Currently, the HydrogenOS 9.0.11 and the Open Beta 3 based on Android Pie is available for OnePlus 6T users in China. The 9.0.11 stable update brings the December 2018 security patch along with improvements for face unlock, nightscape and Wi-Fi stability. However, the beta channel based HydrogenOS 9.0.3 is a step ahead with new features and fresh security patch of January 2019. Speaking of new features, users can now give out quick replay to messages in landscape mode. Along with this, the weather widget is getting new integration of measuring weather attributes.
Hydrogen OS is the Chinese variant of the software the OnePlus devices in China use. This features a catchy animation and UI designs. The OxygenOS, on the other hand, is the global version of software used in the regions outside of China. The Hydrogen OS doesn’t pack Google Play Services and the other Google Apps package. Google is not supported in China. So, this Hydrogen OS Android Pie Public Beta strictly limited to the Chinese variants only.
Usually, the HydrogenOS and the Open beta should roll into your devices on its own You have to wait for a little as OTAs are subject to batched release. Otherwise, if you don’t like waiting, then go to device Settings > System >System Updates > tap on Check for Updates. Depending upon your status, if you’re in the stable version, then you will see the HydrogenOS 9.0.11. Similarly, if you’re registered to the bet channel, then you will receive the HydrogenOS Open Beta 3.
Also, if you want, you can download and install the OTA zip file manually. We have put up the respective OTA zip of HydrogenOS 9.0.11 and Open beta 3. Follow the installtion guide to flash it.
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Changelog: HydrogenOS 9.0.11/and Open Beta 3
Here is the complete changelog of both the latest HydrogenOS beta 3 and 9.0.11 software update.
Security patch of December 2018
Improved Wi-Fi stability for better connectivity
Face unlock improvements
General bug fixes and improvements
- Improvement in the nightscape feature of the camera
HydrogenOS Open Beta 3
- Security patch of January 2019
- Message supports reply in landscape mode
- Adds more search options to improve the accuracy of search results
- Weather descriptions are more accurate
- Adds more unit options for precipitation, visibility, pressure and other data
- Added more detailed descriptions to use weather icons
Download HydrogenOS 9.0.11 and Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 6T
Here is the download link for ROM zip files for both the OxygenOS stable and open beta software.
Install Android Pie Based HydrogenOS 9.0.11 and Open beta 3 on OnePlus 6T
You can make use of two methods to flash the latest Hydrogen OS 9.0.11 and Open beta 3. The first method is the local upgrade method where you have to move the ROM file to your device storage. Then enter your phone into recovery mode and flash the ROM. The second way is to ADB Sideload the ROM.
Before performing the ROM installation, you have to follow certain guidelines.
- These HydrogenOS based ROM files are exclusively for OnePlus 6T Chinese variants. Don’t use it on other OnePlus devices.
- Make sure that you have the latest USB drivers installed.
- Completely charge the battery of your device to avoid interruption during the update process.
- Download the ADB Fastboot tools. (Required for ADB sideloading)
- Take a full backup of your phone and then proceed to perform the updates.
Install HydrogenOS 9.0.11/Open beta 3 for OnePlus 6T [Local Upgrade]
Step-1 Download the OTA zip file and move it to the internal storage on your OnePlus 6.
Step-2 Now go to Settings App > System Updates > click on Settings icon > Local Upgrade
Step-3 Select the firmware file.
Step-4 Now you will see a screen that will prompt you to upgrade your phone, Click Upgrade Now.
Step-5 Your device will reboot and flash the OTA file via Stock Recovery.
Step-6 After it boots up, switch off the phone > hold the Volume Down + Power button to enter recovery mode.
Step-7 Go to Wipe data and cache and select Erase everything.
Alternatively, you can flash the latest Hydrogen OS 9.0.11 and Open Beta 3 by ADB Sideloading the ROM. Follow the link for the tutorial.How To ADB Sideload OnePlus 6T HydrogenOS Open Beta 3/9.0.11 Update
So, that’s it, guys. If you want to enjoy the new features on the beta channel or avail the important upgrades on the stable OS, then download HydrogenOS 9.0.11 and Open Beta 3. We hope this guide was helpful to you.