OnePlus 8/8T series gets the latest OxygenOS Open Beta with a bunch of bug fixes and a few new features. Last OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 8 series was released about a few weeks ago and now Open Beta 8 is available. Everyone was hoping for a stable update but maybe due to some reason, OnePlus pushed another beta before the stable update. Here you will know about the latest OxygenOS Open Beta Update for OnePlus 8 and 8T series.
Talking about the OnePlus 8T, it received the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta about a week ago. And so, this will be the second open beta for the OnePlus 8T. If you have any of these three OnePlus phones then you are probably using the Android 11 on your phone. In fact, the OnePlus 8/8 Pro received the update almost half a year ago.
The new OxygenOS 11 Open Beta is focused on bug fixes mostly, but there are also some new additions in features and performance improvement. You can check out the full changelog to know about all the changes in the latest OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for your phone.
OnePlus 8/8T OxygenOS Open Beta Changelog
- OnePlus account now can be registered with the phone number in more countries or regions
- Optimized the startup speed of some apps to improve the user experience
- Fixed the noise issue of 5G calls
- Fixed the issue that the fingerprint pattern is not displayed on the screen (OP8 series only)
- Fixed the issue that WhatsApp cannot receive messages when it is in the background for a long time
- Fixed the issue in which the “Turn on automatically” in Dark Mode is disabled after the system update
- Fixed the disappearing issue with the animation of the voice assistant wake-up gesture
- Fixed the issue that no caller ID is displayed from the favorite contacts in Do Not Disturb mode
- Fixed the issue that the Setting interface displays abnormally under the split screen of call forwarding
- Fixed the flash issue with the Quick Reply in Landscape
- Fixed the issue that the status bar is displayed abnormally when using split-screen with the Chrome
- Fixed the small probability issue that the expanded screenshot may stop working
- Updated Android security patch to 2021.03
- Newly added time watermark (Go to: Camera – Settings – Shot on OnePlus watermark – Time)
- Fixed the issue in which pictures are not displayed in the Gallery after they are copied to the DCIM category
- Fixed the issue that the Nearby Share button may disappear when using Google Photos
- Fixed the issue that the SCENARIO-BASED ENHANCEMENT switch is not displayed in the settings when OnePlus Buds is connected to the phone
- Fixed the issue that the device cannot be searched by other Bluetooth devices
- Fixed the issue of the incomplete dialog box displayed in landscape mode
- Fixed known issues with the SMS to improve functional stability (OP8 series only)
- Improved the touch range of stopwatch buttons and improved the user experience
- Fixed the issue in which the AOD displays the wrong time sequence after setting up some languages as system languages
- Fixed the issue with AOD that the screen may flash when unlocking with fingerprint
- Fixed the issue with AOD that the screen may display red in some scenes
- Fixed the issue of blurred lines in AOD
- Fixed the failure issue with Wi-Fi
- Newly added the Tide Voice Medal (Complete 3 Zen Mode challenges with white noise to win this medal)
As you can see the list of bug fixes is long and this might be the reason OnePlus 8 series is not getting the stable update as of now. But now that most of the bugs fixed in this beta, we can expect the public release soon.
The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 8 for OnePlus 8 Series and OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 8T is rolling out for devices running on the previous beta. In case if you did not receive the update, you can manually check by going to Settings > System > System Updates. But in case if you are on the stable build, you need to install the beta update manually on your device.
You can follow our guide to install Oxygenos Open Beta 8 on your OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Make sure to also check the requirements before upgrading to beta build.
- Charge your phone to at least 60%
- Backup your data
- Rolling back to stable build requires a clean installation
Steps to Update OnePlus 8 to OxygenOS Open Beta 8
- Download the latest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 Zip file from the OnePlus forum or Oxygen Updater app.
- Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone storage. Keep it outside of every folder.
- Now open Settings on your phone and go to System > System updates.
- Tap on the Settings icon and then tap on Local Upgrade.
- Browse and select the OxygenOS Open Beta 8 zip file and install it.
- Restart your phone and enjoy the latest OxygenOS update.
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