OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Android 11 | Stable OxygenOS 11 | Open Beta 12 Update

Google recently announced the stable build of the latest iteration of Android. With this, OEMs like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Realme have already made a few steps in the right direction. Along the same lines, OnePlus stayed true to its USP of providing faster upgrades. The OxygenOS 11 open beta based on Android 11 has already started for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. As a result, both these flagships are about to welcome tons of new goodies, optimizations, and improvements to the fore.

These include a new conversation section, One-Time Permissions, and the new Chat Bubbles. Along the same lines, there is also a native Screen Recorder, Media Controls as well as Smart Device Controls baked in the Power menu. Likewise, you could now schedule dark mode, pin your favorite apps to the Share sheet and make use of the newly revamped screenshot share menu. In this guide, we will help you in onboarding all these Android 11 features into your OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices. Follow along.

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What’s New in OxygenOS 11

OxygenOS is always known to provide tons of customization options to the userbase, without comprising on the stability front. And the latest OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 is no different either. If we talk about its features, then there are quite a lot of noteworthy additions, most importantly in the form of a new visual design that provides a comfortable one-handed mode usage experience. Likewise, the OEM has finally added the Always-on display feature with 11 new clock styles.

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The New AOD Clock Face

Talking about the customizations, you get new live wallpapers, new OnePlus Sans font, and a multi-user Zen Mode with three new themes. Then there is also a new Gallery app with a Stories section, a new Settings page as well as the modified weather app. Likewise, the dark mode has been optimized keeping in mind the new UI changes. So with such a long list of features, the anticipation for this update is all the more justified. Without further ado, you could now download the latest OxygenOS 11 Open Beta Update for the OnePlus flagships from the below section.

How to Install OxygenOS 11 Update on OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro

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Now that you have downloaded the OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11, its time to install it onto the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices. Head over to the below prerequisites section and make sure that your device qualifies all the requirements. After this, you may proceed to the installation steps.

Pre-Requisites

  • First and foremost, take a backup of all the important data on your OnePlus device.
  • Likewise, make sure to keep it sufficiently charged so that it doesn’t switch off midway during the process. At least a 50% battery level is recommended.

That’s it. You may now proceed with the steps to install OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 onto your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro devices. Follow along.

Download OxygenOS 11 Stable Release

  • OnePlus 8
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Android: 11
  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Android: 11
  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Android: 11

What’s New in OxygenOS 11 Stable?

  • 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.

Download OxygenOS 11 Open Beta

OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 12

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  • System
    • Improved system stability
    • Fixed the issue that the face unlock failed in the QR scanning on WhatsApp
    • Upgrade Android Security Patch to 2021.07
  • Work-life balance
    • Now work wifi can support added to life wifi
    • Fixed the issue of failure to modify life and work mode
  • OnePlus Store
    • An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)

 

OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 11

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • System
    • Improved the power consumption performance to extend battery life
    • Newly added the screenshot function for AOD
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.06
  • Phone
    • Improved the audio experience when the phone is connected with the OnePlus Watch and OnePlus Buds
  • OnePlus Share
    • Improved the UI visual effect on the sharing page
  • Network
    • Fixed the occasional failure to connect to the Wi-Fi network
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 7

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • System
    • Adjusted the layout of the emergency rescue in the password lock screen
    • Fixed the issue that the Horizon light has a small probability of failing to turn on
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.02
  • Camera
    • Optimized the stability
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 6

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • System
    • Optimized the UI display of the status bar
    • Optimized the stability of frame rate and improved the experience when playing games
    • Optimized the interface of the Community homepage and make notifications more eye-catching
    • Fixed the crash issue where the drop-down menu of Browser
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.01
  • Shelf
    • Newly added Dock, a dashboard that displays various information, including daily steps, screen usage time, etc.
    • Optimized weather animation effects to improve fluency
  • Weather
    • Optimized animations for sunny and cloudy days for a clearer dynamic display
  • Gaming Space
    • Fixed the issue where notifications could not be turned off in the game in some cases
  • Gallery
    • Optimized the layout of the cloud service interface in the Gallery for a better operation experience
  • Bluetooth
    • Improved the transmission rate of Bluetooth when connecting watches
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 5

  • System
    • Optimized the startup speed of some apps for a faster launch experience
    • Fixed the small probability issue that receiving messages may delay
    • Fixed the issue that the volume adjustment has a small probability of failure
    • Fixed the small probability issue that the speaker doesn’t work
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.12
  • Camera
    • Refresh the animation effects when activating the front camera
  • Game Space
    • Newly added Rewind Recording where you can record the exciting moments in the game of past 30 seconds with just one tap (Swipe down from the upper left or right corner to quickly open in the Gaming Tools)
  • Bluetooth
    • Fixed the issue that the call may freeze when receiving the phone when playing music via Bluetooth
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4

  • System
    • Optimize the stability of the call
    • Optimized system power consumption
    • Optimized some UI display with Alarms
    • Optimized the user experience with a split-screen of apps
    • Fixed the issue that gaming frame rate decreased when pulling down the status bar
    • Fixed the issue that NFC cannot be turned on in a small probability
    • Fixed the issue that Play Store could not install the app
    • Fixed the lagging issue with MX player
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.11
  • Network
    • Fixed the low probability automatic disconnection issue with Wi-Fi
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3

  • System

    • Optimized the UI smoothness of Call
    • Optimized background process management mechanism to improve standby performance
    • Fixed the issue that text was blocked in some games
    • Optimized the issue that input text was blocked in some games
    • Improved system stability and fixed general issues
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.10
  • Ambient display
    • Optimized the animation effect with Canvas, making the unlock experience smoother
    • Canvas now supports Always-on ambient display(Settings-Ambient Display-Always-on ambient display-Choose “All day” )
  • Zen Mode

    • Fixed the low probability issue that system settings interface stopped running when Zen Mode turned on
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2

  • System
    • Optimized some UI display in Settings
    • Fixed the low probability issue that widgets did not respond
    • Fixed the failure to wake up Google Assistant in some cases
    • Fixed the issue that the HD icon on the call log interface was not centered
    • Fixed the black screen issue when user entered “Tips & Support” interface
    • Improved the system stability
  • Clock
    • Fixed the issue that numbers disappeared in Timer under some special circumstances
  • Ambient display
    • Newly added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone. You can view it anytime without waking up the screen (Path: Settings-Customization-Wallpaper-Canvas-Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
  • Network
    • Optimize the power consumption of the Smart 5G
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1

Key updates

  • System
    • Fresh new UI visual design brings you 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 the brightness bar display in status bar, enabling you to quickly adjust it by pulling down quick settings.
  • Game space
    • Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode, WhatsApp, Instagram and Screen Recorder at one place (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 display
    • Added Always-on ambient Display function, custom Schedule / All day option included. Path: Settings – Display – Ambient Display.
    • Added 10 new clock styles. Path: Settings – Customization – Clock Style
    • 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)
  • Dark mode
    • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
    • Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. path: 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, Zen space1,Zen space2), and more timing options.
    • Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together.
  • Gallery
    • Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage.

Instructions to Install

  1. Transfer the downloaded update file to your device’s internal storage.
  2. Head over to the Settings menu and tap on System.
  3. Then go to the System Updates section and tap on the Settings icon situated at the top right.
  4. Within that, tap on the Local Upgrade option. Now navigate to the downloaded update file and select it.
  5. After you have selected the package, tap on Install Now.
  6. Wait for the installation to complete. Once that is done, hit the Reboot option to restart your device.

That’s it. These were the steps to install the latest OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Once you have installed this update onto your device, do share your experiences about the same in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that deserves your attention.

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