OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus Nord 2

  1. Abdul B.
    OxygenOS Operations Staff Member Apr 27, 2022

    Abdul B. , Apr 27, 2022 :
    Hello everyone,

    We are excited to release our OxygenOS 12 Open Beta, based on Android 12, to the OnePlus Nord 2. For those who want to fully understand what the new OxygenOS 12 is all about, check it out today!

    Please note that some features of the Pac-Man edition may disappear after upgrading this build, so we recommend that OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition users skip this update and experience the new version at a later stage.

    Key updates
    • System
      • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
      • Optimized AI System Booster to 2.1 for your system to run smoothly even when the load is high
      • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
      • Optimized Extra HD, a feature that can significantly enhance image and video resolutions
    • 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 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 status
    • 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
      • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
    • Games
      • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
    Known issues
    1. You might be unable to use Face Unlock in the dark after turning on Brighten screen in dim light through Settings.
    2. Fortnite will crash when playing the game.

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

    MP to OBT upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update
    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. Power off the phone -> Pressing the Power button and Volume Down button for 10 seconds at the same time -> Choose language to enter the Recovery mode -> Click Install from Storage -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
    4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    5. Update successful.

    OBT to MP 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. Go to Settings -> About device -> Version -> Click Build number 7 times and enter the password, now you are in the developer mode.
    4. Go back Settings -> About device -> Software update -> Click the top right button -> Local install -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
    5. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
    6. Rollback successful.

    Ready to get started with Open Beta 1?


    Want to go back to Android 11? Download the Rollback package from the links below:

    Note: These instructions are only for the OnePlus Nord 2. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum of 3GB storage space is available.
    Some applications will be lost after using the downgrade package. To restore these applications, please upgrade to the latest MP version by updating your device via an OTA update.

    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. We look forward to hearing your continued feedback in the bug reporting forum HERE. For more information on submitting bugs or suggestions please refer to How to report a bug and 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.
    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.

  2. Antique19
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 27, 2022

  3. Difra96
    Eclair Apr 27, 2022

  4. imGaneshAchari
    Cupcake Apr 27, 2022

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    Cupcake Apr 27, 2022

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  6. Ruxandari Razvan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2T Apr 27, 2022

    Ruxandari Razvan , Apr 27, 2022 :
    There's nothing stopping you. Be advised that you'll need to factory reset your device to get back to stable version. I was able to install IN version over EU on a Oneplus 8T (no issues!)


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  8. Ruxandari Razvan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2T Apr 27, 2022

  9. Difra96
    Eclair Apr 27, 2022

    Difra96 , via OnePlus Nord 2 , Apr 27, 2022 :
    but if i install it i lose the data? and then where can I retrieve the EU firmware since the Nord 2 does not exist on the OnePlus site?

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  11. Ruxandari Razvan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2T Apr 27, 2022

    Ruxandari Razvan , via OnePlus Nord 2 , Apr 27, 2022 :
    If you decide to install IN version you should be only updating using Open Beta India versions only. I've just updated my Nord 2 from EU to IN right now: 5G works, hotspot works, Mobile Data works.
    You will be needed to get a rollback to the stable version (after 4-6 versions of open beta) which will trigger a factory reset. So not now, but in the future 🙂

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  12. Biny89
    Gingerbread Apr 27, 2022

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  13. RishanThapaliya , via OnePlus Nord 2 , Apr 27, 2022 :
    How to know my Nord 2 is Indian Or EU Version ?

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