[UPDATE: OnePlus Confirms] OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.6 Update Reportedly Pulled Out; Freeze Issue Being Investigated

The latest OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for the OnePlus 6 seems to be plagued with issues.


[UPDATE] OnePlus has confirmed that the update has been pulled out. OnePlus 6 users can no more download the OTA file that the company had hosted on its official website. 

The OnePlus 6 recently started receiving a new update that was expected to bring new features, but before the update could have wooed the users, a nasty bug seeped in resulting in the halt for the update. According to the users on the OnePlus forum, the update caused their phone’s screen to go black followed by a complete freeze of operations.

OnePlus 6: OxygenOS 5.1.6 Update Plagued with Issues

The issue with the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update came into light when the OnePlus 6 users started reporting their device’s problems on the OnePlus forum after installing the update. One of the users wrote on the forum,“The phone is acting cranky sometimes, it is just switching off and with the notification bulb on (white color). and it doesn’t switch on again..the screen goes black.”

After receiving a fair amount of complaints on the forum, one of the community experts posted on the forum saying,“OnePlus knows this issue and is investigating.” Some of the users who were facing the blackout issue on their OnePlus 6 unit post update installation said that the only way to get their device working again is to reboot it. Not just the OnePlus forum, several OnePlus 6 users also took to Reddit to report the issues that started mushrooming after installing the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update. Going by some of the posts, it seems that the blackout issue generally occurs when users are streaming videos on YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, or on the browser.

Some of the users also reported that the phone starts heating up during the usage and then a blue LED light starts flashing which then results in the phone blacking out and ultimately becoming unresponsive. In some cases, the phone also makes a beep sound before switching off.

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.6 Update: Update Pulled Out?

According to the latest comments on Reddit and XDA forums, OnePlus seems to have pulled back the Oxygen OS 5.1.6 update. Some of the OnePlus 6 users who earlier received the update notification are now saying that the notification has vanished and their phone is showing that the system is up-to-date with OS 5.1.5 version. The users who downloaded the update but did not install it, are now reporting that the downloaded is nowhere to be found on their phone, which hints that the company has rolled back the update.

This is not the first time when we are getting to hear about software issues on the OnePlus 6 though, recently the phone’s bootloader vulnerability was also reported. It seems quite plausible that the company has halted the Oxygen OS 5.1.6 update rollout to fix the blackout issue along with bootloader vulnerability. We can expect the company to resume the update once it gets ahead of the issues.

As of now, OnePlus has not issued any formal information regarding the update.

OnePlus 6: Price in India, Specifications

The OnePlus 6 price in India starts at Rs. 34,999 for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM+128GB variant’s price in India is Rs. 39,999. Both the variant are available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black colour options. There is also a Silk White Limited Edition, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Besides, the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition price in India is Rs. 44,999 featuring 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

The phone comes with a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED screen boasting full HD+ 1080×2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. A 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 chipset powers it with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB non-expandable internal storage, depending on the variant. For optics, the OnePlus 6 sports 16MP+20MP dual camera setup at the rear with dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) along with a 16MP selfie shooter at the front. A 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology completes the package.