As reported by XDA Developers, OnePlus has already launched the Android 11 Beta on top of OxygenOS. This indicates anyone with the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro can download and install the updated software on their devices right now. The release comes as part of the company’s Developer Preview Program.
Android 11 on OnePlus 8 issues
Nevertheless, while the software is available to download, that does not always indicate you should do it. There are a ton of cautions that come with this one, consisting of the possibility of bricking a device upon which the beta is installed.
On top of that, there are a lot of other concerns that make it clear that this build is implied for developers wanting to use Android11 It’s not implied for end-users to install on their daily phones.
Here’s a list of phones that can run Android 11 beta (Update: OnePlus 8 now)
Update, June 11, 2020 (12: 45 PM ET): As of today, recent Google Pixel devices are the only official phones that support the Android 11 beta.
For users who do want to install the Android 11 beta anyway, the phone requires to have a least 30% battery and a minimum of 3GB free space requires to be available in advance.
It is very important to note that this build just works on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, and trying to flash the ROM onto older OnePlus devices might cause serious issues.
How to install Android 11 Beta – a step by step guide
After multiple sneak peeks, Android 11 has actually finally released its first Beta release. Last year.
How to install Android 11
To download the Android 11 beta for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro devices, the company has actually created a page that features a link to its community forum with more information as well as the links to download thebeta Here are the direct links to download: Link
How to downgrade to Android 10
Fortunately, presuming the device isn’t bricked during the install process, there’s a method laid out for downgrading a device back to Android 10 on the company’s community forum.
Here are the links to get the downgraded OS:
As soon as downloaded to the phone’s storage, users will need to go to Settings, followed by System, then System Updates, click the top-right icon, tap Local upgrade, click on the corresponding installation package (as downloaded above), then tap Upgrade. As soon as all that is finished, click Restart and wait for the device to reboot.
For anyone who has elected to attempt out Android 11 and wants to go back, the procedure is pretty painless, which is a good thing, as a lot of those concerns seem like they’d detract from the ability to use the OnePlus 8 series of phones enjoyably.