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ColorOS 11.2 rolling out for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro [OTA Downloads]

Not so long ago, OnePlus announced that they will be transitioning from their solid Oxygen OS firmware in favor of OPPO’s Color OS software. While the international variants are still running latest Oxygen OS 11 build, the Chinese variants of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro gradually transitioning towards Color OS 11.2 eliminating the popular Hydrogen OS in China. ColorOS 11.2 is now available for download for the OnePlus 9 series.

Things took a turn for the worse when one of the founders of OnePlus, Carl Pie, left the company and started his own venture called Nothing. If you don’t already know, OnePlus is a sub brand of OPPO which is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics. Looks like OnePlus is now merging into OPPO gradually.

Oppo and OnePlus’ hardware are quite similar. In fact, several OnePlus phones in the past have the exact same hardware as some of the OPPO phones. The only thing that distinguished them was the software. Oppo primarily run Color OS.

The worst part is, Color OS has many limitations compared to Hydrogen OS; as reported by several users. This may not be good news for everyone who owns a OnePlus smartphone either.

We speculate some of the following to happening:

  1. Color OS comes to international variants, eliminating Oxygen OS
  2. OnePlus launches their next flagship phones with Color OS
  3. OnePlus drops support for Oxygen OS, forcing existing OnePlus users to install Color OS
  4. OnePlus shuts down after all when it turns into OPPO

What’s new with ColorOS 11.2 update?

Here is the direct translation from one of the Chinese languages. Color OS 11.2.A.05 is currently rolling out for both OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

System
[Optimize] System power consumption, improve battery life
[Bug fix] Game scenes using Bluetooth headset sound delay problem
[Bug fix] Known issues and improve system stability

Camera
[Optimize] Night mode algorithm, improve the scene atmosphere and image purity
[Optimize] White balance consistency in the rear camera for more uniform image performance
[Optimize] Rear camera sharpening performance in high pixel mode and indoor scenes

Network
[Optimize] Network transmission performance, improve communication network stability
[Optimize] WLAN connection for better internet experience

Previous changelog from Color OS 11.2.A.04:

System
[New] Flashback key, key information will be displayed on the flashback key after switching applications, click it to quickly return to the application (Path: Settings – Convenience Tools – Flashback key)
[New] Hoverball function (Path: Settings – Handy Tools – Hoverball)
[New] New OnePlus Watch adaptation, you can check the key data of the watch through OnePlus Health
[Optimize] Notification bar “Clear All” button design, improve ease of use
[Optimize] System power consumption, improve battery life
[Fix] Known issues and improve system stability

Camera
[Optimize] Rear camera noise and color performance in indoor scenes
[Optimized] Rear camera focus and video screen stability
[Optimize] Camera photo and video experience
[Optimize] Super wide-angle movement time delay experience
[Optimize] Camera zoom experience
[Optimize] Camera stability

Health
[Optimize] Health app icons, improve visual experience

Network
[Optimize] Online game network latency, improve smoothness

Download latest Color OS 11.2

Using the latest Color OS 11.2, you can easily update your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Additionally, we have listed the Hydrogen OS 11 update here too so you can downgrade too.

  • OnePlus 9 Color OS 11.2.A.05 | Full
  • OnePlus 9 Pro Color OS 11.2.A.05 | Full

Previous downloads:

  • OnePlus 9 Color OS 11.2.A.04 |
    • Color OS Server: Full
    • Hydrogen Website Server: Full
  • OnePlus 9 Pro Color OS 11.2.A.04 |
    • Color OS Server: Full
    • Hydrogen Website Server: Full

OnePlus 9 Oxygen OS 11.2.2.2.LE25DA

OnePlus 9 Pro Oxygen OS 11.2.2.2.LE15DA

How to Update or Downgrade OnePlus 9 to Color OS or Oxygen OS?

The procedure to update OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro to Color OS 11 or downgrade it to Oxygen OS 11 or Hydrogen OS 11 is the same.

  • Download the proper firmware or package from above.
  • Transfer the zip to phone storage, outside every folder.
  • Go to Settings > System > System updates.
  • Tap on the Settings gear on the top right corner.
  • Choose Local upgrade option.
  • Select the previously downloaded package.
  • Confirm to install.

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