Android 11 for OnePlus 7 series

The most awaited Android 11 update for OnePlus 7 series is out. This is the fist release of Hydrogen OS 11 public beta based on Android 11 for the entire OnePlus 7 series including 7, 7Pro, 7T, and the 7T Pro. We can expect Oxygen OS 11 based Open Beta program to start as soon as tomorrow. So meanwhile, you can download and install H2OS based Android 11 update on the OnePlus 7 series.

If you don’t already know, H2OS is the firmware meant exclusively for the Chinese OnePlus smartphones. The firmware is slightly different from the Oxygen OS 11; which comes installed on the international variants. Due to some bugs, the beta program was slightly pushed forward with no ETA.

Looks like the bugs are all fixed as Android 11 beta just popped up for the entire OnePlus 7 series with Hydrogen OS 11. It features all the Android 11 goodies, revamped user interface, updated camera with new features, Always on display, enhanced dark mode, and much more.

Checkout the entire changelog from below. Note that this has been translated directly from the Chinese language.

OnePlus 7 series Android 11 Features and Changelog

• Update to the deeply customized hydrogen OS 11 system based on Android 11
• Renew UI visual design, optimize many details, bring more comfortable visual perception
• Optimize the stability of some tripartite applications to improve user experience

• The new version of the camera UI interface optimizes some functional paths and makes the operation more convenient
• Added HEVC high-efficiency video storage format, lossless image quality reduces video storage volume
• Added a preview of the shooting interface to support long-press one-click sharing, direct access to the application you need to share
• Newly added press the capture button to start fast recording, and support sliding this button to zoom and lock quickly during shooting, easy to record without restriction
• Added playback duration display for time-lapse shooting to intuitively grasp the actual content duration

Information screen display
• Added “Time” screen display customized style, which is jointly designed with students of Parsons School of Design, and changes constantly according to the data of mobile phone use time (Setting path: Settings-Personalization-Clock style)
• Newly added shadow painting function, which can automatically draw your lock screen photos into a dedicated wireframe (path: settings-personalization-wallpaper-shadow painting-select photo preview to quickly generate)

Dark mode
• Add shortcut switch to dark mode, pull down the shortcut setting to turn it on
• The dark mode supports the setting of automatic opening and time period (setting path: setting-display-dark mode-automatic opening-according to sunset and sunrise/custom time to open)

Negative one screen
• New negative one-screen interface design, the layout of the section is clear at a glance
• Added weather widget, animation effect is more smart

• Intelligent one-week review function, which can intelligently generate videos according to the material situation to keep good memories
• Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the picture preview is faster

Download Android 11 for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro

Here are the latest full stock firmware downloads for H2OS 11 public beta for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro. The installation procedure is the usual local upgrade method.. While this is meant for the Chinese variants, you can still install it on the international or global variants. However, you will also need to download the Google Apps installer to get Play Services.

See how to update OnePlus 7 series to Android 11 via local upgrade method

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