Android 11 has been released OxygenOS 11 beta version is available for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: how to install it
Google didn't make it in time to release its Android 11 operating system that OnePlus followed. The Chinese smartphone company has released its first Open Beta of the OxygenOS 11 interface for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, a release based on Google's new operating system.
The result is due to the close collaboration between Google and OnePlus, which has made available to its users a first Open Beta version of OxygenOS 11. The new interface features a faster and smoother design, with new elements that make the user experience easier. The layout is designed to make it easy to use the smartphone with one hand as well, and to try out the new features, such as the video game tools or the dark theme, just install it by following the steps and making sure your battery is charged and your phone has at least 3 GB of available space.
Android 11, how to install it on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
At the moment, the Chinese company has released instructions to install the Open Beta version of OxygenOS 11 based on Google's Android 11 only for the two top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro models. The first step is to make sure your battery is at least 30 percent charged and that you have 3 GB of available storage. Although the installation does not erase the internal memory of the smartphone, the advice is to perform between the preliminary steps a backup of the saved data.
The first step to do is to download the correct ROM for your smartphone, since it differs depending on the model you own. Once downloaded, copy the ROM to the phone's internal memory. Then open Settings, System and then System Updates, tap on the dots in the top right corner and select Local Update. Select the package that was downloaded and start the update, then wait until it completes, then reboot your device and start exploring the new features.
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, how to revert to the previous operating system
Open Beta versions of an operating system are not stable and could pose some risks or malfunctions to your smartphone. For this reason, after updating to OxygenOS 11 Open Beta, if you detect any problems in your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro smartphone, you will need to install the previous operating system. However, this process will erase all the data saved on your phone and in order not to lose it, you need to back up your files.
To begin with, download the previous ROM and copy the package to your phone's memory. Go to Settings, then System and finally System Update and click on the top right icon. Select Local Update, click on the package you want to install and wait for it to finish and then restart your phone. Use the saved data backup to restore your smartphone and report any issues to OnePlus so that the developers can fix them in the final version that will be released after the appropriate roll outs.