Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update released for OnePlus 6T/6
OnePlus has started rolling out the Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update for OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6, bringing a bunch of new features to its last year's flagship phones. According to user reports (via XDA Developers), the update is currently being rolled out throughout Europe. However, if you haven't received the update yet, you can download the OTA file and perform a local upgrade.
As is the case with other updates, the new OxygenOS 10 firmware is being released via over-the-air method. Hence, not everyone will receive the update at the same time. Moreover, trying a VPN to push the update for your phone may not work. We were unsuccessful in getting the update by routing our IP to different European countries via a VPN network.
For now, OnePlus 6T users can manually upgrade to Android 10. To proceed, download the OxygenOS 10 file and move the installation package to root folder (basically, in the internal storage but not within any app) once it's successfully downloaded. Now, under System Updates, click the "gear" icon on top-right corner and then on Local Upgrade to select the file and install it.
Citing sources at the Oxygen Updater team, XDA Developers has confirmed that the OxygenOS 10 update is also being rolled out for all OnePlus 6 users. However, there is no direct link available that you can use to perform a manual upgrade.
The OxygenOS 10 firmware upgrades the system to Android 10, bringing a new design, enhanced location permissions, full-screen gestures, and several customizations. It also brings a dedicated Game Space for all your games and a new Smart Display feature which shows intelligent information based on time, location and event. There's even a nifty feature in Messages which helps you block spam messages using keywords.