OnePlus 6 users wanting to check out Android Pie are in luck, as the open beta for the device is now public. This update brings many tweaks and improvements to the operating system, which includes the likes of an improved UI, Google’s gesture navigation system, and much more.
The following are the complete patch notes for the Android 9.0 Pie open beta:
Update system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
Brand new UI for Android P
New Android P gesture navigation
Other new features and system improvements
Integrated OnePlus customization features
Supported accent color customization
New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
New Gaming Mode 3.0
Added text notification mode
Added notification for 3rd party calls
For those who want to get in on the fun, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. You first need to download the ROM upgrade package via this link. Then you’ll want to copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone’s storage. Next, navigate to the system updates section of the settings menu. Select the local upgrade option and then the package that you just copied to the phone. Select the “immediately upgrade” option. Finally, select reboot system and the phone should boot back up with the Android Pie OS.
As always, seeing as this is a beta for Android Pie there are some issues you’ll need to look out for. Things like freezing and lag are very common, and certain things like Google Pay don’t work at all. Still, you’ll be able to get a good feel for the new OS if you’re willing to deal with the bumps in the road.