Oneplus 6/6T owners should feel little relief today because OxygenOS 11 is in its first Open Beta build today although OnePlus has delayed updates in the recent past. You can install Open Beta using the app itself: simply choose “Open Beta (full update)” in the app’s settings, and enable advanced mode as well.
Below is the official changelog:
Updated to OxygenOS 11 version
Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
Since this is a big Android update with multiple new features, the upgrade process might be a little longer, please be more patient.
- Game Space
Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode. You can now choose three ways of notifications: text-only, heads up, and block, just for your immersive gaming experience
Newly added quick reply feature in a small window for Instagram, WhatsApp, and Telegram (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
Newly added mistouch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out
Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer a more convenient operation
- 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 on ambient display)
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）
- Dark Mode
Added a shortcut for Dark Mode, you can pull down the Quick Settings panel and find it
Supported automatically enable by 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 smarterIt is worth noting that albeit not mentioned in official changelog, security patch level is bumped to July 2021, which is great.
Please note this is a beta build, thus issues are to be expected. We do not advise flashing it if you’re not an experimented user ready to report bugs back to OnePlus via their Community app or their forum. Do not send us emails if you’re running into issues other than being unable to flash build, as we wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Also note that carrier-variants of the 6T will not be able to use this Open Beta, as carrier variants lack the Local Upgrade option.
You should make sure your device is charged to at least 30% prior operation and have at least 3 GB of storage available. Lastly, we recommend backing up your data before flashing it as a good habit, by using Google Drive backup or OnePlus Switch.
OnePlus hasn’t posted rollback links yet for the 6/6T. We’ll update the article with the rollback packages once OnePlus posted them.
Should you not see the files available in “Local Update” tab, check if their extension is .zip, as sometimes OnePlus’ servers make them ending in .jar (NOT applicable for now, as there are no rollback packages yet, meaning you can’t downgrade.)
Here is latest Android 10 stable build (OxygenOS 10.3.11) incase you want to rollback. Do mind that flashing them will lead to your device data being wiped.