After announcing the HydrogenOS based Android P couple of weeks back. The OnePlus 6, the current flagship smartphone from Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus, is now eligible for the OxygenOS Open Beta program.
OxygenOS Open Beta 1 is now available for OnePlus 6 users, and all users can now update their smartphones to run on the latest version, regardless of whether the phone is currently on the Developer Preview of Android P or the stable OxygenOS software based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 1 is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
The announcement comes through a post on the OnePlus forums, which also contains links to download the ROM package.
How to Install Android 9 Pie Open Beta 1 on OnePlus 6
OnePlus is known for issuing detailed guides on how to install Open Beta builds on its smartphones and the legacy continues. OnePlus has a detailed guide to installing the Open Beta 1 on your OnePlus 6.
For the users who are coming from Android Oreo to Android P Beta, they’ve to download the ROM upgrade package by heading over here. After that, users should head over to Settings> system updates > top right corner icon > local upgrade > click on the installation package > immediately upgrade > system upgrade to 100%. After successful installation, the device will automatically reboot to Android 9 Pie.
For the users already on Android P Developer Preview 1, they have to download the ROM from the URL mentioned above and follow the same procedure of installing the Open Beta version. After successful installation, they should now manually boot into Recovery mode to wipe the device. To boot into the recovery mode, turn off the device and perform- power button + volume down. Then wipe the device by following- Select Wipe data/factory reset, click power, select yes, confirm. For these users, the device will be completely wiped, and the data will be lost.
We would like to highlight that, moving on to the Open Beta program will put your phone on this software path, and it will no longer receive stable OxygenOS updates. Additionally, the change in software could clear all of the contents of the phone, in certain cases.