Vivo Funtouch OS 11 beta based on Android 11 available for the Nex 3S 5G and iQOO 3 4G/5G
Back in June, Vivo kickstarted its Android 11 beta program. As part of the beta initiative, the company offered Android 11 beta builds for the Vivo Nex 3S 5G and the iQOO 3 (4G/5G). While we don’t have a specific timeframe regarding Vivo’s stable Android 11 update just yet, it seems to be quite close as the company has now published an “official experience version” of Android 11. Once again, the Vivo Nex 3S 5G and the iQOO 3 are the only recipients of the new firmware.
Unlike the initial Android 11 builds, the official experience version is essentially a developer preview/beta based on the stable Android 11 codebase with finalized developer APIs. The firmware comes with the September 2020 Android security patch level, and it contains bits and pieces of the next iteration of Vivo’s Funtouch OS custom skin. It is worth mentioning that these builds are still meant for developers, which means some features might be incomplete or missing altogether. For example, the front-facing camera blocks the battery percentage display in this firmware.
The developer beta is currently available for Chinese and Indian editions of the aforementioned devices. In India, both 4G and 5G variants of the iQOO 3 are compatible with the beta program as they get a unified beta build. In China, however, the Vivo Nex 3S 5G and the iQOO 3 5G are supported. The OEM is expected to eventually reveal a public beta before the final stable rollout. Vivo didn’t announce when the new version of Funtouch OS will arrive, but it is at least nice to know that the company is working hard to integrate the features of their custom UI on top of Android 11.
Download Funtouch OS 11 Beta for iQOO 3 and Vivo Nex 3S
You can download the builds from the links below. Relevant downgrade builds are also mentioned:
- Vivo Nex 3S 5G (China):
- Vivo iQOO 3 (China)
- iQOO 3 5G/4G (India)
To update, download the appropriate file for your device and place it in the root directory on your phone. Use the stock file manager app to locate the file and open it to start the update wizard. The downgrading instructions remain the same, with the only difference being in the package that you need to download.