OnePlus announced OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro/ 8T [Download]

Finally, OnePlus officially announced the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T smartphone users. It’s only now that OnePlus has released the first Open Beta update for the OnePlus 8 Series, paving way for a stable update sometime later down the line. 

Obviously, it is the latest major upgrade for the OnePlus 8 Series, requires a huge amount of data for downloading. According to the details, shared on the OnePlus community forum, make sure that your phone has at least 3GB of storage space. The more stable version of the CBT release comes with a flurry of unique features and improvements.

Moving to the features, then the update is seeding with features such as Canvas AOD 2.0, Work-Life Balance 2.0, new Notes app, Theme Store, new at-a-glance cards and widgets, system-wide search bar, and much more. Apart from these changes, you can also get access of Android 12-essentials such as widgets, dynamic theming, new privacy controls, and more. Here’s the official changelog of OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 8 Series.

  • System
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Download OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 ROM

Note: This upgrade method will not erase data but please be sure to backup first.

  1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
  2. Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
  3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
  4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  5. Update successful.

Rollback Package

  1. Download the suitable rollback package from the links below.
  2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
  3. Install this apk. You’ll need it to roll back. Then, open the app -> tap the top-right gear icon -> find the downgrade package and tap it -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot
  4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  5. Rollback successful.

Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

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