OnePlus has started rolling out the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta build for the OnePlus 8T smartphone. The Android 11-based update brings a bunch of optimisations and the February 2021 Android security patch for the OnePlus 8T, that was launched in October 2020. The beta update is available for anyone who is interested in becoming a beta tester.
The new update brings optimisations for the status bar UI display, frame rate stability in games, sunny and cloudy day animations in the weather app, and cloud service layout in the Gallery app. The update also brings the February 2021 Android security patch to the OnePlus 8T. The changelog also mentions an optimised layout of the cloud service in the Gallery for a better experience. In order to sign up for and install the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta on a OnePlus 8T smartphone, users need to download the appropriate file from the official OnePlus Community website, then open Settings > System Updates > Top Right Icon > Local Upgrade and click on the downloaded installation file.
Following is the complete changelog:
Optimized the UI display of the status bar
Optimized the stability of the frame rate and improve its experience while playing games
Optimized the Community homepage with more noticeable notification
Updated Android security patch to 2021.02
Optimized the animations of sunny and cloudy days for a clearer dynamic display
Optimized the layout of the cloud service in the Gallery for a better operation experience
OnePlus 8T users are advised to back up all their data before going ahead with installing OxygenOS 11 beta update. Users need to have at least 30 percent before going ahead with the update and have at least 3GB of space with a Wi-Fi connection. Once the user updates to the stable version, all contents of the phone will be erased.