OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.8 Update Fixes Critical Bootloader Vulnerability

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Through a post on its official forums, OnePlus has announced that it has started rolling out a new update to the global model of the OnePlus 6. The incoming software (OxygenOS 5.1.8) is a relatively minor update, and doesn’t bring any new features. According to the official changelog, the latest update optimizes the call quality, fixes system stability issues, improves network connectivity, and fixes a number of bugs.

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For users in India, though, the incoming update also brings a few other changes that were rolled out globally as part of last week’s OxygenOS 5.1.7 update, which wasn’t released in India after many users in the country reported stability issues with the previous update (OxygenOS 5.1.6).

That being the case, OxygenOS 5.1.8 also brings a number of other changes for users in India, including the fix for a critical bootloader vulnerability that could allow the device to boot into any arbitrarily modified image bypassing all bootloader protection measures. OnePlus 6 users in India should also receive a fix for the schedule setting issue with the Do Not Disturb (DND) alongside some general bug fixes and improvements.

As is the case with all OTA updates, OxygenOS 5.1.8 will initially reach a small batch of users, with a wider rollout in a few days. While all users will receive a notification once the update is available for them, they can also manually check for its availability by going to Settings > System updates.

So do you use a OnePlus 6, and if so, is the latest update available for you? Do let us know by leaving a comment down below.

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