OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro OxygenOS update brings August 2021 security patch, Bitmoji AOD, and camera optimizations

OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS update to OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. It mainly brings the August 2021 security patch along with several new features, optimizations, and fixes. 

OnePlus rolled out the last OxygenOS 11 beta to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro last month. And, now released a stable build which brings the newest security patch. According to the official forum post, the OxygenOS update also brings screenshot feature for AOD, Bitmoji feature for AOD which has been co-designed with Snapchat. The Bitmoji AOD feature allows users to set personal Bitmoji avatars on the ambient display. You can set up your Bitmoji avatar by navigating to Settings > Customization > Clock on ambient display > Bitmoji. 

The software update adds an un-installable OnePlus Store which gives an easy way to manage the OnePlus account. It also allows you to purchase OnePlus products and get support. OnePlus has optimized the portrait mode effect of the front camera. The update fixes navigation gestures issues and improves system stability.

OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro OxygenOS update

Table of Contents

Software version:

  • OnePlus 8
    • IN:
    • EU:
    • NA:
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
    • IN:
    • EU:
    • NA:​

Like other OTA updates, this one is also rolling out in an increments fashion. It means that the OxygenOS update will initially reach a limited number of OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro and then a broader rollout in the coming days if no critical bugs are found.


  • System
    • Newly adapted OnePlus Buds Pro and brought new powerful features
    • Newly added the screenshot feature for AOD
    • Fixed the failed issue of Navigation gestures in some scenes
    • Improved system stability and fixed known issues
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.08
  • Camera
    • Optimized the portrait mode effect of the front camera
  • OnePlus Store
    • An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)
  • Ambient Display
    • Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed with Snapchat, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on your activity and things happening around you ( Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji )

Vicky Kumar
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