New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 14, 2020) follows:

OnePlus was one of the first Android vendors to release the Android 11 beta update for its OnePlus 8 series. The company has an excellent track record when it comes to providing updates. Therefore, it was no surprise to see the OnePlus 8 series get the beta update before any other non-Pixel phone.

Users who managed to get their hands on the early developer preview got a chance to try out Android 11 before most other users. And until most bugs and issues have been ironed out and the stable build is ready, the beta testing will continue.

It’s been a few weeks since the company released the update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. And now, OnePlus has officially announced the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 for both the aforementioned smartphones.

oneplus 8 pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

This new update brings forward fixes and improvements and brings the development a step close to the stable update. Of course, there aren’t any major noticeable changes with the Android 11 beta 2 update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

Moreover, users who are looking to install the latest beta have to beware of a few known issues. We’ve listed the issues below:

1) All data will be cleared while flashing the build
2) Certain UI screens look less than desirable
3) Some camera functions are not available
4) Some apps may not function as expected
5) System stability issues

Once you’ve understood the risks involved with installing the update, you can download the Android 11 beta 2 for your OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro via the links below.

Note: Make sure to download the correct file to avoid bricking your device.

  • Device: OnePlus 8
  • Android version: 11
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Android version: 11
    • Type: Recovery

Once downloaded, you can flash them the same way you manually install stable OTA updates on the device. Furthermore, in case you do not wish to continue using the Android 11 beta 2 on your device, you can rollback to Android 10.

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Oneplus 8

Download the rollback file for your respective device from below. Again, make sure to double-check the file you download.

OnePlus 8 Android 10 Rollback:

OnePlus 8 Pro Android 10 Rollback

Well, that’s all folks, you can now enjoy the latest Android 11 beta 2 on your OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. You can also check out our list of OnePlus devices that might receive the Android 11 update.

Update (August 10)

OnePlus has started rolling out the third and final developer preview version of HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11 in China for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. We also have details of when the Open Beta and stable versions will be released here.

Update 1 (August 11)

The company 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 2 (September 08)

IST: 06:09 pm: Users with the Chinese variants of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro 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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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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