OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) first Open Beta update goes live (Download link inside)


Android 11 has been officially available since back in September 2020 and since then, we’ve seen various OEMs strive to deliver their custom Android 11 skins to eligible devices.

Not to be left behind, we have seen OnePlus rolling out its Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to the OnePlus 8 series of devices, albeit with a few bugs and issues.


OnePlus Nord

Other eligible OnePlus devices such as the OnePlus Nord, have been left in the dark for a while, earlier reports indicating that we’d see a November 2020 rollout of OxygenOS 11, claims that obviously didn’t materialise.

We’ve been following closely the reports of OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus Nord and you can check out our detailed coverage of the same here.


OnePlus Nord

Well, OnePlus seems to be hitting 2021 running as today, the company has announced the commencement of the Open Beta program for the OxygenOS 11 build for OnePlus Nord.

Below is the changelog.

– Update to Android 11 version
– Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
– Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve user experience.

Ambient Display
– Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data ( To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
– Added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone(Path:Settings-Customization-Wallpaper– Canvas-Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
– Newly added 10 new clock styles ( To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style).

Dark Mode
– Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
– Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range

– Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
– Added weather widget, animation effect smarter

– Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage
– Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the image preview is faster


Should you want to take part in this OxygenOS 11 Open Beta program for the OnePlus Nord, all you need to do is download and install the Open Beta 1 zip file on your device.

  • Device: OnePlus Nord
  • Channel: Open Beta 1
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download India: Link
      • Download Global: Link
OnePlus Nord Open Beta 1 OxygenOS 11

OnePlus Nord

This being the initial Android 11 build, there are bound to be a few issues and OnePlus is aware of this. As such, the company is also providing rollback packages for users that would like to downgrade back to OxygenOS 10.

Below are the download links to these Stable official version rollback packages.

  • Device: OnePlus Nord
  • Channel: Official Stable
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download India: Link
      • Download Global: Link

Are you excited for Android 11 for the OnePlus Nord with this release of OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1? Tell us in the comments section below.

NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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