OnePlus has started development on its upcoming Android 11 based UI called OxygenOS 11 (global market) and HyrdogenOS 11 / H2OS (Chinese market). Users looking to download HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro can make use of the official links attached in this guide. OnePlus uses a very straight forward naming scheme. It’s skin version number corresponds to the Android version it is running. Replacing HydrogenOS 10, new HydrogenOS 11 brings a revamped UI that is focused for one-hand use along with Android 11 to OnePlus phones.
Popular with enthusiasts and developers, OnePlus is one brand that is known for listening to its customers. Be it their Open Beta programs or general user forums, we have seen the company accept user feedback and integrate it into its software as well as hardware. Latest HydrogenOS focuses on making one-hand use much better along with various other additions. To download HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, use the links ahead.
HydrogenOS 11: New Features
In addition to the upgrades that Google has launched with Android 11, HydrogenOS 11 takes one step further and adds in propietrary functionality. Here are some of the key changes in HydrogenOS 11:
New UI Design
The most drastic change that comes with HydrogenOS 11 is the new UI that is focused around one-hand use and making large displays much more manageable. Similar to what we have seen with One UI from Samsung, HydrogenOS 11 will bring buttons and content closer to the bottom so that it can easily be accessed by the thumb.
More the UI has a new take on dark-mode. It is more refined with different shades of grey and minimal use of accent colors. Finally, a notification tile for enabling / disabling dark mode is also available with HydrogenOS 11.
Always-On Display Improvement
In collaboration with Parsons College, OnePlus has provided users with a new Always-On display theme. This unique theme tries to fit in all the useful information in a very concise yet appealing manner.
Improved System Apps
Apps such as weather, gallery and phone have received some tweaks as well to fit nicely with the other UI changes. More, there are new features available for built-in apps.
Relying on Google’s latest Android 11 source-code, HydrogenOS will deliver performance improvements to current hardware thanks to code optimization. Battery endurance might increase in some scenarios as well.
Download HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 / OnePlus 8 Pro
You can download HydrogenOS 11 for your OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro from these links.
We will keep updating this post as new firmwares are released so do check back for latest builds.
HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8
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HydrogenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 Pro
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Looking for OxygenOS 11 builds for OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro? Read: Download OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 for OnePlus 8 Series
How to Install HydrogenOS 11 on OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro
After you download the official HydrogenOS 11 firmware for your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro, here are the steps to install the file:
- Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
- Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
- Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
- After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
By now, your phone should be updated to HydrogenOS 11!