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No more updates: OnePlus discontinues service for older devices

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Everything comes to an end. Software updates for smartphones are no exception. Admittedly, that sounded more dramatic than it should have, but for all those who own a OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T, there will be no more updates from OnePlus in the future. The official software support has been discontinued, and thus the security update from last November is the latest version for the former flagship.


TL;DR

  • There will be no more software support for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T.
  • The last update has been available since November 21, 2021.
  • The OnePlus 6 received security updates for more than three years.

With the release of the OnePlus 6 in 2018, OnePlus made a promise to fans: "The smartphone will receive security updates for three years." Now that the phone is almost four years old, it can be confidently said that OnePlus has kept its promise. In an official forum post, the manufacturer announced that there would be no more software updates for the aging smartphone.

After 3 major updates and more than 3 years of updates, around 60 Closed Beta builds and over 30 Open Beta builds it's now time to close a chapter and announce the end of OnePlus 6 and 6T official software support. - Abdul B. , OnePlus Forum

This statement makes Oxygen 11.1.2.2 the last update for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The update has been available since November 2021. If you haven't downloaded it yet, it's best to check out Settings > System > System Updates. There you can download the final update manually.

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The end for the security updates of the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T has come / © NextPit

OnePlus follows a strict update schedule

However, if you own a more recent OnePlus smartphone, you do not have to worry for now. In July 2021, the Chinese manufacturer published a maintenance plan for the coming years. It lists all smartphones starting with the OnePlus 8 that are in OnePlus' three-year update plan and receive corresponding updates.

The OnePlus 7 was not listed, either. Accordingly, it is only a matter of time until the flagship from 2019 does not receive any more security updates. With the release of the OnePlus 10, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T should also be on the hit list. However, you should not expect the service to be discontinued before 2023.

Are you still using a OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T? Would now be the right time for you to switch to a newer model? Let us know in the comments!

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I started my studies to become a technology journalist in 2019. Besides writing a few articles for our student newspaper and for the university magazine "technikjournal", I also wrote IT articles for a blog and then joined tvfindr. There I learned to love writing reviews. I am a passionate gamer myself and am interested in everything that has even slightly to do with technology.

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    Tim Duncan Jan 26, 2022 Link to comment

    I'll never buy another one plus ever again. If that's how they are going to play this. I have 2 6T AND THEIR GREAT PHONES. BUT HELL I AINT GONNA BUY SOMETHING THAT ONLY LAST FOR A FEW YEARS. THEY AS CT LIKE IT A FREAKING COMPUTER ITS A FUCKING PHONE!!


  • Simone Costi 21
    Simone Costi Jan 25, 2022 Link to comment

    No, I 've never had a Oneplus smartphone. I have a Galaxy s21 Ultra now, and I must admit: it 's pretty sad that Warp charge isn 't a USB PD supported (and manually selectable in the settings) standard.

    Rubens Eishima


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      Jan 26, 2022 Link to comment

      There are some rumors about faster charging on the S22 line, but Samsung is usually pretty conservative when it comes to charging standards...

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