[Update: Aug. 31] OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update for OnePlus 7 series: Here's what we know
New updates to this story are being added at the bottom…
Original story (from October 12) follows:
The new version of Android, Android 11, is officially here, having been officially unveiled a month ago.
As expected, Google’s own Pixel devices already run this version of Android and if you’re lucky, your device already has a ‘semi-stable’ build of Android 11 courtesy of the developer community.
Not to be completely outmatched by the custom ROM makers, we have seen some impressive progress from various Android OEMs who are hard at work, building, and testing their respective custom Android 11 skins.
We have a dedicated Android 11 tracker here to keep tabs on all the progress going into making this new version of Android available to eligible devices.
OnePlus has already rolled out Android 11 in form of OxygenOS 11 to the OnePlus 8 devices which begs the question, what about older OnePlus devices?
OnePlus has not shared its official timeline for Android 11. We, therefore, still have no clue on when the likes of OnePlus 7 and 6 series (eligible devices) are slated to get updated to Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.
Today, it has been revealed by a community forum moderator that OxygenOS 11 update will not be ready for the OnePlus 7 series (that is, OnePlus 7/Pro and 7T/Pro) until 2021.
If this is the timeline for the OnePlus 7 series of devices, we can only imagine how long it’ll take the company to make OxygenOS 11 available for the other eligible devices such as the OnePlus 6 series of devices.
While this info comes to us from a moderator, it is not the final word and OnePlus users might want to look out for the company’s official Android 11 roadmap.
OnePlus 8 series has been updated a month after the official launch, we would expect the same pace to be carried over in updating other eligible devices.
We shall continue to keep an eye on this story and update as and when we get more details. With that, you might want to stay tuned to our dedicated OnePlus section for more.
Update 1 (October 13)
When asked by a user about our coverage on the matter, the forum moderator clarified that this is by no way an official timeline, something which we clarified in our original story as well.
For the record, here’s what the mod said:
Please do not take my post as the official timeline. I have mentioned a speculated ETA by when the 7 series owners could expect, though it could be by end of this year too, just a matter enough feedback and testing for Android 11 builds for 7 series.
7 Series owners can expect a rollout anytime between Q4 2020 – Q1 2021 IMO based on the previous release cycles for a major Android release
Also, the article owner did not check with me before quoting my post so it’s purely, speculation not an official announcement.
Update 2 (October 15)
OnePlus has now confirmed with Android Authority that the company plans to roll out the OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 7 series this year itself in December.
Update 3 (November 02)
IST 12:20 PM: OnePlus Chinese forums now have an official post announcing that the next public beta build for the OnePlus 7 series of devices will be based on Android 11.
This is inline with this unofficial timeline we shared recently. So it looks like OnePlus is on track to deliver OxygenOS 11 to OnePlus 7 series users before the end of this year.
Update 4 (November 27)
IST 03:10 pm: T-Mobile has shed some light on the current status of the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T. According to the carrier, the update is currently in its development phase on both devices.
Update 5 (December 01)
IST 03:30 pm: According to a staff member on the OnePlus community forums, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series will get the Canvas and Insight AOD modes with the upcoming OxygenOS 11 update. Full story here.
Update 6 (December 04)
IST 12:50 pm: While responding to one of the inquirers, a OnePlus staff member recently mentioned that the Android 11 or OxygenOS 11 update release is nearing for the OnePlus 7T devices. Head here for the details.
Update 7 (December 08)
IST 01:50 pm: While recently a staff member revealed that the Android 11 release for the OnePlus 7T devices is nearing, now a community head moderator has shared that the update is still under development and there’s no ETA for the arrival.
Oxygen os 11 is still under development for your device model by OnePlus. It will be released when it is ready.
There is no ETA.
It’s worth mentioning that a moderator may not always know as much as a staff member, so, we’d suggest you take this information with a grain of salt.
Update 8 (December 11)
IST 04:05 pm: According to a staff member on the company’s community forum, OnePlus may delay the Open Beta program for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series since the company is migrating the Open Beta channel from Android 10 to Android 11. Head here to know more.
Update 9 (December 17)
IST 12:30 pm: New developments indicate that the OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11 may get delayed for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices. Head here to know what may cause this delay.
Update 10 (December 26)
IST 10:41 am: It seems that OnePlus has finally released the HydrogenOS 11 (Android 11) internal beta update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series devices in China. Also, the OEM might start the public beta program soon in the home country.
Dear people, the OnePlus 7/7T series hydrogen OS 11 beta has been released today. We will update the progress in this post in the future. Please keep your eyes on the community announcement, thank you.
Update 11 (December 30)
The YouTube channel TechiBee has shared alleged screenshots of a OnePlus 7 Pro running on Android 11. He claims that this is a closed beta build but we are not so sure. More on that here.
Update 12 (January 03, 2021)
13:55 pm (IST): Going by the latest information coming from OnePlus, the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 & 7T devices – that is currently undergoing the closed beta testing- shall soon get to see the open beta. Here’s the exact statement:
As you may have heard, when porting Android 11 to the 7 and 7T series, we encountered a data decryption issue in these devices. We worked closely with Qualcomm and, with their support, we are already running a Closed Beta test. We expect to release the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series shortly after.
They further added that the schedule may vary for the carrier-specific variants like Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Please note that the above schedule may vary for models purchased from our carrier partners, including Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Update 13 (January 12)
03:10 pm (IST): A leaked video of Oneplus 7T allegedly showcasing the OxygenOS 11 Closed Beta has now surfaced. Since the staff recently confirmed that the OnePlus 7 series is currently testing the closed beta, device users may be interested in this glimpse of Android 11 on OnePlus 7T.
Update 14 (January 13)
12:10 pm (IST): New reports indicate that second internal test builds for HydrogenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7 series of devices was rolled out back on January 7. Public Beta builds should be made available soon.
At present, OnePlus 7/7T has released the second version of the internal test on January 7. The public test version will be released to everyone as soon as possible in the final repair and delivery stage. Thank you for your support!
Update 15 (January 16)
01:38 pm (IST): As you wait for official OxygenOS 11 to rollout for your OnePlus 7/7T series device, we have compiled a list of Android 11 custom ROMs that perform just as well. You can check it all out via this link.
Update 16 (January 17)
01:32 pm (IST): OnePlus has pushed the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Open beta update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices in China. The OxygenOS 11 public beta shouldn’t be far now.
Update 17 (January 20)
11:32 am (IST): New reports now suggest that the OnePlus 7 HydrogenOS 11 public beta build is missing the AOD feature. This should be added back in the stable release. OxygenOS 11 builds could bear the same problem. More on that here.
Update 18 (January 20)
Update 19 (January 23)
02:46 pm (IST): OnePlus 7 or 7T series users who are on the OxygenOS 11 beta 1 build can get the AOD feature up and running on their devices by following the steps in this workaround.
Update 20 (January 26)
11:36 am (IST): A section of OnePlus 7T users who updated their devices to this Open Beta 1 are noting that they are unable to take full advantage of the device’s Warp Charge, an issue they didn’t have on OxygenOS 10. Luckily, there is a potential workaround. More on that here.
1:32 pm (IST): Users of the OnePlus 7 devices on Google Fi are reporting being unable to answer incoming calls. More on that here.
Update 21 (January 28)
12:40 pm (IST): OnePlus is rolling out a survey for users of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T who have updated their devices to the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Open Beta 1. To take part in this survey and for more info, check out our coverage.
Update 22 (February 1)
11:30 pm (IST): OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices is one step closer to rolling out as OnePlus rolls out the final OxygenOS 10-based security patch update. More on that here.
Update 23 (February 05)
10:00 pm (IST): OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 update is now live for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. The update re-enables the Always-on-display (AOD) feature – that was disabled in beta 1 – on OnePlus 7 Pro, and 7T Pro. More details here.
Update 24 (February 08)
10:59 am (IST): OnePlus has released the HydrogenOS Open Beta 2 update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series in China. The update brings a bunch of improvements and also enables the Always on Display function. More details here.
Update 25 (February 10)
02:17 pm (IST): Now that Android 11 Open Beta 2 is live in China, OnePlus wants to hear what you have to say about the latest experience. Of course, we expect a similar treat for OxygenOS 11 users, so stay put if this is you.
More details here.
Update 26 (February 26)
11:40 am (IST): It is now coming to light that the stable build of OxygenOS 11 update to OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices might get delayed as reports indicate that the developers are currently focused on fixing bugs on newer devices. More on that here.
Update 28 (February 28)
02:40 pm (IST): Latest report suggest that the HydrogenOS Open Beta 3 update has gone live at least for the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro devices. That means the OxygenOS beta 3 shouldn’t be far. For more details, head here.
05:56 pm (IST): OnePlus has since rolled out OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 to the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T devices. More on that here.
Update 29 (March 01)
11:20 am (IST): OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro. The standard OnePlus 7 is expected to get it soon as well. Check out all the details here.
Update 30 (March 02)
04:16 pm (IST): OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 update for the OnePlus 7T did bring support for Always-on-display. This, despite not being mentioned in the official changelog but appearing in the OTA changelog. More on that here.
06:45 pm (IST): New developments indicate that OnePlus will release the stable Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series within the next couple of weeks or possibly by the end of the month. Check out our full coverage here.
Update 31 (March 03)
07:00 pm (IST): Some OnePlus 7T users are facing camera freezing issues after they installed the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 open beta 3 update on their devices. Check out our detailed coverage here.
Update 32 (March 07)
10:15 pm (IST): OnePlus 7 series are now fetching the stable HydrogenOS 11 update in China. So the stable release of OxygenOS 11 should be near. For more details, head here.
Update 33 (March 09)
9:15 am (IST): OnePlus’ partnership with esports company Fnatic is coming to a conclusion and as a result, OnePlus is renaming Fnatic Mode to Pro Gaming Mode.
While not indicated in the changelog, it looks like this OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 7 series was the first build with this change. More on that here.
Update 34 (March 10)
11:15 am (IST): OnePlus through its Chinese Community forum has just confirmed that the delay to the HydrogenOS 11 Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 is due to issues with the always-on-display feature. More on that here.
Update 35 (March 11)
Update 36 (March 20)
06:02 pm (IST): OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 4 update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. The standard OnePlus 7 bagged the new update without getting the Open Beta 3. This update apparently enabled the AOD on the OnePlus 7. More details here.
Update 37 (March 22)
11:32 am (IST): OnePlus is re-releasing the stable build of Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 to users of OnePlus 7T and OnePls 7T Pro in China. More on that here.
07:31 pm (IST): The stable OxygenOS 11 update for OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro is now rolling out based on Android 11 OS. Details here.
Update 38 (March 24)
03:40 pm (IST): A stable update to Android 11 is now rolling out to OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users back in China. Details here.
Update 39 (March 25)
01:56 pm (IST): Users of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro running OxygenOS 10 are getting an update that brings with it Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. More on that here.
Update 40 (March 26)
Update 41 (March 29)
10:27 am (IST): Users of the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T on T-Mobile have some news to get excited over as the carrier is reportedly testing stable builds of OxygenOS 11 for their devices. OnePlus 7T Pro build still in development. More on that here.
Update 42 (March 30)
14:23 pm (IST): Users of the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G on EE are getting an update to March 2021 security patch. This, at a time when other OnePlus 7 series devices are bagging stable OxygenOS 11 updates.
Update 43 (April 01)
13:10 pm (IST): OnePlus has reportedly released the kernel source code for the OnePlus 7 series of devices. This should lead to more stable and refined custom ROMs. More on that here.
Update 44 (April 02)
10:10 am (IST): Reports now indicate that OnePlus is suspending the rollout of Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 in China due to bugs. More on that here.
13:10 am (IST): We’re now getting to see reports from OnePlus 7T/7T Pro OxygenOS 11 users too. It appears the update has been pulled back for them as well. More details here.
Update 45 (April 03)
10:33 am (IST): OnePlus has allegedly acknowledged the rollout halt for the OnePlus 7 series and assures that an updated build will be pushed in the future.
Update 46 (April 07)
10:16 am (IST): T-Mobile is rolling out Android 10-based March 2021 security patch to OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, even at a time when other OnePlus 7T Pro users are getting Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. More on that here.
Update 47 (April 16)
12:22 pm (IST): OnePlus is resuming the rollout of stable HydrogenOS 11 to users of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices in China. More on that here.
Update 48 (April 17)
10:18 am (IST): OnePlus has also resumed the rollout of the stable OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series as OxygenOS 126.96.36.199. Find out all the details here.
Update 49 (May 01)
06:51 pm (IST): OnePlus has rolled out a new software update that brings the April patch to the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G model sold by Sprint in the U.S. but there’s still no signs of the OxygenOS 11 or Android 11 update.
Thank you for the tip, jfinchum1976!
Update 50 (May 08)
08:51 am (IST): T-Mobile is finally pushing out stable Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to users of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, More on that here.
Update 51 (May 24)
12:01 pm (IST): OnePlus Support has reportedly confirmed that the AOD feature won’t be coming to the stable release channel of OnePlus 7. More on that here.
Update 52 (June 02)
07:23 pm (IST): It seems that users of the EE OnePlus 7 Pro 5G variant will have to wait for the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update as the device is now getting the May security update based on Android 10 as OxygenOS 10.0.12.
Update 53 (June 09)
07:17 pm (IST): The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 5 update is now out for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series devices. This is the final Open Beta update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series which brings along many improvements. Here’s the common changelog for the same:
– Reduced battery consumption under specific scenarios
– Improved the compatibility of specific third-party apps on Android 11
– Fixed known issues and improved system stability
– Upgrade Android Security Patch level to May 2021
– Improved the overall application stability
– Fixed the probability issue about can not answer the calls via Google Fi app
– Improved the Wi-Fi connection stability
Update 54 (August 31)
09:54 am (IST): New reports now indicate that OnePlus is pushing out a new update to users of the OnePlus 7 series of devices. The update brings with it the August 2021 security patch and much more as outlined in the following changelog.
• Optimized the stability of NFC feature
• Upgraded Android Security Patch to 2021.08
• Newly added the screenshot feature for AOD
• 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 )
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