Oneplus 9 Android 12 Beta

OnePlus 9 Series will start receiving Android 12 Beta after a short pause

Oneplus 9 Series starts receiving the android 12 beta program after users started reporting bricked device, so they quickly had to recommence & again started rolling out.

OnePlus has started rolling out Android 12 Beta or the Developer Preview Program again for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices after the initial rollout was halted due to the issues faced by the users. The previous release caused bricking of the OnePlus phones reportedly. But now, OnePlus have made a comeback after a break with the latest release of the Android 12 Beta release for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro mobile phones.

The latest update for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro was announced on the official OnePlus Forum and that is when OnePlus announced the Android 12 Beta release for the OnePlus series. OnePlus acknowledged the previous version’s bugs in the official statement, “After careful testing and verification, we’re releasing a new Developer Preview Program for the OnePlus. This new version is a hotfix build that fixes the issue that caused the original version to get stuck during Factory Reset Protection (FRP) check”.

So, what we can gather from the statement is that the bricking issues on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from the previous Android 12 Beta updates are fixed, and OnePlus has carefully tested and verified the latest Android 12 Beta update. But still, there are certain risks and known issues with the latest Android 12 Developer Preview Program for the OnePlus devices.

New UI

So, If you wanted to try because of new material UI, here’s the sad part as it’s not final build either for material UI or the OxygenOS it’s bare bone vanilla build of android with lots of bugs & issues.

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Here’s the list of issues users reported:

  • All data will be cleared while flashing the build.
  • The video call function is not available.
  • Fingerprint unlock and face unlock are unavailable.
  • Certain UI screens look less than desirable.
  • Some apps may not function as expected.
  • System stability issues.
  • Probability of camera crash when HDR mode enabled.

OnePlus was quick to warn the users about these potential risks and known issues with the latest Android 12 Developer Preview Program. They also implied that this latest update is for the advanced users or developers and not for everyone. The statement read as, “This build of Android 12 is best suited for developers and other advanced users, as it is still in an early stage of development.

Oneplus 9 Screenshots
Oneplus 9 Android 12 Build Screenshot

That said, we do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little to no experience in software development, if you expect to use the device as a daily driver, or if you have no experience flashing custom ROMs. Proceed at your own RISK!” Another statement of Caution was, “You should understand there is a risk of BRICKING your phone, read the instructions carefully and be 100% sure of what you are doing. Please always backup your important data before flashing.”

There are some notes to keep in mind before downloading the latest Android 12 Beta update –

  1. 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 of storage space is available.
  2. Carrier version devices (TMO/VZW) aren’t compatible with the Developer Preview builds.

The users of the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro were happy, confused, and hesitant as well with the latest Android 12 Developer Program. Some of the comments on the official OnePlus Forum were

“Awesome. Thanks for the DP update!”

“Nice one, install fixed. 👍”

“Awesome, waiting for a feature-rich Open beta.”

“Thanks for the update, will try it”.

“Is it only for rooted devices?”

“Is the update worth it or is it still buggy?”

“Won’t be joining this time around, the other times I noticed that nothing really happens when you report a bug…bugs you report on a model somehow still end up I the next model, etc.”

“Those who have plans to flash this build, kindly read the known issues before proceeding.”

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