OxygenOS 12 is officially confirmed to land on your eligible OnePlus smartphone along with the Android 12 update. Although we know all the OnePlus devices that will be grabbing the major Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update through OTA. Let’s begin a discussion over all the questions spinning in the mind of OnePlus consumers.
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No doubt, the Chinese company established an impressive community forum and recruited open-eared staff that regularly asks consumers about their expectations, gives solutions for issues and errors, announces interesting contests, and announcements regarding the firmware department from time to time.
However, the official announcements arrive with very limited content and it’s difficult to clearly understand what’s happening. That’s why, we are trying to counter that problem with this article that will sport a record on every OnePlus news related to the Android 12, OxygenOS 12, and ColorOS 12.
OnePlus OxygenOS 12 Device List
The list of OnePlus Android 12 eligible devices is little as the brand believes in “quality instead of quantity“ that’s why launches smartphones in a limited number.
Compiling a list is not a big thing and you can also make one if you have a little knowledge of the specific OEMs software upgrade policy. Check out our list below, and some of them are also eligible for the Android 13 update.
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OxygenOS 12 Eligible Devices
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord
- Upcoming devices as well
OxygenOS 12 Release Date
At the I/O 2021, Google launched the Android 12 Beta program for general users, at the same time, OnePlus had also confirmed the Beta trial for its latest OnePlus 9 series flagships. It confirms the OnePlus 9 series will be the first to receive stable Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update after successful firmware development, however, the stable update has been deployed on December 7th.
OxygenOS 12 Features
OxygenOS 12 Changelog – 1 [Official]
- Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
- Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
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- New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
- Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
- Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
- Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health stats
Work Life Balance
- Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
- WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
- Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
- Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
- Newly added multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
- Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
Meanwhile, here’s your OxygenOS 12:
In case you missed it: Android 13 Device List for OnePlus smartphones
OxygenOS 12 Changelog – 2 [Official]
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- The new and improved launcher allows you to select different transitions between pages and set the speed of those animations.
- With ART+ icons, you can set the shape of all applications’ icons, not just the ones covered by a theme.
- The Inventive wallpapers feature allows you to create your own wallpapers with just a photo of yours as a reference. It grabs its colors and creates a wallpaper that is perfect just for you.
- OxygenOS 12 brings one highly requested feature from our users – One-handed mode, available just one gesture away.
- Now, with different 3-finger gestures, you can quickly take the screenshot you need – full page, just a part, or even a scrolling screenshot.
- You can also easily switch between noise cancellation levels for your Buds Pro directly from the Shelf.
- Speaking of the Buds Pro, the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 now have LHDC support, taking advantage of the best sounds our best earbuds can offer.
- Split screen is also easier to use than ever before. By using a simple 3-finger gesture you can use two apps at once in a snap.
Privacy and Security
- Under the Notifications & status bar, you now have much finer control on how and where each individual app can show its notifications.
- You also have better control and visibility on how apps use your microphone and camera. You even have the ability to completely shut them down on a system level.
- Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard also makes it much easier how and when your apps are accessing the system permissions.
A new battery screen
- The new battery screen not only gives your more information at a glance, but it also gives you some nifty features.
- You now have a High performance mode, allowing you to unleash the full potential of your processor.
- The battery screen also gives you recommended optimizations, with an estimate of how much additional battery time you will save, great for those long days when you don’t know when you’ll have a chance to recharge.
OnePlus Android 12 OxygenOS 12 News
July 17, 2022
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
OnePlus has recently rolled out a new software update for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 smartphone users. The device started receiving its first OxygenOS 12 Open Beta based on the Android 12. Read more.
July 01, 2022
- OnePlus Nord CE
The Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 is now available for the OnePlus Nord CE smartphone users in India. Read more.
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July 01, 2022
- OnePlus 7 series OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
OnePlus has currently rolled out the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update for the OnePlus 7/Pro and 7T/Pro smartphone users. Read more here.
June 25, 2022
- OnePlus 9RT OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
The Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Program is currently available for the OnePlus 9RT smartphone users. Read more.
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May 29, 2022
- OnePlus Nord 2 Open Beta 2
Recently, the OnePlus started releasing the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 based on the Android 12 for its OnePlus Nord 2 device. Read more.
May 17, 2022
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Closed Beta
Shortly before the company started the Closed Beta program for the OnePlus Nord CE and the OnePlus 9RT, now the company has launched this program for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 smartphone users in India. Read more.
May 07, 2022
- OnePlus Nord CE Closed Beta
Recently, OnePlus has rolled out the Closed Beta program to the OnePlus Nord CE smartphone users. Read more.
May 05, 2022
- OnePlus 9RT OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta
OnePlus launched the OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta program for the OnePlus 9RT smartphone users in India. read more
April 27, 2022
- OnePlus Nord 2 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
OnePlus has now released the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update for OnePlus Nord 2 users. read more
April 25, 2022
- OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2
A few days ago the company released the Open Beta 1 update for OnePlus Nord, now OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) Open Beta 2 update for its OnePlus Nord which is currently running in India. read more
April 18, 2022
- OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Open Beta – Hotfix
The OnePlus released the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update a few weeks ago for the OnePlus Nord. after installing the update, the smartphone was having audio playback issues, which the company has corrected. read more
April 8, 2022
- OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
OnePlus started letting the OnePlus Nord consumers grab the new Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update with various new features through the Open Beta program. You can read more about the Open Beta 1 activity as well as changelog in our whole story.
March 30, 2022
- OnePlus 9, 9 Pro OxygenOS 12 – T-Mobile US
T-Mobile, a famous cellular carrier in the US, has now deployed the major OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12 to the OnePlus’ latest OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones. read more
March 19, 2022
- OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 12 Stable Update
OnePlus 9R has started receiving the Stable OxygenOS 12 update, based on Android 12 OS. Initially, the update is deploying for the Indian consumers, sporting a lot of new features and changes. read more
March 19, 2022
- OnePlus 8, 8T & 8 Pro OxygenOS 12 Stable Update
OnePlus has begun releasing the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Stable update to the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8T smartphone users in North America and India. read more
March 15, 2022
- OnePlus 7, 7T, 7 Pro & 7T Pro OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta
February 26, 2022
- OnePlus 8, 8T & 8 Pro OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
OnePlus has finally seeded the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update to the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8T handsets in various markets. The Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 comes with various new features and improvements to the consumers of the OnePlus 8 series smartphones. [Source1 | Source2]
Download OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
Download OxygenOS 11 Rollback package
February 22, 2022
- OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1
The Chinese phone maker, OnePlus, has officially begun the major OxygenOS 12 update distribution to the OnePlus 9R devices through Open Beta activity. The OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update brings the Android 12 OS with various new features and changes, however, you should read our dedicated story for changelog, upgrade/rollback package.
February 15, 2022
- OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta – India
OnePlus finally started the OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta testing program for the OnePlus Nord smartphone owners in India. Head to our dedicated story to check the rules and step by step guide to join the OnePlus’ Android 12 testing activity.
January 18, 2022
- OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8T ColorOS 12 Beta – China
OnePlus has officially launched the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Beta program for the OnePlus 8 series on the Public ROM channel in China. This activity lets the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T phone owners participate and experience the new OS.
January 15, 2022
- OxygenOS 12 coming to more phones in March/April in India
On January 15, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 9RT smartphone in India, through Amazon.in. The device ships with Android 11 pre-installed, while the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update will release around March or April 2022.
December 31, 2021
- OnePlus 9 gets new OxygenOS 12 C.40 update
This new OnePlus 9 series OxygenOS 12-based incremental update bears build version C.40, up from C.39, which was taken as a resumption of suspended stable Android 12 release.
- Fixed the issue of system upgrade failure in specific scenarios
- Fixed the issue of being unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios
December 17, 2021
- OnePlus 9 stable OxygenOS 12 ROLLOUT RESUMED
The Chinese phone maker officially launched the release of fresh Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update with build number C.39 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices in India and North America. This update comes with fixes for several bugs and issues alongside the December 2021 security patch. Know more
- Improved the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking
- Optimized system power consumption to extend the battery life
- Fixed the issue of screen tearing when back to the home screen in some games
- Fixed the issue that the notification bar showed a blank bar
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.12
- Improved the startup speed of the application
- Improved the image effect of the rear camera
- Fixed the issue that failed to connect to the mobile data in certain scenarios
December 10, 2021
- OnePlus 9 stable OxygenOS 12 ROLLOUT SUSPEND
OnePlus confirmed to AndroidPolice that it’s pressing pause on the Android 12-based stable OxygenOS 12 firmware update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones. A new software update will soon be released which will fix all of the issues and bugs reported by consumers. Know more
December 07, 2021
- OnePlus 9 stable OxygenOS 12 rolling out
The Chinese phone maker has begun the stable Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update rollout for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 smartphones. The update comes with a number of new features, while the company has also answered frequently asked questions as well as confirmed that OxygenOS 12 update coming to more devices in first half of 2022.
Software update details
- OnePlus 9
- IN: LE2111_11.C.36
- NA: LE2115_11.C.36
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- IN: LE2121_11.C.36
- NA: LE2125_11.C.36
- Download ROM [Via – XDA]
November 13, 2021
- OnePlus 9 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 rolling
OnePlus kicked off the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 smartphone users. It comes with a lot of bug fixes in order to improve the system performance as well as the changelog includes function optimizations. Besides, the update also installs the latest Android security patches released in November 2021.
- Optimized the fluency of the status bar
- Optimized battery life and charging speed
- Fixed the low-probability issue of the status bar not displaying apps
- Fixed the low-probability issue of automatic brightness failing
- Fixed the issue of some desktop widgets displaying abnormally
- Fixed the issue of Cloud service not opening in Notes
- Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.11
- Improved system stability
- Improved app stability
- Fixed the low-probability issue of the status bar not displaying the battery of Bluetooth earphones
- Auto-rotate for desktop may be delayed under some using scenes
- Probable issue of WLAN automatically disconnected
- The camera will freeze when taking videos in 4K 60hz mode
- Notifications for some apps will automatically be switched on
- Global Search may not response
- Background Apps may automatically switch off under the using scene of low RAM
November 12, 2021
- OnePlus 8T/8/8 Pro OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta
OnePlus announced the Android 12 OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta program for OnePlus 8, 8T and 8 Pro smartphone users globally. Following this activity, 200 consumers of each unit will be picked up by the company to experience the features of upcoming major software and help the OEM discover issues and giving feedback. Read more here
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October 04, 2021
- OnePlus 9 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 rolling
OnePlus finally and silently launched its latest Android 12-based software system for smartphones namely OxygenOS 12 as Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 consumers in Europe and India. Download firmware package here.
September 28, 2021
- OnePlus 9 Android 12 Developer Preview 2
OnePlus launched Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro flagships. Check out update log, issues as well as download and rollback links below.
- Optimized the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience
- Optimized the mistouch prevention algorithm for curved screens to reduce accidental touches
- Added widgets that show key information of apps and provide instant access to functions
- Optimized the page layout and the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out
Convenience & efficiency
- Added swiftly switch floated windows, make operation more convenient
- Optimized the frame rate performance under heavy-used scenes
- Added the feature that supported customize the display order of camera mode
- Optimized the zoom experience, make it zoom more smoothly
- Added the form of chart to display battery usage
- Newly supported pre-loading the apps that frequently used, to switch them on quickly
- Improved the response speed of turning on or off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and NFC
- Camera does not support Xpan, and contains some stability issues
- This version does not support scrolling screenshot
- The icon of Bluetooth connection displays abnormally
- The icon of charging displays abnormally
- The Could Service is unavailable
- Camera does not contain Hasselblad elements
- This version does not adapt some third-party apps
- The Google dial plate does not contain call record. This can be solved by updating Phone App in Play Store
- After recording the screen, it cannot get screenshot by three-finger swipe down gesture or three-finger long press gesture. This can be solved by pressing Power button and Volume Down button simultaneously to screenshot.
Ready to get started on the OxygenOS DP2 Beta?
Want to go back to Android 11? Download the Rollback package from the links below:
September 27, 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro international variant spotted running Android 12-based ColorOS 12 made by OPPO, instead of OxygenOS 12. Is it an indication that the OxygenOS 11 is the last version of OnePlus’ independent custom skin and it might be replaced by OPPO’s ColorOS 12?
September 19, 2021
- Android 12 to release on October 4
According to XDADevelopers, Google is expected to release the Android 12 on the public channel early next month. If the discovered codename is correct, the official Android 12 update will hit the Pixel smartphones on October 4.