Just a few days ago, OnePlus started testing OxygenOS 11 based Android 11 on the OnePlus Nord. Now the company has finally kicked-off the first beta of Android 11 to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 series phones are one of the best-selling phones of 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie, now the device is set to receive its second major OS update. Here you can explore details of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro OxygenOS 11 based Android 11 Beta Update.
The update is available for the OnePlus 7 series users in India, Europe, and other regions as well. The first beta build weighs approx. 2.4GB of download size. OnePlus also mentioned that this release has some stability issues, you can find the complete list of known bugs in the next section, it’s not as stable as the normal builds. But, if you’re in a haste you can download the FOTA from below links and update your OnePlus 7 or 7 Pro to OxygenOS 11 based Android 11 beta update manually.
Talking about the changes, then Android 11 first beta on OnePlus 7 series comes with features like overhauled UI design, new AOD, Enhanced Dark Mode, Zen Mode 2.0, updated Camera UI, new shelf interface, and much more. Talking about the bugs then, you may face issues while changing brightness levels, accessing Gallery app, and some more. Here you can check the complete changelog.
OnePlus 7 (Pro) Android 11 Beta Update – Changelog
- Update to OxygenOS 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 the experience
- Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer more convenient operation
- Newly added HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
- Newly added access to a third-party app to share the picture by pressing and holding it in preview
- Newly added the quick access to recording mode by pressing and holding the shutter button and by sliding the button, you can easily zoom in or zoom out
- Newly added the playback display in Time-lapse mode to show the actual filming time
- Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data ( To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
- Newly added 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)
- Always-On-Display feature is under internal test and will be released in subsequent versions. In this build, you can use the “Ambient Display” by picking up your phone or tapping the screen, it can be turned on in the Settings.
- 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
- Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
- Added weather widget, animation effect smarter
- 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
- Potential risks of increased power consumption and instability.
- In some conditions, the Gallery app might be slower to load and some pictures may not be displayed in the Gallery.
- The devices (earphones, speakers etc.) connected through Bluetooth may not be able to play sound occasionally.
- Brightness adjustment may lag in some conditions.
Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 first beta for OnePlus 7 (Pro)
If you want to try the latest Android 11 before others, then you can install the full beta file. Fortunately, the company has shared the FOTA zips for both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Not only this, but you can also rollback to the Android 10 stable build. Here are the download links of the FOTA zips.
OxygenOS 11 first beta update for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
Android 10 Stable (Rollback)
The installation process is also easier if you are switching from stable build to Android 11 beta. It will not delete any user data but still, you should take a full backup of your phone. Check out the below installation guide if you are not aware of the process.
How to Install Android 11 Beta on OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
- Take a full backup of your phone.
- Copy the downloaded OxygenOS Open Beta file to your phone storage (outside of all folders).
- Then go to Settings > System > System Updates.
- Click on the Settings icon on the top left corner.
- Click on Local Upgrade and select the Android 11 Beta file.
- After selecting the file it will start updating your phone.
- And after the restart, you can use Android 11 on OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.
Once you are in the beta build and want to roll back to the stable build then the process will wipe all the data. So make sure to take a backup when you plan to rollback.
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