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OnePlus has built a massive user base across the globe, and one of the most important things that have contributed to this is the Open Beta program of OnePlus.

For those who do not know, under the OnePlus Open Beta program, users can experience and test out new features that might come in future stable updates for the OnePlus devices.

And in a recent development, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are receiving the latest Open Beta 8 update that brings in quite a few new enhancements and optimizations for both the devices.

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Not only this but the Open Beta 8 update also tags along December 2019 security patchset as well. Previously, the Open Beta 7 update brought in Chromatic effect in reading mode and optimized RAM management as the highlighting features for OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro.

And cut to this new update, it optimizes accidental touch issues, brings in a bugfix for black screen in the camera, improved system stability and more. Interestingly, there is no official announcement about this update from OnePlus.

OnePlus 7

Notably, the Open Beta 8 for OnePlus 7 weighs in a hefty 2.1 GB in size and is arriving via OTA. Below is the official changelog of the update:


– Optimized the mistouches when the phone was in a pocket
– Fixed the display issue on the uninstalling page
– Updated Android security patch to 2019.12
– Improved system stability and general bug fixes

– Fixed the crash issue while opening the app
– Fixed the black screen issue

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OnePlus 7 updated with Open Beta 8 (Source)

Download Link

  • Device: OnePlus 7
  • Version: Open Beta 8
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: 817f5c075ce36a4a64a508c2766edd72

OnePlus 7 Pro

The Open Beta 8 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro shares the same changelog as the OnePlus 7. Not only this, the size of the update package file is 2.1 GB. You can head over to the System Updates section to grab this new beta update.

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OnePlus 7 Pro Open Beta 8 update prompt (Source)

Download Link

  • Device: OnePlus 7 Pro 
  • Version: Open Beta 8
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: a0054b58afade5394b4b0f4e00107cae

Update (January 3)

According to several users, Open Beta 8 update also brings in the One-handed mode that allows the user to reach areas that are a bit difficult to reach using a single hand.

You can check out the official statement below:

This Open Beta build also brings One-handed mode.

By swiping down on the left or the right edge of the screen, you can pull the screen down to reach those elements that are too far to reach with your thumb. You can then swipe back up to return the screen to its original state.

To try it, head to Settings -> Buttons & Gestures -> Quick Gestures -> Enable one-handed mode.
You can also tap the option to see a small tutorial on how to use this new feature.

Be sure to try it and let us know your thoughts.

Notably, this feature was not mentioned in the official changelog for this Open Beta 8 update. Let us know in the comments below what are your thoughts on this new One-handed mode.

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