OnePlus Nord Software Update: OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 | 10.5.11

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OnePlus has finally released its much-hyped, OnePlus Nord smartphone. The company will be foraging into a new category, the mid-range category, with the OnePlus Nord. The phone comes equipped with the latest 5G technology and chips in the mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor. OnePlus has tried to include all the best possible tech, obviously considering the price point. And we do have to say the phone is one of the best phones if you considering a mid-range phone.

OnePlus Nord comes with Android 10 out of the box and a day-one update has also been released for the phone. This update brought in some new enhancements and optimization for the camera features of the phone. Well, we all know that OnePlus does not has a strong foothold in the camera department. And it is nice to see that the company is making efforts to bringing the best user experience to its users via software updates.

This post will give you the details of all the updates, whenever released for the OnePlus Nord. There can be several users who have not received the update via OTA. Their best bet is to download the update file manually and locally upgrade the phone. We will try to include the download link to the update files as well, if available. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the article itself;

OnePlus Nord – Device Specifications

OnePlus Nord is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset which is 5G enabled. The phone is coupled with 6-12 GB of RAM and offers storage options of 64/128/256 GB. OnePlus Nord does not have a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone sports a 6.44-inch display with 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 20:9 ratio, and 408 PPI. The device has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and features a 90Hz refresh rate with
HDR10+ display.

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It comes with Android 10 OxygenOS 10 out of the box and with a remarkable OnePlus software update policy, this phone is eligible to receive Android 11, 12, and even 13 updates, whenever that comes out. FYI, OnePlus offers 3 major firmware updates along with 3 years of security updates, which is the best in class alongside Google Pixel.

In the camera department, OnePlus Nord features a quad-camera setup. It has a 48 MP primary lens, 8 MP ultrawide, 5 MP depth, and 2 MP microlens. It can record 4K video @30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, and also has gyro-EIS. In the front, a dual-camera setup is housed in a dual-punch hole display. OnePlus Nord comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner, and a 4115 mAh battery with Fast charging support up to 30W.

OnePlus Nord Software Update Tracker

Here is the software update tracker which we will keep updating whenever a new update is released for the OnePlus Nord. We will also try to provide the download link to the firmware file if available.

Software Version Changelog
OxygenOS 10.5.11

System

  • Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.01
  • Improved system stability
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3

 

  • System
    • Optimized UI display effects of work-life balance
    • Fixed the issue that the dial icons overlap on the lock screen
    • Fixed the issue of white space in the notification bar in Dark mode
  • Camera
    • Fixed the issue that the camera fails to start through quick gestures
    • Fixed the issue with video recorded by the front camera that can not be played
  • Ambient Display
    • Fixed the small probability issue that Canvas AOD can not be activated
  • Clock
    • Fixed the small probability issue that alar clocks can not be set
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2

  • System
    • Optimized the UI display of Calculator
    • Optimized the position and animation of some icons in the lock screen
    • Optimized the background management of Whatsapp to receive more timely messages
    • Fixed the issue that the battery icon is not displayed after the device is rotated from landscape to portrait
    • Fixed the small probability issue where the Dirac Audio Tuner may fail to adjust the sound effect
    • Fixed the small probability issue that alarm clocks can not be set
  • Message
    • Fixed the issue that Messenger Bubbles can not pop up
  • Camera
    • Fixed the issue with Histogram and horizontal reference line being turned off by default
    • Fixed the flashing issue with the icon of Depth effect while shooting with portrait mode
  • Network
    • Fixed the issue that SIM 2 can not be set as the default card

 

OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1

  • Download India: Link
  • Download EU: Link
  • Download Global: Link
  • System
    – Update to Android 11 version
    – Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
    – Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve user experience.
  • 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)
    – Added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone (Path: Settings > Customization > Wallpaper > Canvas > Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
    – 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. path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range
  • Shelf
    – Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
    – Added weather widget, animation effect smarter
  • Gallery
    – Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage
    – Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the image preview is faster
OxygenOS 10.5.10India

Europe

Global

Thanks to XDA for the links

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.12
    • Updated GMS package to 2020.09
    • General bug fixes and improved stability
  • 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) – IN only
OxygenOS 10.5.9

India

Europe

Global

Thanks to XDA for the links

  • System
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.10
    • Improved system stability and general bug fixes
  • 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 Whatsapp and INS (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.
  • Bluetooth
    • Improved Bluetooth connection stability
  • Network
    • Improved network stability
OxygenOS 10.5.8

India IN: 10.5.8.AC01DA
Europe EU: 10.5.8.AC01BA
Global: 10.5.8.AC01AA
(​Source)

  • System
    • Newly added “Hide silent notifications in status bar” feature to filter unimportant notifications, making the app notification management easier( Route: Settings>Apps & Notifications> Notifications> Advanced> Hide silent notifications in the status bar )
    • Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
    • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.09
  • Camera
    • Optimized image stabilization performance
  • Display
    • Improved general display calibration
  • Network
    • Optimize the network stability
OxygenOS 10.5.7

Global: OxygenOS 10.5.7.AC01AA

India: OxygenOS 10.5.7.AC01DA

Europe: OxygenOS 10.5.6.AC01BA

Source

  • Power
    • Improved general power consumption
  • Camera
    • Improved 4k 60 FPS video stabilization of the front camera
    • Improved image clarity of macro camera
  • Display
    • Improved general display calibration
  • Bluetooth
    • Improved Bluetooth connection stability
  • Network
    • Improved voice call stability
OxygenOS 10.5.6

IN: 10.5.6.AC01DA
EU: 10.5.6.AC01BA
Global: 10.5.6.AC01AA​

Source

  • System
    • Improved system stability
  • Camera
    • Optimized image stabilization performance
  • Power
    • Improved general power consumption
  • Bluetooth
    • Improved Bluetooth connection stability
OxygenOS 10.5.5

IN: 10.5.5.AC01DA
EU: 10.5.5.AC01BA
Global: 10.5.5.AC01AA​

Source

  • System
    • Improved volume adjustment interface
    • Fixed system reboot issue when free-form is enabled
    • Fixed issue of OnePlus Notes always running in background
  • Camera
    • Improved image clarity of front camera in low light
    • Improved image clarity of macro camera
  • Power
    • Improved general power consumption
    • Improved charging experience
India IN: OxygenOS 10.5.4 AC01DA
Europe EU: OxygenOS 10.5.4.AC01BA
Global: OxygenOS 10.5.4.AC01AA​
  • System
    • Improved launch speed of Gallery
    • Improved display experience
    • Fixed issue of being unable to join Red Cable Club (IN only)
    • Fixed issue of background music pausing when launching front camera
  • Camera
    • Improved quality of video calls
    • Improved color accuracy and white balance for low-light selfies
    • Improved vibrancy and color accuracy of macro camera
  • Cloud Service
    • Fixed issue of syncing Notes (IN only)

 

OxygenOS 10.5.3 AC01DA
  • System
    • Improved system stability
OxygenOS 10.5.2 AC01DA
  • System:
    • Newly adapted OnePlus Buds firmware, easier to take advantage of wireless connection
    • Newly adapted Dailyhunt with 90Hz refresh rate (IN only)
    • Optimized the process of starting camera with gestures
    • Optimized video calling performance
    • Improved system stability and fixed general issues
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.07
  • Camera:
    • Optimized power efficiency for front camera video shooting at 4K 60fps
    • Improved camera experience and system stability

 

OxygenOS 10.5.1 AC01DA

 

  • System:
    • Optimized video calling performance
  • Camera:
    • Optimized depth sensor effect
    • Optimized indoor image quality
    • Optimized power efficiency for video shooting at 4K 60fps
    • Improved camera experience and system stability

How To Check For Software Update on OnePlus Nord

Before you go ahead and flash the update manually on your phone, it is always advised to check the update via OTA. This makes the process much easier than to do labor for manually updating your phone. In order to check for the update OTA:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on System Updates.
  3. Tap Check for updates.
  4. If a new update is available to tap on Download.

However, if no update is detected by the above-mentioned method, then you can follow our video below on how you can manually perform the local update on your OnePlus phone.

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So, there you have it from my side in this post. Note that this post will be regularly updated whenever a new update is officially out for the OnePlus Nord. So, keep checking this update tracker if you own an OnePlus Nord phone. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for awesome videos related to Android and Gaming. Until the next post…Cheers!

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