Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

OnePlus 6 update to fix bootloader flaw is rolling out

OnePlus 6 update to fix bootloader flaw is rolling out

With such a low-level update as this as well, installing a new bootloader, it might be in your best interest to wait and see if any problems arise for other people first. However, as is customary, the update brought with it some unpleasant companions. We are in contact with the security researcher, and a software update will be rolling out shortly. This means that if someone had physical access to your OnePlus 6 and a connection to a PC, they could take control of your OnePlus 6. It is a fairly critical bug that needed to be addressed and OnePlus was swift to act on it. There isn't a whole lot more to the update and the changelog is pretty short.

The update will be rolled out across all locations, with the notable exception of India. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and stated that it was working on a fix, which is now rolling out through this OTA update.

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While it's appeasing that the serious Bootloader vulnerability and Scheduled DND related issues have been taken care of in OxygenOS 5.1.7, OnePlus 6 users in India are now out of luck as they will have to wait for OxygenOS 5.1.8, which is set to roll out next week.

OnePlus says it received reports of stability issues in India on v5.1.6. 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. However, that update has run into some issues, and the company is now rolling out an updated version. The likelihood of OnePlus pulling the plug on the update is low, but you never know where there's a bootloader involved.

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