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OnePlus has released a fix for the OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability

Earlier this week, it emerged that the one-month-old OnePlus 6 has a serious flaw that leaves the bootloader open to being modified without first having to be unlocked, leaving data stored on the handset vulnerable to hackers – and now OnePlus, as promised, has come up with a solution to the problem.

The resolution comes in the form of a software update that started making the rounds on June 15, bundling a patch for the bootloader problem, as well as a number of bug fixes, the most notable of which addresses an issue that prevents Do Not Disturb Mode (DND) from engaging when operating on a schedule.

The bootloader bug, for those who missed our coverage, is frightening because it leaves your OnePlus 6 defenseless against wired attacks, letting hackers execute a command that grants them access to all of your data (contacts, media, messages, etc.) – even if you have a PIN or another method of authentication in place.

Here’s the statement OnePlus issued on the matter earlier this week:

We take security seriously at OnePlus. We are in contact with the security researcher, and a software update will be rolling out shortly.

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If you didn’t receive an alert prompting you to install the latest update on your OnePlus 6, you can toggle it by heading into Settings, selecting About Device, then hitting Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can head over to OnePlus’ Forums to download the firmware for manual flashing.

Have you received the software update on your OnePlus 6? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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