[Update: Aug. 18] OnePlus 8T OxygenOS 11 update tracker: New features, bug fixes, improvements, optimizations & more

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Original story (published on October 29, 2020) follows:

OnePlus 8T is the latest entry in the OEM’s 2020 flagship devices which came out pretty recently with OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box.

However, users of the OnePlus 8T have been facing several issues already while fixes are still awaited. More on that here.

OnePlus has since rolled out the first OxygenOS 11.0.1.2 update to the 8T, tagging along plenty of bug fixes, optimizations and even some new stuff to spice things up.

OnePlus-8T-first-OxygenOS-11-update
OnePlus 8T first OxygenOS update (Source)

Now, the OEM might have fixed even more of the existing issues as another incremental OxygenOS 11 update is rolling out to OnePlus 8T.

The OxygenOS update version 11.0.2.3 brings along a lot of optimizations and bug fixes, however, it is unclear if all existing bugs and issues have been addressed in this update.

The latest OnePlus 8T update offers optimizations for reducing heat generation and system power consumption, Bluetooth connection, and intelligent 5G function.

OnePlus-8T-OxygenOS-11-new-update
(Source 1, 2)

Apart from that, there are a bunch of fixes for issues like abnormal photo previews in Gallery and missing desktop icons.

While the latest OnePlus 8T update does offer a lot of improvements, the OEM has not clearly addressed previous user concerns.

Multiple OnePlus 8T users reported issues with the under-display fingerprint sensor, device lock, OnePlus Account, and the camera portrait mode.

oneplus 8t fingerprint not working properly

But since OnePlus is constantly refining its OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) software for OnePlus 8T, we expect that these bugs will be addressed in future updates.

Speaking of the future, we will constantly update this article (and table below) whenever OnePlus 8T bags a new software update, be it a security patch, feature drop, bug-fixing update or even a new Android OS update.

Update (November 5)

A new OxygenOS 11.0.3.4 update for the OnePlus 8T is rolling out in North America, Europe and India with bug fixes and optimizations, as seen below:

[System]
– Improved system power consumption performance to reduce heating
– Improved mis-touch prevention to offer a better gaming experience
– Optimized fluidity with some mainstream games to reduce lagging risks
– Optimized user experience with Alert Slider by adding toast messages when switching among the 3 modes
– Fixed the issue that the status bar kept hovering on the screen in landscape mode
– Fixed the issue that Play Store could not install the app

[Camera]
– Optimized the imaging effect to bring you with better shooting experience
– Improved camera stability
[Network]
– Optimized mobile network connection to improve the network intensity with signal
– Fixed the small probability issue with network interruption while playing games
Source

Update (November 13)

OnePlus 8T users have a new update arriving as OxygenOS 11.0.4.5. The OTA is live in North America, Europe and India.

Below is a summary of the changes included in the latest update:

[System]
– Optimized the call stability
– Improved system power consumption performance to reduce heating
– Improved mis-touch prevention to offer better gaming experience
– Optimized fluidity with some mainstream games to reduce lagging risks
– Optimized user experience with Alert Slider by adding toast messages when switching among the 3 modes
– Fixed the issue that the status bar kept hovering on the screen in landscape mode
– Fixed the issue that NFC cannot be turned on in a small probability

[Camera]
– Optimized the imaging effect to bring you with better shooting experience
– Improved camera stability
[Network]
– Optimized mobile network connection to improve the network intensity with signal
– Fixed the small probability issue with network interruption while playing games
Source

Update (November 21)

For the third time this month, OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS 11 software update to the 8T. The update arrives as OxygenOS 11.0.5.6 and brings the following changes:

[System]
– Increased the success rate when registering fingerprint and improved experience
– Optimized the media file scanning feature to make searching faster
– Further optimized system power consumption and increase battery life
– Fixed the issue that the app cache has not been deleted correctly after the app uninstalled
– Fixed the issue that the screen may flash when using fingerprint unlock
– Optimized system performance and improve stability

[Camera]
– Optimized camera white balance and improved imaging quality
[Network]
– Continuously optimize network connection stability and improved gaming experience
– Improve the stability of video calls
Source

Update (November 27)

10:15 am (IST): T-Mobile OnePlus 8T users are finally getting a new software update. It is rolling out as version 11.0.4.6.KB09CB and brings the Always on Display, fixes a bunch of bugs, and also carries the October patch. Head here for more details.

Update (November 28)

05:15 pm (IST): OnePlus seems to be interested in gaining user feedback of the Google Messages and Dialer applications. It’s possible that the OEM may reconsider its decision and bring back the stock OnePlus Messages and Dialer app via further OxygenOS updates. Head here for the full story.

Update (December 18)

03:20 pm (IST): OnePlus has released the Hydrogen OS 11-based November security update for the OnePlus 8T in China. The update brings along a lot of improvements and fixes to the Chinese variant of the device in question. Check out the full story here.

Update (December 29)

11:55 am (IST): According to recent report from Reddit, the T-Mobile OnePlus 8T units are getting a new software update. The OxygenOS update version 11.0.5.7.KB09CB also brings along the November security patch.

OnePlus-8T-November-security-update
Source

Update (December 30)

09:00 am (IST): November update is rolling out to users of the OnePlus 8T in India with software version number 11.0.6.7.

Below is that update’s changelog.

System
• Optimized the experience of full-screen gestures
• Increased fingerprint unlock success rates for faster unlock speed
• Newly added keyboard height adjustment where you can raise or hide the bottom shortcut bar for a better input experience (Go to Settings-System-Language & input-Keyboard height adjustment)
• Updated Android security patch to 2020.11

Camera
• Optimized the image quality on nightscape

Gallery
• Fixed a small probability issue that photos don’t display in the Gallery

Network
• Fixed the issue that the WiFi connection failed in a specific situation
• Improved the stability of communication

OnePlus Store
· An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products (Please note that it can be uninstalled)

Update (January 07)

OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 11.0.6.8 for users of the OnePlus 8T in India and North America and OxygenOS 11.0.6.9 to users in the EU.

Below is the update’s common changelog.

System
– Optimized the experience of full-screen gestures
– Increased fingerprint unlock success rates for faster unlock speed
– Newly added keyboard height adjustment where you can raise or hide the bottom shortcut bar for a better input experience (Go to Settings– – System-Language & input-Keyboard height adjustment)
– Fixed the issue that the media player may pause abnormally
– Updated Android security patch to 2020.11

Camera
– Optimized the image quality on nightscape
Gallery
– Fixed a small probability issue that photos don’t display in the Gallery
Network
– Fixed the issue that the WiFi connection failed in a specific situation
– Improved the stability of communication
OnePlus Store (—IN only)
– An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)
(Source)

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Source

Initial reports (1,2,3) indicate that the issues caused by the previous update, OxygenOS 11.0.6.7, have since been addressed.

Update (February 06)

OnePlus has released a new software update for the OnePlus 8T. It’s rolling out as version 11.0.7.9 in India and will soon be available to users in North America too. European customers will get the update as version 11.0.7.10.

Here’s the changelog for the update:

System
– Optimized the experience of using long screenshots
– Optimized the UI display effect of the notification bar
– Improve the stuttering problem of some tripartite applications
– Fixed the small probability issue that Twitter may freeze
– Fixed the issue that opening app split-screen may fail
– Fixed the issue of failure to switch the accent color in a small probability
– Fixed the inaccurate display of the attribution of some numbers
– Fixed known issues and improved system stability
– Updated Android security patch to 2021.01

Gallery
– Fixed the issue that the video cannot be played in a small probability
Network
– Fixed the noise issue of 5G calls

The update is also reportedly live for the T-Mobile variants on the OnePlus 8T in the U.S. as version 11.0.7.9.KB09CB.

Update (March 12)

IST 18:20 pm: OnePlus has just released the first Open Beta build for the OnePlus 8T, marking the beginning of the device’s Open Beta program. More on that here.

Update (March 21)

IST 07:20 am: OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 to users of the OnePlus 8T. The changelog indicates numerous optimizations and bug-fixes.

System
-OnePlus account now can be registered with the phone number in more countries or regions
– Optimized the startup speed of some apps to improve the user experience
– Fixed the noise issue of 5G calls
– Fixed the issue that the fingerprint pattern is not displayed on the screen (OP8 series only)
– Fixed the issue that WhatsApp cannot receive messages when it is in the background for a long time
– Fixed the issue in which the “Turn on automatically” in Dark Mode is disabled after the system update
– Fixed the disappearing issue with the animation of the voice assistant wake-up gesture
– Fixed the issue that no caller ID is displayed from the favorite contacts in Do Not Disturb mode
– Fixed the issue that the Setting interface displays abnormally under the split screen of call forwarding
– Fixed the flash issue with the Quick Reply in Landscape
– Fixed the issue that the status bar is displayed abnormally when using split-screen with the Chrome
– Fixed the small probability issue that the expanded screenshot may stop working
– Updated Android security patch to 2021.03

Camera
– Newly added time watermark (Go to: Camera – Settings – Shot on OnePlus watermark – Time)
Gallery
– Fixed the issue in which pictures are not displayed in the Gallery after they are copied to the DCIM category
– Fixed the issue that the Nearby Share button may disappear when using Google Photos
Bluetooth
– Fixed the issue that the SCENARIO-BASED ENHANCEMENT switch is not displayed in the settings when OnePlus

Buds is connected to the phone
– Fixed the issue that the device cannot be searched by other Bluetooth devices
Message
– Fixed the issue of the incomplete dialog box displayed in landscape mode
– Fixed known issues with the SMS to improve functional stability (OP8 series only)
Clock
– Improved the touch range of stopwatch buttons and improved the user experience
Ambient Display
– Fixed the issue in which the AOD displays the wrong time sequence after setting up some languages as system languages
– Fixed the issue with AOD that the screen may flash when unlocking with fingerprint
– Fixed the issue with AOD that the screen may display red in some scenes
– Fixed the issue of blurred lines in AOD

Network
– Fixed the failure issue with Wi-Fi
Zen Mode
– Newly added the Tide Voice Medal (Complete 3 Zen Mode challenges with white noise to win this medal)

Source

More on that here.

Update (March 24)


IST 12:25 pm
: Users of the T-Mobile variant of the OnePlus 8T are getting an update to the February 2021 security patch.

tmo oneplus 8T feb patch
Source

Update (March 30)


IST 10:50 am:
Users of the OnePlus 8T are getting an update that brings with it bug fixes and the March 2021 security patch. More on that here.

oneplus 8t march patch
Source

Update (April 03)

IST 12:58 pm: Months after the stable release of stable Android 11, OnePlus has once again opened up a Android 11 Closed Beta application for the OnePlus 8T in China.

Update (April 27)

IST 10:38 am: OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4 to the OnePlus 8T. The company also explains that the Open Beta 3 update for OnePlus 8T was halted after release and users on Open Beta 2 and Open Beta 3 can update to this release.

Here’s the changelog.

System
-Fixed the issue that some app’s fonts are displayed abnormally after setting customized fonts
-Fixed the small probability issue where the status bar cannot be pulled down
-Fixed the small probability issue where the status bar does not display app icons
-Fixed the issue that the missed calls are not displayed in the notification bar
-Fixed the small probability issue that the expanded screenshot may stop working
-Fixed the small probability issue where recording audio with headphones may not work as expected
-Fixed known issues
-Updated Android security patch to 2021.04

Camera
-Fixed the small probability issue that the previewed photos are flickering under the photo mode
Calculator
-Fixed the abnormal display with the calculator under the split screen
Ambient Display
-Fixed the issue that the contextual information of AOD is not updated timely
-Fixed the issue that the ambient display is switched to Canvas after the device owner is changed
-Fixed the issue with AOD that the time is displayed abnormally when the system language is Hebrew

OnePlus Games
-Newly added the Data Monitor feature, you can find it in the Game Toolbox and monitor the FPS/CPU/GPU changes in real-time
Gallery
-Improved the loading speed of the gallery to speed up the process of previewing pictures
Source

More on that here.

Update (April 30)

IST 09:10 am: T-Mobile is reportedly pushing out an update to the OnePlus 8T. This update brings with it the Apil patch and bears software version number 11.0.9.11.KB09CB.

t-mobile oneplus 8t april patch
Source

Update (May 20)

IST 07:40 pm: OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 5 update for OnePlus 8T with a bunch of improvements, fixes, and features. Check out the complete changelog given below:

[System]
– Improved the loading speed of the Privacy Policy page
– Improved the text display of the Setup Wizard
– Fixed the small probability issue where recording audio with headphones may not work as expected
– Fixed the abnormal display issue with the Setting‘s title when the Freeform Windows is enabled
– Fixed the small probability issue where the status bar displays two SIM cards’ mobile data icons at the same time
– Fixed the small probability issue that some covers of third-party music apps still display as lock screen even the music notification is removed
– Updated Android security patch to 2021.05

[Ambient display]
– Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed by Snapchat & Bitmoji, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on the condition of date, time, weather and the music listening. (Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji)
[Phone]
– Improved the audio experience when the phone is connected with OnePlus watch and OnePlus buds
– Fixed the issue that the call recording list is not updated in time after the system is upgraded
– Fixed the small probability issue that the details page of Contact is not displayed
– Fixed the issue that the calling content is not displayed

[Camera]
– Improved the video preview clarity under 4K 60FPS mode
[Bluetooth]
– the connection stability with OnePlus Buds
[Network]
– Fixed the small probability issue that the non-default data SIM card in gaming mode can’t get access to 4G network
– Fixed the issue that the nearby Wi-Fi network cannot be switched intelligently
– Fixed the occasional failure to connect to Wi-Fi network
Source

Update (July 24)

IST 02:40 pm: OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 11.0.9.9 update for OnePlus 8T in North America and Europe as versions 11.0.9.9.KB05AA​ and 11.0.9.9.KB05BA respectively. Here’s the changelog for the same:

Changelog
[System]
– Improve stability and fixed known issues
[Camera]
– Fixed the issue that the screen may flash when shooting in NIGHTSCAPE mode

[OnePlus Store]
– An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)
Source

Update (July 27)

IST 06:40 pm: OnePlus 8T is now getting the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 7 update which brings several improvements and the July 2021 security patch. This update is the last OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the device in question.

Here’s the changelog for the same:

Changelog
[System]
– Improved system stability
– Fixed the issue that the face unlock failed in the QR scanning on WhatsApp
– Upgrade Android Security Patch to 2021.07

[Work-life balance]
– Now work Wi-Fi can support added to life Wi-Fi
– Fixed the issue of failure to modify life and work mode

[OnePlus Store]
– An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)
Source

Update (August 18)

IST 10:40 am: OnePlus is rolling out an update to the OnePlus 8T, this time OxygenOS 11.0.9.9.KB05DA in India, OxygenOS 11.0.10.10.KB05BA in Europe and in North America, OxygenOS 11.0.10.10.KB05AA​.

Below is the update changelog.

System
– Newly adapted OnePlus Buds Pro and brought new powerful features
– Newly added the screenshot feature for AOD
– Fixed the failed issue of Navigation gestures in some scenes
– Improved system stability and fixed known issues
-Updated Android security patch to 2021.08

Camera
– Optimized the portrait mode effect of the front camera
– OnePlus Store (IN Only)
– An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)

Ambient Display
– Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed with Snapchat, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on your activity and things happening around you ( Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji )
Source

OnePlus 8T software updates tracker
Release Date/Region Europe India North America (Unlocked) U.S. T-Mobile
October 2020 OxygenOS 11.0.1.2.KB05BA
OxygenOS 11.0.2.3.KB05BA
OxygenOS 11.0.1.2.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.2.3.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.1.2.KB05AA
OxygenOS 11.0.2.3.KB05AA
OxygenOS 11.0.1.3.KB09CB
November 2020 OxygenOS 11.0.3.4.KB05BA
OxygenOS 11.0.4.5.KB05BA
OxygenOS 11.0.5.6.KB05BA
OxygenOS 11.0.3.4.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.4.5.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.5.6.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.3.4.KB05AA
OxygenOS 11.0.4.5.KB05AA​
OxygenOS 11.0.5.6.KB05AA
– OxygenOS 11.0.4.6.KB09CB
December 2020 OxygenOS 11.0.6.9.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.6.7.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.6.8.KB05DA
OxygenOS 11.0.6.8.KB05AA​ OxygenOS 11.0.5.7.KB09CB
February 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.7.10.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.7.9.KB05DA OxygenOS 11.0.7.9.KB05AA​ OxygenOS 11.0.8.10.KB09CB
March 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.8.12.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.8.12.KB05DA OxygenOS 11.0.8.11.KB05AA​​
April 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.9.11.KB09CB​​
May 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.8.13.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.8.13.KB05DA OxygenOS 11.0.8.12.KB05AA​
June 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.8.14.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.8.14.KB05DA OxygenOS 11.0.8.13.KB05AA​
July 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.9.9.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.9.9.KB05AA
August 2021 OxygenOS 11.0.10.10.KB05BA OxygenOS 11.0.9.9.KB05DA OxygenOS 11.0.10.10.KB05AA​

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