Google recently released Android 11 public beta 2 for the Pixel series. When the first public beta released, OnePlus immediately compiled the latest AOSP 11 sources for their latest flagships. Today, we are getting a second update to this Android 11 firmware for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. This is still the stock AOSP based ROM. So it may not come with all the OnePlus stock apps. The beta 2 is still just a test build. You can also try the latest Android 11 GSI builds if you will.
OnePlus just published a blog post on their forums titled “Android 11 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 8 Series”. It is still stock AOSP based ROM. The manufacturer will soon come up with their own Android OS skin called Oxygen OS 11 once Google releases stable Android 11 to everyone. At this point integrating Oxygen OS into Android 11 beta doesn’t make sense. This is because Google may bring a lot of changes before the stable one gets released in a couple of months. Meanwhile, download Android 11 public beta 2 for OnePlus.
Android 11 features better user privacy protections, advanced app permissions, speech balloon Bubbles, Bubbles API, new Pixel Launcher, Pinhole, waterfall screens support, camera native image decoder and new camera features, up pointing backhand index Biometrics, support for 5G and Foldable phones. We can expect the latest July 2020 security patch with this update and several bug fixes. You can read about all the beta 2 changes from Android’s blogpost here.
Download Android 11 Beta 2 for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
Here are the first Android 11 beta 2 builds for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. These are the generic AOSP builds in order to test the lateast Android 11 public beta build by Google onto your OnePlus device. The captures OTA links come directly from manufacturer’s servers! The full OTA weighs 2.41 GB in size. The same build can be used for the global/ international variants, EU, and Indian variants.
- All data will be cleared while flashing the build
- Certain UI screens look less than desirable
- Some camera functions are not available
- Some apps may not function as expected
- System stability issues
Download rollback packages to Android 10 Oxygen OS 10.5 for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
Here are the rollback packages if you decide to go back to the previous Oxygen OS 10.5 OTA update for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Note that this will factory reset the device. So backup!
Rollback to Android 10 based on Oxygen OS 10 for OnePlus 8
Rollback to Android 10 based on Oxygen OS 10 for OnePlus 8 Pro
Notes and installation: The installation should be same as any other OnePlus upgrade via Local Upgrade method. This tutorial should help and also know various OnePlus 8 series variants!
- Download Android 11 ROM package zip
- Transfer the ROM to the phone storage
- Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
- After the upgrade is complete, click Restart