How OnePlus 7 Pro Owners Can Get Google's August Android Security Update Early

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Most of the time, Google’s Pixel devices are first in line to get the latest operating system updates big and small. However, owners of the OnePlus 7 Pro got a chance to beat Google to the punch this month, as OnePlus started rolling out the August 2019 security update for Android Thursday.

Editor's note: While the OnePlus 7 Pro isn't available in bricks and mortar stores in Australia, it is available for purchase online, including at Dick Smith.

As of this publication (August 2), our own Pixels have yet to receive the patch — though, to be fair, at least we get monthly security updates instead of the OnePlus 7 Pro’s bimonthly schedule.

Google’s August 2019 security update is part of the OnePlus 7 Pro’s now-available OxygenOS 9.5.11 update (OxygenOS being the proprietary Android-based operating system One Plus devices use.) According to the patch notes, the OxygenOS 9.5.11 update also includes:

  • Optimised adaptive brightness

  • Optimised screen sensitivity for games

  • Reduced accidental notification bar touches while on a phone call

  • GMS update 2019.06

  • Other bug fixes and tweaks

How to update your Oneplus 7 Pro and install the new security patch

  1. On your OnePlus 7 Pro, go to Settings > System >System Update

  2. Tap “Check for Updates”

  3. If an update is available, tap “Download and Install Now”

  4. Wait for the update process to complete

You might not have access to the security update right away, and the specific timing for when it will be available varies since OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS over-the-air updates. If you don’t want to wait, OnePlus usually releases the update files on its support page shortly after a new one is available — though as of this writing the 9.5.11 update hasn’t been posted quite yet.

Once it’s available, here’s you can apply the update manually:

  1. Download the update file to your PC.

  2. Connect your Oneplus 7 Pro to your PC via the USB charger.

  3. On your Oneplus device, go to Settings > System > System updates.

  4. Tap the settings icon in the upper-right corner, then tap “Local update”

  5. Navigate to the update Zip file, select it then tap “Install”

  6. Follow any remaining instructions, then the update will begin. Your device will reboot once the update is complete.


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