OnePlus 8 Oxygen OS 12 Android 12 download

Earlier last year, Google IO 2021 unveiled Android 12 for the Pixel smartphones. OnePlus was the first to announce the Android 12 developer preview for OnePlus 9 series. After the OnePlus 9, today the OnePlus 8 series is receiving stable Oxygen OS 12 update based on Android 12.

OnePlus successfully concluded the Open Beta program for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T in the North American and Indian region. After just a couple of beta updates, the manufacturer released the first-ever stable version of Oxygen OS 12 for the devices.

It features all the Android 12 goodies like the new wallpaper-based theme engine, Privacy dashboard, Material You design, along with the latest Oxygen OS 12 firmware changes and updated OnePlus apps. Check out the complete changelog below.

Furthermore, you get Oxygen OS 12 native features like a custom version of Material You design, Dark Mode with 3 adjustable levels, improved Shelf, Canvas AOD, and much more. Checkout the complete changelog and also download OxygenOS 12 from below.

OxygenOS 12 Features and Changelog

  • System
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • Fixed the issue that background applications are abnormally closed in specific scenarios
    • Fixed the issue with lens permissions when using third party camera applications
    • Fixed the issue of screen cannot respond when receiving notifications
  • 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
  • Network
    • Fixed the issue that unable to automatically connect to Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
    • Fixed the issue that wireless earphones cannot play sound when connecting Bluetooth in specific scenarios

Known issues

  1. The clock displays smaller. You can try to adjust it manually or delete it and add the clock widget again
  2. Phone application may be replaced by Contacts in Dock. You can adjust it manually to move Phone application in the right place

Download OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus 8 Series with Android 12

Here you can download and install stable Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 firmware update for OnePlus 8, 8Pro, and 8T series smartphones. The incremental OTA zips are available for the Indian and North American variants. Stay tuned for the full stock firmware zips and EU variants.

The OTA weighs only 756 MB in size. However, the following are full packages weighing ~3 GB in size. Install via local upgrade method.

The following packages are intended for the model numbers as listed below:

  • Packages with build tag IN11DA are intended for the following variant:
    IN2021: India
  • Packages with build tag IN11AA are intended for the following variant:
    IN2025: Global
  • Packages with build tag IN11BA are intended for the following variant:
    IN2023: EU

Download Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 8

Download Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 8 Pro

Download Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 8T

Bonus Download Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 9T

How to install Oxygen OS 12 full stock firmware onto OnePlus 8 series?

Most of the above-listed updates are incremental OTA updates. Meaning, you need to be on the previous Oxygen OS 11 firmware and install the OTA zip via stock recovery or via adb commands.

Visit this tutorial here for incremental OTA: How to install OTA updates on any Android device?

Alternatively, for full updates, do the following:

MP version – Stable official version
DP version – Developer Preview version
OBT Version – Open Beta version

MP and OBT to DP upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update

Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, 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.

Downgrade to Android 11 via rollback package on OnePlus 8 series

How to downgrade?

For users who have already upgraded to this OxygenOS 12 stable firmware, can rollback can download the full firmware from the downgrade section and install via this apk. With it, you can choose to rollback. It will open automatically after being installed, then you just need to click the button on the top right corner, to select the upgrade file as mentioned in step 3 of the instructions above.

  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 “MyApplication2” app -> tap LOCAL UPGRADE, then enter the Recent page -> tap the top-left menu icon -> chose your phone model -> find the downgrade package and tap -> then will jump to another page and have an Installation options alert, tap INSTALL NOW -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot​​
  4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  5. Rollback successful.

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