If there is one area where Chinese smartphone manufacturers need to improve, it will be software updates. While the world is getting ready to embrace the Android O i.e. 8th iteration of Android, some OEMs from China are still shipping phones with Android 5+ onboard. Same is the case with most smartphones from OPPO. Luckily, few OPPO devices are getting a respite with a new software heading their way. The list includes OPPO F1s, R9, and R9 Plus.


What’s new in the Software update

First up, the latest software release brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the said devices. All these devices were launched last year with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software underneath the custom Skin. Hence, even the upgrade to Marshmallow is a big thing, leave alone Nougat.

According to OPPO, users who upgrade to the latest ColorOS software will get extra benefit other than the upgraded Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Essentially, the latest release will allow the OPPO R9 Plus and R9 users to have a dual-sim function with 4G+3G compatibility.

OPPO F1s, R9, and R9 Plus users can visit the source link mentioned below to download and install the latest firmware. However, before you proceed with the installation, double check the points mentioned below.

*It’s highly recommended to backup your data, as the device will be wiped clean during the installation

*Make sure the device is running with more than 40% battery juice

*Make sure there is at least 1.5GB free storage space on the phone or micro-SD card to download the software installation package.

*Once the installation begins, leave the phone idle, any triggers during the upgrade process might brick your device.

Rest of the installation details and steps are mentioned in the source link. Read them carefully and proceed with caution.

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Once the installation is complete, do share your experience about the new firmware in the comments section below.