OnePlus acknowledges a stable update could wipe your OnePlus 8, 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8


  • A stable Oxygen OS update is leading to a full data wipe of the OnePlus 8 series.
  • The problem affects OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices running Oxygen OS 11 open beta 3.
  • OnePlus has acknowledged the issue and has warned against upgrading.


OnePlus rolled out the stable Oxygen OS update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro over the weekend. However, the software which followed Oxygen OS 11 open beta 3 is anything but stable. A number of open beta 3 users who received the update have reported that it’s causing a full data wipe of their phones.

Once the update is installed, users are asked to reboot their devices. When they do so, the data on their phones is completely wiped. Sadly, multiple users report that their phones were set to auto-update and they had no choice but to install the faulty software.

One user even tried

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OnePlus Nord N100 gets first Oxygen OS update ahead of the Nord N10

OnePlus Nord N10 and N100

Welcome to the OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 update hub. Here you’ll find all the latest information about new and historical software updates for the budget Nord duo. We’ll list the current software version for the phones and regularly update the hub as and when new updates roll out.

Like other OnePlus phones, the Nord N10 and Nord N100 run on Oxygen OS, the company’s home-baked Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and drop by often.

OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 updates

  • Current stable version: Android 10

The OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 were announced on October 26, 2020, with Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10. We expect these devices to receive at least two years of major updates with three years of security updates — Android

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Here’s how to update OnePlus Buds on any device

A picture of the OnePlus Buds true wireless earbuds (white) on top of a blue OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone.

OnePlus released its first set of true wireless earbuds earlier this year, known as OnePlus Buds. While we gave them decent marks for sound quality and value, we were quite upset to find that there was no way to update OnePlus Buds without a recent OnePlus phone.

In brief, you couldn’t deliver firmware updates to any of OnePlus’ true wireless earbuds without a OnePlus 6 or newer phone from the brand. Even the OnePlus 5T is unable to push firmware updates to the headphones, to say nothing about any phone not made by OnePlus.

Related: These are the best true wireless earbuds you can get right now

Thankfully, the company is finally rectifying this silly decision. The solution is way overcomplicated, but at least anyone who wants to make the most of their OnePlus Buds or OnePlus Buds Z won’t need to own a OnePlus phone anymore!

How to update

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OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video

a close up of a computer: OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video

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OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 8T with some incremental upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 8. The new OnePlus 8T comes with a faster 120Hz display, a faster 65W charging brick, and an improved set of cameras. Both smartphones share the same Snapdragon 865 processor. Despite that, a speed test video conducted by a YouTube channel SpeedTest G shows that the OnePlus 8 is faster than the OnePlus 8T (First Impressions).

The OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 speed test video runs a benchmark test that tests the CPU and GPU capabilities of the devices. Initially, the OnePlus 8T was leading by a couple of seconds over the OnePlus 8. However, at about 1.10 minutes into the video, the OnePlus 8 took over the lead from the OnePlus 8T during the GPU test. In the end, the OnePlus 8 came

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OnePlus 8: Flagship quality at an affordable price

OnePlus 8 saturated back angle

Smartphone manufacturers seem to be in a constant race to the top — at least when it comes to making the most expensive device around. However, price fatigue is finally giving way to the return of reasonably priced flagship competitors. OnePlus has always been a leading name in the category — including the OnePlus 8, and now Samsung is throwing its name in the ring too with the Galaxy S20 FE.

See also: OnePlus 8 review | Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review

While it might make sense to compare the S20 FE and the all-new 8T, the original OnePlus 8 still packs a punch. With a new low price of $599, and eligible Verizon users getting the OnePlus 8 5G UW for as low as $10 a month, let’s pit the OnePlus 8 against the Galaxy S20 FE to see which device is worth your money.

Powerful performance with all

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OnePlus 9: What we want to see

OnePlus Logo OnePlus 7T Pro

It feels like we just got done with the launch of the OnePlus 8T. Rumors are already swirling, though, that the launch of the OnePlus 9 is coming much earlier than usual in 2021.

With the new rumors, we started thinking about what we’d like to see with the first 2021 flagship from OnePlus. The OnePlus 8 series faced a few setbacks that we hope get corrected. We also hope OnePlus will continue to push forward by offering innovative new features and design elements.

See also: Everything you need to know about OnePlus

In the interest of disclosure, what you find in this article is in no way based on leaks or inside intel. This is purely a wishlist. That being said, I tried to keep the wishlist feasible. In other words, I’m not going to ask for microSD card support (never happening), the best camera of the year (definitely

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OnePlus 8T vs. Google Pixel 5: Which New Flagship Comes Out on Top?

2020 is almost drawing to a close, but the smartphone industry still hasn’t run out of eye-catching flagships to launch. October saw the release of (among others) the Google Pixel 5 and the OnePlus 8T, both of which offer a range of enticing features at a reasonable price level. The Pixel 5 continues Google’s fine tradition of delivering competition-beating cameras, while the OnePlus 8T is a strong all-rounder that lets you recharge its battery faster than you can make a hot meal. They’re both lovely phones, but we need to know: Which one is better?

We answer this question by comparing the Pixel 5 and OnePlus 8T in a direct head-to-head. We look at their specs, designs, displays, performance, cameras, software, and special features, while counting which one wins in most categories. This should help you decide which Android flagship is more to your taste.


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OnePlus 8T Now Available For $749


  • OnePlus is bringing the OnePlus 8T to the U.S.
  • The new device is now available starting at $749
  • OnePlus 8T offers top-tier specs at a cheaper price compared to some

OnePlus is now selling its newest flagship device, the OnePlus 8T, for an attractive $749 selling price. The device offers some of the best features in any smartphone in the market at the moment and has super-fast charging.

While the OnePlus 8T appears to be an “incremental” update to the OnePlus 8, as per The Verge, there’s no denying that it still offers great specs and features that make it a good choice for those looking for a top-tier device.

The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, allowing it to perform on par with other devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE (which is a flagship smartphone packaged to sell cheaply). The U.S. version

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OnePlus 8T vs iPhone 12: Which should you buy?

OnePlus 8T angled front hero shot focusing on the top of the display

Last week, we saw two major smartphones announced in the mid-price range. The first is the OnePlus 8T, the newest “T” refresh of the OnePlus 8 lineup. The second is the iPhone 12, the latest in Apple’s long-running iOS smartphone series. So, we decided to pit the OnePlus 8T vs iPhone 12.

Read more: iPhone 12 series comparison

Which one comes out on top? That’s just what we are going to discover together as we place the OnePlus 8T vs iPhone 12. Keep reading to check out our pick of these two phones.

OnePlus 8T vs iPhone 12


  OnePlus 8T Apple iPhone 12
Display 6.55-inch AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080 resolution
120Hz refresh rate
20:9 aspect ratio
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,532 x 1,170 resolution
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
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Surprise OnePlus Watch Will Disrupt Apple, Samsung

OnePlus has not-so-subtly revealed that the company’s first smartwatch is on the way. This isn’t OnePlus’ first crack at the wearable whip, it reportedly had a watch prototype developed in 2015 – early in the firm’s existence – but it ultimately decided against a release. 

The important question is: what will the new device mean for major smartwatch rivals like Apple and Samsung? Quite a lot.

Google’s Pixel 5 has just landed, but is it any good? Watch my review here.

Before OnePlus released its wireless buds, I wrote about how the company’s focus on smart connectivity between its devices would be the key selling point. Buy a OnePlus device and be rewarded with ecosystem-specific exclusives: like the ultra low-latency mode the Buds automatically switch to when gaming on a OnePlus phone. 

A Fast Company interview with OnePlus CEO

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