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Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) for OnePlus 8 Series

  1. Abdul B.
    OxygenOS Operations Staff Member Jun 11, 2020

    Abdul B. , Jun 11, 2020 :
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    Hey everyone,

    We are very thrilled to announce the very first Android 11 Beta as part of the Developer Preview Program for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. We've been tirelessly working to provide early access to the latest flavor of Android to all OnePlus 8 series' users.

    OnePlus devices are some of the most developer-friendly phones out in the market. By providing access to Android 11 at an early stage, we enable app developers and other early adopters in our community to start creating even better software experiences. For more information, please refer to
    https://www.oneplus.com/os/developer-preview/android11

    As the name suggests, this build of Android 11 is best suited for developers and other advanced users, as it is still in an early stage of development. That said, we do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little to no experience in software development or flashing custom ROMs, or if you expect to use the device as a daily driver. Proceed at your own RISK!

    Known Issues
    1. All data will be cleared while flashing the build
    2. Face unlock is unavailable
    3. Google Assistant ("OK Google") does not work
    4. Video calling does not work
    5. Certain UI screens look less than desirable
    6. Some apps may not function as expected
    7. System stability issues
    Caution!
    You should understand there is a risk of BRICKING your phone, read the instructions carefully and be 100% sure of what you are doing. Please always backup your important data before flashing.

    Please note:
    1. These instructions are only for the OnePlus 8 series. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum 3GB of storage space is available.
    2. The OnePlus 8 series carrier devices (TMO/VZW) aren't compatible with the Developer Preview builds.
    MP version = Stable official version
    DP version = Developer Preview version
    OBT Version = Open Beta version

    MP and OBT to DP upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update
    Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
    2. Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
    3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Update successful.

    DP to MP rollback guide - via Local OTA update
    Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
    2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
    3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Update successful.

    Ready to get started on the Android 11 Beta?

    Want to go back to Android 10? Download the RollBack package from below links:
    We look forward to hearing your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum here: https://forums.oneplus.com/feedback/.

    Do try out the new Feedback tool and if you have any questions or need help, please contact bughunters@oneplus.com. For more information on submitting bugs or suggestions please refer to How to report a bug and feel free to share your product suggestions via the Community app.

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    If you don't have the Community app installed on your device, feel free to download it HERE. You can check here for more information on the integrated Feedback tool.

    Your feedback is appreciated. We may not always be able to respond to every comment in the forums, but please be assured that we take your comments and feedback seriously. Hope you enjoy and let us know how you feel about the update in the comments below.

    Never Settle.
     

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  2. derLenno
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jun 12, 2020

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    derLenno , Jun 12, 2020 :
    Hi guys,
    since many people liked the written detailed rollback guide when we had the Android 10/Q Preview last year, let's just throw this one in for 2020 as well! :)

    Sir, how do I go back to Android 10?


    Prerequisites
    • internet connection

    Steps

    A:
    Take a backup of your stuff. Everything will be erased once you flash the rollback build, so do a backup of your nudes before doing anything.

    B: Download the rollback build that fits your device.
    If you are opening this from the Community app, you will get a white screen when you tap a link. On that white screen, tap the three dot menu and choose "Open in browser".
    This will start to automatically download your file.


    C: Rename the file. (The reason for this is that the rollback build, for some reason, is downloaded as a JAR file, while the updater needs it to be a simple ZIP file.)
    Go to the File Manager app and navigate to the downloaded rollback build.

    For example, if you are a European user with an 8 Pro, you should rename OnePlus8ProOxygen_15.E.17_OTA_017_all_2005100255_downgrade_2d24414aaa814738.zip.jar to OnePlus8ProOxygen_15.E.17_OTA_017_all_2005100255_downgrade_2d24414aaa814738.zip
    (Just get rid of the .jar extension)

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    D: Move the file.
    The official guide says "root" directory. What is this? Well, doesn't have anything to do with rooting your device.
    It's just the thing that you see when you open the File Manager first. Here you see the "root" folder:

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    This is where your file should be placed.

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    E: Flash the rollback build.
    Follow these steps to get there. Your last chance to backup all your stuff, just saying! ;)
    • Settings
    • System
    • System updates
    • Gear icon (upper right corner)
    • Local upgrade
    • Tap the file
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    Thanks for reading, hope I could help a person or two.
     

  3. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Jun 11, 2020

    Dresa91 , Jun 11, 2020 :
    wow! Thanks:) this was quick:)
    great @Abdul B. and team:)
    happy flashing (and complaining :p ) everyone:)
     

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    SoniaB , Jun 11, 2020 :
    Saw Ryan's tweet earlier

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    A very short list indeed.
    Might give it a try out ;)
     

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    ariblaze , Jun 11, 2020 :
    "Lead with Speed"
     

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  15. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Jun 11, 2020

    YRJ , Jun 11, 2020 :
    That was really quick! Thanks @Abdul B. and congratulations to the entire team!

    I hope people will ascertain the risk before flashing these builds. :sweatsmile:
     

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  16. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Jun 11, 2020

    camohan , Jun 11, 2020 :
    The only thing in red that ppl read is the download link.
     

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  17. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Jun 11, 2020

    YRJ , Jun 11, 2020 :
    Unfortunate but true.
    I hope people don't end up with expensive glass bricks :sweatsmile:
     

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    User of the Year 2016 Jun 11, 2020

    Dresa91 , Jun 11, 2020 :
    haha true:D
     

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