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OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

  1. Abdul B.
    OxygenOS Operations Staff Member Oct 4, 2021

    Abdul B. , Oct 4, 2021 :
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    Hey everyone,

    Google just released Android 12, and we are excited to announce that OnePlus is among the first smartphone brands to officially bring the first Android 12 to its devices. Today, we're releasing our OxygenOS 12 Open Beta, based on Android 12, to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. For those who want to fully understand what the new OxygenOS 12 is all about, check it out today and see for yourself.

    Key updates
    • System
      • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • 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
    Know issues
    1. Some third-party apps haven't been adapted to the latest Android version and may not function properly
    2. Camera might be stuck and unstable sometimes
    3. Texts and calls might not be able to be received
    4. Bluetooth earphones may fail to connect and play music
    5. Information about the CPU is incorrectly displayed
    6. Buttons in Gallery might not function properly
    7. Screen recordings may not be saved in some instances

    Please note:
    These instructions are only for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum of 3GB storage space is available.

    MP version = Stable official version
    OBT version = Open Beta Version

    MP to OBT upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update
    Note: This upgrade method will not erase data but please be sure to backup first.

    1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
    2. Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
    3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Update successful.
    NOTE: For those users who are on the Developer Preview 2 or Closed Beta version of OxygenOS 12, please download and apply this apk before you download Open Beta 1. With it, you can choose to upgrade or 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.

    OBT to MP rollback guide—via Local OTA update
    Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

    1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
    2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
    3. Install this apk. You'll need it to rollback. Then, open the app -> tap the top right gear icon -> find the downgrade package and tap it -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Update successful.

    Ready to get started on the Open Beta 1?
    Want to go back to Android 11? Download the Rollback package from the links below:
    Note:
    1. Please keep in mind that this is beta software. These builds are not as stable as our official OTAs. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks.

    2. As always, your feedback is appreciated. For Indian users, please type *#800# in the Phone App to switch on the Feedback App and submit the feedback. For users from other regions, feel free to share your product suggestions via the Community app. If you don't have the Community app installed on your device, feel free to download it HERE. You can check here for more information on the integrated Feedback tool.
    Do try out the new Feedback tool and if you have any questions or need help, please contact bughunters@oneplus.com.
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    3. Make sure to let us know how you feel about the beta builds here in the thread too, we look forward to reading your feedback.

    Never Settle.
     

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  2. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Oct 4, 2021

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    YRJ , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Just an FYI:

    If you get an error “Move file into root directory” even after pasting the file in internal storage. Simply remove .jar extension at the end of the filename by renaming it. The installation file should now show up under local upgrade.
     

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  3. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Oct 4, 2021

  4. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Oct 4, 2021

    Dresa91 , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Oh wow :) thanks @Abdul B. :)
     

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  14. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Oct 4, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Yes it is, I think……..🤔🤔 not sure though.
     

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  15. Aaron2017
    Lollipop Oct 4, 2021

    Aaron2017 , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Nice, let the testing begin! With giving feedback through the proper channels of course instead of creating threads about bugs and all things wrong with a beta.
     

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  16. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Oct 4, 2021

    YRJ , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Can't wait to try it out! Thanks @Abdul B. :)

    Updating my post with any issues I find for people who are wondering whether they should update or not. If any of these are a no-go for you I'd suggest you to wait for OB2 or later, when these are finally fixed.

    1. Pull down to open notification panel fails 4/10 times. Sometimes the only way to get it working is by locking and unlocking your device again.
    2. Noticable lag when swiping on screen or launching apps. However, the issue is with animations and not with device performance.
    3. Navigation gestures: Swipe from the edge of the screen to go back is a hit or a miss.
    4. Camera: slight shutter delay.
    5. Toggling alert slider while browser is open immediately brings up the “find in page”
    6. If you are playing music via Spotify, the controls are overlapped by the album art in notification panel.
     
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