Download and Install Pixel Experience Android 11 ROM on OnePlus 8T

Learn how to download and install Pixel Experience ROM on the OnePlus 8T (kebab). Pixel Experience is a custom ROM that offers a unique stock Pixel experience with improved performance and enhanced user experience. The ROM is maintained by Chandra Chaganti and is available on a number of Android phones. Now, the ROM is also available on the OnePlus 8T.

Pixel Experience aims to offer offers a pure Pixel OS experience. It is based on the latest Android 11 update and has all the new features such as Bubbles, screen recording, smart replies, device controls, media controls, and more. It comes with the most important Google Apps (GApps) pre-installed. Additionally, the ROM comes with the stock Pixel launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, boot animation, and more.

If you want to have the closest experience to a stock Pixel device, Pixel Experience is the best custom ROM to do so. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to do so. We have provided all the required files that you need to download.

How To Install Pixel Experience Android 11 ROM on OnePlus 8T

Warning

You are about to install a custom ROM on your OnePlus 8T. If you properly follow the tutorial below, you will be running the latest ROM in no time. However, please note that there might be issues along the way. We shall not be held responsible if you damage or brick your phone. Please proceed at your own risk.

Pre-requisites

In order to flash Pixel Experience on your OnePlus 8T, you need to have an unlocked bootloader. You cannot do this if you have a locked bootloader. Furthermore, you need a custom recovery to flash the flashable ZIP file. For this, you need a custom recovery. We recommend you to use TWRP.

  • Backup everything on your phone before you do anything. A factory reset is always recommended when installing a new ROM, especially if the old ROM is not the same as the old one.
  • Charge your phone to at least 60%. In case something goes wrong and the phone gets stuck, it will not turn off due to a low battery.
  • Make sure you have a custom recovery installed. TWRP is the recommended recovery for ROM installation.

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Steps to install Android 11 ROM (Pixel Experience) on OnePlus 8T

This version of LineageOS ROM only works on the OnePlus 8T. Please do not install this ROM on any other OnePlus devices, because you might brick your device.

  1. Download all the necessary files and transfer them to the internal storage of your OnePlus 8T.
  2. Press and hold the power button. Tap on power off to turn off the phone.
  3. Hold and press the volume down + power buttons at the same time. Release them when the screen turns on. The phone will go into recovery mode.
  4. Before you flash the ROM, you need to wipe data. To do so, tap on Wipe and then choose Advanced Wipe. Select Dalvik / ART cache, System, Vendor and Data. Swipe to wipe.
    Do not select the Internal Storage option. If you do so, everything in your phone’s internal storage will get deleted including any photos and videos.
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  5. After wiping the data on your phone, tap on Install. and select the downloaded Pixel Experience file. Swipe to flash. Wait for the ROM to be installed. GApps are already included in the ROM, so you do not need to install them again.
  6. Reboot your phone after you have performed everything above.

That is all you need to do to install Pixel Experience on your OnePlus 8T. If you go to the app drawer, you will also see apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Play Services, thanks to the Google Apps package that you installed. If you have any questions, leave a comment below. Additionally, you can enable root access with Magisk.

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