OnePlus Nord 2 updates to Android 12 with the Open Beta of OxygenOS 12 [Download]

OnePlus has already released the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta for original OnePlus Nord 5G, Now its time to the successor. OnePlus Nord 2 was launched on the market by OnePlus last year, and more than 9 months from its launch it receives the first public beta of Android 12 with the OxygenOS 12. Let’s go immediately to see the new features included.

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

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.

How to Download and Install OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) on your OnePlus smartphones

The installation procedure  is the classic one which involves the manual download  of the ROM file, below you will find the direct links, in the device and then select the Local update option from  the device settings. The procedure will not perform a factory data reset but OnePlus recommends making a security backup.

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

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