OnePlus 9RT in India joins OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program

After the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, the company is reaching out to the OnePlus 9RT with OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program. According to the official OnePlus community post, the update is available for users in India. While it will soon extend to other markets as well.

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The OnePlus 9RT 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.07. Also, keep your device’s battery above 30% and at least 5.5GB storage space free. 

As for changes, the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta arrives with a new Aquamorphic theme design. In addition, it brings along a ton of optimization and other new features. The changelog for the update is quite lengthy and feature-enriched. Take a look below for precise additions.


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 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.

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

Known Issues
  • Eye comfort mode cannot be activated in specific scenarios.
  • After switching the system dynamic wallpaper, the time on the lock screen is displayed abnormally.

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

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

In case the Android 13 beta is too buggy for your OnePlus 9RT, you can roll back to Android 12 via this package. After downloading, follow the above steps again. However, make sure to take a backup as this step will wipe away all your data.

Shivani Sharma
Shivani Sharma
"Do anything, but let it produce joy" Tech freak, Android enthusiast, and a wanderer.


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