Oneplus 9 Software Update:
OnePlus 9 users are in for surprise as the most anticipated major android build, the OxygenOS 12 with Android 12 update is finally rolling to OnePlus 9 devices in India & North America variants of the device, We may soon expect the European variant to receive the update soon as well.
Along with the OnePlus 9; the OnePlus 9 Pro is also getting the same update, the update will soon roll out to OnePlus 9R & OnePlus 9RT soon.
Along with the improvements Android 12 brings such as improved privacy features: the OxygenOS 12 comes with a slew of new features like a new Shelf with new cards and built-in OnePlus Scout, an improved Work-Life Balance mode that is now available to all our users, and a new Canvas AOD experience that opens the door to customization. More Details are in the changelog below.
It’s been almost 2 months since the Android 12 was announced, OnePlus was one of the few OEMs who announced the beta program as soon as Google released the stable version and after a few beta updates in their beta program. They have finally released the stable Android 12 build for their flagship series.
Currently, the OnePlus 9R is in Beta Program and will soon receive the Android 12 update, Other models will soon receive the stable OTA update in the first quarter of 2022.
OxygenOS 12: Frequently Asked Questions, answered by the OnePlus community experts.
What’s New in OxygenOS 12?
Although we have covered the List of Features way back when they announced about OxygenOS 12 New Features & Eligible Devices but here are a few things, we can clear after the official launch of Android 12 from Google.
We don’t see the material you on the new OxygenOS 12 build this can be a ground-breaking thing to a lot of users, Who would like a refresh in their UI of the device, OnePlus recently announced their merge with Oppo So might see something new & refreshed software design in their upcoming software build, that will be seen on Android 13.
Previous update: Oneplus 9: OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 with November 2021 Security Patch
Release date: the update was released on 6th December 2021
- Device: OnePlus 9
- Build version: OxygenOS 12
- Android version: Android 12
- Update type: Major Stable OS Upgrade
- Build version:
- IN: LE2111_11.C.36
- NA: LE2115_11.C.36
- Update size: 4.1GB ~Approx
- Android Security Patch: November 2021 – Probably based on Recent Update
Source: Oneplus Community Page
- 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
- 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 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
- Update Size: 4150 MB
How long did Oneplus take for the updates?
|Android OS||Update||Release Date/Status||Estimated months|
|Android 11||Out-of-the-box||March 2021||nil|
|Android 12||First OS update||December 2021||2 Months|
|Android 13||Second OS update||–||–|
|Android 14||Third OS update||–||–|
How long will it get updates?
As this is the first major android upgrade the OnePlus 9 is getting, It still has two more major android build that is Android 13 & Android 14 respectively. Current OS Android 12 with OxygenOS 12 as of December 2021.
The OnePlus 9 will receive three years of major OS updates and four years of Security updates.
Therefore, Android 12 will be the first major OS update on this device and it is also eligible to be on the Android 13 and Android 14 update list as well.
Check here >>> OnePlus Android 12 update list
- Out-of-the-box: Android 11
- First Update: Android 12 – Currently Rolling out Dec 6th 2021 – Globally
- Second Update: Android 13 [Eligible]
- Third Update: Android 14 [Eligible] [Last Update]
How to update your OnePlus device with the latest Software Update?
The OxygenOS 12 with Android 12 update is currently rolling out to OnePlus 9 users. But, it is soon expected to be rolled out to all the users soon Globally
Once the update is available on your device, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your OnePlus 9
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