OnePlus finally fixes the GCam issues on the OnePlus 9 Series

OnePlus has released a new build of the proprietary OxygenOS 12 shell. It is noteworthy that the patch includes a bug fix on the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, which the company does not mention in the software update log.

A little over a month ago, with the release of OxygenOS 12, the Google Camera application began to work incorrectly on OnePlus 9 series smartphones. Users noticed that GCam does not have access to additional sensors on the main camera, but only to the main and selfie module. This limitation has caused a flurry of backlash on social media and forums from OnePlus 9 owners who use the app to improve their smartphone shooting results.

The company immediately acknowledged the problem and promised to fix it with the next software update. As it turned out, the bug was fixed in the OxygenOS 12 (C.44) build, although the company did not indicate this in the changelog. Once the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are updated, owners will be able to easily switch between the main, ultra-wide, and tele cameras in the GCam app.


  • Note
    • Please note that some features updates in the changelog are only for specific region
  • System
    • [Optimized] Desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • [Optimized] System power consumption to extend the battery life
    • [Optimized] the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking
    • [Optimized] charging animation display
    • [Updated] Android Security Patch to 2022.01
    • [Fixed] a scrolling lag issue in Notification Bar
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
  • Dark mode
    • [Added] Dark mode now has three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
    • [Added] Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
    • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • [Added] OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at health status
  • Work Life Balance
    • [Optimized] Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • [Added] 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
    • [Added] Gallery now allows 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
    • [Added] Canvas AOD brings new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • [Added] multiple brushes, effects and color adjustment
    • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Camera
    • [Optimized] Camera response speed when taking videos
    • [Optimized] the startup speed of Camera
    • [Optimized] the image effect of the rear Camera
  • Network
    • [Fixed] unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios

As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days.

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