How to install Android 11 Beta on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

As is typically the fassion, OnePlus has just announced that the Android 11 Beta for its two newest smartphones is available for download and installation. If you happen to own an unlocked OnePlus 8 or Oneplus 8 Pro, you can install the Android 11 Beta on your device. Unfortunately, the T-Mobile and Verizon variants of the phone are not eligible for the installation at this time since the devices include carrier-specific software that is not compatible with the Beta.

If you want to see what Android 11 has in store for yourself on your OnePlus 8 smartphone, follow the instruction below to get the software up and running on your device. Just note that not all features will be working as expected and it may be too buggy to be used as a daily driver. If ay any point you’d like to revert back to the original software build for your OnePlus 8, you can always uninstall the Android 11 Beta.

NOTE: Installing the Android 11 Beta on your OnePlus 8 or Oneplus 8 Pro will completely erase all the data fro your phone. Please ensure that you create a full backup of your data, images and videos before starting the installation process.

Android 11 Beta files

Versions

  • 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

  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

  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.

Android 11 Beta 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

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