Update as of March 22: OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS in the global market while the Chinese counterparts get HydrogenOS which is the same but made for Chinese users based on the guidelines by the Chinese government. Apparently, the company has faced quite a lot of issues rolling out Android 11 both in China and outside. Now that the OnePlus 9 series is just a day away from its launch, OnePlus has officially confirmed that the OnePlus 9 will run on ColorOS from Oppo out-of-the-box. If that’s not enough, OnePlus will roll out ColorOS across its portfolio with OnePlus 8 devices being the next in line.
In fact, the Chinese smartphone maker has prepared an early build of ColorOS 11 powered by Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 (Chinese variant). With that being said, the company did mention that they will release more information about the adaptation plans soon. Note that OnePLus has also specified a rollback method on OnePlus 8 so users can roll back from ColorOS 11 to HydrogenOS 11 in China if they don’t want to settle for the former. [Source] [Steps to upgrade and rollback]
Update as of March 18: Well, there are tonnes of reports wherein media publications have been blabbing about how OnePlus is gearing towards changing the user interface from HydrogenOS in China and it will switch to Oppo’s ColorOS in the near future. Apparently, the change wouldn’t affect the OxygenOS UI on the OnePlus devices globally, it will surely affect the UI in its home country. [Source]
Update as of March 17: OnePlus’ OxygenOS gave smartphone users what they want. A clean UI with less bloatware and a fast loading interface that beats any other custom UI out there. However, with the onset of OxygenOS 11, things began to change as it marked a string of issues and the company had trouble rolling out the update to its slim portfolio of devices while other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung have already rolled out Android 11 updates to dozens of smartphones.
When asked why the company doesn’t have an update schedule that other smartphone manufacturers have, a moderator on OnePlus Community Forum affirmed that the topic is under discussion. Although the mod didn’t mention any details, we could see OnePlus arrive at a decision to release update and maintenance schedule and work upon its software updates accordingly. [Source]
Update as of January 23: Well, the Always-On-Display feature embedded with the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 will arrive in future updates on OnePlus 7 and 7T series. Apparently, a user on XDA Developers has worked around it with a solution to enable the AOD on OBT 1 for both the series of devices. For this to work, you need to enable the “OPFeatures”. For this to work, you need a rooted OnePlus 7 and 7T series smartphone where you can simply shoot this command on the terminal.
- Setprop sys.aod.debug_support_always_on 1
- Pkill systemui
Update as of January 20: Keeping with the latest announcement in check, OnePlus has asked users to provide their feedback on how to improve their experience on-board OxygenOS by filling out a survey aka “OnePlus Community Annual Satisfaction Survey”. Here, users can submit their feedback, views, opinions, and how OnePlus can refine their custom skin aka OxygenOS 11 in the future updates. Tap here to submit.
Update as of January 9: OnePlus 5 and 5T had a great four years after they released in 2017 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on-board. In an official statement released by OnePlus in its homeland China, it has declared end of support for both the flagship devices. OnePlus mentioned that it has since released 60 internal betas and 30 public betas and has rolled out dozens of stable updates with Android 10 based iteration being the last on the HydrogenOS front. Note that although this is for the Chinese OnePlus 5 and 5T and the HydrogenOS, given how OnePlus operates, it may soon transmit to the OxygenOS powered OnePlus 5 and 5T as well. It remains to be seen if the global OnePlus 5 and 5T still get Android 11 or they are finally let go. [Source]
Update as of January 9: Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has kick-started a survey asking users about their experience with the Zen Mode V2.0. If you have tried it and wants to post your experience/feedback, tap here to participate.
Update as of January 5: The Zen Mode 126.96.36.199 from OnePlus is the latest addition allowing users more options with their Zen Mode such as new theme sounds on the OnePlus 5 series and above when the Zen Mode is engaged. OnePLus CEO Pete Lau did mention that new features will be added to Zen Mode v2. In the tweet, Lau asked users to put up their ideas that would improve Zen Mode experience on the user side. OnePlus will improve upon receiving user feedback about the Zen Mode V2.0. [Source]
Update as of January 5: Based on the update coming from T-Mobile Community Manager, they don’t have the timeline for OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 rollout on OnePlus devices yet. Although the build is under development, the rollout date remains a mystery. [Source]
Update as of December 31: According to the latest update, OxygenOS 11 is too packed with features and OnePlus is ready to add a lot more to it. Inspired by Samsung’s OneUI, OxygenOS 11 is a nearly stock Android operating system and offers a lot more than other custom UIs. Talking about a list of features that are reportedly to arrive on OxygenOS 11 that will be released in future updates, this include separate volume control for apps, customizable battery charging, dual media playback, among others.
The camera department gets a few upgrades as well. It includes an optimize inconsistency between lens and AWB as the developer team is continuously working on it. Another is a fix to HDR portrait halo which is done already and will be upgraded to HDR4.0. Next up, OnePlus is conducting closed beta testing for Smart Capture when the camera is shooting kids. There’s no ETA but this feature is likely to roll out soon.
Another major upgrade comes in the audio department wherein OnePlus is working on new features including active noise reduction which is under internal assessment. More options for tweaking the sound with OnePlus Buds Z is in the works as well.
Next up, OxygenOS 11 is also working on gaming-oriented features including bringing GPS rate and other statistics to the Game Space on OxygenOS 11. Another upgrade is with additional IM apps to allow quicker replies. Read more about it here.
Update as of December 22: Based on the latest update, OnePlus conducted monthly FAQs for OxygenOS where users asked many questions and the developers answered them. First of the question was with the confusing rejecting incoming calls UI on OnePLus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro where swiping up rejects the call. Here, the dev answered that going to the Phone >> tap on three dots >> Settings >> Enable “Swipe up to answer” and it will reverse the calling UI.
Another question asked at the Monthly FAQs was how to disable swiping up and holding on the home screen opens the quick search menu. A dev answered that they have added a switch to prevent mistouch with the latest OnePlus Launcher 188.8.131.52. You can still turn it off by going to Home Settings >> Quick search gestures and turn it off.
A user asked about if the ambient display consume battery to which the developers answered no. The dev added that the ambient display uses a self-luminous feature of the OLED panel where it lights up pixels that are required and keeps all other sections of the display in a sleep state. AOD is particularly more battery saving compared to more traditional turning on screen to check notifications and all.
A question about if AOD will cause screen burn to which, the dev replied that the Canvas AOD feature uses moderate position adjustment while the Insight AOD changes its positions from right to middle to the left of the screen. Thus, there’s no need to worry about it.
Next up, a question about white noise in the Zen Mode was asked. Here, OnePlus has released Zen Mode 184.108.40.206 which arrives with five theme sounds and it is available on the Google Play Store for download. These were some of the questions asked. You can read more about the FAQs session here.
Update as of December 15: According to a latest update posted by a OnePlus staff member, he/she explained the reason behind the delay on rolling out Android 11-based OBT build. There’s no ETA available at the moment so do check out this space for more information later. [Source]
Update as of December 11: OnePlus was the first to roll out Android 11 on its OnePlus 8 lineup only to navigate inside the maze with bugs and issues that it is fixing every day. The OnePlus 7T series is logically the next series to get Android 11, however, there’s no update on the same as well. However, a latest post from OnePlus confirmed that the next open beta build will be based on Android 11 and will arrive on the OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. However, OnePlus also mentioned that in order to serve its users better, the open beta build will be slightly delayed as per their maintenance schedule. There’s no ETA on when to expect the update but it will be certainly based on Android 11. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of November 23: The Game Space v2.5.0 has now arrived as an update with the OxygenOS 11. The stock app now has OxygenOS 11 UI along with various elements such as a lot of space on top and all the options, buttons & interactive elements at the bottom. The game carousel on-board Game Space v2.5.0 now shows expanded card UI with all the options you need right there at your fingertip. Users are required to update the Game Space app from Google Play Store. [Source]
Update as of November 21: Talking about the bugs, the OxygenOS 11 has a pretty huge share of bugs and issues that needs to be ironed out. Well, the latest to add in the catalogs of bugs is that the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T, and OnePlus 8 Pro (all running on OxygenOS 11) are now facing lagging or hanging at random bugs which causes the system UI to crash as well. Many users have reported the same on OnePlus Community forum among other venues where they have listed that the System UI crashes every now and then.
Some of the users on OxygenOS 11 stated that their OnePlus literally froze with a black screen that stays for a long time. This is a recurring issue that kicks in when playing games like PUBG while some have reported the issue when playing Among Us as well. When the system UI freezes, users are left with two choices i.e. Wait or Close the app.
Turns out those who are affected with this issue will not have to wait for a long time. Turns out OnePlus has already acknowledged this issue and the concerned developers are already working on fixing it in the upcoming OTA updates. Note that there’s no ETA available when the bug will be fixed so users have nothing but to wait until the update arrives. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of November 20: OnePLus has maintained its reputation as an enthusiast brand that allows users to contribute suggestions, queries and feedback and acts on it. OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 is the latest operating system that has already made its way to OnePlus 8/8T/8 Pro and will be arriving across the OnePlus smartphone lineup soon. Although it is feature-rich, it has its issues that need to be ironed out.
At the monthly OxygenOS FAQ of November 2020, users questioned and posted queries about certain issues they are facing on OxygenOS 11. User asked that the Dark Mode doesn’t turn on when a starting time is set already. OnePlus replied that the Dark Mode doesn’t turn on automatically if the user is using the phone since custom time to set off Dark Mode kicks on only when the phone is not being used.
Another question was around the Gallery app where it takes too long to load on OxygenOS 11. OnePlus responded by saying that the latest Gallery v4.0.94 is optimized to work on OxygenOS 11 and it has a faster loading speed as well. There were model-specific questions such as with OnePlus 8T where users are facing issues like the Parallel apps feature is not working. Here, the Chinese OEM responded saying that they have already acknowledged this issue and they are working on fixing it in further updates.
There was a question on why the VoWiFi and VoLTE services are now available on OnePlus 8/8 Pro and 8T in some areas. The folks at OnePlus respond saying that they are working with operators (carriers) to make the needed updates to get the services reinstated in those regions. You can read more about the monthly OxygenOS FAQ for November 2020 here.
Update as of November 19: As per the OnePlus IDEAS 2.0 program, Oneplus has officially confirmed the list of features that it will update in the further updates after these were suggested by the users. Some of the adopted features that will make it up to the future OxygenOS builds are a partial screenshot, a Power Diet, Dark Mode will be more black than grey, lockscreen customization, a FPS counter option available in Game Space, a Wireless file transfer feature between OnePlus and PC and vice versa. Finally, a separate volume settings for each app and the feature to allow dual media on the OnePlus devices.
OnePlus also rejected or not adopted a series of suggested features which includes navigation bar customization, iOS 14 Back Tap Gestures, hole punch camera notification alerts, classic layout, notification ring, dual audio in Bluetooth among others that you can read here.
Update as of November 19: Smartphones branded with carriers are available at cheaper rates in the U.S. as it reduces the initial cost of acquisitions. But these units are known for their heavy catalog of bloatware that carriers pack in these smartphones before pushing it out to the users. This also means users are a top below getting software updates as the carrier steps in as an intermediate before the users could get an update.
Luckily, the folks at XDA Developers now offer users an easy way to install a different variant on their device i.e. from EU variant to IN using a simple procedure although it is not for the faint of hearts. Note that it works on the T-Mobile variants of OnePlus 8T at this moment. You’ll need MSMTool along with the Full OTA version of the variant you want to install and use the method explained here. In order to get SafetyNet work properly on these units, users are required to use the Magisk Hide and preferably the latest Canary version of Magisk Hide to make it work. Note that if you are doing it, do it at your own risk and understand, it will have minor bugs and issues as with any other update. [Source]
Update as of November 14: OnePlus has announced a survey with respect to its OxygenOS 11 and various features on-board. It includes taking feedback on Canvas AOD, OnePlus Launcher, the Phone app, the Messaging app, Mistouch Protection, Game Toolkit, Quick Settings, and OnePlus icon Pack. OnePlus is seeking user feedback so as to offer a wholesome user experience while getting rid of the bugs and issues that have plagued OxygenOS 11 much like the original stock Android 11 is facing at this time on Pixel devices. [Source]
Update as of November 13: OnePlus devices get call recording option natively across its whole lineup. Though limited in functionality, the feature is already present but it requires manual operations. Apart from that, the recipient receives a tone alerting him/her about the call being recorded. This hasn’t gone well with OnePlus users especially in India and they have taken it to the internet to complain about the same. Turns out a OnePlus staff member provided the necessary details about OnePlus’ possibility to enable automatic call recording in India.
The staff member said that they have received strong feedback from users in India to push the automatic call recording on-board. Recording calls doesn’t require consent from any other party as per the local laws in India. This means it is possible that an automatic call recording feature will be released on OnePlus devices. Anyways, there’s no ETA and no confirmation about the same as of now. [Source]
Update as of November 12: OnePlus has maintained its identity as a customer-oriented OEM pushing out updates based on feedback from users and whatnot. It holds Open Ears Forums on a regular basis which keeps privacy, community, and OS design as its primary focus. The registration for OEF w.r.t. Privacy Matters commences on November 17 where issues related to the platform, legal, security, and product departments will be resolved or responded to. More than40 interested users will be able to attend the forum event scheduled on November 24 at 16:00 to 18:00 IST and 19:00 to 21:00 IST.
The OEF for Community commences on November 30 where the users will be able to discuss and provide feedback on the future of content, platform, and interactions on the community app. The global users can register for this part of the event between November 17 to 24. The event is scheduled on November 28 and the timings are 15:00 to 17:00 IST and 19:00 to 21:00 IST.
The last leg of the event is for OS Design aka for OxygenOS where features like Gallery, AOD, aesthetics of the operating system and other aspects will be discussed. The registration for it will begin on November 24 through December 2 and users will be able to attend the event on December 10. Users will be able to discuss and focus on their feedback, suggestions and more during the three part event.
Update as of November 11: At the recent November 2020 FAQs for HydrogenOS which is the Chinese equivalent of OxygenOS, the company posted updates on the various bugs that were discovered on both Android 11 and Android 10-based OxygenOSes.
One of the issues was related to the OnePlus 7/7T which vibrates and does not ring during a call. OnePlus answered that they have fixed the issue with the latest stable that users will have to upgrade. Another question was w.r.t. To the OnePlus Gallery, notes, weather, OnePLus Desktop and a few other apps that are not available in the store. The issue has plagued both HydrogenOS 10 and 11.OnePlus said that these apps are being developed for compatibility with both the OSes. Users can still contact customer care for an intermittent solution. Future updates will fix the issue once and for all. Users asked a lot of questions about the various bugs and OnePlus developers answered most of them that you can read here in full.
Update as of November 10: The latest OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 brings a lot on the tablet and yet, it has a few bugs here and there. Talking about the recent development, OnePlus held its IDEAS rounds to invite users to make a feature request and received a dozen of them. As usual, OnePlus has already picked up a few of the requests that will make it to the further upgrades.
A new feature called “Top Shot” is expected to arrive on OnePlus camera app. It feature snap buffers a few seconds before and after a click which is then processed into the best shot possible. Another feature that OnePlus has suggested is the Alert Slider Expanded Hotbar that offers users granular control over the notification settings using the alert slider which has become synonymous with OnePlus phones. Another feature that users have suggested is to allow adding tags to the photos. This would enable user find the photos from the gallery with tags.
According to other suggested features and improvements, users want to request the ability to set custom time in Zen Mode. As of now, Zen Mode has predefined durations that users can select but not edit. Another feature is a custom snooze option for alarms, customization to the navigation bar, a Power Diet , Notification Counts on icons like iOS, a warning before the battery is about to die since it doesn’t warn users before switching off abruptly and so on. [Source]
Update as of November 10: OnePlus 8T was marketed with its high-octane Snapdragon 865 SoC, 6.55” 120Hz display, 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage and whatnot. These specifications are great for gaming and in fact, OnePlus claimed that the frame rate while playing games won’t drop. Turns out OnePlus 8T users have actually seen a drop in the frame rate. This comes from users who reported that while playing PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), they couldn’t find support for 90fps gaming. Many reports have popped up on the OnePlus community and elsewhere claiming the same.
A moderator on the OnePlus forum community said that the issue is with PUBG and not OnePlus. He added that they can’t do anything with it given the fact that PUBG will have to look into the issue causing the 90fps support to go away. It remains to be seen exactly when can we expect the OnePlus 8T to get the much-loved 90fps support. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of November 9: After tackling through the number of bugs, the OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 has recorded another bug targeting both OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The bug is causing users to no longer be able to connect to VoLTE and VoWiFI functions on their devices. Apparently, the issue has come to light after users upgraded to the latest OxygenOS 220.127.116.11. Many users have put the issue on OnePlus forums and other avenues to discuss what’s wrong and what can be done.
After a while, a staff member responded to a user query saying that the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 has been halted until the problem is not investigated and fixed. The users who already upgraded to it should receive an update fixing the problem soon. There’s no ETA available for the bug to be fixed but since it is OnePlus, it mustn’t take much time. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of November 7: Note that long ago, OnePlus IDEAS 2.0 Round 2 selected some of the suggestions for features from the users. It included features like PC to device wireless file transfer, lock screen customization, and others were selected while some weren’t selected. Now we are in IDEAS 2.0 Round 3 and we have seven new feature suggestions including image processing improvements, fingerprint customization, Notification Ring around the front punch-hole, and so on on. OnePlus also chose features like navigation bar customization, OnePlus Dialer app, animations while pairing with other devices among others.
In the Round 3, it is possible that all or majority of the features discussed above will be selected to be a part of future OxygenOS builds in the next run. For that, the final decision will be taken at the developers meet on November 16. Wait until the meeting to see what features will arrive in the future bills without any doubt. [Source]
Update as of November 7: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 had a turbulent beginning and the ripples are everywhere. Apparently, OxygenOS 11 users are now facing issues with the navigation gestures on-board the OnePlus 8/8Pro/8T. Users are facing issues like navigation gesture animation takes a lot of time to engage or it stops responding and so on. Users have found a quick workaround to the issue that is to lock and unlock the device which eventually sets navigation gestures in motion.
Out of the many reports posted by users on OnePlus Community, one such post was acknowledged by a OnePlus Staff Member and he said that the developers have been notified about eisue and it will be fixed soon. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of November 6: Remember how OxygenOS 11 wasn’t able to download Amazon apps earlier. Turns out there’s another issue related to Amazon that sixers are heavily reporting now. Users aren’t able to download videos on Amazon Prime Video due to some issues. They can stream content in HD and 4K, however, when they put it to download, they are getting error code 4919.
The issue has targeted all types of resolutions including HD, FHD, and 4K even when the hardware acceleration is enabled. The issue has appeared on OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T while there’s no issue on OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro which is running on OxygenOS 10. Thus, it can be concluded that the issue is related to OxygenOS 11 only. One of the staff member from OnePlus responded to one of the posts and said that the issue has been reported and they will fix the issue soon.
Update as of November 6: The OxygenOS 11 has a plethora of upgrades and features over its predecessor and so are the number of bugs discovered. A new report as mentioned in the OnePlus Community forum says that users are able to access Parallel Apps on their OnePlus 8/8T/8 Pro after upgrading to OxygenOS 11. Since the issue is limited to these three models that are upgraded to Android 11, it is more likely an OxygenOS 11 issue.
A series of tweets and posts on the forums also state that the problem is likely taking shape when the work profile is set up on their devices. This causes the Parallel Apps section to show “Initialization failed” error. A OnePlus taff member acknowledged the issue and said that they are working on it to fix it at the earliest and it will be released via further updates although there’s no ETA available for it. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of November 5: According to the latest update coming around OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, users are facing difficulty with setting up the default launcher. Apparently, they are getting prompted to select a default launcher once they install a custom launcher on their OnePlus devices. No matter how many times users set up a default launcher, it is to no avail.
The problem is apparently with the Android 11 update since some Pixel users are facing the issue after upgrading as well. There are a few workarounds at use. First, you could simply use the OnePlus Launcher or set it up as default and then change it to the one you want via the Preferred Launcher settings. Another quick fix is to allow modifying system settings that should do the trick. [Source]
Update as of November 3: Apparently, OxygenOS 11 is facing another issue on-board OnePlus 8 users. I am talking about screen shaking issues when touch input is applied. Note that this issue is affecting both OxygenOS 10 and OxygenOS 11. Apparently, the issue compromises playing any game based on touch inputs. This is also not an OxygenOS 11 exclusive issue. Anyways, a OnePlus Staff member acknowledged the issue and responded saying that the developer team is working on it and a fix will be provided in the further updates. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of November 2: An unofficial Android 11 timeline for OnePlus devices created a lot of buzz although it was unofficial at the moment. Cut to now, it has been reported on the OnePlus Chinese forums that a post states that OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro’s current firmware is based on Android 10 public beta and it will be the last before the phones commence receiving Android 11.
This goes in-line with the earlier unofficial timeline that we mentioned here. With that being said, both OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro are likely to get Android 11 public beta in December 2020 while the Nord will get it in November itself. It remains to be seen exactly when to expect the update so be patient. [Source]
From this OnePlus Android 11 tracker, you will be able to keep a track on all the OnePlus devices receiving the latest OxygenOS 11 update. The OEM has among the most popular customized OS skin. Although it has incorporated tons of features, yet they have made sure that it doesn’t end up on the bloatware side. Likewise, it has some very popular budget devices lined up. The recently released Nord is a perfect example of the same.
Add to that, the three years of promised upgrades, and one couldn’t have asked for more. Talking about updates, Google has recently released the latest Android 11 stable update. Right in front were the Pixel devices adopting the update. In the same line, you could also find Samsung’s OneUI 3.0, Xiaomi’s MIUI 12, Oppo’s ColorOS 11, and Realme UI 2.0. OnePlus itself has made some commendable progress by releasing the open beta for their flagships.
This straightaway translates to your device getting a plentitude of goodies. A new conversation section, Chat Bubbles, One-Time Permission set, and a native screen recorder are just some of them. Likewise, scheduling the dark mode and the ability to pin apps to share sheets will also come in useful. As to when you will get these features on your device, well this guide will come in handy. You could keep a track of all such information from our OnePlus Android 11 OxygenOS 11 tracker.
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OxygenOS 11: What We Can Expect?
This time, OnePlus users would notice some drastic changes to the overall UI. The new visual design would make it comfortable to use your device in a one-hand mode. Furthermore, the company has finally added the Always-on display feature after a long wait. Then there will be 11 new clock styles, some new live wallpapers as well as the new OnePlus Sans font. The Dark Mode has further been optimized and in line with Android 11, you could even schedule it based on the time of the day.
There is also a new Multi-user Zen Mode with three new themes and a new group feature as well. Some changes have been made to the Gallery app too. It will now showcase your clicks from the past seven days as Stories. Likewise, there is now a new Settings menu plus a changed weather app. Talking about the timeline regarding and the availability of these features, you could refer to our OnePlus Android 11 OxygenOS 11 tracker given in this guide.
OnePlus Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) Release Date
When it comes to Android upgrades, OnePlus is usually quick to release it for its devices. Further cementing this is the fact that the OxygenOS 11 is already in the open beta stage for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. In this regard, both these devices should be the first ones to get the latest Android 11 update. After this, we could witness the OnePlus Nord and its 7 series getting the update. Talking about the latter, the OnePlus 7 Pro should be the first one, followed by the 7T and 7.
Likewise, with three years of Android upgrades, OnePlus 6T could also join this update bandwagon. Although there is no official timeline, we could expect most of its devices to get the OxygenOS 11 update by the end of this year. The earlier models of OnePlus 7 and 6 could be able to welcome it by Q1 of 2021 at the most. On that note, the below given OnePlus Android 11 OxygenOS 11 tracker should be able to address all your update queries.
OnePlus Android 11 Tracker:
Updated on September 25, 2020: After rolling the first public beta of HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 series in China, Today OnePlus rolled the second beta update for the device with minor improvements. Find the changelog below. For more info, check out our official article on HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
- Fix the problem of small probability of black screen when playing Bilibili in full screen
- Fix the issue of abnormal display of TikTok Extreme Edition
- Fix the small probability that the widget does not respond
- Optimize the UI display of part of the setting interface
- Improve system stability
- Information screen display
- Newly added shadow painting function, which can automatically draw your lock screen photo into a dedicated wireframe (path: settings-personalization-wallpaper-shadow painting-select photo preview to quickly generate)
The function is still being improved. The current version only supports the generation of drawing shadows. The screen display will be updated in subsequent versions. Please continue to pay attention.
- Newly added shadow painting function, which can automatically draw your lock screen photo into a dedicated wireframe (path: settings-personalization-wallpaper-shadow painting-select photo preview to quickly generate)
- Optimize some reminder text of alarm clock
- Fix the problem of missing timer numbers under certain circumstances
- The internet
- Optimize the power consumption experience of smart 5G functions
- OnePlus Android 11: Supported Device List
From this section, you could get a hold of all the OnePlus devices getting the OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11. Follow along.
- OnePlus 9
OnePlus 9 brings on-board a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED HDR10+ 120Hz display along with a Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. Powered by a giant 4,500 mAh battery, the device has a 48+50+2MP triple camera setup at the back while the front has a 16MP sensor. The device runs on the latest Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box.
Update as of March 24: Based on the latest update, OnePlus is now releasing a new update with version number OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 carrying download size of 345MB. The update brings charging stability as well as optimizations to UI display of notifications as well as bug fixes to many connectivity features including Wi-Fi transmission performance, Bluetooth compatibility, as well as improved stability of the telecommunication functions. The update will be released via OTA to OnePlus 9 once it is out for sale. [Source]
Update as of April 3: OnePlus 9 is now picking up yet another Android 11 update which means it is the second one to join post launch. The incoming update is OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 and has a March 2021 security patch along with many bug fixes and more. The update fixes the issue with small probability that the device will restart after playing games. Another one is with the Last Full Charge counter as it restarts.
The update also reports some improvements such as improved vibrating performance when playing games like PUBG or Call of Duty and so on. The update also improves many camera functions including its zoom performance, white balance, noise, and sharpness of the rear camera as well as white balance of the front camera. The update is arriving across all regions i.e. India, Europe, and North America. Note that it is rolled out to a limited number of users right now but OnePlus will roll it out on wide scale soon. [Source]
Update as of April 6: With the latest update in mind, OnePlus is now seeding out yet another update on OnePLus 9 with version number OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 although it is a minor update weighing at just 105MB. The update brings improvements to the shooting and recording experience as well as stability of telecommunication functions and WLAN transmissions performance and finally, power consumption has been tweaked to extend battery life. The update fixes some bug fixes to improve system stability. [Source]
- OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro is the Pro variant of the standard OnePlus 9 and brings along a large 6.7-inch LTPP Fluid2 AMOLED 10-bit 120Hz HDR10+ display. The device has a quad 48+5+50+2MP camera setup at the back while the front has a 16MP at the front and comes with Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 update out-of-the-box.
Update as of March 24: Based on the update that we have, the OnePlus 9 Pro is now getting upgraded to Android 11-powered OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 even before it is up for sales on March 26. The update carries a download size of 345MB and has plenty of bug fixes including Wi-Fi transmission performance, Bluetooth compatibility along with others. [Source]
Update as of April 3: Just a week after its launch, OnePlus 9 Pro is getting its second update i.e. OxygenOS 220.127.116.11. The update arrives with a tonne of bug fixes and improvements including improved white balance on both front and rear camera as well as improvements to the sharpness and noise of the rear camera. The camera stability has been improved as well along with the zoom performance.
OnePlus 9 Pro is also bringing bug fixes to the issue triggering the device to restart when playing games, an issue related to the resetting of the Last Full Charge counter as well as others. The update has a March 2021 security patch and 2021.02 GMS package on-board. [Source]
Update as of April 6: Looks like OnePLus is now sending out yet another update i.e. OxygenOS 18.104.22.168. It is a minor update with a total 105MB download size and arrives with a few improvements to the overall system stability as well as camera experience when shooting and recording, improved power consumption on the device to increase battery life and so on. The update also brings improvements to the WLAN transmission as well as stability to the telecommunication functions. [Source]
- OnePlus 9R
The lighter yet a powerful variant in the OnePlus 9 series, the OnePlus 9R brings on-board a giant 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED 120Hz HDR10+ display on-board and has a Snapdragon 870 5G SoC under the hood. It has a quad 48+16+5+2MP camera setup for the back while the front has a 16MP shooter. It too arrives with the latest OxygenOS 11 powered by Android 11 out-of-the-box.
- OnePlus Nord 10 5G
Update as of January 04: According to the latest input by OnePlus itself, there’s no update on OnePlus Nord 10 5G’ Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 rollout. Instead, the company has asked users to wait for more information about it in the later run. [Source]
- OnePlus Nord 100
Update as of January 04: Looks like OnePlus Nord 100 users will have to wait longer for Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 rollout as the company has asked users to wait for more information to arrive in the future. [Source]
- OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077
OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 is a limited edition OnePlus 8T with a ton of customization on top of the standard OxygenOS 11. All the specifications remain the same including the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box.
Update as of November 2: OnePlus announced OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 limited edition in China with the game-themed OxygenOS 11. This packs in live wallpaper, a fingerprint unlock dynamic effect, a new charging animation that simulates hackers hacking and more. OnePlus has overhauled the iconography used on the device with icons designed keeping Cyberpunk in mind among other changes. [Source]
- OnePlus 8T 5G
OnePlus 8T 5G is the latest offering from OnePlus with a 6.55” Fluid AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, a 4500 mAh battery backed with a 65W fast charging tech and runs on the latest Snapdragon 865+ SoC. The device comes pre-loaded with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box.
Update as of November 6: OnePlus 8T has intercepted a new OxygenOS 11 update. Turns out now it has three rows of icons in the notification shade. This was one of the requested features at the OxygenOS 11 Q&A held a few days ago. The update is likely to arrive in both OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as well. The update has added camera improvements and a October 2020 security patch with it as well. [Source]
Update as of November 16: OnePlus 6T arrived with a dedicated night cam called Nightscape and since then, OnePlus has been improving it for low light photography. The Nightscape on OnePlus 8T is robust although not like Pixel devices. Apparently, OnePlus 8T users have been facing issues regarding the same. They are seeing a pink tint on photos when clicked using the Nightscape mode although it is temporary and resets after someone reboots the phone. There are a plethora of reports about the OnePlus 8T pink tiny issue with the Nightscape mode and it is annoying to see it.
Apparently, a OnePlus staff member responded to one of the queries and said that the development team is working towards fixing this issue. Be patient as the update would take some time but it will surely arrive. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of November 17: Good news for OnePlus 8T users as the Chinese OEM has released a new OxygenOS software update on the model in India. The OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 brings on-board optimized camera setability, imaging effect, mobile network connection and more. It has fixed the issue triggering the status bar to hover on the screen in landscape mode as well as NFC not turning on in some of the units. The mis-touch prevention has been improved for better gaming performance. OnePlus has also improved power consumption to reduce heating on the device. Note that North America will get its OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 while Europe will get the update soon as well.[Source]
Update as of November 18: To be honest, OnePlus 8T already had too many issues and this just adds to the list. Some of the OnePlus 8T users have run into problems with the touch not working at the certain areas of the screen in some conditions. A user made a statement that he was unable to use the buttons on the far edge of the screen as it doesn’t register any touches and he had to resize it to get the job done.
According to the reports, the issue is prominent in the bottom part of the display which goes in-line with the previous statement mentioned here. Users have been facing the same while playing games like PUBG as well. Users can use several workarounds to get the touch work properly. First, check if the issue is permanent or temporary. Ensure the room temperature is ideal and not too cold or hot. Remove the screen protector in case if that might be causing the touch in certain sections to not work. You can read it in full here.
Update as of November 28: OnePlus 8T arrived with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box. But if you want to, LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 is now available for download. Tap here to get the firmware on your device.
Update as of March 12: OnePlus 8T was rolled out with Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 out of the box although it had its share of bugs and issues that the company had to deal with releasing constant bug fixes and updates. OnePlus has made a noble move releasing OxygenOS 11 Open Beta channel for the OnePlus 8T and has released the first Open Beta. This would allow OnePlus to test new features on the open beta channel before it is rolled out on the stable updates. With that being said, users will have to get the Open Beta updates on OnePlus 8T by downloading the ROM upgrade zip package using this link (India / Global), copy the file to the phone storage and go through Settings >> System >> System Updates >> Click on the top-right icon >> Local upgrade >> Search for the corresponding installation package >> Upgrade and it is done.
Update as of March 21: Based on the information we have at the moment, the OnePlus 8T is now getting upgraded to Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 that fixes quite a lot of issues on-board 8T. The list of fixes is pretty long so read it here.
Update as of March 23: Well, turns out OnePlus 8T is now getting its hands on Open beta 1 on-board HydrogenOS 11 in China with an extensive changelog that you can read here.
Update as of March 27: As per the latest update, the OnePlus 8T is scheduled to pick up Android 11-powered ColorOS 11 early adopter version by the end of June 2021. Here, the update will arrive on the Chinese variants only and the global variants will remain unchanged. [Source]
Update as of March 30: According to the latest update, OnePlus 8T is now intercepting a new update i.e. March 2021 security patch with quite a lof of bug fixes on-board. The update is arriving with version number 188.8.131.52.KB05DA in India; 184.108.40.206.KB05BA in Europe; and 220.127.116.11.KB05AA in North America. The size is almost 300MB and the update has a pretty extensive changelog to go by. The update is arriving via OTA as usual so do check out for the same. [Source]
Update as of April 3: As per the latest update, the OnePlus 8T is now getting its Android 11 CLosed Beta application up and running in China months after it rolled out its stable update. [Source]
- OnePlus Nord 5G
Update as of November 13: It was recently made clear that the affordable OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 would receive just one major Android OS upgrade. Thus, people started wondering if the OnePlus Nord will have the same fate or not. Turns out, OnePlus Nord will get two years of major Android OS upgrades and three years of monthly security patch support. This was cleared by an OnePlus staff member who quoted OnePlus Nord release notes which mentioned that Nord will have the same maintenance schedule as the other flagship OnePlus devices. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of January 03: Update as of now is that the OnePlus Nord will get Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 Open Beta this week. This comes officially from OnePlus wherein the Chinese smartphone maker confirmed that the Open Beta build is rolling out and based on its responses, a stable release will be planned. OnePlus has made it clear that once the feedback from the Open Beta build is available, they will fine tune it to add features and get rid of issues and bugs, a staged rollout for the stable version will be followed on OnePlus Nord that could take a few weeks or so although there’s no ETA available at the moment.
Furthermore, OnePlus has also mentioned that the rollout schedule for OnePLus Nord’s Android 11 Open Beta Build can vary on carrier-locked units from EE, T-Mobile, and Verizon which isn’t surprising so keep an eye on it. [Source]
Update as of January 5: Looks like OnePlus Nord users are finally in treat as the device is now getting upgraded to Android 11. According to the official announcement, OnePlus is releasing the Open Beta program for OxygenOS 11 on the OnePlus Nord device where users will be able to take part in the Open Beta program and get the Android 11 build on their devices.
The update is being pushed out via OTA on OnePlus Nord and thus, users will be able to get their hands on it soon. Note that the Open Beta 1 is available on both Indian and Global variants and you can tap here to download the Indian and Global OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 right away. Click here (Global, India) to download the Android 10 package to rollback.
Update as of January 24: It’s good news for OnePlus Nord users as the OnePlus has released the second open beta for OxygenOS 11 on Nord via OTA. The update arrives with a host of features including optimized UI display of Calculator; issues related to Histogram, flashing issue, among others. The said update is arriving with version number Nord_R_OBT_O2_210114 with an update size of 205MB. Check if you have received the update or not. [Source]
Update as of February 4: OnePlus Nord is already intercepting the second beta update for Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 and the stable update will arrive soon as well. Cut to now, OnePlus Nord is now intercepting Android 11 with Pixel Experience as a beta update. The Pixel Experience 11 ROM brings the Pixel 5 feel on OnePlus Nord devices with a stock software experience unlike the Pixel Experience Plus custom ROM. You can actually tap here to download the custom ROM for your OnePlus Nord right away.
Update as of February 5: Good news for OnePlus Nord users as the Chinese smartphone maker has finally released the third Open Beta for Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus Nord. The Open Beta 3 arrives on all international variants of OnePlus Nord i.e. India, EU, and Global that you can download and flash it if you can’t wait for the OTA rollout.
Update as of February 15: We knew that the OnePlus Nord would get Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 during Q1 2021 which means between January and March. Apparently, we are almost midway February and the update is still at large. There have been reports that the update is in development and a stable version will be rolled out soon. Cut to now, a OnePlus customer support staff gave information that the OxygenOS 11 for OnePLus Nord will be officially released in the last week of February 2021 and we are almost near it. But hey, take it with a pinch of salt as the channel has posted many updates and has been subjected to skepticism earlier as well. [Source]
Update as of March 1: It was earlier scheduled that OnePlus Nord will get Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 update in February. Well, just on the last day of February, Nord users were offered the much-awaited OxygenOS 11 upgrade as it arrived with a download size of 2910MB available as a stable update for the device. Users can download the firmware package and flash it on their devices if they don’t want to wait for the upcoming OTA notification.
Update as of March 4: Well, turns out OnePLus Nord users in the Europe are now intercepting Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 stable update weighing at 27**MB available via OTA. This was confirmed by a user on Reddit.
Update as of March 5: If you are a Nord user in Asia, you can take a breath of relief as the device is now getting upgraded to Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 with download size of 2771MB. The update is rolling out via OTA in a batch-by-batch format. [Source]
Update as of March 7: Well, it is bizarre why OnePlus would do it but OnePlus pushed the stable OxygenOS 11 update for OnePlus Nord devices and now, it is sending out the 4th open beta to the eligible units. The changelog for the same is available right here.
Update as of March 12: OnePlus Nord users were thrilled to get their hands on the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 upgrade. With that being said, cut to today, OnePlus has pulled the OxygenOS 11 update in a bit of damage-control. OnePlus has temporarily paused the update due to some bugs that need ironing. The smartphone maker will release a future update with all the bug fixes. [Source]
Update as of April 2: OnePlus took it to the next trajectory launching OnePlus Nord with Snapdragon 765G chipset which is a higher mid-range chipset and totally different from what OnePlus was earlier known to do i.e. rolling out flagship phones with flagship SoCs. Cut to now, it got upgraded to Android and even got a re-released version OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 after the initial one was pulled back for some reasons.
However, even with this upgrade, users are facing issues including delayed notifications. The latest to add in the trove is that the gaming experience on Nord has taken a hit as well. Users are facing lagging issues with their Nord devices when playing games that was not a case earlier as there were no frame drops and the game did run smoothly before the update arrived. There are dozens of complaints from users and it seems like the Android 11 update is to be blamed. OnePlus hasn’t acknowledged the issue and thus, we are left with waiting to get more information about when it will be fixed. [1,2,3]
- OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
- OnePlus 8 Pro
Update as of November 16: The OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the best flagship device with an advanced camera setup. Apparently, its Nightscape mode is having some issues at least for some of the users. According to the reports, the users are noticing a pink tint on the Nightscape mode which might be linked to OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus 8 Pro since the issue is affecting OnePlus 8/8Pro/8T and all are upgraded to OxygenOS 11.
Update as of November 21: According to the latest update, the OnePlus 8 Pro is now itnercepting the fourth beta i.e. OxygenOS Open Beta 4 which brings a series of optimizations and bug fixes on-board. It includes optimized system power consumption, stability of the calls, user experience with the split-screen of apps among others. The update also tags along the latest November 2020 security patch with it. [Source]
Update as of November 23: Good news for the OnePlus 8 Pro users in the Netherlands as the OxygenOS 11 is now available in the country. This is available for a limited number of users although it will be released for others very soon. [Source]
Update as of November 28: Well, OnePlus 8 Pro is already running on Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. But in case if you are looking for a custom ROM for any xyz reasons, try LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 available for OnePlus 8 Pro. Tap here to download the firmware and flash on your device. User discretion is advised.
Update as of February 3: OnePlus 8 Pro is now getting upgraded to OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 6 and it is an airborne update of all global variants since Chinese OnePlus 8 Pro uses HydrogenOS 11. The new update weighs at around 200MB packs in the latest January 2021 security patch which is a bump of the previous November 2020 security patch and brings way too many optimizations and bug fixes on-board as per its changelog. The Open Beta 6 is airborne and thus, would take some time to arrive on your unit as the airborne updates are released in a batch-by-batch manner. .
|HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta 2||Download Here|
|OxygenOS 11 Beta||Download Here|
Update as of March 20: Even though OnePlus 8 Pro already runs on Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 stable update, OnePlus is working on improving the OS. One way to improve the experience and fix bugs is to release Open Beta updates before seeding a stable update. Cut to now, OnePlus 8 Pro is now receiving Open Beta 8 update fixing an array of bugs and issues. You can read more about the incoming update here.
Update as of March 23: Looks like OnePlus 8 Pro users in China who participated in the open beta channel are now getting their hands on Open Beta 8 build in the country. Here’s more about it.
Update as of March 27: Well, good news for the OnePlus 8 Pro users as the device is getting Android 11-powered ColorOS 11 update in China. Yes, it was confirmed a few days ago that OnePlus will shift from HydrogenOS to ColorOS in China. As per the latest update, the OnePlus 8 Pro will get its hands on ColorOS 11 by the end of June 2021. Note that this is limited to Chinese variants only and not global variants that will remain unaffected. [Source]
Update as of November 16: A pink tint layer is being noticed by users across the OnePlus 8 series when using Nightscape mode. The users have been reporting the issue on the OnePlus community and other places. It has to be associated with the OxygenOS 11 which recently had too many issues to count but it isn’t clear yet. Apparently, a OnePlus staff member reported that the issue has been acknowledged and the certain development team is working on fixing it. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of November 21: Good news for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro users as the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 update is now available. The beta update brings a series of bug fixes and optimizations including stability to the call, UI display with alarms, system power consumption, lagging issue with the MX Player, probability of automation disconnection issue with Wi-Fi among others. The update brings the November 2020 security patch along with it as well. [Source]
Update as of November 23: The folks in the Netherlands can now get their hands on the OxygenOS 11 version based on Android 11 on their OnePlus 8. The update is now available via OTA for a selected number of users and will roll out for others soon. No doubt it will be available in other European countries soon. [Source]
Update as of February 3: OnePlus 8 users are now intercepting yet another OxygenOS 11 update i.e. Open Beta 6 and it is now rolling out via OTA in the global variant as the Chinese variant has HydroOS installed. The update comes with a package weighing at 200MB and the security patch level has been bumped to January 2021 as per the latest update. There’s a lot of bug fixes and optimizations enlisted on Open Beta 6 changelog. OnePlus has already been testing Open Beta updates on OnePlus 8 for a long time now and the stable update is soon to be rolled out as well.
|HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta 2||Download Here|
|OxygenOS 11 Beta||Download Here|
Update as of March 20: Well, the OnePlus 8 is now intercepting a new beta update based on Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11. This information was confirmed by Oxygen Updater app as well as community forums of the company. This is Open Beta 8 and it is marked forward to improve user experience by fixing a myriad of issues on OxygenOS 11. This includes WhatsApp messages not receiving when the app is running in background, issues related to calls on 5G network, and so on. Read more about it here.
Update as of March 23: Remember OnePlus released the Open Beta 8 update for the OnePlus 8 a few days ago? Apparently, it is now releasing on OnePlus 8 in China via the Open Beta channel. The update arrives with a humongous changelog that you refer here.
Update as of March 27: According to the latest information coming from OnePlus after it made an official announcement on the OnePlus Community, the OnePlus 8 is scheduled to get Android 11-flavored ColorOS 11 as an early adopter version by the end of June 2021. This update is available for Chinese OnePlus 8 users only and thus, global OnePlus 8 will continue to use OxygenOS versions only. [Source]
- OnePlus 7T Pro
Update as of December 11: The latest news around OnePlus 7T Pro getting Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 is that the next OBT build will get Android 11 on-board OnePlus 7T Pro. This comes after a much delay. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of January 21: After a long wait for the OxygenOS 11 to arrive, the wait for the update on OnePlus 7T Pro is now over as the Chinese smartphone maker has finally released its first Open Beta 1 based on Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 on the OnePLus 7T Pro on its unlocked and non-carrier locked devices. The download links for the same are not available at the moment but you will still receive an OTA notification that you use to download the firmware and flash it on your device right away. We will update the links once available. [Source]
Update as of January 22: If you are a OnePlus 7T Pro user, you are in for a treat as the Chinese smartphone has now made download links for the Open Beta 1 arriving on OnePlus 7T Pro. Click against the download button of the respective variant to get the firmware and flash it right away.
Update as of March 01: After dropping OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2, the Open Beta 3 is now available for OnePlus 7T Pro. The update arrives via OTA as usual and brings a bootload of fixes including double tap to wake up not working issue as well as Netflix HD videos not playing issue and so on. [Source]
Update as of March 2: Well, the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 just arrived which means the next update candidate will be a stable update, however, there’s no ETA available. Cut to now, a staff member on the OnePlus community said that the OnePlus 7T Pro will get the OxygenOS 11 stable update in the coming weeks. It is now speculated that the update is likely to happen by the end of March and early April. [Source]
Update as of March 7: If you are an OnePlus 7T Pro user in China, you are in for a treat as the tech giant is now releasing Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 as a stable update in its home country. This comes as a stable version in China only which means the international users will have to wait although the wat is likely not that long since the Chinese version is already receiving the OTA update. [Source]
Update as of March 12: OnePlus 7T Pro recently got upgraded to the stable Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 in China. Cut to now, the rollout has been halted temporarily as the company feels that the firmware has too many issues and bugs to be fixed beforehand. OnePlus posted the information on its Chinese community forum thereby it has mentioned that a subsequent update with all the bug fixes will be released soon but note that there’s no ETA available at the moment. [Source]
Update as of March 20: If you are a OnePlus 7T Pro user, you are in for a treat as the tech giant is now rolling out Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4 update with a download size of 112MB and arriving via airborne method. Note that the update carries minor bug fixes and improvements over the Open Beta 3 update that arrived just a few days ago. [Source]
Update as of March 22: Based on the latest update coming from OnePlus itself, the Chinese smartphone maker is now officially releasing Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 stable version on-board OnePlus 7T Pro. The update comes with a February 2021 security patch attached to it. The update is released via OTA as usual and rolls out for the international users in a batch-by-batch manner. [Source]
Update as of March 26: According to the latest information, the OnePlus 7T Pro is now picking up Open Beta 4 on Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 in the home country. The update is arriving on the Chinese variant only. Here’s more about it.
Update as of March 27: Based on the latest update, the OnePlus 7T Pro is all ready and set up to get Android 11-powered ColorOS 11 by the end of September 2021. Apparently, the update is coming for Chinese variants only and it is an early adopter version so a beta and stable version are expected to arrive in a later stage. [Source]
Update as of April 2: OnePlus has temporarily suspended the rollout of Android 11 on OnePlus 7T Pro in China where it rolls out HydrogenOS 11. This is because of the many bugs that the Android 11 is riddled with and thus, the suspension. Apparently, the OxygenOS 11 which was rolled out on the global variant on OnePlus 7T Pro is following the steps too as it was also pulled back due to bugs that riddled the Android 11 build. [1, 2]
- OnePlus 7T
Update as of November 27: There’s a good news for T-Mobile branded OnePlus 7T. Apparently, the carrier has updated its listing according to which the current status for the OnePlus 7T Android 11 update is “under development”. Though there’s no dates available from T-Mobile’s end yet, we are hoping the update will arrive probably in Q1 2020 although take it with a pinch of salt. [Source]
Update as of December 11: Based on the latest update available, the next OBT build for OnePlus 7T will be based on Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. This was confirmed by OnePlus on its community forum itself. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of January 21: After too much drama around Android 11 update arriving on OnePlus 7T devices, it is now confirmed and the Chinese smartphone maker has finally released Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 7T on its no-Chinese variant finally. It made an official announcement declaring the same although the firmware download link for OnePlus 7T’s Open Beta 1 is not available due to some issues. We will update it here once it arrives. Meanwhile, you can still get your hands on the OTA notification that could take a few days or weeks tops. Note that this update is available for non-carrier and unlocked variants on OnePlus 7T. [Source]
Update as of January 22: Well, you are in for a treat as the firmware files for OnePlus 7T are now available. Here’s the download links for the respective non-Chinese OnePlus 7T.
Update as of March 20: According to the latest information, the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4 is now releasing on the OnePlus 7T with minor changes and fixes. It includes fix to issue triggering Bluetooth headsets to go silent in aptX Adaptive mode as well as issues related to battery icon abnormally displaying status on the status bar. The update size is at 112MB and it is arriving via OTA to those who have received Open Beta 3. [Source]
Update as of March 22: According to the latest announcement, OnePlus 7T is now officially getting the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 stable version in the international market. This was confirmed by OnePlus itself according to whom, the OnePlus 7T is now getting the stable Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 with February 2021 security patch and a pretty extensive changelog to go through. [Source]
Update as of March 26: According to the latest update, the OnePlus 7T is now picking up Android 11-flavored HydrogenOS 11 Open Beta 4 on the Chinese variant. Note that the update is arriving on the Chinese variant of OP7T and not the global variant. Here’s more about it.
Update as of March 27: With respect to the latest announcement that was made on the OnePlus Community forum, the OnePlus 7T is scheduled to get their hands on ColorOS 11 based Android 11 update on the Chinese variant of the OnePlus 7T by the end of September 2021. Note that the said schedule is for early adopter version and thus, beta and stable updates will arrive in a slightly later stage. [Source]
Update as of March 29: The fact that carriers usually release updates way after the OEMs have released their share of updates has become true once again. Apparently, OnePlus 7T already runs on Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11, however, the U.S. T-Mobile variant hasn’t released the update yet. Cut to today, we now see that the device is listed as in development stage on T-Mobile website. This means that the stable OxygenOS 11 build for the device will roll out soon although no ETA has been provided at the time of writing this. [Source]
Update as of April 2: Reports are pouring in that OnePlus is pulling out HydrogenOS 11 from its OnePlus 7T in China. This comes after it faced a lot of bugs and to ensure better user experience, it has reportedly pulled the update on-board the OnePlus 7T. Along with that, it is reported that OnePlus has also pulled back OxygenOS 11 on its global variants just as it did with the Chinese ones to iron the bugs it had with the Android 11 build. [1, 2]
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
Update as of March 30: We have got news that the OnePLus 7 Pro 5G on EE in the UK are now getting a new update with a download size of 127MB. Note that it isn’t an OxygenOS 11 upgrade but rather a March 2021 security patch that is going live on the device in the EU. It remains to be seen exactly when the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G gets Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 upgrade in the European ROM.
- OnePlus 7 Pro
Update as of November 27: According to the latest update, the OnePlus 7 Pro branded with T-Mobile in the U.S. is now under development with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. This doesn’t come as a surprise though. There’s no ETA provided by T-Mobile yet but we are expecting it by Q1 2020 or at the earliest. [Source]
Update as of December 11: The next OBT build on OnePlus 7 Pro is delayed. However, the update around this story comes from a post on the OnePlus community according to which, the OnePlus 7 Pro will get Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 in the next OBT build although there’s no ETA. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of December 30: We have just spotted Android 11 running on OnePlus 7 Pro in a purported screenshot that was posted by a Tech channel TechBee. The device is OnePlus 7 Pro with model number GM1910 running ANdroid 11-based OxygenOS 11 and it appears to be running a closed beta build either for OxygenOS 11 or its Chinese equivalent HydrogenOS 11. But with that being said, there is a doubt of legitimacy with the screenshot due to a number of reasons such as the short gap for the status bar which houses a punch-hole and must have been slightly bigger. It remains to be seen. [Source]
Update as of January 13: Based on the information available at this moment citing a report, OnePlus has released a second internal test build for HydrogenOS for the OnePlus 7 Pro almost two weeks ago as the date stated is of January 7. With that being said, the public beta version for HydrogenOS 11 based on AOSP should be released soon although there’s no ETA available. Note that HydrogenOS is an OxygenOS 11 equivalent based on the latest Android 11 nad the former gets the update first and it is then followed by the global OxygenOS 11 version. [Source]
Update as of January 17: Based on the latest information available, the OnePlus 7 Pro is now intercepting Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 public beta build which is a Chinese equivalent of OxygenOS 11. Note that the public beta build is available for the Chinese HydrogenOS 11 which is a non-Google app and services compiled with custom skin unlike OxygenOS 11. However, it also means that the global OxygenOS 11 will get the pertinent update to public beta soon. [Source]
Update as of January 21: There’s a good news for OnePlus 7 Pro users as the Chinese smartphone maker has finally released Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 as an Open Beta 1 update on OnePLus 7 Pro after a long wait. Although the Chinese variant got the update first, the global variant had to wait but luckily, not for long as the Android 11 build is now available as Open Beta1 that you can download on your phone here. You can also wait for the OTA notification to intercept on your device that may take a while.
Update as of March 01: After rolling out Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2, it is now Open Beta 3 that the Chinese smartphone maker is releasing at the time of writing this. The update arrives with a bunch of fixes including Netflix HD videos not playing, double tap to wake up the screen not working and a bunch of other issues. [Source]
Update as of March 2: Perhaps the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 stable update on OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t that long. The device just got Open Beta 3 and although this doesn’t mean it is the last beta update, a staff member on OnePlus’ community forum did mentioned that the stable update should arrive in the coming weeks. Based on the time it took OnePlus to send out a stable update on Nord after sending the last beta update, we assume that the update should arrive by the end of March to the first week of April at max although this is just a speculation and it may not be completely true. [Source]
Update as of March 7: The wait for the stable Android 11 update on OnePlus 7 Pro is over at least in China as the company is now releasing Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 as a stable version on the device at the time of writing this. It brings a varied range of features, updates, bug fixes and optimizations to the device as you can check out its changelog. Note that OnePlus is gradually pushing the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 stable update on OnePlus 7 Pro which means it would still take some time for the update to become available for the masses. This also means that the international variant of OnePlus 7 Pro with OxygenOS 11 is imminent too. [Source]
Update as of March 12: It wasn’t too long ago when OnePLus 7 Pro intercepted Android 11 stable updates in China. However, the Chinese smartphone maker has halted the rollout of stable Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 in China as well. The company made a post on its Chinese community forum saying that the Android 11 build for 7 Pro is filled with bugs and issues and thus, its rollout has been temporarily suspended. The devs at OnePlus will patch up the bugs and issues and will release an updated version soon though there’s no ETA available at the time of writing this. [Source]
Update as of March 20: As per the latest info, OnePlus 7 Pro is now intercepting Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4 at the time of writing this. The update does bring a few minor fixes and improvements and there’s nothing much. The update is arriving via OTA with a package size of 112MB. [Source]
Update as of March 24: If you are a OnePlus 7 Pro user in China, you are in for a treat as the device is now picking up Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 stable update. This also means that the global OnePlus 7 Pro will get its hands on the stable OxygenOS 11 update soon. [Source]
Update as of March 25: Well, turns out Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 update is now arriving via OTA on OnePlus 7 Pro. The update is rolling out with a download size of 2401MB. [Source]
Update as of March 26: Well, the OnePlus 7 Pro is now picking up Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 Open Beta 4. The update is arriving in China given the fact that it is arriving via HydrogenOS. Here’s more about it.
Update as of March 27: According to the latest update coming w.r.t the OnePlus 7 Pro Chinese variant, the ColorOS 11 is arriving on the device and it is scheduled to arrive as an early adopter version by the end of September 2021 as per OnePlus’s announcement on OnePlus community. The update is arriving across all OnePlus 7/7T series during the same period although it is limited to Chinese variants only as the international variants continue to run on OxygenOS 11 updates as usual. [Source]
Update as of March 29: It doesn’t comes as a surprise that OnePlus 7 Pro users locked with a carrier i.e. T-Mobile too has to wait for the OxygenOS 11 in the U.S. With that being said, T-Mobile is currently testing out the stable builds for the OnePlus 7 Pro which is considered as a last stage before it could roll out the stable OxygenOS 11 on the devices in the United States. With that being said, users will still have to wait for the update as no clear ETA has been provided yet. [Source]
Update as of April 2: Looks like OnePlus has suspended rolling out Android 11-backed HydrogenOS 11 on OnePlus 7 Pro in China. It is likely because of the buggy Android 11 which means users who haven’t upgraded to the new software yet will not be able to do it until OnePlus released a patched up version. With that being said, the global OnePlus 7 Pro is very much following the same footprint as its Chinese version because OxygenOS 11 rollout has been suspended as well. We will update you once we have more information about when a patched up version will release. [1, 2]
Update as of April 3: Looks like OnePlus has officially suspended rolling out OxygenOS 11 on the OnePlus 7 Pro as reported yesterday. The Android 11 stable update was pulled back due to bugs and here, OnePlus has stated that it will investigate the bugs and provide bug fixes in the next release. [Source]
Update as of April 13: There’s a lot going on around the Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 update on OnePlus devices due to the bugs and issues spread across all the devices. With that being said, the T-Mobile has finally released Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 as it can be seen on T-Mobile’s software update section. [Source]
- OnePlus 7
Update as of December 11: As per the latest update regarding OxygenOS 11 update on OnePlus 7, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has stated that the next OBT build will carry OxygenOS 11 on-board. It comes after a lot of delay in the rollout and some more waiting is required to get hands on the OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus 7. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of January 13: According to a report, OnePlus is conducting a second internal test build for Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7. According to the same, the build was released on January 7 and that the public beta for the Chinese HydrogenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7 should be available soon. Note that HydrogenOS is the OxygenOS equivalent based on Android 11 for Chinese users without Google apps and services. As usual HydrogenOS 11 gets the update fast and then, OxygenOS 11 follows it. [Source]
Update as of January 17: Good news for OnePlus 7 users in China as the device is now intercepting Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 public beta arriving via OTA to the users. If you are eligible for it, you must receive the notification soon although be patient as the rollout may take some time. As usual, this public beta build that is being released is for the Chinese OnePlus 7 which is different from global OnePlus 7 thanks to the HydrogenOS and OxygenOS ROMs where the former doesn’t have any Google apps or services. [Source]
Update as of January 21: It took a lot of time for the OnePlus 7 series to get their hands dirty on Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 builds. Although the OnePLus 7 series did get it, it was limited to Chinese users only. Cut to now, OnePlus 7 is finally intercepting Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 on its global variant (unlocked and non-carrier) and this time, it is Open Beta 1 arriving via OTA. You can wait for the OTA notification to arrive or you can simply click here to download the firmware package for yourself and flash it manually.
Update as of March 01: Apparently, the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 is available on OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T series, however, there was no update for OnePlus 7. Cut to now, a staff member said that the Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 has been halted due to some issues that need to be ironed out before an update can be rolled out. [Source]
Update as of March 5: It has been 4 days and yet the OnePlus 7 users are away from getting their hands on Android 11-backed OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 after its Pro variant got the upgrade. With that being said, OnePlus’ Denmark Twitter handle said that there is no update available yet. [Source]
Update as of March 20: OnePlus 7 didn’t receive the Open Beta 3 based on Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11. Cut to now, it is finally getting Open Beta 3 with a tonne of bug fixes and optimizations to the UI including bug fixes to small probability failure issues with the Double Tap To Wake option. The update also brings a slow charging rate, Voice Wakeup is turned off after a system upgrade.
Update as of March 24: There’s great news for OnePlus 7 users as the device is now getting a stable Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 update in China. This brings a massive changelog and with that, it also brings a hint that the OxygenOS 11 stable update on the global units is near too. [Source]
Update as of March 25: Looks like OnePlus 7 is now getting Android 11 update with a download size of 2401MB. The OTA update is arriving now although users will have to wait for the notification to arrive as it usually takes time. Also, OnePlus hasn’t officially released a statement confirming the update yet although that isn’t a worry. [Source]
Update as of March 26: Well, the OnePlus 7 is now picking up Android 11-powered HydrogenOS 11 Open Beta 4 on the device in China. Note that the update is arriving in the country via OTA. Here’s more about it.
Update as of March 27: In a bizarre move, OnePlus finally confirmed that it will switch to ColorOS on its OnePlus devices in China. With that being said, the Android 11-flavored ColorOS 11 Early Adopter version on OnePlus 7 will be available on the device in September 2021 by the end of the month. The update will be released in an OTA fashion and will be limited to the Chinese units only. [Source]
Update as of April 2: OnePlus has officially suspended seeding Android 11-backed HydrogenOS 11 on OnePlus 7 in China. The reason is the buggy software that has caused the Chinese smartphone manufacturer to suspend the rollout. With that being said, OnePlus has reportedly suspended the OxygenOS 11 which was rolled out on the global OnePlus 7. We are yet to get an ETA on when the update with bug fixes would arrive.[1, 2]
Update as of April 3: A day after it was reported that OnePlus has pulled back the stable Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 update on OnePlus 7, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has released an official statement. It mentions that the temporarily suspension is due to the bugs that have been on the Android build. Thus, a patched up version will soon arrive after investigation and bug fixes are applied to the current version that was pulled back. [Source]
- OnePlus 6T McLaren
- OnePlus 6T
Update as of September 25: After dropping a custom ROM for OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T gets Android 11-based POSP ROM as well. It is based on AOSP and thus, limits in terms of features and customization options. Also, there could be some bugs since it is not an official update so be aware of it. Here’s the link.
Update as of October 23: According to a moderator on the OnePlus community in a response to a user, OnePlus 6T will get Android 11 but the update will be delayed. OnePlus 7 and 7T series will be the first to get the OxygenOS 11 upgrade and only after that, the OnePlus 6T will get the update. [Source]
Update as of November 27: With the latest update in mind, the OnePlus 6T is currently in the developmental phase. I am talking about T-Mobile variants of the OnePlus 6T as per the official listing posted by the carrier itself. Apparently, the same applies for standard models as well. [Source]
Update as of January 04: Based on the latest input coming from the Chinese smartphone maker itself, there’s no update about Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus 6T as of now. Users will have to wait for some time to get more details on it. [Source]
Update as of March 18: The OnePlus 6T is slated to get Android 11 in the near future, however, its fate remains clouded in mystery. This is because OnePlus is reportedly switching from HydrogenOS in China and it will reportedly switch to ColorOS 11 upgrade in China. With that being said, OnePlus 6T fate to get an Android 11 upgrade is slightly under the weather and users will have to wait for any update to arrive w.r.t. the Android 11. [Source]
Update as of March 27: OnePlus is switching from HydrogenOS to ColorOS 11 in China. However, OnePlus 6T is yet to get its hands on the Android 11 upgrade which means, it should be getting it sometime soon. OnePlus has already done with HydrogenOS which means the fate of OnePlus 6T receiving the same remains in confusion. Adding to it, a OnePlus community admin said that the device will still get HydrogenOS 11 in China. Moreover, OnePlus 6T is eligible for Android 12 as well since it was released with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. This means it is eligible for HydrogenOS 12 which I am sure may not be around for that long. [Source]
Update as of April 1: Turns out there’s still some more waiting for OnePlus 6T users when it comes to their model getting an Android 11 upgrade. This comes from OnePlus’ official statement that it posted on its Chinese forum related to HydrogenOS 11 where it has mentioned that the first public beta builds for OnePlus 6T will arrive at the end of August 2021.
With that being said, it is certain that OnePlus 6T users will have to wait till Q3 or even Q4 to get their hands on the stable Android 11 build on the device. Note that this statement goes for HydrogenOS 11 which is a Chinese equivalent of OxygenOS 11. It is also to keep in mind that updates are first released on HydrogenOS before it trickles down to OxygenOS which means OxygenOS users will have to wait as well. [Source]
- OnePlus 6
Update as of September 19: OnePlus 6 supports Android 11 although it is yet to be rolled out. For now, users can check out the new OS based on custom ROM POSP available for download here.
Update as of October 23: According to the latest update on Android 11 on OnePlus 6, a mod on OnePlus Community replied to a user stating that although OnePlus 6 will get OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, it will take a long time before it arrives. [Source]
Update as of January 04: According to the latest update coming directly from OnePlus, the smartphone maker has said that OnePlus 6 users will have to wait for more information about Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. [Source]
Update as of March 18: Just like how OnePlus is reportedly changing its user interface from HydrogenOS to ColorOS in China, the fate of OnePlus 6 to get Android 11-powered OxygenOS 11 remains clouded in a mystery. Apparently, the first of Android 11 updates arrived on HydrogenOS 11 before trickling down to the global OxygenOS 11. With that being said, if the OnePlus 6 shuts down, OnePlus will have to come up with any other custom ROM i.e. Oppo’s ColorOS 11 which is taking most of the headlines since the OnePlus 6 too is eligible for Android 11 upgrade. [Source]
Update as of March 27: OnePlus 6 is yet to get their hands on Android 11 upgrade which means it is likely to get OxygenOS 11 in international markets while the Chinese variant gets HydrogenOS 11 upgrade. Turns out OnePlus has already parted ways with HydrogenOS rollout which means that the fate of OnePlus 6 appears dangling. However, a OnePlus community admin responded to a user query saying that even though OnePlus is switching from HydrogenOS to ColorOS, OnePlus 6 will still get their hands on HydrogenOS 11. It is a bit confusing, however, we will have to wait to see more about it. [Source]
Update as of April 1: OnePlus 6 users have been waiting for their share of Android 11 update ever since it was released later last year. Cut to now, there’s a new update on the Android 11 rollout on OnePlus 6. Apparently, the public beta builds for Android 11 for OnePLus 6 are expected to commence at the end of August in case everything goes as planned. This comes from OnePlus’ official statement posted on its Chinese forum although it is related to HydrogenOS 11.
For those who don’t know, HydrogenOS 11 is the OxygenOS 11 equivalent in China and gets the updates first and then, OnePlus trickles the update to the global variant. With that being said, OnePlus 6 users will have to wait till 3rd or even 4th quarter of 2021 to get their hands on Android 11 stable builds which will be the last major Android OS upgrade as it is its third upgrade. [Source]
- OnePlus 5T
Update as of September 26: The OnePlus 5T is no longer eligible for Android 11. Turns out the XDA Developer member ‘poad42’ has developed an Android 11 custom ROM for OnePlus 5T called YAAP that you can download here. Note that it is still in early stage and thus, bugs and issues are likely to be fixed in future builds. Tap here to download.
- OnePlus 5
Update as of September 26: OnePlus 5 is now getting Android 11 for sure. But hey, that doesn’t means there won’t be any Android 11 update on it. Apparently, an XDA Developers member ‘poad42’ has developed an Android 11-based YAAP custom ROM for OnePlus 5. The custom ROM is still in its early stage and thus, users would find bugs on the way and be aware of that. Click here to download the custom ROM for OnePlus 5 here.
- OnePlus 3
Update as of September 26: A custom ROM called Havoc OS 4.0 based on Android 11 has arrived on OnePlus 3 in its alpha stage. The firmware could have some stability issues and bugs given the fact that it is in a very early stage. You can download the same here. [Download GApps here]
- OnePlus 3T
Update as of September 26: OnePlus 3T is no longer eligible for Android 11. However, the folks at Havoc OS developed a custom ROM for OnePlus 3T based on Android 11. Note that the custom ROM is still in its early alphastage and thus, stability issues and bugs are likely to stay until future updates aren’t released fixing the same. You can tap here to download the custom ROM for OnePlus 3T and flash it on your device. [Download GApps here]
We will keep you posted on all the latest updates and information about OxygenOS 11. Till then stay tuned.