[Update: Open Beta 2 Arrives]OnePlus 9R also gets OxygenOS 13 Open Beta in India with Airtel 5G support

[Update: October 02, 2022] OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 13 Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 9R smartphone. However, there are still some known issues that are part of the latest update:

Known Issues
• Charging icon is displayed abnormally on the lock screen in some scenarios.
 • The voice-to-text function cannot be opened by gestures in some scenarios.
 • In order to use the Jio 5G function, your device needs to be rebooted again after the upgrade.
Interested users can upgrade by downloading the Open Beta 2 build from here.
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Finally, the OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 13 Open Beta for the OnePlus 9R, a day after the OnePlus 9RT. It took OnePlus a couple of months after the Closed Beta rollout in August. Considering OnePlus’s roadmap, the OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 9R are next in line to receive the Android 13 stable rollout.

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

However, the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta in India brings several new changes and even brings compatibility for the Airtel 5G. Interested users can install the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta, but make sure they are running the latest and stable OxygenOS 12 (C.35) firmware.

Note: The Open Beta builds are not stable, we don’t suggest updating the device if it is your sole daily driver. Some issues are still prominent in the build. 

Below are some known issues present in the first Open Beta build for the OnePlus 9R.

Known Issues
 – Abnormal display of charging prompt under screen lock.
 – Video below 300K resolution recorded by the camera cannot be sent via MMS.
 – More function icon in the editing interface of the control center is displayed       incorrectly.

However, the OxygenOS 13 features are present with the build, and most of these work flawlessly.

Note: Only update if you have more than 5.5GB of internal storage available on the device and if it is running on OxygenOS 12 (C.35) update. 

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.

 • 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 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 media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.

 • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.

 • 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 earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.


 • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.

 • Adds Omoji to let you fully express yourself with customized avatars.

 • 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.

Gaming experience

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

 • Optimizes the pre-launch capabilities of Quick startup to load games faster.

The OxygenOS 13 Open Beta is only available for the OnePlus 9R India variant. You can head over to the official thread to upgrade to the OnePlus 9R.

OnePlus 9R Update Timeline

So, are you upgrading the OnePlus 9R to OxygenOS 13 Open Beta?

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
Hi, I am an avid Android fan since its release. Later, I decided to merge my interests in writing and opened up GoAndroid Blog. I love to surf, write, read about new things.


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