OnePlus 7 and 7T series users have been waiting for the Android 11 update for a while now. OnePlus said that there was an encryption-related issue due to which the Android 11 updates for these devices got delayed. Now, the company has finally released Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta update for OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro. OxygenOS 11 Open Beta update brings several new features and changes such as Canvas, New clock faces, a new shelf interface design, and more. Let us have a look at what the new update has in store for OnePlus 7, 7T series smartphone users.
OnePlus 7, 7T Series OxygenOS 11 Open Beta Changelogs,
- 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 a 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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
- 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
OnePlus 7, 7T series OxygenOS 11 Open Beta Download Links
For now, OnePlus has revoked download links for OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro Open Beta update as users reported that their data was wiped during the process. We will update the post once the company fixes the issue, and releases download links.
Things to keep in mind before proceeding with Installation!
The company says that in order to flash OxygenOS 11 Beta, users need to have at least 3GB of free storage available on their devices. Users must also ensure that the device has at least 30% charge before proceeding with the flashing. The company also warns that users might face the following issues on their device after updating to OxygenOS 11 Open Beta,
- 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.
How to install OxygenOS 11 Open Beta on your OnePlus 7, 7T Series devices
Installing OxygenOS 11 Beta update on an OnePlus device isn’t much of a task. Users can update to the OxygenOS Open Beta version without losing their data as per the company. However, to be on the safer side, the company advises users to take back up of personal data before proceeding with the process. OnePlus also warns users that this is a Beta build, and may not be as good as Stable builds.
We would also like to warn our readers that going back to Stable from Open Beta build will erase user data. So, make sure you know your way around in case you are planning to switch to the Open Beta version. Let us now have a look at the flashing procedure,
- Users need to download the ROM zip file from the link provided below based on their region, and then copy this file to phone storage.
- Users need to head over to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade, and wait for the process to get completed.
- As soon as the process completes, users can tap the Restart button.
Do you use any of the OnePlus 7, 7T series devices? Are you planning to make a switch to Open Beta build? Do let us know in the comments below.