OnePlus 8T has launched Box X running Android 11 outside of Box X and to date, it is the only OnePlus phone that blocks the latest Android build. While its predecessors are anxiously awaiting their turn, the 8T continues to move forward with a series of incremental updates released in its relatively short lifetime. Now the latest xygen xigenos is being released, complete with a long list of network and system fixes.

For starters, OnePlus has improved the full-screen gesture and made the fingerprint reader a little faster when unlocking the phone. In addition to the newly added option to adjust the height of the keyboard, the 8T also takes a small fix for the preinstalled gallery app and improves nightscape photography. Engineers also seem to have fixed the problem with dropping Wi-Fi connections, while also improving general network stability.

Speaking of India-specific features, the OnePlus store will now serve as a stop-shop for your Red Cable Club membership and purchase of OnePlus products. While this add-on seems like a kind of spam (and even reminiscent of ads promoting Samsung’s own non-device products), OnePlus says you’ll have the option to uninstall it completely.

As always, xygen Xigen OS S11.0.6.7 will initially be released to a few users only, and extended availability may take a few days. OnePlus notes that Europeans will have to wait a bit longer, as the rollout only covers North America and India.

Bugged update

Soon after OnePlus released the latest xygen XigenOS version for the 8T, the original forum post was flooded with user reports of broken audio dio and video playback capabilities. These issues seem to plague the entire device – for example, any media file played or streamed using apps like YouTube or WhatsApp suffers from severe stuttering. Some users also experienced general own laziness and random freezing. Thankfully, many remained immune to all of these issues.

Thanks to a large user community worldwide, many quick workouts have been identified for a while, some of which may seem a little strange but have clearly fixed these bugs for many. The first default default camera includes short video (about 10 seconds long) recording and gallery from my app. Even then, a reboot can bring back the fix, in this case, this second remedy can come to your rescue. Turning off Google Assistant’s voicemail match settings has been successful for many, and the device is not affected by the power cycle. Some were even able to solve the problem by turning on battery saver mode and / or juicing the phone.

OnePlus seems to be aware of these issues and has introduced a hotfix for all bugs in Oxygen OS version. But you shouldn’t install the update yet because many 8T owners who didn’t have any issues with v11.0.6.7 now have it. If you haven’t installed any of these updates yet, it’s best to stay away from them completely until OnePlus comes out with the right certainty and statement on this whole situation. And those who are already on the new build can try the above workouts to make your phone vaguely useful in the meantime.