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We Want You!! Closed Beta Testing group for India Specific Features

  1. Manu J.
    Global Product Operations Manager Staff Member Jul 9, 2019

    Manu J. , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Hey Everyone,

    By now, we’re sure that most of you are familiar with our beta program. We currently handle our software through three individual streams of builds that run concurrently: Closed Beta, Open Beta, and the MP (official) build. If you are not familiar with how these work or would like to learn more about it, please check out this thread.

    As we build more India Specific features based on the feedback of our community, we will be starting a separate Closed Beta testing group to take a test drive of our new upcoming India Specific features

    This time around, we will be accepting 100 people into this Closed Beta Program for India, and the chosen users will need to meet certain requirements. Also worth noticing, this program will occasionally require flashing builds that require a clean flash, which might cause data loss.

    In order to be eligible, you'll have to meet the requirements below:
    • Use a OnePlus 6 or 7 series device
    • Be an active OnePlus Community member
    • Be willing to constantly communicate and provide feedback to the OnePlus team on Slack
    Meet these requirements? See yourself as a potential Closed Beta Tester? Go ahead - Apply here right away and let's make OxygenOS better together.


    Never Settle.
     
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  2. David Y.
    Global Community Manager Staff Member Jul 9, 2019

    David Y. , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Thanks Manu. We and the mods were excited about some of the features showcased by the software team during the mod meet, it's great to have more feedback from our community.

    To friends who want to join the group, we believe you are the one who is open to new things, also have a higher standard to everything related to great user experience. We can't wait to see everyone's input there.
     

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  3. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Excellent! I just hope you incorporate Always on Display ( AoD ) for OnePlus 6. That's the only thing missing from this great phone. It's really, really frustrating.
     

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  4. Aakash360
    Honeycomb Jul 9, 2019

    Aakash360 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    I really want to be in it but the thing is i don't want to clean my data everytime an update come through as it consumes alot of time
     

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  5. B_Wrath
    Marshmallow Jul 9, 2019

    B_Wrath , Jul 9, 2019 :
    I have a dilemma. I love being a beta tester, but I don't want bloat in my phone.:confused:
     

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  6. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Whoever applies must read this carefully, consider whether he can do this and then apply. This is a Beta programme, not a quick way to get updates.
     

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  7. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Jul 9, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Buy a Pixel 3, install the Q Beta.

    Bam, problem solved ;)
     

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  8. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    I am willing to take that risk, but a bit worried about having to wipe data again and again. It's time consuming, I mean.
     

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    Kaizaadbanaji, buntycubal and B_Wrath like this.
  9. imsumanb97
    Froyo Jul 9, 2019

    imsumanb97 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Excellent idea Manu!As a Oneplus 6 user, for the last 1 year I'm really looking forward on this.Hope to Get Selected for this.
     

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  10. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    If it were not for fear of bloatware, would you be willing to make clean flashes? Isn't that your work phone?
     

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  11. GopalB.
    Nougat Jul 9, 2019

    GopalB. , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Sooner or later, these will come to your phone... :p
     

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  12. B_Wrath
    Marshmallow Jul 9, 2019

    B_Wrath , Jul 9, 2019 :
    I can manage. As long as bootloader is locked, I don't have to worry.
    That's the scary part.
     

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  13. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Jul 9, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Did you apply? You're eligible since you bought a OnePlus 6 series device.

    Not a OnePlus 7, but a OnePlus 6. :rolleyes:
     

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  14. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Then give me some idea! I am in the fence. You have been using Oneplus phones long enough to know much more about these closed betas. For instance, frequency of updates & consequently clean flashes?

    Also, tips on best and quickest way to backup and restore all data and settings will be highly appreciated. I have the bootloader locked and am aware of the Oneplus Switch (takes time and not everything is backed up AFAIK) @B_Wrath :)
     
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  15. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Jul 9, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    All the more reason for us - the anti-bloat clan - to apply for this programme and veto unnecessary features.
    CC: @B_Wrath
     

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  16. FlixbusLennart
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jul 9, 2019

  17. the_o2
    Marshmallow Jul 9, 2019

    the_o2 , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Thank God I have OnePlus 5 :cool::sweatsmile::cool:
     

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  18. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Jul 9, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Jul 9, 2019 :
    Awesome choice, it's a beautiful country. :cool:

    Oh, you mean because of the closed beta? Yeah, that's cool too :rolleyes:

    It's great to read that, unlike your device, you're not jelly. o_O:p
     

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  19. ariblaze
    Jelly Bean Jul 9, 2019


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  20. Demon_hunter
    Honeycomb Jul 9, 2019


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