OnePlus has officially ended the software support for the OnePlus 6 and 6T flagships that were launched in 2018. Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and received Android OS updates.
The company has announced that these flagships will not receive any further software support. This move came after the upgrade of some new models in July last year when it released its Updated Software Maintenance Schedule.
Both OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T will not receive the update to OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12.
OnePlus End Android Oreo Software Support for OnePlus 6 & 6T
In November 2021, the last security updates were provided to this OnePlus flagship that featured the Android Security patches. The November update looked like the final update for the devices, and now the company has confirmed it.
OnePlus 6 and 6T have enjoyed three major updates and the three years of software updates were with tens of Closed and open beta builds.
The company made the announcement to OnePlus forums and said it is discontinuing support for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.
“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.”
The connection of discontinuation of the software support is not the end of the two devices. There is a third-party developers community that will provide support for the devices.
OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T were launched with Android Oreo and Android Pie respectively. Now, there will be no update to this software on these devices.
Whoever is using the OnePlus 6 and 6T can continue using their smartphones with the outdated software. The experts can take back up of their data and install custom ROMS like LineageOS or Pixel experience that could provide unofficial software support.
These custom ROMs provide updated software but can cause issues with the apps like Netflix and Google Pay.