If we talk about timely updates, OnePlus is a brand that pops-up in our minds. The OEM has been able to create such a name for itself where if you want to experience almost stock Android UI with more customization options, then you have to go for an OnePlus device.
OnePlus is a Chinese OEM which has been successful in providing users with top-of-the-line specs smartphone at a very affordable price. Well, that’s arguable when it comes to its recent OnePlus 8 series. But that is a matter of another discussion. OnePlus phones run on OxygenOS which is the custom UI free from clutter, bloatware and provides its user with extra customization and productive features. OnePlus has an updated policy, which is one of the best if you see from the customer’s point of view, as it provides 3 years of software updates for its phones.
This is the reason why OnePlus 5/5T which came with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, is now running the stable Android 10 OS with OxygenOS 10. Its open beta policy is also something that other OEMs should take note of where OnePlus provides some of the developmental features for its phone via open beta updates. And if we go by recent reports, OnePlus has pushed a new open beta update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T.
Notably, OxygenOS Open Beta 7 update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 7 and 7T phone. In this post, we will give you a comprehensive guide on what this new update brings in for OnePlus 7/7T and whether you should install it or not. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the article itself:
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What is OxygenOS Open Beta?
OxygenOS open beta program has been going on for several years for the feature-hungry users of OnePlus who want to enjoy the latest features on their phones before they make its way to the stable build of the update. Recently, the company has just ended its open beta program for the OnePlus 6 and 6T phones and currently is maintaining the beta program for OnePlus 7/7 Pro, OnePlus 7/7T, and OnePlus 8/8T phones.
The main aim behind this OxygenOS open beta program is to provide a handful of its users with the latest features and enhancements that the company is working on so that the users can experience the features and provide feedbacks which later the OEM can implement in stable builds. Previously, OnePlus used to provide bi-monthly OxygenOS open beta updates which means 2 updates per month. However, this year the company has decided to bring down this number to 1 open beta update per month to give room to its developers for bringing new features.
Why you should update to Open Beta?
As we have already mentioned, OnePlus’s OxygenOS open beta program is meant to provide a handful of OnePlus users to try out the latest developmental features that the OEM is working on. This provides the OEM a chance to test out these new features and enhancements without affecting all the users and if everything works out, these features will be implemented in the stable builds or future updates. Sometimes these open beta updates are as stable as the stable updates. These OxygenOS open beta update also allows the developers to bring new features for the users after obtaining feedback.
Why You Shouldn’t Update to Open Beta?
Well, it is a no brainer that beta updates are not as stable as the stable builds. This is one of the biggest reasons why users should not update to open beta updates. Although OxygenOS open beta updates bring new features and enhancements which may or may not be made available in the stable builds, but one should note that these features are not fully cooked and are included in the open beta to test them out and gather feedback from the users so that developers can work in polishing these features and make them available via stable update. OxygenOS open beta updates are buggy and are unstable which can make your smartphone pretty hard to use as a daily driver. So, it is always advised to install the open beta updates on your OnePlus phones only if you are okay with testing out the latest features and also okay with the bugs associated with them.
OxygenOS Open Beta Update Tracker for OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro
Below is the OxygenOS Open Beta update tracker for OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro smartphone along with the download links to full OTAs:
|Open Beta Version Number and Download Link||Changelog|
|Open Beta 1||
|Open Beta 2
|Open Beta 3||
|Open Beta 4||
|Open Beta 5||
|Open Beta 6||
|Open Beta 7||
|Open Beta 8||
How to Install OxygenOS Open Beta on OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro
Before you go ahead and update your OnePlus 7T or 7T Pro phone with the open beta update, make sure that you have taken a complete backup of your phone’s data to avoid data loss if things go south.
- First of all download the full OTA file from the table above.
- Once the download is complete, paste the file into the internal storage of your phone.
- Now head over to Settings > System Updates > click on Settings icon > Local Upgrade.
- Locate the update package file from your internal storage.
- Select the file and tap on Upgrade Now. The update process will begin automatically.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys like this depository of all the OxygenOS Open Beta updates for the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro device. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any link failure in the above guide. Until the next post…Cheers!