One of the biggest disadvantages of rooting is that it can be a pain to update each month with each new security program. With other phones, you may have to completely remove the device, perhaps become a stock recovery, or possibly flash all factory images to get a new update. Thankfully, OnePlus has made this process super easy for us modder.
It was a little complicated during the old days on the rotating stage, but you can now easily update new devices, such as your OnePlus 6T, while retaining root access. It's almost as easy as downloading and installing an OTA update on a storage device, but not completely . I will show you the few quick steps you need to take to update your OnePlus 6T without dealing with any jumping.
To start updating your OnePlus 6T, you must first download the latest update file from the official OnePlus site to your phone's internal storage. The file is quite large, so it can take up to ten minutes, depending on your network connection.
] It is important that you have the latest Magic installer ZIP found on the phone's internal storage so that you can browse it after the update has been applied. If you skip Magic Flash before the next start, you can get stuck in an infinite bootloop after installing the OTA update. Magic needs to be flashed to paste some things after the update so that you can start up the Android correctly.
Like Magic, you should have the TWRP installer on your phone's internal storage for storage. The reason for this is that you can blink TWRP permanently after applying the OTA update. otherwise it will flash the recovery of the warehouse back to your system. If you forget to flash TWRP before restarting, you will need to temporarily start up TWRP from Fastboot mode to flash again.
When you have the latest OTA update for OnePlus 6T and you have both Magic and TWRP -installers on your internal storage, you must restart the phone to the TWRP recovery environment. If you have not already done so, enable Advanced Restart, and you can long press the power button to select the "Recovery" option. When you do this, the phone should be restarted immediately and boot to the TWRP main menu.
Step 5: Installing the OTA Update
Now that you are on the TWRP main menu, tap "Install" and then locate the folder where you downloaded the three files from previous steps. First, point to the OTA update file to add it to the installation queue, and then start "Discard to confirm the Flash" slider to start installing the OTA update first.
The update includes the entire operating system and all core files for the Oxygen OS, so you can expect the installation time to be at least a few minutes. It may seem frozen sometimes in the first step, but you have to be patient with it before moving on to the second step.
When the first file stops installing, press the back arrow to return to the previous screen, then press the TWRP installation file and install it in the same way as before. Once you stop, repeat the same process for Magic installer as well.
Alternatively, you can immediately add all three files in the download queue if you wanted, but you may have to browse Magic again before restarting to a weird bug in the batch process. You need to make sure Magic is flashing properly, or your phone is unlikely to start until you blink Magic again.
When all three files have been successfully installed, continue and press " Reboot System button. From here you should be good to go! When it is clear that the startup process is complete, you should now be on the latest version of the Oxygen OS for your OnePlus 6T with full root access.
As a fun side production, the same installation process for OnePlus Beta Builds also works. So you can test all the latest updates from the Beta versions of the Oxygen OS while maintaining root access. When you have finished testing these updates, you can flash the stable version right back with it with the same guide. Enjoy!