OnePlus has finally released the first Android 11-based Open Beta 1 update for OnePlus North. The company confirmed this news through its official forum. If users can’t wait for the stable update and want to try out the new features, they can download the forum on the forum. OnePlus has already added the download link for the Indian and Global Open Beta in the forum. Let’s take a look at all the features that the new software update brings with it.
OnePlus Nord Android 11-based Open Beta 1 update detailed
After downloading the Android 11-based Open Beta 1 update, OnePlus Nord users will see a new visual design of the user interface (UI) as per the changelog. The company has optimized the stability of some third-party apps and improved the user experience.
There will be a new style of Insight watch developed in collaboration with the Parsons School of Design. This is similar to what we saw on the OnePlus 8 Pro. It basically gives an insight into how many times you’ve used your phone in a day and shows the time. You can also see how many times they unlocked their OnePlus Nord in one day. You can find this option under Settings> Personalization> Your phone’s clock style.
The update also includes a canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe image based on a lock screen photo on your phone. It is accessible in the Settings section. You then need to choose Personalization> Background Image> Canvas> Photo Preview and then it can be generated automatically.
OnePlus added up to 10 new watch styles. These are hidden under Settings> Customization> Clock Style. The new software update also adds the key combination for dark mode. Now all you have to do is pull down the quick setting to activate the theme. Users can adjust the dark mode time range. There is now an option to turn on the dark theme automatically.
You will now also see a new design of the shelf interface. OnePlus claims to have optimized the gallery loading speed and now the image previews are faster. The OnePlus Nord users also get the story function in the gallery, which automatically creates weekly videos with photos and videos in memory.
How to download the Open Beta 1 update for OnePlus Nord Android 11
Step 1: You need to download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the first Company server.
Step 2: When you’re done, just copy the ROM upgrade package and paste it into your phone’s memory.
Step 3: Now visit Device Settings> System> System Updates> Click the icon in the top right> Local Upgrade> Click the appropriate Installation Package> Upgrade> System Upgrade 100 Percent Complete.
Step 4: Once the upgrade is successful, you need to tap on restart and that’s it.
What should I watch out for before downloading the update?
Before downloading the beta update, please note that this is not a stable version and there may be bugs in the beta version. OnePlus Nord users are advised to back up all data before proceeding. You also need to make sure that your phone’s battery level is over 30 percent. You can always revert to the stable version.