OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability

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But for all other users, since the update aims to fix a vulnerability, it is advised that you install it pronto.

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.
The latest version rolling out isn't so different from the rest, but the new flagship isn't the only OnePlus device on the receiving end of new software updates. The new OxygenOS 5.1.7 update is the first one so far that comes with strictly bug fixes and security enhancement.

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An independent security researcher had discovered a flaw earlier this week that allowed anyone with physical access to a OnePlus 6 and a tethered connection to a PC to exploit a flaw in the bootloader security and gain access to the phone.

The OTA update will be rolled out to all OnePlus 6 devices in a phased manner and will come with an updated bootloader for boosting the system security, which previously gave hackers access to the phone easily.

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Having said that, if you can't wait for the update notification to pop up on your OnePlus 6, you can check for it manually by heading over to the Settings System updates menu. It is also coming with all the features of the v5.1.7. "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", Manu J, OnePlus forum manager, said in a statement.

The update is rolling out incrementally, as is the custom for OnePlus, and should reach you within the next few days.

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