OnePlus releases Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Developer Preview for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro [Download Now]

by RPRNA Group

After the official launch of the HydrogenOS 11, OnePlus has released the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Developer Preview for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users in China.

OnePlus has already released the 2 Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 beta update for the global OnePlus 8 series users. The HydrogneOS 11 build for the OnePlus 8 series is based on the second Android 11 Developer Preview.

READ MORE: OxygenOS 11: These OnePlus devices are eligible for Android 11 update [List]

As officially confirmed by OnePlus, the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 comes with very inclusive design, bringing new AOD, smart gallery, voice notes, multi-user Zen mode, new dark mode, and other functions.

Note: The preview version is still in the early development stage, it is recommended to carefully experience and make a backup.

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You can download the HydrogenOS 11 builds from the links below.

[Known issues]

1. Some third-party applications may not function properly
2. The system may exist in some stability problems at the network
3. There may be part of the scene stability problems close OEM Unlock
4. Before the proposed upgrade before upgrading back up important data
5. recommendations

[Update log]

System
• Overall visual refresh (including more immersive weather, more comfortable browsing of photo albums and notes, etc.)
• Fully optimize the large-screen operating experience, comfortable and convenient with one hand
• Built-in two brand-new fonts (Cang Er Jin Kai, Huakang Round Type), OnePlus Ying Hei font is upgraded to OnePlus Sans
• Added a new live wallpaper, combined with the time point of sunrise to sunset, the color of the wallpaper changes accordingly, echoing the changes in the sky

Information screen display
• Added the function of constant light display on the information screen, which can be selected as scheduled/all day. The setting method is: setting-display-the screen display is always on
• Added a custom style for the “Time” screen display. 10 clocks are available for the regular style. The setting method is: Settings-Personalization-Clock Style

Dark mode
• Added a shortcut switch for dark mode, pull down the shortcut settings to open
• The dark mode supports the setting of automatic opening and time period. The setting method is: setting-display-dark mode-automatic opening-according to sunset and sunrise / custom time opening

Meditation mode
• Added three new themes (ocean, space, grassland) and provide more duration options
• Added support for multi-person meditation mode, you can invite friends to meditation together

Photo album
• The smart album newly supports a week review function, which can intelligently generate videos according to the material situation to retain memories.

OnePlus
• Add OnePlus mutual transfer, quickly share files to surrounding devices, support OPPO, Vivo, Realme, Xiaomi, Meizu and other brands

Flashing tips:

1. From the stable version of OnePlus 8 /8 Pro to Android 11 DP2 (Hydrogen OS 11) version tutorial:

Note: The preview version is still in the early development stage, it is recommended to carefully experience and make a backup.

1. Before upgrading the mobile phone system, it is recommended to use OnePlus to back up mobile phone data.
If you use OnePlus Moving to back up data, the recommended operation path is:
a. Choose OnePlus Move -> Backup and Restore -> New Backup -> Backup Complete;
b. Connect the phone to the computer -> enter the phone folder -> internal storage space -> copy the opbackup folder -> copy and save the folder to a computer or other storage device;
c. After successfully flashing back to the stable version, copy the opbackup folder back to the root directory of the phone -> OnePlus Move -> Backup and Restore -> Restore the backup.
2. Download the latest ROM upgrade compression package from the designated server
3. Copy the ROM upgrade compression package to the phone storage
4. Settings -> System upgrade -> upper right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade now -> The system upgrade is completed to 100%
5. Choose to restart
6. After restarting, successfully upgrade the Android 11 DP2 (Hydrogen OS 11) version

2. From OnePlus 8 /8 Pro Android 11 DP2 (Hydrogen OS 11)  version back to the stable version tutorial:

Note: This upgrade method will erase all content on the phone, please make sure to back it up first. Because the developer preview version is still being improved, some applications will be deleted after the stable version is refreshed and can be restored through subsequent OTA upgrades (if the first OTA upgrade fails, please follow the system prompts for the second OTA upgrade).

1. Download the downgrade package from the designated download address
2. Copy to the root directory (if you download directly to the root directory, please ignore this step)
3. Settings -> System Upgrade -> Upper right corner icon -> Local Upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade now -> System upgrade completed to 100%
4. Select Restart
5. After restarting, successfully upgrade to the stable version

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