Oxygen Updater

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4.3
24.9K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Oxygen Updater is an open-source app supported by ads & donations. Ads can be removed by purchasing the ad-free unlock in the app’s settings.
This is a third-party app, not an official OnePlus application.

App’s purpose
OnePlus rolls out OTA updates in a staged manner, meaning you might have to wait a long time before receiving an update. That’s where this app comes in — it downloads only official updates directly from OnePlus/Google servers, and even verifies the integrity of the ZIP before allowing you to install. By doing so, Oxygen Updater lets you skip the rollout queue and install official updates ASAP. It’s faster than OTA 99% of the time.

Note: if you’re not receiving notifications, double-check app & Android settings. Also disable battery optimizations: https://dontkillmyapp.com/oneplus#user-solution.

Features
🪄 First-launch setup wizard: auto-detects correct device/method & allows configuring privacy options
📝 View important info: changelog & device/OS versions (including security patch)
📖 Fully transparent: check filename & MD5 checksums
✨ Robust download manager: recovers from network errors to avoid wasting data
🔒 MD5 verification: protects against corruption/tampering
🧑‍🏫 Detailed install guides: never miss a step
🤝 World-class support: email & Discord (thanks to our community)
📰 High-quality news articles: cover a variety of topics about OnePlus, OxygenOS, and our project
☀️ Themes: Light, Dark, System, Auto (time-based)
♿ Fully accessible: professionally-crafted design (adhering to WCAG 2.0), support for screen readers

Supported devices
All OnePlus devices that aren’t carrier-branded (e.g. T-Mobile & Verizon) work perfectly. Carrier-branded devices run a custom, completely locked-down OxygenOS flavour. If you own such a device, be aware that you cannot manually update your firmware, even if you don’t use our app.

See https://oxygenupdater.com/ for a full list of supported devices, and https://oxygenupdater.com/faq/ for frequently asked questions.

Works perfectly without root
If you grant root access to the app, there are some additional features you can take advantage of: "become a contributor" feature, which tries to submit OTA URLs captured from your device (opt-in), and improved update method recommendations (full vs incremental).

If you want to update a rooted device while maintaining root, follow these steps:
1. Install via “local upgrade” as you normally would, but *DO NOT* reboot
2. Open Magisk and select the “flash to inactive slot” option
3. Reboot and enjoy

Supports all update tracks & package types
Tracks:
• Stable (default): supposed to be pristine quality, daily-driver material
• Open Beta (opt-in): may contain bugs, but you can experience new features early
• Developer Preview (opt-in, if available for your device): unstable, meant only for developers or hardcore enthusiasts

Switching between different tracks may require enabling “advanced mode” in the app’s settings.

Package types:
• Incremental (default): much smaller than full, meant for a specific source → target version combo (e.g. 1.2.3 → 1.2.6). Incompatible if rooted, standard Android behaviour. Note: app falls back to full if for whatever reason an incremental isn’t available.
• Full: contains the entire OS, so they’re quite large. Uses: switching between different tracks, or upgrading to a brand new major Android version (e.g. 11 → 12), or if you’re rooted. In all other cases, incremental is recommended.

Contact us via email or Discord if you need to.

This is a third-party app, not an official OnePlus application. Neither the developer of this app nor OnePlus are responsible for your actions. Back up your files/media regularly.

OnePlus, OxygenOS and the respective logos are registered trademarks of OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
AdMob™, AdSense™, Android™, Google Play and the Google Play logo are registered trademarks of Google LLC.
Updated on
Feb 2, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Files and docs, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

Review by A Google user on October 5, 2019
A Google user
Very thankful to this app as it made installing the latest Oxygen OS update to my OnePlus 7Pro a very easy & friendly process shortly after I switched my phone to the International version. This app works perfectly with TalkBack which allows those who are blind to use our phones. Happy to purchased ad free & support developer. Thanks to Android Authority for informing me about this app.
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4.3
24.8K reviews
Robert Beacham
February 11, 2021
I would love for this app to work on my OnePlus 3, but every time it tries to download the update, it throws an error reading "Download Error. A network error occurred while downloading the update." My network is just fine, and downloads everything else just fine, but not this app. EDIT:. Using years later with oneplus 8 Pro, this is an awesome tool.
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Brossovitch
May 28, 2020
It's a nice app. It's quick and lightweight. This is a great tool to try and get the update before it rolls out to your particular device. The app setup is quick and painless to set up. Moments after installation you can be downloading the latest OOS release for your device! Plays nice with System Dark Theme too! It does have the dreaded freemium Ads, but it's a FREE app this normal. I'd be willing pay a few dollars to remove ads of that was an option FYI dev, I think others might too.
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John Kearney
January 29, 2021
This app is a godsend. My girlfriend has the One Plus 5 and recently did a factory reset to solve some issues. This left her stuck at Android 7.1.1. The phone wouldn't let her update automatically and I couldn't find a single, all inclusive update file to bring her up to speed. Some important apps also wouldn't work on Android 7. She was ready to just buy a new phone. Luckily, I found this app and in less than an hour was able to get her phone updated and running smoothly again.
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What's new

6.2.0:
• [update] Fixed install guide not opening automatically after download
• [update] Fixed download button's secondary action being inaccessible under the 2/3-button nav bar in landscape mode
• [update] Fixed error state being shown even if server response was successful
• Other minor improvements & dep updates

In v6, we rewrote the app into Jetpack Compose, featuring Material 3/You, improved guide, support for large screens, etc: https://oxygenupdater.com/article/413/.