Much to the delight of the OnePlus 9RT, the first open OxygenOS 12 beta for the device has been released by OnePlus. Based on Android 12, this beta can be downloaded and installed by OnePlus 9RT users who are on build A.08. OnePlus took to its community forum to announce this update that will let users download and get an early look at OxygenOS12 ahead of time without having to install a custom ROM.

Source: OnePlus Community Forum: @ shantanubarik

Here’s a look at the new additions that OnePlus listed to be a part of this beta release:

New design

Optimized desktop icons with improved textures by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers


Newly added Quick launch, a feature that detects the apps you use frequently and pre-loads them so you can open them quickly
Newly added a chart to display your battery usage
Optimized the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience

Dark mode

Newly supported three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience


Newly added 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 status

Work Life Balance

Newly added Work Life Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
Supported automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization


Newly supported switching 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

Newly added 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 the gaming experience in team fight scenes
Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer


Optimized the display of camera modes on the menu bar
Optimized the experience of zooming in or out when shooting videos with rear camera


Newly added visuals to text instructions for an intuitive understanding of accessibility functions
Newly supported more system apps in TalkBack, including Photos, Phone, Mail, and Calendar
Optimized categorization of functions by grouping them into vision, hearing, interactive actions, and general

For anyone looking to install this update, you can get it from the OnePlus announcement post at this link: https://dgit.in/OxyOSBeta

Before installing, just know that given that this is a beta update, OnePlus itself claims that there will be hiccups as you use the phone with this build installed. If you ever feel that things are not running as you expected, you can always go to the same webpage where you downloaded the beta from. There you can get a rollback package that you can install and get back to the last version of OxygenOS you were on.

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