OnePlus forced to pull stable Android 11 update for the OnePlus Nord


While it seems that OnePlus has been on a roll with stable and regular updates for its flagship products, the same can’t be said for the Nord line. The company has already thrown away the idea of any major updates arriving to products like the Nord N10 5G past Android 12, but it seems that the standard OnePlus Nord can’t get updated to Android 11.

Over the past few months, OnePlus started rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta releases to the OnePlus Nord, based on Android 11. Earlier in the month, the first stable version was rolled out to Nord owners in stages, but it seems that the rollout has been “temporarily paused”.

It appears that some owners of the Nord who have updated to Android 11 are experiencing a slew of various issues:

  • Increased battery drain
  • Slow charging speeds
  • OxygenOS App Locker broken
  • Unable to access locked apps
  • Unable to open photos in the OnePlus Gallery app
  • Lagging applications

It’s unclear as to when exactly the rollout will begin again, as OnePlus owners are getting more and more frustrated with the update process. OnePlus has not put out an official statement on the matter, but one of the Community Staff Members did post the following in the OnePlus Forums:

Hi everyone,

We’ve noticed that many of you have queries about the availability of Nord’s Android 11 update.

The update has been temporarily paused to ensure a smooth user experience, due to some bugs that have been detected. We are now trying our best to investigate and will release an updated build ASAP in the near future. Users who have installed the previous version can get the issues fixed through the later version updates. Thank you very much for your patience.

If you’ve already updated, you can roll back to the last stable version of OxygenOS based on Android 10. But if you don’t want to miss out or lose the features available in Android 11, you could re-enroll in the Open Beta program to keep Android 11 on your OnePlus Nord.

Sources: OnePlus Forums via XDA Developers

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