OnePlus Halts OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 Rollout for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro Due to Data Wipe and Other Issues
OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 rollout has been halted by OnePlus as some serious issues have come up following its release on Saturday. The OxygenOS update was meant for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro and was supposed to bring the October 2020 Android security patch along with some new features to the phones. This was unlike some Samsung phones that are already getting the November security patch. However, OnePlus has now halted the OxygenOS update altogether, without providing any specific details on its resumption, after users complained about their phone's data being wiped, among other issues. The OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 had debuted a month after OnePlus released Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
An OnePlus community consultant informed users about the halting of the OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 rollout in response to an announcement made on the OnePlus Community forums about the update. “This update's rollout is currently halted as the software team investigates some user reports. Thank you for your understanding,” the consultant said.
Details about when the rollout would resume are yet to be revealed. OnePlus has also not provided any additional information on the issues that have caused a sudden halt. However, OnePlus has acknowledged the data wipe issue through a forum post and urged users to not install the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update if they're on open beta. The company also recommends that users back up their data before beginning the update process. However, OnePlus has not given any solution for the affected users who lost their data due to the problem introduced by the latest update.
OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 was also designed to optimize 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity and included the October Android security. It was additionally meant to improve overall software stability on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. But users will now have to wait for some more time to get the newest features on their OnePlus 8-series phones.