2021-05-24 13:50 IST
18.104.22.168 rollout for 7T global finally started, and we've already added links in the app so you can update ASAP.
2021-05-24 14:30 IST:
22.214.171.124 EU rollout has begun, and the app already has the correct links. That leaves only 7T (global) without a release yet — it should come soon.
2021-05-23 06:00 IST:
126.96.36.199 hotfix started rolling out, but only for 7T (India) and 7T Pro (global & India) so far (links are already in the app of course). We'll update the article when rollout for other regions begins and the app gets the correct links.
2021-05-14 23:04 IST:
OnePlus announced they are aware of system stability and battery performance issues within OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 build and said those will be addressed in future builds. More specifically, the next build should start rolling out this month.
2021-04-20 14:50 CEST:
184.108.40.206 rollout for 7T global finally started, and we've already added links in the app so you can update ASAP.
2021-04-19 18:10 IST:
220.127.116.11 rollout for 7T-series EU finally started, and we've already added links in the app so you can update ASAP. 7T global is yet to receive it.
2021-04-16 23:00 IST:
18.104.22.168 hotfix started rolling out. Global (except 7T) & Indian links are already in the app, but EU rollout hasn't started yet.
2021-03-25 07:45 IST:
22.214.171.124 rollout for 7T Global finally started, and we've already added links in the app so you can update ASAP.
2021-03-22 21:45 IST:
We added better instructions for users who're currently on Open Beta 4 (because it was a newer build than 126.96.36.199 for some reason).
Above statement is no longer relevant: the 188.8.131.52 hotfix is a newer build than OB4, and thus can be installed easily (i.e. without rolling back). Although, remember that moving from beta -> stable usually requires a data wipe anyway.
The OnePlus 7T-series got OxygenOS 11 in the form of an Open Beta back in January 2021, and in our OxygenOS 11 timeline article we predicted they would get OxygenOS 11 stable in "the coming weeks", but now that has been a few months instead. Sure enough, 184.108.40.206 was finally available on the stable track, but that build had quite a few bugs and overall was a terrible update (users reported camera app crashing issues — though we don't know this hotfix fixes it yet). Almost as if OnePlus doesn't really do any QA testing anymore. 3 full weeks later, OnePlus finally starting rolling out the 220.127.116.11 hotfix build, and it claims to have resolved "some unforeseen bugs" compared to the first OOS11 build.
Turns out even the 18.104.22.168 "hotfix" was buggy, and OnePlus acknowledged this. Now the 22.214.171.124 update is here, and all regions have received it.
- Improved the swiping experience of Shelf
- Improved the loading speed of previewing pictures
- Fixed the occasional issue that incoming call interface delays to display
- Fixed the occasionally abnormal display issue when making a call
It's immensely disappointing that OnePlus keeps pushing updates without any form of testing — 126.96.36.199 was clearly rushed through the pipeline given how many bugs it had, and even the 188.8.131.52 "hotfix" wasn't as polished as a hotfix should have been.
As a reminder, users complained about camera crash issues in 184.108.40.206 (1, 2, 3, 4) but upon further investigation by the community, it turns out those crashes existed even in the Open Beta track, before 220.127.116.11 rolled out. Some users reported 18.104.22.168 didn't fix those crashes, though some said it did.
We can only hope that this 22.214.171.124 update is better (it does have a lot of "fixed" and "improved" items in the changelog above). Once you install this update, let us know (preferably on our Discord server) if this really fixes/improves all your issues with OxygenOS 11.
Where can I install stable OxygenOS 11?
If you're currently on the stable track, you should have already received a notification from the app about 126.96.36.199 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 2022), 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 OxygenOS 10?
Yes. Normally we provide rollback instructions within the article itself, but this time we ask that you get in touch with OnePlus Support and ask them for rollback links. If they don't help you, then email us at [email protected] if you still wish to rollback. 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 OxygenOS 11 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 (but contact OnePlus Support first, this is neither our responsibility nor our job).