The #OnePlus 8T launched running #Android 11 out of the box, and to date, it’s the only #OnePlus phone rocking the latest #Android build. #While its predecessors anxiously await their turn, the 8T continues to march forward with a series of incremental updates released in its relatively short lifespan. #Now the latest #OxygenOS release is headed out, complete with a long list of network and system fixes.

#For starters, #OnePlus has improved full-screen gestures and made the fingerprint reader a tiny bit faster at unlocking the phone. #Besides the newly added option to adjust the keyboard height, the 8T also picks up a minor fix for the preinstalled #Gallery app and improves nightscape photography. #Engineers also seems to have fixed the issue with #Wi-Fi connections dropping, while also improving general network stability.

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#As for an #India-exclusive feature, the #OnePlus #Store will now act as a one-stop-shop for accessing your #Red #Cable club membership and purchasing #OnePlus products. #While this addition sounds kind of spammy (and even reminds us of #Samsung’s on-device advertisements promoting its own products), #OnePlus says that you’ll have the option to uninstall it entirely.

#Like always, #OxygenOS will be released only to a handful of users initially, and broader availability can take up to a few days. #OnePlus notes that those in #Europe will have to wait a bit longer, as the rollout only covers #North #America and #India right now.

#Buggy update

#Soon after #OnePlus released the latest #OxygenOS version for the 8T, the original forum post got flooded with user reports of broken audio and video playback capabilities. The issues seem to be plaguing the entire device — for example, any media file played or streamed using apps such as #YouTube or #WhatsApp suffers from severe stutters. #Some users even faced general slowness and random freezes. #Thankfully, many remained immune to all of these issues.

#Thanks to a big user community worldwide, several quick workarounds were identified in no time, some of which sound a bit peculiar but have evidently fixed these bugs for many. The first one involves recording a short video (say, about 10 seconds long) from the default camera app and watching it in #Gallery. #Even then, a reboot could revert the fix, in which case, this second solution could come to your rescue. #Turning off #Google #Assistant’s voice match settings has proved successful for many, and it isn’t affected by device power cycles either. #Some were even able to solve the problem by turning on the battery saver mode and/or juicing up the phone.

#OnePlus seems to be aware of these issues and has reportedly released a hotfix for all the bugs in #OxygenOS version #But you shouldn’t install the update just yet as several 8T owners who didn’t face any problem with v11.0.6.7 now have them. #If you haven’t installed either of these updates yet, then it may be better to steer away from them altogether until #OnePlus comes out with a proper fix and a statement on this whole situation. #And those who are already on the newer build can try out the aforementioned workarounds to at least make your phone vaguely usable in the meantime.