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OnePlus rolls out update to fix OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability

Published : Jun 17, 2018, 10:33 am IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2018, 10:33 am IST

Update arrives to fix bootloader vulnerability on the OnePlus 6, official update for India not yet released.

India will get the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update soon.
 India will get the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update soon.

A few days ago it was reported that a researcher, Jason Donenfeld of Edge Security LLC, had found a vulnerability on the device that allows one to boot any arbitrary modified image that bypasses the bootloader protection measures, for example, a locked bootloader. OnePlus had acknowledged this issue and have already released an update that comes with a fix for this issue.

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.7

In a blog post, OnePlus has stated that they were starting to push the incremental roll-out of OxygenOS 5.1.7 for the OnePlus 6. The changelog includes that it fixes an issue for Do Not Disturb (DND) mode, updated bootloader for system security enhancement along with General bug fixes and improvements.

OnePlus states, “We received some reports from users in India that they had experienced stability issues with Oxygen OS 5.1.6 update, we have paused the rollout of this OTA. The 5.1.7 update will not be released for India region, as we are still working on a fix based on the logs we have received from users who have reported these issues. We will be releasing 5.1.8 update next week which will include the fix & also contain all the features included in the 5.1.7 update.”

In India, the smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 34,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model. Whereas, Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. The OnePlus 6 boasts of a 'notched' 6.3-inch Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x 2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, accompanied by 8GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. The handset runs on a stock Android inspired OxygenOS 5.1 built on top of Android Oreo 8.1.


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