OnePlus has started rolling out the first OxygenOS 11 open beta for the OnePlus 8T. The update, which is based on Android 11, brings a ton of Android security patches and optimizations for the month of February 2021. The OnePlus 8T was released in October 2020 and the company finally released the first beta version of OxygenOS 11 to allow users to test new features before they are shipped through a stable update.
As this is a beta version of OxygenOS 11, OnePlus 8T users are advised to backup all their data before proceeding. This is not a stable build and the beta version may have some bugs. To download the latest update, you need to keep your device’s battery percentage at least 30 percent, free up 3GB of space, and stay connected to Wi-Fi. It is important to note that when you return to the stable version, all the content on the phone will be erased.
OnePlus has revealed all the key updates it is receiving in this build. The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 update improves the status bar UI and optimizes frame rate stability. The company also improved the gaming experience and optimized the Community home page with more noticeable notification.
OnePlus 8T users will now also notice clearer and better animations for cloudy and sunny days in the Weather app. OnePlus has also added a new design for the cloud service in the Gallery app. If you want to try the beta version of OxygenOS 11, then you can download the flashable zip package from the links provided by the company.
To install the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 update on OnePlus 8T, you just need to download and then copy the package to your phone’s internal storage. Now, go to the Local Update section. For this, you will have to visit Settings> System> System updates> Click the top right icon> Local update and click the corresponding installation package.
Now you need to tap on the update button. Once the update is complete, you will be asked to restart your smartphone. You can revert to the stable version anytime you want.