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The OnePlus 6 and 6T receive display notch hiding feature and other fixes in latest stable and beta builds

The OnePlus 6 and 6T have received a flurry of updates recently. (Image source: OnePlus)
The OnePlus 6 and 6T have received a flurry of updates recently. (Image source: OnePlus)
OnePlus took its time on finalising the Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T, having pulled the initial Oxygen OS 10 build for both handsets because of various bugs. However, the company has now raced ahead with issuing a fresh stable build for the two devices just a day after announcing a new Open Beta. Both builds bring the OnePlus 6 and 6T up to the November security patch and add a notch hiding feature, among other changes. While OnePlus stresses that the rollout of the stable build, Oxygen OS 10.3.0, will be gradual, Open Beta 3 is available to download now.
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The OnePlus 6 and 6T only started receiving Oxygen OS 10.0.1 at the start of this month, but OnePlus already has another stable build finalised for both devices. Confusingly called Oxygen OS 10.3.0 rather than 10.0.2 or 10.0.3, the new build brings a slew of fixes, with its changelog also rather erroneously claiming that it includes the upgrade to Android 10. The download only weighs in a 299 MB, making it simply too small to contain a full OS upgrade. The changelog, which includes a new notch hiding feature and the November security patch, is as follows:

System

  • Updated system to Android 10
  • Brand new UI for Android 10
  • Fixed the automatic reboot issue Added the notch area display option in the Settings (Settings - Display - Notch display - Hide the notch area)
  • Fixed the issue with lock screen appearing even after unlocking the device with the password
  • Fixed the issue with Navigation bar after upgrade Fixed the Digital wellbeing option missing in the settings
  • Updated Android security patch to 2019.11

Fingerprint

  • Fingerprint unlock functionality improvement
  • Enhanced the fingerprint animation

Camera

  • Camera performance improvement

Wifi Connectivity

  • Fixed the issue of Wifi connection to 5Ghz networks

Oxygen OS 10.3.0 arrives just a few after OnePlus issued Open Beta 3 to both devices. Open Beta 3 and Oxygen OS 10.3.0 appear to contain broadly the same changes, which may come as no surprise. Please note that your OnePlus 6 or 6T must be running Open Beta 2 before it can be upgraded to Open Beta 3. Attempting to upgrade to Open Beta 3 from any other build will fail, according to OnePlus' Global Product Operations Manager.

Incidentally, while Open Beta 3 should be available to download now, OnePlus is staging the rollout of OxygenOS 10.3.0. The latter will only be an over the air (OTA) update for the time being too, so you cannot download the full build from OnePlus support, for example. Moreover, OnePlus stresses that OxygenOS 10.3.0 is being "randomly pushed out to a limited number of devices" per day rather than by region. Hence, using a VPN will not net you the build any sooner. We have included the Open Beta 3 changelog below too if you would rather not wait for OxygenOS 10.3.0

Open Beta 3 changelog:

System

  • Added the notch area display options under Settings > Display > Notch display > Hide the notch area
  • Updated the GMS Package Updated Android security patch to 2019.11
  • Improved system stability and general bug fixes

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(Image source: XDA Developers)
(Image source: XDA Developers)

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OnePlus Forums (1) (2) via GSMArena & XDA Developers (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12-19 (Update: 2019-12-20)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.