OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Gets Android 11 Beta [Developer Preview]

OnePlus 8/8 Pro Android 11 Beta Developer Preview

Yesterday the Google has released the first beta version of the android 11 and as usual, it is available to the Pixel Devices first. As soon as the Android 11 beta released the tech giant like Xiaomi and Oppo also announced that their respective flagship device will get the beta version soon.

But today OnePlus has released the Android 11 beta version as a developer preview for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. This beta version contains a lot of features that came with android 11 like 5G connectivity, file sharing, advanced privacy options, and more.

OnePlus has already mentioned that this beta version id only for the developers and advanced users that want to test the beta release. For a daily driver, this is not worthy as it contains a lot of bugs. Also, you need to delete all the android data to install the beta update.

Known Issues with OnePlus Android 11 Developer Preview

OnePlus 8 Android 11 Beta Developer Preview

The upgrade is a beta stage that means it contains a lot of bugs and issues. That’s why we recommend you to not to install the Android 11 beta update of daily driver phone. But if you want to test the Android 11 Beta on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro then ensure that you are going to face these issues.

  1. All data will be cleared or deleted while flashing the build. So make sure you have a backup.
  2. Face unlock is unavailable. This means no more screen unlock with Face.
  3. Google Assistant does not work.
  4. Video Calling does not work. No Zoom Meeting and other video calling app.
  5. Certain UI screens look less than desirable
  6. Some apps may not function as expected.
  7. System stability issue.

The above-listed issues are already identified by OnePlus team but there may be some other issue which is unidentified till now. If you are a developer and want to test your apps on android 11 beta then you should keep these things in mind.

How to Install Android 11 Beta on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

If you want to install an android 11 beta update on the Oneplus device then make sure that you have recommended storage and other necessity. Also, this android beta version is only meant to work on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro so don’t try to install it on any other variant.

Note: Before installing the upgrade make sure that you have at least 3GB free storage available and your device is charged at least 30 percent.

Follow this guide to install android 11 beta on OnePlus 8 and 8 pro stable build.

Step 1: Download the latest android 11 beta upgrade rom from specified download link from below.

Step 2: Copy the downloaded rom to phone storage.

Step 3: Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top-right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade.

Step 4: Now wait until the upgrade completed to 100% and then restart the device.

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Rollback from Developer Preview to Stable Version (Android 10)

If you don’t like the latest android 11 beta on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro and want to rollback to the previous stable build then it will be a painful way. If your device is not bricked then you can use the same step which you performed to install android 11 beta.

Here are the step by step guide to rollback OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro to stable version. i.e Android 10.

Step 1: Download the stable android 10 build from the OnePlus community website,

Step 2: Transfer the downloaded ROM to phone storage.

Step 3: Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top-right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade.

Step 4: Now wait until the upgrade completed to 100% and then restart the device.

Congrats your device has been successful rollback to the android 10 stable version. But if your device has been bricked out during the android 11 beta installation process. Then you need to flash the Android 10 stock ROM.

To do that install the latest version of TWRP recovery on OnePlus device and boot into the recovery mode using ADB sideload. By using ADB you can easily install an android 10 stock ROM to your device.

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