OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 8 Series

  1. Abdul B.
    OxygenOS Operations Staff Member Mar 19, 2022

    Abdul B. , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Hello everyone,

    We are excited to release our OxygenOS 12, based on Android 12, to the OnePlus 8 Series. For those who want to fully understand what the new OxygenOS 12 is all about, check it out today and see for yourself.

    This build is now rolling out to OBT users, and will soon roll out to stable branch users. The build for EU users requires additional validation steps, but it will be released as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

    IN: IN2011_11.C.11
    NA: IN2015_11.C.11

    OP8 Pro
    IN: IN2021_11.C.11
    NA: IN2025_11.C.11
    Key updates
    • System
      • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
      • Fixed the issue that background applications are abnormally closed in specific scenarios
      • Fixed the issue with lens permissions when using third party camera applications
      • Fixed the issue of screen cannot respond when receiving notifications
    • Dark mode
      • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
    • Shelf
      • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
      • Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
      • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
      • Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health stats
    • Work Life Balance
      • Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
      • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
    • Gallery
      • Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
    • Canvas AOD
      • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
      • Newly added multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
      • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
    • Network
      • Fixed the issue that unable to automatically connect to Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth
      • Fixed the issue that wireless earphones cannot play sound when connecting Bluetooth in specific scenarios
    Known issues
    1. The clock displays smaller. You can try to adjust it manually or delete it and add the clock widget again
    2. Phone application may be replaced by Contacts in Dock. You can adjust it manually to move Phone application in the right place
    For those users who are on the OxygenOS 12 and want rollback, please download and apply this apk. With it, you can choose to rollback. It will open automatically after being installed, then you just need to click the button on the top right corner, to select the upgrade file as mentioned in step 3 of the instructions above.

    Rollback guide—via Local OTA update
    This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.
    1. Download the suitable rollback package from the links below.
    2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
    3. Install this apk. You'll need it to roll back. Then, open the "MyApplication2" app -> tap LOCAL UPGRADE, then enter the Recent page -> tap the top-left menu icon -> chose your phone model -> find the downgrade package and tap -> then will jump to another page and have an Installation options alert, tap INSTALL NOW -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot​

      1.apk界面点击local upgrade.jpg 2.点击左上角.jpg 3.选择对应机型名.jpg 4.点击降级包.jpg 5.等待几秒后弹窗确认安装.jpg 7.读条结束后会提示用户重启.jpg
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Rollback successful.

    Want to go back to Android 11? Download the Rollback package from the links below:
    As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days.

    As always, your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to hearing your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum HERE. If you don't have the Community app installed on your device, feel free to download it HERE.

    We may not always be able to respond to every comment in the forums, but please be assured that we take your comments and feedback seriously. Hope you enjoy it and let us know how you feel about the update in the comments below.

    Never Settle.

  2. dsmonteiro
    OnePlus Community Team Staff Member Mar 26, 2022

    Stickied Post
    dsmonteiro , Mar 26, 2022 :
    Hey everyone,

    As it happened when we first released OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 Series, I see there are users from Europe who are asking when a build for them will be available. Rest assured the Software team is working hard to release it as soon as possible and will be released gradually, as soon as the builds are approved for release.

    To provide you a bit of context as to why the European builds are being released separately, this is due to a stricter Technical Approval process in the EU. The build requires certification from multiple stakeholders (different carriers in different countries) which makes the process take longer for this region. Thank you for your understanding.

    I've also noticed a few EU users are receiving the Global build rather than the EU one. It seems this is caused by the fact that their phones are already running on a global version. In any case, this has already been relayed to the OS team and they are looking into the matter.

  3. P1645556151875
    Froyo Mar 19, 2022

  4. P1645556151875
    Froyo Mar 19, 2022

  5. w.joseph
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2022

    w.joseph , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Wohoo.. Excited to see how this would look like!

    [Edit] Reading through the thread, does anyone else feel like OnePlus goofed up big time with OxygenOS 12 release? It seems like EU release is also on hold, probably due to bugs in the software.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2022

  6. JSanRia
    Donut Mar 19, 2022

    fajnaj, BennyGK, Vamsikk2409 and 5 others like this.
  7. jomin20thac
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2022

  8. Bobbie63
    Nougat Mar 19, 2022

    Bobbie63 , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Well if we look at the first open beta release and the time it took for stable to be released, I think it's not too bad.

  9. Bobbie63
    Nougat Mar 19, 2022

    Bobbie63 , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Read, read very carefully and you'll know

  10. jomin20thac
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2022

    jomin20thac , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Mar 19, 2022 :
    I am an open beta user and now i got a notification regarding software update. Should I download from this thread or update it from the system settings?

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  11. Bobbie63
    Nougat Mar 19, 2022

    Bobbie63 , Mar 19, 2022 :
    From settings as the download links in the first post are links to roll back

  12. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Mar 19, 2022

    Heffaklumpen, UDBaria, Gor. and 3 others like this.
  13. Boki95
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2022

  14. nickdel
    Eclair Mar 19, 2022

    nickdel , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Clear/wipe cache option is missing from Recovery boot following this update.

  15. NikosTweak
    Donut Mar 19, 2022

  16. Aaron2017
    General Support Expert Award 2021 Mar 19, 2022

    Aaron2017 , Mar 19, 2022 :
    In terms of visuals and features, nothing as far as i can see in the very short time i've installed it.

  17. Deepak_koslia
    Honeycomb Mar 19, 2022

  18. Divitj
    Froyo Mar 19, 2022

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  19. pratikdoshit
    Gingerbread Mar 19, 2022

    pratikdoshit , Mar 19, 2022 :
    Abdul - is the issue with intune enrollment fixed? As per Microsoft - Oneplus has to fix this with Google.


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  21. Aaron2017
    General Support Expert Award 2021 Mar 19, 2022

    Aaron2017 , Mar 19, 2022 :
    They will get it too. For now only beta users are receiving this, stable branch will receive it later. It's all explained the first post up top