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

Original story (published on January 20, 2021) follows:

OnePlus was among the first OEMs to roll out Android 11 to its devices as the OnePlus 8 series got updated to OxygenOS 11 about a month after Android 11’s official unveiling.

However, other OnePlus devices haven’t faired quite as well when it comes to getting Android 11-based builds. We’ve since seen the OnePlus Nord getting Open Beta 1 builds and the OnePlus 7 and 7T getting the same, albeit in China.

OnePlus 7

With that release in China, it was only a matter of time before the same rolled out to users of the international and global OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T.

Well, true to this OnePlus trend, Android 11-based Open Beta 1 is today finally rolling out to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices.

OnePlus 7 Pro

These builds bring to these devices, all the Android 11 goodness, along with the newly redesigned version of OxygenOS that is a drastic departure from previous iterations.

Below is the common OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 changelog.

-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 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
-Newly 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

Known issues in OnePlus 7 and 7T OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1
– 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, speaker,s etc.) connected through Bluetooth may not be able to play sound occasionally.
– Brightness adjustment may lag in some conditions.
Source 1,2

Should you want to install these builds on your OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices, below are the download links. Please note that these are Beta builds and are known to be inherently buggy.

Also worth noting is that these builds are only meant for OnePlus 7/7T/7Pro/7T Pro that are unlocked, the non-carrier variants.

  • Device: OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Channel: Open Beta 1
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download OnePlus 7: Link
      • Download OnePlus 7 Pro: Link

For the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, the links to OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 have been temporarily removed as they reportedly led to data wipe. We shall continue to keep an eye out and update as and when we get the updated links so stay tuned.

Update 1 (January 22)

IST 9:00am : OnePlus has published the new download links for users of OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro users since the previous builds resulted in factory reset devices.

We still highly recommend that you backup all your important data as this process involves tinkering with your device’s system files. While this should be fine, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Below are the new download links.

  • Device: OnePlus 7T
  • Channel: Open Beta 1
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
      • OnePlus 7T Europe: Link
      • OnePlus 7T India: Link
      • OnePlus 7T Global: Link
  • Device: OnePlus 7T Pro
  • Channel: Open Beta 1
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
      • OnePlus 7T Pro Europe: Link
      • OnePlus 7T Pro India: Link
      • OnePlus 7T Pro Global: Link

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

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