OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro starts receiving stable Android 13 update

After multiple Beta builds, the OnePlus started rolling out stable Android 13 updates for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones. The updates are rolling out globally including builds for North America, Europe and India. However, the update will be made available for the Beta testers, before rolling out gradually to other users.


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The OnePlus 9 Android 13 update brings firmware version NE2115_11.F.16 in NA, LE2113_11.F.16 in EU, and LE2111_11.F.16 in IN. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9 Pro bearing firmware LE2125_11.F.16 for NA, LE2123_11.F.16 for EU and LE2121_11.F.16 for IN is rolling out. 

The new update brings several new features and enhancements including a new UI design, better efficiency, seamless interconnection, and improved aspects like personalization, security and privacy, performance and gaming.

Here’s the official 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.

Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.

Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.

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.

Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.

Optimizes fonts for better readability.

Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.

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.

Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.

Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.

Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.

Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection

Optimizes cross-device file transfer, with more file formats and device models supported.

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 Portrait Silhouette 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. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.

Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

Performance optimization

Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience

Gaming experience

Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

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Make sure the device has 30% or above battery percentage and a 5.5 GB of storage left on your smartphone prior to installing the update. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro China variants are already aligned for ColorOS 13 Open Beta, and we expect a stable update in the coming few weeks.

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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