnePlus is now pushing out another update to its flagship OnePlus 6.

Last week, we reported on a flaw that was found in the bootloader on the OnePlus 6. Yes, it's only the 2018 model that's receiving a stable update while the 2017 pair is receiving beta updates.

Following a slew of updates for the OnePlus 6 since its launch, OxygenOS 5.1.7 is the first to offer strictly bug fixes and security enhancements. The company has announced that because of a problem with the previous update (OxygenOS 5.1.6) in India, they will receive OxygenOS 5.1.8 next week, which contains everything from 5.1.6, 5.1.7, and a bugfix for what was causing the instability issues. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and stated that it was working on a fix, which is now rolling out through this OTA update. The attacker only needs the physical access of your device in order to bypass the bootloader protection measures.

Just to recap, the OnePlus 6 runs OxygenOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 84 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The update is rolling out incrementally, as is the custom for OnePlus, and should reach you within the next few days. Until then, device owners can check for updates manually by going to Settings About Phone System Updates Check for the new firmware.

OnePlus also confirmed the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update roll out was paused by the company after reports of stability issues especially from users in India.

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