OnePlus is usually on the ball with system updates, but the last few months have been rough across the board — Android 10 for the OP6 and 6T was continuously delayed due to bugs, and several of the company's phones are months behind on security updates. Now the 7 Pro is finally getting a newer security patch, but only for owners willing to use beta software.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is still stuck on the November 1st security patch level, even though we're well into February at this point. Open Beta 9 was just released, which bumps up the patch level to... January 1st. Here's the full changelog:

  • System
    • Enhanced one-hand usage for dialer app
    • Optimized network for a better gaming experience
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.01
    • Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
  • Zen Mode V1.5.0
    • Supported OnePlus Account login, synchronization of badges and historical data
  • Weather
    • Fixed the weather app crashing issue

According to user reports, one-handed mode is also gone in this update.

If you're interested in switching your OnePlus phone to beta software, you can find the instructions here.