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One Plus 8 android 11 update ETA?


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Does anyone have any information on when T-Mobile will release the android 11 update? 


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Wish I got the unlocked version right from OnePlus now 🙄

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Wish I got the unlocked version right from OnePlus now 🙄

I fully agree with you. 

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It's unacceptable. The OnePlus brand was founded on Vanilla builds without carrier interference. This update has been out for 3 days now, and T-Mobile still has it listed as "In Development". The only thing they need to do is carry over the modem settings. There is 0 reason why it is taking this long. Only American carriers do this madness.

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It's unacceptable. The OnePlus brand was founded on Vanilla builds without carrier interference. This update has been out for 3 days now, and T-Mobile still has it listed as "In Development". The only thing they need to do is carry over the modem settings. There is 0 reason why it is taking this long. Only American carriers do this madness.

 

You are correct. T-MOBILE needs to stay out of the software business and let manufactures handle things correctly.  At this point I want this phone unlocked so I can flash the update..

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When updates are released, they usually are limited rollouts as well to prevent any major bugs that slipped through from becoming wide spread.  There are a couple of minor issues with the OOS11 build for the non-carrier version of the device.  These aren’t device breaking but for some, are at the very least, annoying.  When the T-Mobile release goes out, there is no guarantee your device will even receive the update in the initial rollout.  

Device updates are not T-Mobiles liability. They will tell you that QUICKLY on the phone. You will be referred to manufacture. As such in this case, the manufacturer has already tested and approved the update for STABLE release. Arbitrarily withholding feature updates is only intended to get us to purchase/upgrade to the 8T, as it launches. It comes with A11, wouldn't want to ruin really the only thing different between the 2.

Not so sure that tmobile doesn't dig their grubby fingers into these updates somehow. The shelf feature has been missing from T-Mobile OnePlus 8 devices since the feature rolled out. No clue what else is missing but I definitely know that that is. On XDA this has been mentioned by several people, and even trying to manually downloading version 5.0 of the launcher shows no shelf option, so they're definitely messing around where they shouldn't be. Their customer service is clueless and only offered me some warranty exchange crap, no, I bought the phone I wanted, in full in cash, now get your hands off of it. 

 

I'm with the other people in this forum who wish they had bought the unlocked version. I can say with 100% certainty that I will never ever ever ever buy a phone directly from T-Mobile again. Their Associates at the store flat-out lied and said that this device would have zero differences from the one directly sold through OnePlus. 

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Does anyone have any information on when T-Mobile will release the android 11 update? 

I don't think T-Mobile is scared of losing customers because of this. T-Mobile is starting to add bullshit bloatware on phones, I'm sad I even bought a phone from them. I usually get mine directly from manufacturers. How many of you guys would leave T-Mobile if they don't hurry up with this update?

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It's hilarious at this point. This only indicates how horrible the sales for the 8T are on T-mobile. Real smart move T-mobile holding out an update to try and get users to "upgrade". Just face reality that 8T sales are not going to improve and release the Android 11 update already. 

 

 

Carrier financed phones are convenient and are a great way to get folks on your network, but things like this make it not worth it. On my next phone purchase TMO will not get my money. 

 

Almost feels like the uncarrier has became just another carrier. 

 

I couldn’t agree more. I still fail to see the rationality behind withholding updates at the carrier. 

 

I’d wager they’re either 1) withholding the update as mentioned above - to boost profits - or 2) there’s some gross incompetence on the side of their dev team.

 

Either way, it’s ridiculous that we’re even having this conversation. I’d rather they release an untested, OEM image and then just tell its users they cannot get support if they upgrade to that version. Most people are savvy enough to use Google and troubleshoot their way around issues. 

 

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At this point it's a running joke. The update was released by Oneplus almost 2 months ago. Assumed it would be here once they released the 8T. The 8T has gotten a few Android 11bug fixes and updates since its release and we're still waiting. T-mobile is trying to milk 8T sales with Android 11 as an "exclusive" for that phone. After this I'm back to Samsung. If I'm going to wait the same amount of time I'd rather get more new features. It isn't Oneplus that ruined the T-mobile experience for me it's T-mobile that ruined the Oneplus experience. 

You guys do realize that not even OnePlus has released a stable version of Android 11 for the OP8, right? And not even a developer preview or beta for the 7/7T?

The blame is OnePlus's -- making too many new models, not supporting the "older" ones anywhere where near as fast as they used to because they expect you to buy a new phone every 6 months, and are now slower than even Samsung at releasing monthly security updates.

If you wanted to run OnePlus's developer preview or beta builds, you shouldn't have bought a carrier phone...  Do you really expect T-Mobile to push non-final builds to it's customers? 

They do have a stable release of OOS 11, but it's strictly for the unlocked variants currently. I assume at this point T-Mobile has their hands on it making the necessary tweaks and will push the update sometime before the end of the year.

There is no stable release of OOS 11 except on their newest OP8T...Not for OP8. 

Stop spreading misinformation. OOS11 has been in full deployment for the OP8 and 8 Pro for almost a month now.  The latest open beta is beta 3, which was released solely to target additional bugs from stable.

 

https://www.xda-developers.com/download-oneplus-8-oneplus-8-pro-receive-stable-android-11-oxygenos-11-update/

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Wow...November Security Patch on December 2nd...in Development for Android 11 must mean still in the Discussion stage at this point lol

When updates are released, they usually are limited rollouts as well to prevent any major bugs that slipped through from becoming wide spread.  There are a couple of minor issues with the OOS11 build for the non-carrier version of the device.  These aren’t device breaking but for some, are at the very least, annoying.  When the T-Mobile release goes out, there is no guarantee your device will even receive the update in the initial rollout.  

Device updates are not T-Mobiles liability. They will tell you that QUICKLY on the phone. You will be referred to manufacture. As such in this case, the manufacturer has already tested and approved the update for STABLE release. Arbitrarily withholding feature updates is only intended to get us to purchase/upgrade to the 8T, as it launches. It comes with A11, wouldn't want to ruin really the only thing different between the 2.

Not so sure that tmobile doesn't dig their grubby fingers into these updates somehow. The shelf feature has been missing from T-Mobile OnePlus 8 devices since the feature rolled out. No clue what else is missing but I definitely know that that is. On XDA this has been mentioned by several people, and even trying to manually downloading version 5.0 of the launcher shows no shelf option, so they're definitely messing around where they shouldn't be. Their customer service is clueless and only offered me some warranty exchange crap, no, I bought the phone I wanted, in full in cash, now get your hands off of it. 

 

I'm with the other people in this forum who wish they had bought the unlocked version. I can say with 100% certainty that I will never ever ever ever buy a phone directly from T-Mobile again. Their Associates at the store flat-out lied and said that this device would have zero differences from the one directly sold through OnePlus. 

If you bought the phone in full in cash, I would suggest you call T-Mobile to unlock my device. It's not theirs anymore. Otherwise, you call consumer protection agency on them. 

That's the problem. Even if I unlock the device I don't think it's going to help. Mainly because I tried downloading the OnePlus launcher from apkmirror, got a 5.0 version of it targeting Android 10, still no shelf feature. I'm thinking there's something baked into this device that is screwing with things. Afraid that unlocking it will still leave it as a T-mobile device somehow unless I can root it and get all of the TMobile crap off.

If I wanted to pay $200 more just for the T in the name, I'd go to AT&T and pay $100s more for the service. Verizon has also come down in prices and is very comparable to T-Mobile with yet a bit better coverage. Their OnePlus 8, a phone my friend has with them, already received the new update to A11. I get that the roll out phase is slow but they haven't even started rolling it out. Status page says development, which is probably baking in all the additional bloatware. I don't want my f'ing Google news to have a T-Mobile TV tab. I had to turn off google news just for that disgusting stuff

You are absolutely correct. Aside from a few changes & tweaks to the modem image TMobile doesn't add anything of value to the OS and we are literally waiting for TMobile to place their crap ass apps in /system and rebuild it. This can be done by a small child. I'm not exaggerating. It's pretty pathetic. 

And you can convert your device to the international version if you've paid it off.yoy just need to get your unlock code from T-Mobile, send it to Oneplus and wait 7 days for them to send you back your unlock token. Once you are able to unlock your bootloader you can flash the international firmware and BAM updates direct from OP.

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Does anyone have any information on when T-Mobile will release the android 11 update? 

After emailing Oneplus, they say the Android 11 update is ready and is up to the service provider to release the update. TMobile just slow AF as usual with updates

Would anyone from TMO like to respond to this?

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At this point it's a running joke. The update was released by Oneplus almost 2 months ago. Assumed it would be here once they released the 8T. The 8T has gotten a few Android 11bug fixes and updates since its release and we're still waiting. T-mobile is trying to milk 8T sales with Android 11 as an "exclusive" for that phone. After this I'm back to Samsung. If I'm going to wait the same amount of time I'd rather get more new features. It isn't Oneplus that ruined the T-mobile experience for me it's T-mobile that ruined the Oneplus experience. 

 

I am in agreement with this statement. I'm honestly surprised that Oneplus is willing to bend the knee like this and let TMO kill one of the things they made their name with. 

T-Mobile please release Android 11 for the OnePlus 8!  It's been months since it was released!

Getting really frustrated with this. I've been with oneplus since the 5t and the 8t is the first oneplus phone I got through tmobile. Not even one update? Really? We had a security patch within a couple weeks but wait 3 months for a stable update already given by oneplus? What the hell is this? Shit at least give us the option for a "beta" build through tmobile to give us the CURENT build

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Does anyone have any information on when T-Mobile will release the android 11 update? 

Android 11 has been in testing with the OnePlus 8 5G for a little while now.  There is no ETA for it to be release, but I wouldn't expect it until after the launch of the OnePlus 8T event on October 14th.  

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i think so and its about time the customers decide how they want to do this instead of being herded like cattle to so something else .its our decision ,let the people make the call ,not the carrier , if you support your customers then show it , or else back away from update buisness ..plain and simple .. no reason we cant handle it . Allow the update from OP and allow users to actually use software OP gives us on there phones .. let us decide how to handle it .. im sure most could work out kinks on their own ,.. All In Favor Say I ...Enough Said .. 

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Thanks for the info Syaoran. My frustration with the situation peaked this morning. I tried the direct download on available online, but t mobile had blocked everytbing past the file download. I then put my Google fi sim in the phone and activated the account. Got all the way to the actual replacing OS 10 with 11 and my phone locked up! Had to do a hard reset. Guess I’m going to have to wait. Has anyone found out what’s actually happening with the update? I’ve see that it will be a samsung clone. The last thing I want is a samsung phone.

Glad I saw your post, I was considering rooting the device to be able to flash the global version of A11 but I'm pretty sure it's gonna lock up on my too if I try. Never again buying a phone directly through a provider. Can't trust them not to dig their dirty fingers into things and screw with the process of getting updates and putting their own branded bloatware on an $800 phone. Nobody buying a phone at that price point needs or wants your t-mobile apps, so stop including them and any other changes you think are good to make t-mo! 

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Wow...November Security Patch on December 2nd...in Development for Android 11 must mean still in the Discussion stage at this point lol

Yep, it's complete garbage. Been following the thread since before October. My guess is they're trying to cram as much carrier bloat as possible into the update. It's the laziness and greed we've come to expect from most corporations these days. 

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When updates are released, they usually are limited rollouts as well to prevent any major bugs that slipped through from becoming wide spread.  There are a couple of minor issues with the OOS11 build for the non-carrier version of the device.  These aren’t device breaking but for some, are at the very least, annoying.  When the T-Mobile release goes out, there is no guarantee your device will even receive the update in the initial rollout.  

Device updates are not T-Mobiles liability. They will tell you that QUICKLY on the phone. You will be referred to manufacture. As such in this case, the manufacturer has already tested and approved the update for STABLE release. Arbitrarily withholding feature updates is only intended to get us to purchase/upgrade to the 8T, as it launches. It comes with A11, wouldn't want to ruin really the only thing different between the 2.

Not so sure that tmobile doesn't dig their grubby fingers into these updates somehow. The shelf feature has been missing from T-Mobile OnePlus 8 devices since the feature rolled out. No clue what else is missing but I definitely know that that is. On XDA this has been mentioned by several people, and even trying to manually downloading version 5.0 of the launcher shows no shelf option, so they're definitely messing around where they shouldn't be. Their customer service is clueless and only offered me some warranty exchange crap, no, I bought the phone I wanted, in full in cash, now get your hands off of it. 

 

I'm with the other people in this forum who wish they had bought the unlocked version. I can say with 100% certainty that I will never ever ever ever buy a phone directly from T-Mobile again. Their Associates at the store flat-out lied and said that this device would have zero differences from the one directly sold through OnePlus. 

If you bought the phone in full in cash, I would suggest you call T-Mobile to unlock my device. It's not theirs anymore. Otherwise, you call consumer protection agency on them. 

That's the problem. Even if I unlock the device I don't think it's going to help. Mainly because I tried downloading the OnePlus launcher from apkmirror, got a 5.0 version of it targeting Android 10, still no shelf feature. I'm thinking there's something baked into this device that is screwing with things. Afraid that unlocking it will still leave it as a T-mobile device somehow unless I can root it and get all of the TMobile crap off.

If I wanted to pay $200 more just for the T in the name, I'd go to AT&T and pay $100s more for the service. Verizon has also come down in prices and is very comparable to T-Mobile with yet a bit better coverage. Their OnePlus 8, a phone my friend has with them, already received the new update to A11. I get that the roll out phase is slow but they haven't even started rolling it out. Status page says development, which is probably baking in all the additional bloatware. I don't want my f'ing Google news to have a T-Mobile TV tab. I had to turn off google news just for that disgusting stuff

I bought the TMobile version because it was on discount. Am I antsy to get the update?  Heck yes but I knew updates on the T-Mobile version would be slower going into this. I'm definitely looking forward to the update especially the AOD. That's one of the major things that has kept my from using this phone as a daily driver. 

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Here we are in the middle of November with no update and still on the September security patch. This is a major fail on T-Mobiles end.

This is genuinely baffling. I switched from a Pixel to THIS? I had the Android 11 Beta in JUNE. OnePlus had the beta available to non-locked devices MONTHS ago. This is simply unacceptable.

I just wish they would allow the OnePlus operating system to be managed by oneplus. Or at least offer the OnePlus users or the OnePlus 8 users the ability to get a free OnePlus 8T upgrade so they can get the benefits of Android 11. everybody uses their phones for everything from finance to family to messaging these days they're used for absolutely everything and we can't benefit from the security that Android 11 offers.

 

I'm waiting on a response from T-Mobile to my message if they're watching this then they haven't message me they haven't said anything to me. And I'd gladly accept an 8T or 8 pro with Android 11.

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It's hilarious at this point. This only indicates how horrible the sales for the 8T are on T-mobile. Real smart move T-mobile holding out an update to try and get users to "upgrade". Just face reality that 8T sales are not going to improve and release the Android 11 update already. 

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