Android 11 has arrived to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, along with OxygenOS 11. We’ve already reported on this earlier today. That being said, the update is not rolling out to everyone straight away, it’s rolling out gradually. Well, in this article, we’ll show you how to update your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro to Android 11 straight away.
Updating OnePlus’ devices manually is not a problem at all, as long as you have the right file to do it. Do note that you don’t need a rooted device for this, nor do you need ADB. You don’t even need to connect your phone to your PC, or anything of the sort.
It’s easy to update to Android 11 using your OnePlus 8 (Pro), this is how you can do it
All you’ll need is to download the right file from the links we’ll provide you with, and follow the instructions. That being said, first and foremost, the file. Below this article, you’ll see six links. Three of them are for the OnePlus 8, and three for the OnePlus 8 Pro. You need only one of those links, by the way.
All you need to do, is figure out what variant you need. So, there are software variants for Europe, India, and the Global model. This is quite simple. If you’ve purchased your phone from OnePlus in Europe, click that link. If you’ve purchased it in India, get that version, and for other regions, the Global file is what you need.
Now, before you start the download, do note that the file you’re planning to download is quite large. It weighs almost 3GB, so make sure you’re connected to WiFi, or have enough mobile data to throw around. Once you’re ready, hit the link that is right for your phone, and wait for the download to finish.
At that point, you’ll need to open the ‘Settings’ app on your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro. Once you do, scroll down to ‘System’, and then open ‘System updates’. Once you’re there, hit the icon in the top-right corner. There, you’ll see the ‘Local upgrade’ option, tap that. At that point, the only file you’ll probably see is the file you need, unless you have similar files in your storage. If that’s the only one, tap it, if not, find the one you downloaded, and proceed.
There is a second way you can do this
The phone will simply install the new OS on your device, after which you’ll need to restart it, and there you go. You’re all done. Now, there is a second way you can do this, if you want. You can do it by installing the OxygenOS Updater app via the Play Store, that’s the way I did it, actually. Once you download it, simply choose the ‘Incremental Upgrade’ option, and the app will probably find the right software for your device.
Chances are you won’t even need to choose anything, as the app will recognize what you need to download, and for what device. But, just in case, make sure to re-check. Also, do note that we’re not responsible if something goes wrong. I’ve updated my devices like this a ton of times, and everything was good, but there’s always a chance something may go wrong. If you don’t mind waiting for the update to arrive OTA (Over The Air), be patient.
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