OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability

Donna Miller
June 18, 2018

The vulnerability allowed an attacker, just with physical access to your device and a computer at hand, to boot any kernel image that they want without even needing to have USB debugging left on.

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

The resolution comes in the form of a software update that started making the rounds on June 15, bundling a patch for the bootloader problem, as well as a number of bug fixes, the most notable of which addresses an issue that prevents Do Not Disturb Mode (DND) from engaging when operating on a schedule.

Last week, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for the OnePlus 6 that brought Portrait Mode for the front camera while also adding battery percentage in Status Bar and VoLTE support for Idea Cellular.

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But fret not! The new OxygenOS 5.1.7 plugs this security loophole.

To access the complete OxygenOS 5.1.7 announcement, head here. It is also coming with all the features of the v5.1.7.

This update should be rolling out now to all OnePlus 6 users except in India, where some localized problems have OnePlus holding the update back. The company further said the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update won't be officially available in India.

Since the OTA roll-out process is being carried out in stages, it will take a few weeks to reach all regions. "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.

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