Android 11 has been out since September and many OEMs are still working to deliver their custom Android 11 skins to their eligible devices.

We have a dedicated Android 11 tracker and you can check that out here.

While some OEMs have already released timelines for when users should expect these Android 11 builds to hit their devices, a good number are still in limbo.

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OnePlus 8 Pro

But then, as Android 11 is still relatively new, there are a lot of issues that still need to get ironed out. This means that devices like OnePlus 8 series that have been updated to Android 11 are still facing bugs.

Shifting gears, OnePlus’ OxygenOS has often gravitated towards a near stock Android look and feel but with the new iteration, the company threw caution to the wind and went all-in with a fully custom skin that looks nothing like stock Android.

For users in the market for the stock Android experience, the developer community has often come in handy with AOSP builds and today, users of the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T are in for a treat.

pixel experience rom mi a1

Pixel Experience, the custom ROM that brings Google Pixel’s software look and feel, is available in Beta for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8T codenamed instantnoodle, instantnoodlep, and kebab, respectively.

Should you want to install the ROM on your OnePlus 8 or 8T device, you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed.

That said, below are the download links.

  • Device: OnePlus 8
  • Codename: instantnoodle
  • Channel: Pixel Experience Beta
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Codename: instantnoodlep
  • Channel: Pixel Experience Beta
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: OnePlus 8T
  • Codename: kebab
  • Channel: Pixel Experience Beta
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

Also getting a Beta build for Android 11-based Pixel Experience are the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T from 2016. Both devices were launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and have since been officially updated to Pie.

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OnePlus 3

This is where the custom ROM promise is coming to light as now, you can update your OnePlus 3 or 3T to Android 11, all thanks to the efforts of the Pixel Experience team.

  • Device: OnePlus 3/3T
  • Codename: oneplus3
  • Channel: Pixel Experience Beta
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

It is refreshing to note that users that aren’t too happy with OnePlus’ decision to create a fully custom Android skin have the option to go back to stock Android.

It is also nice to see developers pushing to have devices that are now ageing, remain relevant with the latest version of Android and newer system updates. We can only hope to see more of this moving forward.

NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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