OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 closes a bootloader vulnerability and fixes some bugs

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 16 Jun 2018
OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 closes a bootloader vulnerability and fixes some bugs

The update also fixes schedule setting issue for the Do Not Disturb(DND) mode on the OnePlus 6.


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OnePlus recently started rolling out the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update and information circulating the internet suggests that the company has halted the update due to some bugs. It looks like there is a new build that will hit users - OxygenOS 5.1.7. The update brings with it bug fixes and patches a nasty bootloader vulnerability discovered a few days ago.

Jason Donenfeld, president of Edge Security LLC discovered the vulnerability on the smartphone that allows users to boot any arbitrary modified image that bypasses bootloader protection measures. Exploiting the vulnerability however, requires physical access to the device. This OTA update fixes the vulnerability. 

On its website, OnePlus says, “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. We appreciate your active feedback and attempts to reach out to us. With your help, we have been able to better optimize and improve several key areas.”

To recap, the OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and runs OxygenOS, which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. It features a 6.28-inch FHD+ Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, which has a notch on top. The rear panel of the smartphone is clad in glass where a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup is placed. There is a 16MP + 20MP sensor on the main camera, while on the front sits a 16MP sensor. The smartphone comes in a 6GB/64GB model and an 8GB RAM version with 128GB and 256GB internal storage options. You can read our review of the smartphone here. 

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