OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro gets Android 11 Developer Preview 3 update with OxygenOS 11 (Download Link)

The Chinese OEM OnePlus has been teasing the HydrogenOS 11 (OxygenOS 11) for quite some time based on the Android 11 Developer Preview build. Now, the wait is over as the company has released the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 update to its OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro models officially for the beta testing program. Not only the new OxygenOS version but also the Android R version is in beta stage and may contain plenty of bugs or stability issues that developers gonna fix out in batches. However, if you’re one of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro users & want to get a taste of Android 11 Developer Preview 3 update with OxygenOS 11 then this article is for you. Here we’ve shared all the firmware details, download links, and upgrading process as well.

The Android 11 Developer Preview 3 has been released a couple of days ago and it’s the final beta version. Google is expected to release the stable Android 11 OS next month in September 2020. It’s also worth mentioning that almost everything is working fine on Android 11 public beta right now and there is no major bug available yet. That means most of the interested users can easily flash the Android 11 Beta firmware on their handsets either on Pixel devices or Project Treble devices.

However, talking about the OxygenOS 11 UI, it will gonna more likely so be similar to Samsung’s One UI with plenty of improvements and changes. Those who’re in love with OxygenOS skin due to its clear and material design, stock Android like feel, may be disappointed by the decision of OnePlus. However, it’s expected that the new One UI like OxygenOS 11 skin won’t look like copied or with similar aesthetics. One of the most notable features is that now OnePlus 8 series users can use Always-On display mode with OxygenOS 11.

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro gets Android 11 Developer Preview 3 update with OxygenOS 11 (Download Link)

Read More: Google releases Android 11 Beta 3 (Final Beta Before Stable)

OxygenOS 11 Android 11: Changelog (DP3)

  1. New visual design (including Weather app, Launcher, Gallery, Notes)
  2. New layout for more comfortable and convenient one-handed operation
  3. Always-on display function, including 11 new clock styles
  4. Live wallpaper that changes according to the time of day
  5. New OnePlus Sans font that improves readability
  6. Optimized Dark Mode, including the ability to automatically turn on and off and a shortcut in Quick Settings
  7. 3 new Zen Mode themes, more timing options, and new Group feature to let you experience Zen Mode with your friends
  8. New Gallery function that automatically creates a weekly story based on your photos and videos

Download OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Android 11

Steps to Upgrade Firmware

  • Head over to the device Settings menu.
  • Tap on System -> System Update.
  • Tap on Settings icon -> Select Local Upgrade.
  • Browse and select the downloaded OxygenOS 11 (DP3) firmware file for your respective model.
  • Keep waiting until the firmware gets installed completely. Your device will reboot into the new system.

Note: You can also revert back to the OxygenOS 10 stable version if in case, you don’t like the OxygenOS 11 beta build or if there is any bug that causes trouble to you. If so, then download the rollback firmware below for your model and region.

OxygenOS 10 Roll-Back Firmware:

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