[Updated] OnePlus 8 Pro & OnePlus 8 Android 11 beta update released (Download link inside)
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from June 11) follows:
The desperately awaited Android 11 (Android R) beta update went public a few hours back, and the race among the other OEMs has also kick-started.
This time, out of nowhere, Xiaomi took the lead and announced that Mi 10 duo – Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro – will be getting the Android 11 Beta 1 update soon. Simultaneously, Poco conveyed the same for Poco F2 Pro. But then, these are only announcements, as the actual updates will take time to hit the units (that too in China first).
But when it’s about matching the pace with Google, OnePlus is the brand that has been on top of the charts for the past some time. And they don’t appear to be breaking their record anytime soon. Yes, this is about the latest-and-the-greatest Android 11 beta making its way to the OnePlus 8 duo.
Just a few days back, they promised the closed beta program for OnePlus 8 series, but before that the Android 11 beta developer preview is here for the early adopters and app developers. Considering there’s a risk of bricking the phone, the OEM has clearly specified the instructions for those who wish the install the ROM.
Following are the steps you need to follow while installing the Android 11 beta DP ROM:
Just in case you change your mind and wish to roll back to the stable Android 10, the step-by-step guide for that along with the download packages is also available. So here’s what you need to do.
- Download the latest ROM zip package using the following links:
- OnePlus 8 NA Version: Link
- OnePlus 8 IN Version: Link
- OnePlus 8 EU Version: Link
- OnePlus 8 Pro NA Version: Link
- OnePlus 8 Pro IN Version: Link
- OnePlus 8 Pro EU Version: Link
- Copy the Rollback package to the device storage
- Open Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top-right icon -> Select Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Select Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
- Restart your unit once the upgrade is complete. Aaand, you’re back to the stable Android 10.
Go ahead and enjoy the Android 11 beta developer preview on your OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices. And yes, feel free to share with us your experience in the comments section below.
Update 1 (June 11)
Well, the official announcement post has been taken down for reasons unknown. Though we managed to grab all the information in time, as a precaution, we’d ask you all to wait for the announcement post to go up again, and download the packages only after they’re verified in order to avoid any misfortune.
Update 2 (June 12)
The announcement post is live again.
Update 3 (July 14)
The update to Android 11 beta 2 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro has been released. Head here for more coverage.
Update 4 (August 10)
OnePlus is rolling out the third and final developer preview of HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11 in China for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Details of when the Open Beta and stable versions will be released are also here.
Update 5 (August 11)
OnePlus has now released the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. This new software update brings a few new features and improvements over the previous beta 2 update. See the full story here.
Update 5 (August 31)
IST: 07:05 pm : The latest flagship devices from OnePlus, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were expected to enter the Open Beta version of Android 11 at this time. However, it seems that the OEM ran into some issues and is now rolling out the Android 11 beta 4 update. For details, click here.
Update 6 (September 08)
IST: 06:03 pm: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users with the Chinese variants can now join the public beta program to try HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11. The update is currently being reviewed by Google before it can go live. See the full story here.
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