Android 13-Based OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Available For OnePlus 8 Series

A few days ago, OnePlus rolled out the open beta of Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 for OnePlus 9RT smartphone users in India. Plus, the OnePlus 10 Pro/10R and OnePlus 9/9 Pro/9RT are running on the OxygenOS 13 open beta update. Now, the Chinese tech giant has begun distributing the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 Open Beta for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T smartphone users in India.

According to the OnePlus community, OxygenOS, 13-based on the Android 13 open beta update for the OnePlus 8 series, comes with a host of new features and improvements along with the function of Airtel 5G. Read more OnePlus 10T Bags OxygenOS A.08 Update With System Optimizations

As per the information, the OnePlus 8 series is getting the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 open beta update in India. Now, you can download and experience the update on your OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T smartphones. However, this update is not quite as stable as our official OTA update. So it might come with some bugs.

Android 13-Based OxygenOS 13 Features And Improvements:

The OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update upgrades Quantum Animation Engine to the 4.0 version and applies real-world physical motions and more features. Plus, it brings lots of new features such as Aquamorphic Design theme colors, Meeting Assistant, Large folders, a New Always-On Display, Media playback, Markup tools for the screenshot, Automatic pixelation, Kid Space, and more features.  

In addition, this open beta update optimized several features, including Shelf, Fonts, Private Safe, Bitmoji, Insight & Canvas Always-On Display, Screencast, earphone connectivity, and more. Below you can check the changelog for this update. Read more Android 13-Based OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Available For OnePlus 9RT

Android 13-Based OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Changelog:

Aquamorphic Design

  • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
  • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
  • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
  • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
  • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
  • Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
  • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
  • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.


  • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
  • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
  • Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery. (Supports only some apps).
  • Adds media playback control and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
  • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
  • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up the Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless Interconnection:

  • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
  • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience. 


  • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
  • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
  • Optimizes Canvas Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security & Privacy:

  • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
  • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
  • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital Wellbeing:

  • Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders, and Eye-protecting display features.

Minimum Requirement For Downloading The OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Update:

  • Please be sure that your device is in the latest OxygenOS 12 C.35 version before you can upgrade to the open beta version.
  • Make sure your device has a 30%+ Battery.
  • Please be sure that the phone has a minimum of 5.5GB of storage.
  • Please back up your personal data before the software update to prevent data loss.

Download OnePlus 8 Series OxygenOS 13 Open Beta:

  • Firstly, download the latest ROM upgrades zip file from the specified server. Download link;
  • Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
  • Go to Settings -> About device -> Version -> Click Build number 7 times and enter the password; now you are in developer mode.
  • Go back to Settings -> About device -> Up to date -> Click the top right button -> Local install -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Extract -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
  • After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  • Rollback successful. Read more Download Clone Phone [OnePlus Switch] Latest Update 13.2.0

How To Rollback To Android 12:

  • Download the Rollback package; 
  • Copy the rollback package to the phone storage.
  • Go back to Settings -> About device -> Up to date -> Click the top right button -> Local install -> Click on the corresponding rollback package -> Extract -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
  • Finally, Restart your device.

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