The first OnePlus 8 update for the T-Mobile variant is rolling out now

Update, May 22, 2020 (1:33 PM ET): The T-Mobile version of the OnePlus 8 (the carrier does not sell the OnePlus 8 Pro) is now getting its first Oxygen OS update (via XDA Developers). The changes are relatively minor, but it does bring along Live Caption.

The full changelog is below. Note that the April 2020 security patch is also included, but isn’t listed in the changelog:

  • 5G support for bands 2 and 66
  • Google Live Caption
  • General improvement and fixes

Google’s Live Caption arrived on the unlocked versions of the OnePlus 8 series previously, so this mostly catches up the T-Mobile variant. However, carrier versions of OnePlus phones generally receive slower updates compared to their unlocked counterparts, so the newest features will hit unlocked models sooner.

As always, this update will be rolled out in phases. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users first, and a broader rollout will follow in a few days.

Welcome to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the two devices, including their current versions and when future updates are likely to arrive.

Both the 8 and 8 Pro run OxygenOS, OnePlus’ proprietary Android skin. OxygenOS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit often.

OnePlus 8 Pro
Killer flagship
OnePlus is all grown up. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it’s up to $300 cheaper.

  • $999 at Amazon
  • $999 at OnePlus
  • £799 at OnePlus
  • Rs.54999 at OnePlus

OnePlus 8
Snapdragon 865 on the cheap
The OnePlus 8 sticks to the formula that has made OnePlus so successful. It gets you the latest processing package, a versatile camera, and a beautiful display, running the smooth Oxygen OS. You miss out on wireless charging and the official IP rating, but for what it offers the OnePlus 8 is an attractive deal.

  • $799 at Amazon
  • $799 at OnePlus
  • $799 at Verizon
  • $699 at T-Mobile
  • £599 at OnePlus
  • Rs.44999 at OnePlus

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro updates

  • Current stable version: Android 10
  • When will the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get Android 11? September 2020 (estimated)

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro launched on April 14, 2020. Both launched with the latest version of Android out-of-the-box: Android 10. We expect both devices to receive at least two major Android updates in the future — Android 11 in 2020 and Android 12 in 2021.

Days after the phones launched, OnePlus rolled out the Oxygen OS 10.5.4 update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. It was a minor update, but brought Google’s Live Caption feature to the phones. It also enhanced support for the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earbuds, optimized the cameras and fingerprint sensor, improved system stability and more.

However, a bunch of users started reporting the appearance of a green tint on the displays of their phones. Some also reported a black crush issue which made dark areas of the screen lose detail.

OnePlus then rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.5 for both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The update sort of fixed the green tint problem for some, but the black crush issue remained.

The changelog was also tight-lipped about the display problems. The only indication on it related to the display was a pointer noting “optimized the display effects,” which doesn’t clearly mean the green tint or black crush issue.

In early May, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.6.IN11AA for the OnePlus 8 Pro and 10.5.5.IN21AA for the OnePlus 8.  The changelog didn’t clearly verify a fix for the display problems on the OnePlus 8 Pro, but mentioned general system, camera, and network improvements.

However, some users who received this update weren’t too happy with it. A user on Reddit said that the update fixed the green tint issue on the OnePlus 8 Pro when DC Dimming was switched on, but it reappears when DC Dimming was switched off. Another user on OnePlus forums reports that the camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro became worse after the update and resulted in images showing random flares.

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Let us know which OnePlus 8/8 Pro update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed, tip us!

Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 10 update tracker at the link.

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