OnePlus 7 Series Including OnePlus 7T Reaches End of Life and Will Not be Part of New Updates Cycles, Announces Company

OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices will not receive any updates.

Highlights

  • OnePlus 7, 7 Pro reaches the end of life.
  • Similarly, the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro will not receive any update.
  • All OnePlus 7 series devices phones were launched in 2019.

OnePlus has silently announced that its OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series devices will not receive any new update going forward. Instead of posting the news publicly, the company edited the previous OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices update information in its community form. The users are disappointed with how OnePlus silently just edited the news and skipped making any official announcement.

As per OnePlus previous software update policy for smartphones, the OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices were confirmed to receive two Android OS upgrades and an additional year of security upgrades. The OxygenOS 12 MP3 update is the last build that the OnePlus 7/7T series have received. Let’s know more about it.

No More Updates for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro 7T, and 7T Pro Devices

The OnePlus 7 series was launched in May 2019 and consisted of two devices – OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Both devices were running OxygenOS 9 out of the box. Similarly, the OnePlus 7T series came later in October 2019 and also had two devices – OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. However, they were running OxygenOS 10 out of the box. Both series life cycle has now ended with a final OxygenOS 12 update. If we compare both, it is clear that the 7 series received an additional update than the 7T series.

It was clear from the beginning that the update cycle for both series will come to an end by late 2022 or early 2023. Here’re the versions of the update that the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro received in the end.

OnePlus 7

IN: GM1901_11.H.32

EU: GM1903_11.H.32

GLO: GM1903_11.H.32

OnePlus 7 Pro

IN: GM1911_11.H.32

EU: GM1913_11.H.32

GLO: GM1913_11.H.32

OnePlus 7T

IN: HD1901_11.F.18

EU: HD1903_11.F.18

GLO: HD1903_11.F.18

OnePlus 7T Pro

IN: HD1911_11.F.18

EU: HD1913_11.F.18

GLO: HD1913_11.F.18

All these above mentioned security versions had the same changelog.

Changelog

  • System
    • Integrates the December 2022 Android security patch to enhance system security.
    • Improves system stability and performance.
  • Communication
    • Improves the stability of mobile network connections.

The company has now edited its community post for these updates and added a new line which confirms that these devices won’t receive any updates from now. The company states:

  • According to the maintenance schedule, MP3 will be the last build for OnePlus 7T/7T Pro, thank you all for your help and attention to OnePlus.
  • According to the maintenance schedule, MP3 will be the last build for OnePlus 7/7 Pro, thank you all for your help and attention to OnePlus.

What is OnePlus Update Policy?

OnePlus recently announced a new policy for its flagship smartphones launching in 2023 and further. The company said that ‘some’ of its upcoming flagship devices will get four years of major Android updates and five years of security updates.

In July 2021, the company announced that all of its devices above the OnePlus 8 series will receive three major Android updates and four years of security updates. However, OnePlus 7 and 7T series were excluded from this announcement.

For OnePlus 7 and 7T series, the company followed two years of major Android updates and an additional year of only security updates.

While the official update cycle of OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices has come to an end, you can keep upgrading them using Custom ROMs. But that should be done with complete knowledge and with an expert.