OnePlus 6 devices in the UK starting to get Android 9 Pie

  • If you live in the United Kingdom and own a OnePlus 6, Android 9 Pie is rolling your way.
  • Although the OxygenOS version number is 9.0.01, it appears to be the same changelog as regular 9.0.
  • If you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for the OTA, you can download it directly from OnePlus.

Certain areas of the world already have a OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update, including the United States. However, we just received word from OnePlus that the Android 9 Pie update is rolling out now to OnePlus 6 devices in the United Kingdom.

The OxygenOS version number of the update is 9.0.01, slightly different than the 9.0 version which launched a few weeks ago. However, the changelogs appear identical so it’s likely there aren’t too many substantial differences between 9.0 and 9.0.01.

The update weighs about 1.5GB.

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If you would like to check for the update, unlock your OnePlus 6 and go to Settings > System Updates. Once there, tap the “Check for Updates” button and you should see the update begin to download.

If that doesn’t work for you, you have two options: wait for the rollout to hit you, or manually download and install the update.

Manually downloading and installing the update is fairly simple. First, head to this link ^(https://www.oneplus.com/uk/support/softwareupgrade/details?code=8) using your OnePlus 6 and download the software. Go back to System Updates (Settings > System Updates) and tap the gear icon in the top right corner. Choose “Local Upgrade,” find the .ZIP file you downloaded, and then select “Install.”

This is a standard upgrade so your data should be safe. However, it’s always a good idea to perform a backup before making any substantial changes to your phone, just in case.

Do you have the Android 9 Pie update for your OnePlus 6 in the U.K.? Tell us how much you like (or hate) it in the comments.

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