OnePlus 8T is now supported

You will have to update the app first to at least v4.5.1
Adhiraj S. Chauhan

UPDATE: 20-10-2020, 00:27 CET: there seems to be a catch with users who are on OTA version 014 (it's the OxygenOS version the phone got shipped with); it lacks the System Update (com.oneplus.opbackup) APK, which takes care of the possibility of Local Upgrade. However, some other users reported to us, who are on OTA version 016, that the System Update APK (com.oneplus.opbackup) does have this option. While we have the link in the app from 014 to 016, you cannot install this version by yourself, due to the fact it lacks Local Upgrade. Read further below.

This user (LegendaryFBS33, from our Discord server), with an international variant of the OnePlus 8T, reported to us that his variant (running on OTA version 014) lack the OnePlus System Update APK. Below is what it looks like when he searched for the System Update on his phone using with the option to show system apps enabled. 

User Keinta15 (also from our Discord server) also used the app as mentioned above. For him, after updating to OTA version 016, the System Update APK is present. Therefore, the Local Upgrade option is also available. Users who are on OTA version 014, have to wait until update 016 is rolled out to them, as this most likely installs the System Update APK.

NOTE: the fact that the OnePlus System Update APK got added doesn't necessarily mean OnePlus will use its own OTA servers when a new build will be released. We hope they will, as we will be able to better support that device.

Original article written on October 20th 9PM CET is preserved below.

Disclaimer: If you already have an 8T phone, once you finish updating the app to at least v4.5.1, please go into the app's settings and select the correct device. Otherwise on a fresh installation of the app, the correct device should have already been selected.

We request you to sign up as a contributor (in the app's settings), so that other 8T users can get updates faster.

Hi folks,

The OnePlus 8T is now supported in Oxygen Updater!

The app supports all unlocked models. These are all devices, except Chinese devices (they run HydrogenOS) and devices bought from T-Mobile in the USA (these are locked down and you cannot install updates yourself on them).

Devices sold in Europe and India require an update of Oxygen Updater, to at least version 4.5.1. International devices are also supported on the previous versions of the app.

Note: 8T international updates will be likely difficult to track and to add in app, because OnePlus somehow decided to use both Google's OTA servers for that OxygenOS branch, as well as the normal "Local upgrade" option. This mix-and-match is weird and doesn't make much sense, but this is OnePlus we're talking about, after all — there's bound to be inconsistencies.

First of all, we noticed a UI change for the global/international branch (KB05AA) when someone received an update and shared a screenshot of it on Twitter, while Indian and European branch had the same system update UI that all unlocked units devices previously got.

We decided to investigate more and thanks to several users, we noticed that EU/India builds are still hosted on while international ones are now hosted on This time, we've been lucky enough to get a user on the /r/OnePlus Discord to look at his device's update_engine logs to pull the incremental ZIP for OOS But we don't think this can happen every time — (1) this is very time consuming for everyone involved; (2) given the randomness of the filename (and the fact that the OTA is more than likely directly streamed to the device, meaning file is never saved on the device itself during the update process), updates for 8T international will show up late or not at all — unless OnePlus decides to go back to using their own servers. If you want to understand this in detail, join our Discord server or email us at [email protected].

Thanks to users that opted in already in app we are able to provide you latest OxygenOS available for your device. Don't hesitate to opt-in as well as the current amount of devices opted in is a bit low compared to previous OnePlus devices! This also means that updates will hit your device slower through Oxygen Updater, because we need the filename to be able to get the link from OnePlus' OTA servers.

Below are the statistics as of October 2020. Please note that opt-outs at a later stage are not removed from these, so the actual amount of user will be slightly lower:


Users who opted in

OnePlus 6T (Global)


OnePlus 6


OnePlus 7 Pro


OnePlus 7


OnePlus 5T


OnePlus 2


OnePlus 5


OnePlus 7T (India)


OnePlus 3T


OnePlus 7T


OnePlus 7 Pro (EU)


OnePlus Nord (India)


OnePlus 8 Pro


OnePlus 3


OnePlus 8 Pro (EU)


OnePlus 8


OnePlus 8 Pro (India)


OnePlus 8 (India)


OnePlus 7T Pro


OnePlus 7T (EU)


OnePlus 7T Pro (EU)


OnePlus 7T Pro (India)


OnePlus 8 (EU)


OnePlus 7 (EU)


OnePlus Nord (EU)


OnePlus X


OnePlus 7 Pro 5G (EU)


OnePlus One


OnePlus Nord


OnePlus 8 (Visible USA)


OnePlus 6T (T-Mobile USA)


OnePlus 8T (India)


OnePlus 8T (EU)


OnePlus 8T


Stats powered by Google Analytics. Timespan: From feature launch to October 20th, 2020.

We can learn a lot from these figures: OnePlus 7 Pro seems to be the most popular device (counting all its variants), followed closely by OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 7, in comparison, doesn't do as well as its bigger "Pro" brother. The 8-series are picking up momentum, and are already showing impressive numbers despite being launched only a few months ago.

There are a whopping 654,120 users who've opted in to contribute. This number has more than doubled - up from 271,637 (~2.4x)- since the last time we reported contribution counts (in the 8-series support announcement). What's interesting this time, is that there are already 37 OnePlus 8T users who have signed up as contributors! Huge thanks to them, for helping us and helping the community.

Thanks to our users for providing build.props that were required to clearly identify the different software versions of the devices. Happy updating!