OnePlus 9 duo gets OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update in IN and NA

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The OnePlus 9 series has already received the ColorOS 13 Open Beta update in China. As per the latest community post, the duo is getting the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update in India and North America. While the Android 13-based build will soon be available for the European region as well.

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Must see: [Updated] List of OnePlus devices eligible for Android 13 update 

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users in the countries can enroll in the beta program. However, before updating, make sure that your device is updated to the latest OxygenOS 12 version i.e; C.63. Also, keep your device’s battery above 30% and a minimum of 4.5 GB of storage space free. Here is what you will experience with the new 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.
    • 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.
  • Efficiency
    • 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 a 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.
  • Personalization
    • 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.
Related: OnePlus 10 Pro starts receiving stable OxygenOS 13 update

As this is a beta build, it will be loaded with bugs and glitches. Some of these issues are mentioned by the company.

Known Issues

  • Carrier version devices (VZW) aren’t compatible with the Open beta builds.
  • After the flashlight is activated, the notification of the flashlight switch will not be shown on the lock screen.
  • There is a possibility that missed call notifications can only be found in the call history if a VoLTE call from an iPhone isn’t picked up.

If you have made u your mind, download the official package from the below links and follow the steps.

  1. Download the latest ROM zip package from the above links
  2. Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
  3. Go to Settings > About device > Version
  4. Click on the build number 7 times and enter the password
    This will make you enter developer mode.
  5. Go back 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%.
  6. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.

For the rollback process and further assistance, visit the official OnePlus community.

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