OnePlus 8 series receives Android 11 Developer Preview 3; Get a first look at the refreshed design and features of OxygenOS 11 [Download]

by RPRNA Group

After yesterday’s HydrogenOS 11 launch in China, Today, OnePlus announced that OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users are now able to try out the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 and get a first look at the refreshed design and features of OxygenOS 11.

Key updates (please refer to the changelog for the full list):

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

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Known Issues

  1. Some third-party applications may not function as expected
  2. System stability issues
  3. Network stability issues in some scenarios

Remember:

This Developer Preview build is designed for our most technically-inclined community members to test out the new features and share feedback directly with us. As this is still in an early stage of development, we do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little to no experience in software development or flashing custom ROMs, or if you expect to use the device as a daily driver.

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Caution!
You should understand there is a risk of BRICKING your phone, read the instructions carefully, and be 100% sure of what you are doing. Please always backup your important data before flashing and disable the OEM unlocking to avoid unnecessary Issues.

Please note:

  1. These instructions are only for the OnePlus 8 series. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum 3GB of storage space is available.
  2. The OnePlus 8 series carrier devices (TMO/VZW) aren’t compatible with the Developer Preview builds.

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

 

Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

  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.

For those already running DP2, your data will not be deleted. Still, we highly recommend you perform a backup before updating.

DP to MP rollback guide—via Local OTA update

 

Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

  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.


Ready to get started on the Android 11 DP 3?

Want to go back to Android 10? Download the RollBack package from below links:

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