OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for Oneplus 9 and Oneplus 9 Pro with Android 12
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OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro: OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1

OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 – OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro

OnePlus is the first smartphone brand to officially bring the first Android 12 to its devices. Firstly, OxygenOS 12 beta 1 was released for Oneplus 9 and Oneplus 9 Pro on October 04, 2021. This update comes with a pack of new features like dark mode, shelf, Work-life balance 2.0, game toolbox 2.0, light and space, canvas AOD 2.0 with better security and protection.

The stable update is yet to be rolled-out, as Beta aka Testing phase is going on

update details

  • Device: OnePlus 9 and OnePlus Pro
  • Android: Android 12
  • Update type: Open beta 1
  • update size: 4.24 GB
  • Build number: Oxygen OS 15DA
  • Region:Global
OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 - Oneplus 9 and Oneplus 9 Pro

Source: OnePlus Community Page

Official changelog

  • 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

How long OnePlus take for the update?

Android OSUpdateRelease date/statusEstimated time
Android 11Out-of-the-boxMarch 2021Nil
Android 12First UpdateOctober 2021
Android 13Second Update
Android 14Third Update
Roadmap of oxygen OS update(Oneplus 9 and OnePlus 9 pro)

How to install the latest update on OnePlus device?

  • click on Settings
  • then select About Phone
  • search for Software Update and select it

If the software update is available download it while downloading keep these points in mind

  • These builds are not as stable as our official OTAs. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks.
  • 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.

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