Stable OxygenOS 11 finally comes to OnePlus Nord

Rollout has resumed with a new build, all regional links are already available in app
Adhiraj S. Chauhan


2021-03-15 03:33 UTC:

OnePlus started rolling out the hotfix, which has already been added in the app. Changelog is almost the same as original build, only the following lines have been added.

## System
* Optimized power consumption to increase battery life
* Improved system stability
* Fixed the known issues

The "known issues" are unfortunately not detailed, but it is great to see OnePlus delivered a hotfix quickly, although there should not have been a need for it to begin with.

2021-03-11 12:30 IST:

David Monteiro (Community Consultant) posted on OnePlus Forums that they have paused the OxygenOS 11 stable rollout for OnePlus Nord, due to some bugs:

The OTA links are still active, so if you haven't yet updated and still want to, you can. However we strongly recommend waiting for the next build to be released. Of course, if you're already installed then no need to worry, you can update to the next one just as easily.

As a sidenote, we find this to be very annoying for both us and OnePlus users. They rollout OxygenOS 11 on the stable track, and then pause the rollout because of bugs. OnePlus has a track record of rushing builds without proper QA (Quality Assurance) testing, and their users sometimes have to suffer the consequences. After all, they released 10.5.11 just one week before, and they both had the exact same security patch. That really shows that the update wasn't ready to be pushed to stable, doesn't it? Feel free to check out the source post, and leave your feedback about this there itself.

Funny how this exact same thing happened with 7-series users for OxygenOS 10, in 2019. Looks like they haven't learnt from their past mistakes yet:

Source: OnePlus Forums

2021-03-02 09:30 IST:

Global links have also been added in the app, and we've edited the article to reflect that.

OnePlus Nord got OxygenOS 11 in the form of an Open Beta back in January 2021, and in our OOS11 timeline article, we predicted a stable update would come in end-February (this article was written on 1st March 2021). Now, OOS11 is finally available on the stable track, and all regional links (i.e. global, EU, and India) are available.


  • System
    • Update to Android 11 version
    • The brand new UI design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
    • Optimized the stability of some third-party apps and improved experience
  • Ambient Display
    • Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data (Go to: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display)
    • Newly added the Canvas always-on display, which can extract the subject's outline from any photo and display it on your lock screen (Go to: Settings – Customization – Wallpaper – Canvas – Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
  • Dark Mode
    • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
    • Now supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. (Go to: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range)
  • Shelf
    • Brand new shelf UI
    • Newly added a weather widget with smarter animation effect
  • Gallery
    • Newly added the Story feature, which can automatically create the weekly stories by using your local photos and videos
    • Optimized the loading speed to improve the image preview experience

Where can I install stable OOS11?

If you're currently on the stable track, you should have already received a notification from the app about update. If you're currently on Open Beta, you can switch back to the stable track if you wish, within the app itself: close this article (go back to the main screen of the app), select the "Full update" method, and enable advanced mode as well (in the app's settings). Note that moving from beta -> stable usually requires a data wipe, so take a backup just to be safe. The "Local upgrade" screen will warn you if data will be wiped anyway.

However, you don't need to switch necessarily. Beta and stable are separate tracks, and they both receive updates separately (meaning if you stay on the beta track, you'll still receive future Open Beta updates). That said, beta usually ends much before stable (which ends only when the device is marked as EOL: End-of-Life i.e. in 2023), but OnePlus provides a path to update to the latest stable (at the time) whenever beta ends. So, you can stay on the beta track if you wish.

Can I revert to the stable version of OOS10?

Yes. Normally we provide rollback instructions within the article itself, but this time we ask that you email us at [email protected] if you wish to do so. This is because rolling back completely wipes data, and in the past we've seen people mistakenly download rollback ZIPs from the article instead of OOS11 ZIPs from the main screen of the app (maybe they didn't read the article carefully, despite clear warnings). To further protect against possible mistakes on your side, we'll provide instructions on how to rollback over email only.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can either join our Discord server, or email us at [email protected].