OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Android 11 Released: OxygenOS 11

New updates are added on October 10, 2020: Finally, the long-awaited Android 11 OxygenOS 11 update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices. Note that before this stable version, there was other 3 beta version of the update. So, if you are sticking to the stable version of things, then this would be your first look at the Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 update. The update brings tons of the new features that have been teased over the months before the reveal of Android 11 by Google. The company with the Android 11 OxygenOS 11 is taking a different route altogether and is ditching the stock-Android UI experience and adopting to what Samsung has adapted, i.e. the convenience for One-hand usage. Notably, the OxygenOS 11 is quite similar to One UI that Samsung has for its devices. Here is the official changelog of the update:

  • Key updates:
    • System
      • Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details.
      • Brand-new weather UI supports dynamic switches between sunrise and sunset. You can have day and night at your hand now.
      • Optimized stability on some third-party applications and improved user experience.
    • Game Space
      • Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode. You can now choose three ways of notifications: text-only, heads up and block, just for your immersive gaming experience.
      • Newly added quick reply feature in a small window for Instagram and WhatsApp. (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
      • Newly added mis-touch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out.
    • Ambient Displsy
      • Added Always-on ambient Display function, custom Schedule/All day option included. (To set: Settings > Display > Ambient Display)
      • Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data. (To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
      • Newly added 10 new clock styles. (To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
    • Dark Mode
      • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
      • Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. (To set: Settings > Display > Dark Mode > Turn on automatically > Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise/Custom time range.)
    • Zen Mode
      • Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, grassland, and so on), and more timing options.
      • Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together.
    • Gallery
      • Story function supported, automatically forming weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
      • Loading speed optimized, and the image preview is now faster.
    • Others
      • The widget on the desktop might disappear. It can be set as followed: Long press on the desktop -“Widget” – “Settings” – Select the widget.

The update has been pushed via OTA in batches and will appear on all the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices gradually. However, if you want to straight away upgrade your phone with the latest stable version of the Android 11 OxygenOS 11, then you can grab the download package file from the below section:


New updates are added on August 15, 2020: The August 2020 security patch update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro is now live for the users of the devices. Notably, the update arrives with version number 10.5.11 for the Indian users, 10.5.10 for the EU users of the OnePlus 8, while the Indian users of the OnePlus 8 Pro grab the update as 10.5.13 and EU users as 10.5.12. The August security update is pretty easy on the changelog and apart from bumping the security patch to the latest version, it adds optimization for the camera app. Here is the complete changelog of the update received on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro:

  • System
    • Fixed the overlapping character display issue with Ambient display
    • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.08

     

  • Camera
    • Optimized shooting effect with front camera

Ideally, the updates will be pushed via OTA in batches. Meaning that it will take some time in hitting all the units. So, if you haven’t received the update yet, then you should probably check for updates manually. In other case, if you wish to manually update your OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro with the August 2020 security patch, then you can download the update package file from the below download section:


New updates are added on July 19, 2020: OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro has started receiving the Android 10 based July 2020 security patch update. It also brings tons of bug fixes and improvements for the device like touch experience optimization, fixed ARCore issue, fixes for wireless charger issue, updates the GMS package to 2020.05, improves the system stability, improves the performance of the stability of the WiFi, and adds new Red Cable Club membership card. The update arrives with version number 10.5.10.IN21DA for the Indian users, 10.5.9.IN21BA for EU users and 10.5.11.IN21AA for other users of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Here is the complete changelog of the update:

  • Changelog:
    • System
      • Newly adapted OnePlus Buds, easier to take advantage of wireless connection
      • Provided a variety of clock styles for you. You can customize on your own. (Go to Settings>Customization>Clock style)
      • Optimize the touch experience in game mode to enhance the user experience
      • Fixed the issue that the wireless charger base re-started automatically
      • Fixed the ARCore failure
      • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.07
      • Updated GMS package to 2020.05
      • Improved system stability
    • Network
      • Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
      • Improved connection stability of mobile network to improve user experience
    • Shelf
      • Newly added Red Cable Club membership card (IN only)

New updates are added on June 4, 2020: The recently launched OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro units are now getting a massive OxygenOS stable update. Notably, the May 2020 security update is now seeding for both the devices, but hang on! There is a lot more this update has to offer. Talking about the new features, this new update firstly arrives with OxygenOS version number 10.5.8 for the OnePlus 8 and as OxygenOS 10.5.10 for the OnePlus 8 Pro, and adds the support of HEVC (H.265) Codec and keyword whitelist, several system optimizations, updated GMS package to 2020.03, optimized click animation in the camera app, improved network stability, Epic Games has been added to the Game Space, and much more. Our readers should note that the update is slightly different for both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. With that said, here is the complete changelog that you will be getting with the May 2020 security update for the OnePlus 8:

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System
-Optimized the touch and interaction experience
-Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
-Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, the battery life extended to be longer than ever
-Optimized the pocket mode to reduce mistouches
-Optimized the unlocking animation, making the unlock transition smoother
-Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
-Updated GMS package to 2020.03

Message
– Added the “Delete” button in the notification bar of incoming messages
-Added keyword whitelist option in SMS blocking settings, the messages with the specified keywords will not be blocked

Camera
– Newly added H.265 HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
– Optimized the click animation for the camera shutter, boosting the smoothness of the photo-taking experience
– Improved the shooting experience with the camera and improved stability

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Network
– Improved the stability of communication
– Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
– Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

Game Space
– Added Epic Games in Game Space. With one-step installation, check out Fortnite and many other Epic Games, all from Game Space

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Here is the complete changelog of the OxygenOS 10.5.10 update on the OnePlus 8 Pro:

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System
– Optimized the touch and interaction experience
– Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
– Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, battery life extended to be longer than ever
– Optimized the wireless charging stability, providing better user experience
– Optimized the pocket mode to reduce mistouches
– Optimized the unlocking animation, making the unlock transition smoother
– Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
– Updated GMS package to 2020.03

Message
– Added the “Delete” button in the notification bar of incoming messages
– Added keyword whitelist option in SMS blocking settings, the messages with the specified keywords will not be blocked

Camera
– Newly added H.265 HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
– Added auto ultra-wide-angle lens feature when shooting at close range to improve the picture quality of edges
– Optimized the click animation for camera shutter, boosting the smoothness of the photo-taking experience
– Improved the shooting experience with camera and improved stability

Network
– Improved the stability of communication
– Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
– Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

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Game Space
– Added Epic Games in Game Space. With one-step installation, check out Fortnite and many other Epic Games, all from Game Space

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The update has been pushed ideally via OTA in batches. However, if you are not patient enough to wait for the OTA to arrive, you can grab the update file from the below download section to upgrade your OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro:

Download OxygenOS 10.5.8


New updates are added on May 16, 2020: So, we are all aware about the green tint and black crush issue that has surfaced the OnePlus 8 Pro devices and has been reported by several users over various platforms. The OEM was supposed to fix this issue with the previous update but it did not happen. However, a new update has been again pushed for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro users that arrive with OxygenOS 10.5.6 and OxygenOS 10.5.8, respectively. Although, nothing is clearly stated that this new update fixes the display issue on the OnePlus 8 Pro, what we believe is that the “Optimized touch and interaction experience” mentioned in the changelog is meant for the display issue fix.  Moreover, the update also bumps the security patch level to April 2020 and brings several improvements and changes to Bluetooth, camera, network, and system on both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Here is what the complete changelog reads:

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  • [System]
    – Optimized touch and interaction experience
    – Improved power consumption performance of the system
    – Improved the video playing effect when in low brightness
    – Improved system stability and fixed general issues
    – Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.04
  • [Bluetooth]
    – Improved stability and compatibility of bluetooth connection
  • [Camera]
    – Optimized the HDR video effect
    – Improved the shooting experience with Camera and improved stability
  • [Network]
    – Enable 5G for Telia Network
    – Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfer
    – Improved the stability of communication
    – Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness.

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The update weighs around 155 MB but brings in some critical fixes for the device. Moreover, going by the users reports for some, the update seems to have fixed the display issue on the OnePlus 8 Pro while there are some for whom this update has triggered a new Red-tint issue on their devices. We do not as to what is causing this issue on the recently launched OnePlus 8 Pro and why even after two updates, OnePlus has not been able to resolve the matter at hand.


New updates are added on May 4, 2020: A new update is live for the OnePlus 8 Pro users. Talking about the new update, it arrives with OxygenOS version 10.5.6 and brings system stability, and various camera enhancements. Here is the complete changelog of the update:

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Changelog:

  • System
    – Fixed known issues and improved system stability
  • Camera
    – Refined the dirt detection capability to be more accurate than ever
    – Improved the camera’s shooting experience with the front camera
    – Improved the stability

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Note that the OnePlus 8 Pro has surfaced with a green tint and black crush issue which was expected to be fixed with this new update. But, it seems like the update does not bring any fixes for the screen or display related issues. Moreover, the company has already stated those issues as hardware problems and are offering repair/replacement/refund options for the OnePlus 8 Pro users.


OnePlus did not shy away from releasing its new flagships for the year 2020, the OnePlus 8 series, even after the COVID-19 scenario. Although the launch was done online, the device has been well appreciated by all the tech reviewers across the globe. The OnePlus 8 series phone is the first from the lot, to spot the wireless charging technology. Besides, OnePlus has gone with the same design and form factor of the OnePlus 7 and 7T Pro device, but in place of the pop-up selfie camera, we will now see the punch hole camera. Rest every spec, as expected, is top of the notch, and it seems like the company is slowly moving away from the tag of being a flagship killer to becoming a flagship itself as the device starts from $900 US.

And for those who already have their hands on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, there is some good news, as the company has now pushed a new update, which is an important one and probably will be asked to install, while you are done with the device setup after unboxing it. The update brings truckloads of improvements and new features for the device, and it looks like this update makes this OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro ready for the mass consumption. Below is the firmware information along with the changelog of this new update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro:

Update Info:

Update 2 – April 25, 2020: Today OnePlus rolled OxygenOS 10.5.3 for OnePlus 8 and OxygenOS 10.5.5 for OnePlus 8 Pro in India and Europe. This update brings a lot of improvements such as improved video smoothness in Motion graphics smoothing, improved touch sensitivity on the screen edges, better white balance and autofocus in low-light environments, better mobile data and Wi-Fi transmission stability, and more.

Update 1 – April 18, 2020: The update arrives with version number OxygenOS 10.5.4, and you get live caption, new video filter, double-tap to wake up, optimized camera, and fingerprint scanner, etc. This new OTA also brings March 2020 update, which definitely should be the April patch, since the device launched mid-way through April 2020.

Firmware Details

Firmware Information:

  • Device Name: OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
  • Version:
    • OnePlus 8: OxygenOS 10.5.3
    • OnePlus 8 Pro: OxygenOS 10.5.5
  • Android Version: Android 10
  • Security Patch Level: April 2020

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  • System
    • Optimized touch sensitivity on the screen edges
    • Optimized the display effects
    • Improved video smoothness in Motion graphics smoothing
    • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
  • Battery
    • Simplified interaction experience for Bedtime mode
  • Camera
    • Improved accuracy of white balance and focus in a dark environment
    • Improved the smoothness and stability
  • Network
    • Enhanced mobile data and Wi-Fi transmission stability

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  • [System]
    – Improved system stability
    – Improved icon display in the status bar
    – Improved back gesture experience
    – OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z can now be integrated with Dolby Atmos for better sound quality
    – Added double-tap feature to wake up lock screen in ambient display mode or off-screen condition
    – Added OnePlus Tips & Support section in Settings. Check out all the new features and answers to common issues here
    – Added Live Caption, this will detect speech in media and automatically generate captions [To enable: Settings-System-Accessibility-Live Caption]
    – Update Android Security Patch to 2020.03
    – Updated GMS package to 2020.02
  • [camera]
    – Optimized the camera’s shooting experience and improved stability
    – Optimized the animation effect and improved interaction experience
    – Added video filter feature
  • [Fingerprint Unlock]
    – Optimized the fingerprint unlock experience when unlocking the device
  • [Phone updates]
    – Added contact notes info for incoming calls
  • [Network updates]
    – Optimized network data transmission performance and stability
  • [Voice Assistant updates]
    – Now you can wake up voice assistant of your choice just by long-pressing the power button [To enable: Settings-Buttons & gestures-Press and hold the power button-Choose the app you want to activate]

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Downloads

 

You can check for the update manually by heading over to Settings>>System>>System Updates. If there is a new update notification, tap on it to install.

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