Last Updated on July 2, 2018 by Vinay Kharayat
Every one loves updates, but not everyone get it. Update mechanism varies from device to device, like if we take example of Xiaomi devices, if you need faster update than other users then you must apply for beta program, and you will start getting frequent updates. But today I am going to tell you how you can get update faster in your OnePlus devices, which are based on OxygenOS.
To get Oxygen updates must faster you can download and install a free application known as Oxygen Updater.
Some places where OnePlus doesn’t sell its product officially, people of that place get updates delayed by quite a bit. And in order to update their device users have to visit OnePlus download section and download the firmware. OTA rollouts take a while to reach everyone.
If you don’t want to wait for an update, you can use a VPN to connect to OnePlus’ usual test markets: Germany or Canada. This is exactly what the Oxygen Updater app does for you. Oxygen Updater is a pretty nifty tool that, despite what the name would tell you, is not made by OnePlus or anyone closely related to the company. It’s instead an unofficial tool which focuses on OnePlus devices like the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 3. The concept is pretty simple: you select your device and the app checks whether an update is available.
How to get OxygenOS updates on the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3
- Download Oxygen Updater from the Google Play Store
- Start the app. It’ll start on the setup screen, where the app will be configured for your device.
- Note that the app may check for root access and ask for root permissions. If applicable, then grant it, since it will simply default the update method to “full update” instead of partial update otherwise.
- Follow through the setup until you get to the main screen. If it says your device is up to date, then congrats!
- If it says an update is available, download it and the update will begin downloading in the background.
- After it’s finished, just tap on the notification. The app will follow through the normal update cycle: it’ll reboot, boot into recovery mode, install, then reboot again.
This app is personally tested by XDA user Arol Wright and according to him
I found it to be a pretty reliable tool during my own testing. I bumped my OnePlus 5T from Open Beta 8 straight to Open Beta 10 in a breeze. As we said before, it’s also compatible with all devices currently supported by OnePlus, so it’s definitely something worth checking out if you’re a OnePlus user. You can download and give Oxygen Updater a shot yourself for free from Google Play.