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Happy new year, indeed! T-Mobile is bringing Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro rear cameras
OnePlus 7 Pro rear cameras (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Almost three months after the update was first made available, T-Mobile is finally rolling out Android 10 to its OnePlus 7 Pro variant.
  • It's around 2GB in size.
  • As with most OTA updates, the rollout will be gradual, so you may not receive it right away.

OnePlus has generally done a terrific job with updating its smartphones, with its wares often being among the earliest devices to be supported on betas for upcoming Android releases. Carrier-locked variants of its phones are another story, though. Almost three months after the Chinese company rolled out its Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 for the OnePlus 7 Pro, T-Mobile is finally getting around to providing the same to its users.

The update is expected to be around 2GB in size, so you'd better not download it over mobile data. Adding another blemish to T-Mobile's track record with software updates is the included security patch; it's from November 2019, which is already two months old at this point.

Thankfully, the build being propagated is OxygenOS 10.0.1, which fixes some of the critical bugs that caused OnePlus to halt its initial Android 10 release for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. It also fixes some fingerprint issues and improves Wi-Fi connectivity on the device, alongside the usual tweaks and polish.

The rollout for the OS will be gradual, so you may not immediately see the update on your phone. Still, you can manually check for it by going to the 'System update' section in the phone's settings. Alas, according to Reddit chatter, you also cannot fast-track the update by manually downloading it via the Oxygen Updater since that only works for unlocked devices and not the T-Mobile variant.

  • I just got Android 10 on my T-Mobile Note 10 Plus this morning!
  • Wow! So, that means that the T-Mo variant 6T should be updated sometime after 2021! Just around the corner! :-)
  • Ridiculous how little attention the 6t gets. I never understand how companies can ignore a 1 year old model to update the current years model as if that makes you want to continue to support that company. This will be my last OnePlus phone. I can go back to Samsung to get slow updates. And in case someone asks me why I don't just convert this to an international model, it's because I fully intend on returning this to T-Mobile when my contact is up and buying a non OnePlus phone
  • Heh, got the same phone and not sure how I feel about it. On one hand I got this lightly used and heavy discount for under $300. Incredible value. But the 6T feels like a Second class citizen who got forgotten quickly.
  • I got mine before New Year and I love it. Holding on to this bad boy until holiday time this year before I make any decisions. It depends on beast the S11 camera will be and how much I can get for trade in for the Microsoft Duo. System wide dark mode is everything!