Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) Update Available on 13 Devices From 7 Vendors

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Every year for more than a decade, Google rolls out a new Android version at the Google I/O event followed by an official roll out later that year. This year, the upcoming Android 11 (formerly known as Android R), was about to launch at Google I/O 2020 event that was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But the version was officially released with four developer previews followed by two beta candidates released at the time of writing this.

According to Google’s timeline, its first Android 11 Developer Preview 1 arrived in February 2020 and it was available for all Google Pixel lineup including Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Last month, Google rolled out the first beta candidates for Android 11 that were made available across all Pixel devices. This time around, non-Google smartphone manufacturers joined the wagon rolling out Android 11 Beta to a handful of devices. To be specific, 13 smartphones across 7 vendors have already intercepted Android 11 Beta 1 and will be a part of further beta updates.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were the first non-Google phones to intercept the beta upgrade followed by Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro among others. Here’s the list of non-Google smartphones that are part of the Android 11 Beta testing phase.

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Android 11 Beta 1

Vivo iQOO 3 4G

On June 12, VIvo iQOO 3 4G and 5G intercepted the Android 11 China beta developer preview bearing version number PD1955F_EX_A_20.06.11. According to the company, it will be upgrading the beta version in July 2020 and once the Android 11 officially releases, it will roll out a stable version.

  • Download iQOO 3 4G Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China): Click here
  • Rollback to Android 10 China Stable ROM: Click here

Update as of August 8: After successfully plugging in Android 11 Beta 1 DP in Vivo iQOO 3 4G with iQOO UI, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has released the Android 11 Beta 2 carrying software version number PD1955_A_20.07.275. Although it doesn’t bring a lot of changes in the UI, it does fix a few issues with power percentage display as per the changelog. Here are the links to get around it. This update is for China so others will have to wait until the new OS rolls out either as beta or stable in their respective regions.

 

 

Vivo iQOO 3 5G

Just as its 4G version, the iQOO 3 5G too intercepted Android 11 Beta Developer Preview as early as June 12. Released via OTA in China, you can download the software bearing version number PD1955F_EX_A_20.06.11. The smartphone maker will release the next update to iQOO 3 5G in July 2020.

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  • Download iQOO 3 5G Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China): Click here
  • Rollback to Android 10 China Stable ROM: Click here

Update as of August 8: Luckily, the Vivo iQOO 3 5G is one of the few smartphones that are a part of Android 11 beta program. After receiving Android 11 Beta 1 back in June, the phone is getting yet another Android 11 Beta 2 update bearing software version number PD1955_A_20.07.275 available via OTA for eligible users in China as of now. Other regions might get the update soon. Users can roll back to Android 10 in case there’s some problems.

OnePlus 8

Although Xiaomi made the first announcement, OnePlus was the first to get Android 11 beta developer preview on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro back on June 12. The Chinese OEM did mention that the OS is buggy and provided the required resources to retract to Android 10 if required.

Update as of July 14: After a successful Developer Preview 1 for OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, OnePlus has released Developer Preview 2 on OnePlus 8 that fixes a few bugs, adds a few features here and there.

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  • OnePlus 8 OxygenOS 11 Developer Preview 2: Download

Update as of August 11: A day after Chinese HydrogenOS 11 received the last developer preview (DP3) update, the global OxygenOS 11 is now upgrading to DP3 on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices. The update is rolling out as beta and thus, could introduce bugs with it. You can read more about it here.

  • OnePlus 8 OxygenOS 11 Beta 3: Download

 

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus released the Android 11 beta developer preview for the OnePlus 8 Pro along with its vanilla version on June 12. As said, the OS is still buggy so user discretion is required.

Update as of July 14: The ultra premium OnePlus 8 Pro is now intercepting the second Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Developer Preview 2 that brings a lot of changes to the new operating system including a few bug fixes. 

  • OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 Developer Preview 2: Download

Update as of August 11: Today, the OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus 8 Pro is getting the third and the last developer preview (DP3) that brings a lot of changes to the UI, design, and features. OnePlus 8 Pro is already intercepting the update via OTA although if you want to update to the latest firmware right away, you can download the installation file and flash it on your phone. Note that certain bugs are meant to be since it is a beta update and it will be cleared in future updates. 

  • OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 Beta 3: Download

Oppo Find X2

Last year, we had Oppo Reno take charge of Android Q beta while other manufacturers had multiple devices in the beta program. This year, Android 11 Beta DP ROM was released for Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Find X2 Pro on June 22 bringing the Android 11-based ColorOS 7.2 UI onboard for developers. Here’s a quick list of the download files.

Oppo Find X2 Pro

On June 22, Oppo Find X2 Pro finally got its Android 11 Beta DP upgrade in a limited batch for devices with models CPH2023 and CPH2025 of Pro and vanilla Find X2.

Realme X50 Pro

Realme made it official when it released the Android 11-based Realme UI beta for X50 Pro just a couple of days ago. The method of upgrading to Android 11 is manual download and installation that you would find information about below.

  • Download Android 11 Beta 1 Trial Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “yovk“)
  • Download Android 10 Benchmark Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “cr8x“)
  • Rollback to A.20 (Realme UI 1.0) Standard Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “j9j5“)

Realme X50 Pro Player Edition

Just like Realme X50 Pro, the Player Edition which is almost an identical phone with a few changes in the specifications has finally received Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 beta, and a stable rollout is expected in Q4 2020.

  • Download Android 11 Beta 1 Trial Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “br49“)
  • Download Android 10 Benchmark Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “i92u“)
  • Rollback to A.20 (Realme UI 1.0) Standard Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “7wbn“)

Sharp Aquos Zero 2

Although Sharp Aquos Zero 2 isn’t a commonly known phone, it has achieved the status of 13 devices running Android 11 Beta DP ROM for the first time. Sharp released the developer preview 1 for developers on July 8 and it is up for download now.

  • Download the Android 11 Beta DP ROM 1 for Sharp Aquos Zero 2: Click here

Update as of August 22: Out of the total 13-odd devices that have received the Android 11 beta updates so far, Sharp Aquos Zero 2 stands out. The device is now being yanked to Android 11 beta 2 giving it a much-needed bug fixes that beta 1 had introduced while new features will be added too. The update is rolling out via OTA or you can download the new firmware and flash it on your device right away.

  • Sharp Aquos Zero 2 Android 11 Beta 2: Download

Vivo NEX 3S

Just a day after Vivo iQOO 3 4G/5G devices got their Android 11 Beta DP ROM, Vivo NEX 3S too got its upgrade in China bearing version number PD1950_A_20.06.11.

  • Download the Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China) for Vivo NEX 3S: Click here

Update as of August 8: Just like iQOO 3 4G and 5G,the Vivo NEX 3S is now receiving Android 11 Beta 2 ROM in China bearing software version number PD1950_A_20.07.275. This doesn’t bring a lot of change in the UI but it does fix a few things here and there and yanks up the firmware as it progresses towards getting a stable Android 11 based iQOO UI update later. This is for Chinese users so other users will have to wait to get the update. Users can rollback to Android 10 when needed

Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi announced that it will roll out Android 11 Beta 1 for its Xiaomi Mi 10 although the post didn’t have any ETA. Cut to June 16, users were welcomed with the update with a manual download available bundled with MIUI 12 Beta 20.6.14. By June 28, Xiaomi had rolled out the OTA update for Mi 10 bundled with MIUI 12 beta 20.6.28 that was rolled out to a limited number of users.

  • Download Android 11 Beta for Xiaomi Mi 10: Click here

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Just as Xiaomi Mi 10 users got their Android 11 Beta 1 DP ROM upgrv20.6.28.ade on June 16, Mi 10 Pro got their part of the upgrade on June 17 as a manual download. A week later, Xiaomi introduced an OTA upgrade for both MI 10 series devices bundled with MIUI 12 Beta 20.6.28.

  • Download Android 11 Beta for Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Click here

Poco F2 Pro

Just like Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, Poco F2 Pro which is also known as Redmi K30 Pro in China was confirmed to get Android 11 beta and on June 22, it intercepted the update in China allowing users to upgrade from Android 10 stable to Android 11 beta as it is a beta rollout. The update is up for manual download and installation.

Update as of July 30: The Chinese Redmi K30 Pro is finally getting the much-anticipated Android 11 Beta 2 DP with MIUI 12 beta 20.7.30 as of today. The update should arrive on your phone soon although it is limited to Chinese variants only just like the previous beta update. [Source]

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Update as of August 27: After a lot of news around Mi CC9 Pro/Mi Note 10 getting an Android 11 beta, Xiaomi finally released it today. Xiaomi is now rolling out Android 11 beta with MIUI 20.8.26 on the Chinese variant i.e. CC9 Pro. The update is rolling out via OTA and will be available on your device soon. If you want to try it right now, you can download the firmware on your right away and flash it.

  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Android 11 Beta: Download

Asus Zenfone 6/ 6Z

Update as of August 21: Asus Zenfone 6 is now officially a part of Android 11 beta program. The OEM kickstarted Android 11 R Beta Tester Recruitment today i.e. August 21 through September 4 when users can submit their applications to participate in the Android 11 beta updating on Asus Zenfone 6 or Zenfone 6Z. Asus has confirmed that the results with selected eligible users will be put up on September 9 via email prompting users to upgrade to the much-anticipated beta update. It is prone to have some issues but that is what a beta update is for.

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No doubt more devices will be added in the coming weeks before the Android 11 is officially released sometime in September (say September 9 as per a source). There are manifold devices that are compatible to get Android 11 and we have a dedicated list for all popular brands here on GetDroidTips.

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