OnePlus Drops OxygenOS Open Beta Support For OnePlus 6 / 6T

The OnePlus 6 series debuted in the year 2018 with now ubiquitous glass design ditching the metal exterior from the previous generations. The OnePlus 6T was also one of the first mainstream smartphones to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Like any other OnePlus smartphones, this duo has been receiving OxygenOS Open Beta updates. Sadly, good times don’t last forever as the company has officially dropped support for these smartphones.

The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T will continue to get stable maintenance and platform updates from time to time. But it will no longer receive OxygenOS Open Beta builds in order to accommodate newly launched OnePlus 8 series in the program.

The last update build for these phones was OxygenOS Open Beta 6, which was released earlier this month and had the following changes.

Now unlock the LockBox without any problem in File Manager
No more -crashes in the Launcher with apps in full screen display
Got rid of blank screens while clearing the background apps
Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.03

Now, as these devices are kicked out of the program, OnePlus has provided a rollback OxygenOS 10.3.2 stable build for them. OnePlus 6 / 6T users can download it from the link provided below and install it as usual. However, do note that this will format your storage and hence make sure to backup your data before proceeding.

Download OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 10.3.2 Stable Rollback ROM

OnePlus, like many other Chinese smartphones brands, has added DC Dimming as an optional display feature. If you are unfamiliar with DC Dimming, it is an alternative to Pulse Width Modulation -(PWM) that involves dimming of the screen by adjusting the DC current. It is useful for reducing screen flickering at low-brightnesses, but it comes at the cost of quality. Many of you may not notice this screen-flickering in your day-to-day use, but some people are more sensitive to it and may also experience significant eye strain at low -brightnesses. DC Dimming debuted-on the OnePlus 7 Pro & was later added to the OnePlus 7 in an update. The feature is well accessible in OnePlus- Laboratory in Settings Utilities-.

With the Android Q-DP3 release, we spotted an updated screen-recorder APK that adds new resolution, fps, and bitrate options. It as well hides the floating widget during screen-recordings. Version 2.2.0 can be as well downloaded manually, but it also appears to have been added in the Open Beta update anyway-.

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