OnePlus 9RT OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Available -Download Now

After a while of waiting, the time finally comes for OnePlus 9RT to officially try a first version of Android 12. OnePlus has started releasing the first Android 12 Open Beta with OxygenOS 12 for its OnePlus 9RT. Let’s see the changelog together, bearing in mind that in this build there are several elements of OPPO’s ColorOS, as already happened with the OxygenOS 12 released for other OnePlus models.

The installation procedure is the classic that involves manually downloading 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 reset to your data but OnePlus recommends making a security backup.

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Key updates

  • New design
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • Performance
    • Newly added Quick launch, a feature that detects the apps you use frequently and pre-loads them so you can open them quickly
    • Newly added a chart to display your battery usage
    • Optimized the auto brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience
  • Dark mode
    • Newly supported three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • Newly added 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 status
  • Work Life Balance
    • Newly added Work Life Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • Supported 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
    • Newly supported switching 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
    • Newly added 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
  • Games
    • Optimized the gaming experience in team fight scenes
    • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
  • Camera
    • Optimized the display of camera modes on the menu bar
    • Optimized the experience of zooming in or out when shooting videos with rear camera
  • Accessibility
    • Newly added visuals to text instructions for an intuitive understanding of accessibility functions
    • Newly supported more system apps in TalkBack, including Photos, Phone, Mail, and Calendar
    • Optimized categorization of functions by grouping them into vision, hearing, interactive actions, and general

Download OxygenOS 12 Open Beta

Installation process

Please note that the upgrade package below only suits users who are on A.08 version. 

  1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server. 
  2. Copy the Upgrade package to the phone storage. 
  3. Install this apk. You’ll need it to update. Then, open the app -> tap the top-right gear icon -> find the upgrade package and tap it -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot 
  4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  5. 5. Update successful.

OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta – May 6th

In addition to the constant release of Open Betas for its devices, OnePlus also has a Closed Beta program, created for 7 series, which allows the few participants to try new features and above all express feedback directly to OxygenOS developers. Recently, users of the OnePlus 9RT will also be able to join the program.

OnePlus official released the OnePlus 9RT 5G OxygenOS 12 x Android 12 closed beta recruitment announcement.

To join the program you must have requirements:

  1. Obviously own a OnePlus 9RT India variant
  2. Be an active member of the OnePlus Community
  3. Be willing to communicate constantly and provide feedback to the OnePlus team on Telegram

The OnePlus team will only accept 200 people who will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement, as testers will often receive builds and features weeks or even months before they are released to the public and therefore maximum confidentiality is required. For more information about the program, please refer to the post published on the official OnePlus forum.

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