Update: November 25, 2020 (05:45 PM ET): Although unlocked OnePlus 8T devices shipped with all the major features of Oxygen OS 11, the T-Mobile version of the device (officially the OnePlus 8T Plus 5G) lacked a few things. The biggest offender was the always-on-display option, one of the major highlights of OOS 11.
Thankfully, that feature is rolling out now in an update to T-Mobile 8T handsets (h/t Android Police). Be on the lookout for the 320MB OTA marked v126.96.36.199.KB09CB. The update also includes the October 2020 Android security patch, battery optimizations, and a few other minor fixes.
What else would you like to see from OnePlus 8T updates in the future? Let us know in the comments!
Original article: October 30, 2020 (8:35 AM ET): Welcome to the OnePlus 8T updates hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the device, including past and future software versions.
Like its siblings, the OnePlus 8T runs on Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ homebaked Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and revisit often.
OnePlus 8T updates
- Current stable version: Android 11
- When will the OnePlus 8T get Android 12? October 2021 (estimated)
The OnePlus 8T launched on October 14, 2020, with Android 11 out-of-the-box. Like the OnePlus 8 series, we expect at least two major Android updates in the future — Android 12 in 2021, and Android 13 following in 2022.
OnePlus pushed the OnePlus 8T’s first update on October 19. Version 188.8.131.52 improved the phone’s power consumption and network connectivity. It also brought camera tweaks to the Nightscape video mode and further white balance adjustments. For customizers, the Canvas style was added to AOD options. There was also a controversial addition. The Amazon Shopping app was bundled with the update in India prompting an outcry from users. Thankfully, the app can be uninstalled relatively easily.
On October 30, 2020, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 184.108.40.206 for the OnePlus 8T. It brought improvements to the phone’s power consumption. It also addressed Bluetooth latency, fixed a Gallery issue, and tackled a desktop icon problem.
On November 5, OnePlus released the Oxygen OS 220.127.116.11 build for the OnePlus 8T. It included optimizations to power consumption, improvements to camera quality and stability, and a bunch of bug fixes.
In mid-November, OnePlus rolled out a hot-fix Oxygen OS update for the OnePlus 8T in India, EU, and the US. The update contained a number of optimizations for things like call stability, camera, power consumption, the alert slider, gaming, and more. It also carried several bug fixes. You can read the complete changelog here.
On November 21, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 18.104.22.168 for the OnePlus 8T. The update consisted of a bunch of improvements, including better fingerprint recognition and imaging quality. OnePlus said power consumption optimizations in the update also increase the battery life of the phone. In addition, the update fixed an app cache bug and a screen flash issue. Overall system performance and stability also got a boost. You can read the complete changelog here.
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Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 11 update tracker at the link.