OnePlus 8T gets May 2021 patch and several tweaks in latest update

Update: April 27, 2021 (1:30 AM ET): The OnePlus 8T is gaining its fourth Oxygen OS 11 open beta.

Open Beta 4 arrives with a lengthy changelog touching on numerous fixes to the system, apps, and other features.

You can read the complete changelog below.

  • System
    • Fixed the issue that some app’s fonts are displayed abnormally after setting customized fonts
    • Fixed the small probability issue where the status bar cannot be pulled down
    • Fixed the small probability issue where the status bar does not display app icons
    • Fixed the issue that the missed calls are not displayed in the notification bar
    • Fixed the small probability issue that the expanded screenshot may stop working
    • Fixed the small probability issue where recording audio with headphones may not work as expected
    • Fixed known issues
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.04
  • Camera
    • Fixed the small probability issue that the previewed photos are flickering under the photo mode
  • Calculator
    • Fixed the abnormal display with the calculator under the split screen
  • Ambient Display
    • Fixed the issue that the contextual information of AOD is not updated timely
    • Fixed the issue that the ambient display is switched to Canvas after the device owner is changed
    • Fixed the issue with AOD that the time is displayed abnormally when the system language is Hebrew
  • OnePlus Games
    • Newly added the Data Monitor feature, you can find it in the Game Toolbox and monitor the FPS/CPU/GPU changes in real-time
  • Gallery
    • Improved the loading speed of the gallery to speed up the process of previewing pictures

As this is a beta build, OnePlus recommends a full backup of your phone before installing it. It also warns that it may not be as stable as its traditional updates channel.


Original article: October 30, 2020 (8:35 AM ET): Welcome to the OnePlus 8T updates hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the device, including past and future software versions.

Like its siblings, the OnePlus 8T runs on Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ homebaked Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and revisit often.

OnePlus 8T updates

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • When will the OnePlus 8T get Android 12? October 2021 (estimated)

The OnePlus 8T launched on October 14, 2020, with Android 11 out-of-the-box. Like the OnePlus 8 series, we expect at least two major Android updates in the future — Android 12 in 2021, and Android 13 following in 2022.

OnePlus pushed the OnePlus 8T’s first update on October 19. Version 11.0.1.2 improved the phone’s power consumption and network connectivity. It also brought camera tweaks to the Nightscape video mode and further white balance adjustments. For customizers, the Canvas style was added to AOD options. There was also a controversial addition. The Amazon Shopping app was bundled with the update in India prompting an outcry from users. Thankfully, the app can be uninstalled relatively easily.

On October 30, 2020, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 11.0.2.3 for the OnePlus 8T. It brought improvements to the phone’s power consumption. It also addressed Bluetooth latency, fixed a Gallery issue, and tackled a desktop icon problem.

On November 5, OnePlus released the Oxygen OS 11.0.3.4 build for the OnePlus 8T. It included optimizations to power consumption, improvements to camera quality and stability, and a bunch of bug fixes.

In mid-November, OnePlus rolled out a hot-fix Oxygen OS update for the OnePlus 8T in India, EU, and the US. The update contained a number of optimizations for things like call stability, camera, power consumption, the alert slider, gaming, and more. It also carried several bug fixes. You can read the complete changelog here.

On November 21, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 11.0.5.6 for the OnePlus 8T. The update consisted of a bunch of improvements, including better fingerprint recognition and imaging quality. OnePlus said power consumption optimizations in the update also increase the battery life of the phone. In addition, the update fixed an app cache bug and a screen flash issue. Overall system performance and stability also got a boost. You can read the complete changelog here.

OnePlus launched the Oxygen OS 11.0.6.7 update to unlocked devices around the world in late December. The biggest change with this update is the introduction of a new feature that allows you to adjust the keyboard height. This should help people have a better typing experience since they can adjust the keyboard to fit their unique needs and preferences. This update also delivered improved Nightscape image quality, improved gestures, better fingerprint unlock, and the November 2020 patch.

On March 12, 2021, OnePlus announced the first open beta for the OnePlus 8T. It brought a number of optimizations and the February security patch to the phones.

A new stable update arrived at the end of March. Numbered as Oxygen OS 11.0.8.12 update in India and Europe, and Oxygen OS 11.0.8.11 in North America, the patch brought crucial fixes for the overall system, camera, and clock. The March 2021 Android security update was also included.


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