Installing the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta is relatively simple and safe, OnePlus’s Open Beta has always been quite ready for daily use. Below we list the installation procedure starting from the most recent stable version of OxygenOS 10:
Download the correct ROM for your smartphone (this link for OnePlus 8 | this link for OnePlus 8 Pro).
Copy the downloaded ROM to the smartphone’s internal memory.
Go to the System updates section of the settings, then access the context menu using the dots at the top right and select Local update.
Select the downloaded package and start the update.
Restart your device once the update is complete.
The procedure described above will not reset the internal memory. The next Open Beta will most likely automatically released via OTA. On the contrary, those who want to return to the previous version of the OxygenOS will have to prepare a backp of the files that they do not want to lose. Find more details in the dedicated post on the official OnePlus forum.
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