While OxygenOS 12 does not come, OnePlus is running to keep OxygenOS 11 fast and up-to-the-date in terms of security. The company has been rolling out the latest October 2021 security patch for its lineup of OnePlus Nord devices recently. Now, it’s time for the 2019s flagships, under the OnePlus 7 series to start receiving the same treatment. This is a smaller update that comes with underhood improvements and bumps the Android Security Patch Level to October 1, 2021.
The new firmware bears OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 version and is a minor update if we compare it with the latest firmware that reached the OnePlus 7 series. Not long ago, the device received an update with features like Bitmoji AOD. Today, it’s all about making the device secure. In a thread over at OnePlus forums, OnePlus has announced the rollout of OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro.
Besides the new security patch, the update also brings a set of improvements. For instance, it fixes the delayed incoming call interface bug. Moreover, it improves the system stability and bumps the security patch level to October 2021.
The complete changelog for OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 is as follows:
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.10
- Improved system stability
- Fixed the issue of delayed display of incoming calls interface
The new OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 is hitting the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro units in India, Europe, and other markets. The update is rolling out in a staged fashion. It will take some time before it reaches everyone. Those owning any of these devices can check the settings menu for the respective firmware update.
Alternatively, you can head to the source link for the full firmware files. Take in mind that the process isn’t recommended for those that lack experience with the ROM flashing process.
The OnePlus 7 smartphones will probably receive OxygenOS 12 next year. The new firmware is based on Android 12 and brings some drastic changes to the OnePlus skin. While previous iterations were close to vanilla Android, OxygenOS 12 is a bold step in the direction of ColorOS. In fact, OnePlus and Oppo are developing a firmware that will be the future ROM of OnePlus smartphones. The two brands have merged this year, and we may see OnePlus being slowly absorbed by Oppo.