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[Download] OnePlus 7 Series Gets Oxygen OS 12.1 Android 12 Update with Open Beta 1 | OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro

Oxygen OS 12.1 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro based on Android 12

Last year, Google showcased several their brand new Android 12 OS update followed by the Android 12.1 or Android 12L for larger screens like tablets and foldable smartphones. OnePlus immediately hopped onto the Oxygen OS 12 development based on Android 12 and 12.1 All the major OnePlus device including the 10 series, 9 series, and 8 series have already received stable Oxygen OS 12.1 firmware update. The most anticipated Oxygen OS 12.1 based Open Beta 1 program for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro is now available for download.

Android 12 on OnePlus 7 with Oxygen OS 12
Android 12 on OnePlus 7 with Oxygen OS 12

Android 12 features a new wallpaper-based theming engine based on the brand new Material You visuals. This theme engine will automatically apply a systemwide accent with different color pallets based on the home screen wallpaper. OnePlus has it’s own implementation of Material You.

However, you may not see it in the Open Beta program just yet. In the next couple of update you can expect it. As of now you get the new user interface baked into Oxygen OS 12 based on Android 12. Smart Battery Engine is the key highlight of the update as it guarantees prolongs your battery life.

A new feature called HyperBoost is an end-to-end frame rate stabilizer. Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels for a more personalized and comfortable user experience.

Canvas AOD is huge as it brings personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals. It has new diverse styles of lines and colors too.

Unfortunately, OnePlus shelf is till present and won’t be replaced by Google Discover. Howeevr, you can still get the discover feed using this tutorial: How to Get Google Discover Feed on any Smartphone For Home Screen.

According to users, Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 7 is

  • Much smoother and fast.
  • Charging speed has been improved
  • No sign of lag or any major performance issues issues
  • 90 fps works great
  • Open beta 1 is kind of a daily driver
  • Fingerprint and face unlock work just fine

As for the issues,

  • Screen color looks a bit faded as compare to Oxygen OS 11
  • Screen sharpness is lower
  • Launcher lags while opening recent apps
  • Touch response delay while launching apps (sometimes need to double tap to open)
  • Battery percentage not showing on lockscreen

Oxygen OS 12.1 Open Beta 1 Complete Features & Changelog

As for the features, the first Oxygen OS 12 Open Beta for OnePlus 7 series features Android 12 goodies along with core OnePlus features and updated apps.

Here is the complete changelog:

  • System
    • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • Redesigns app icons using new materials to give more depth and a greater sense of space and texture to the icons
    • Revamps the page layout based on the principle of reducing visual noise and optimizes the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • Optimized spam block rules: Adds a rule for blocking MMS messages
  • Games
    • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
    • Newly added Voice effect preview to allow you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real time
  • 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 access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
  • 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
  • Accessibility
    • Optimized categorization of functions by grouping them into vision, hearing, interactive actions, and general
    • TalkBack supports more system apps including Photos, Phone, Mail, and Calendar

There are known issues with the first build too:

  1. Unable to wake screen by tapping screen.
  2. May have lagging and silent issues after reboot.
  3. Unexpected clock widget will be shown on the phone.
  4. Clock on AOD cannot be disabled.
  5. After downgrading to OxygenOS 11 version, reset data may fail.
  6. After upgrading to OxygenOS 12, the clock might become smaller when screen resolution has changed.

Note that this is not a developer preview. It is a full-fledged Oxygen OS 12 firmware. You can checkout the complete feature list and changelog from below.

Download Oxygen OS 12.1 for the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro

Here is how to download and install Android 12 onto your OnePlus 8 device. Android 12 is currently available for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T for India and North American variants.

Note:

  1. These instructions are only for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro international variants.
  2. Carrier version devices (TMO/VZW) aren’t compatible with this build.

Download Oxygen OS 12.1 for OnePlus 7 Series (India/Global):

Here is the full stock firmware for the first Oxygen OS 12 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Currently, the Open Beta is only live for the Indian variants. Stay tuned for more.

Downgrade package for OnePlus 7 Series

Note: After downgrading to Android 11, some applications might be lost. You can upgrade to the latest Oxygen OS 11 stable version to restore apps by downloading and installing the packages below.

Here are the latest packages of OxygenOS 11 to help you restore the lost applications after rollback to Android 11:

Download Oxygen OS 12.1 for OnePlus 7T Series (India/Global):

Here is the full stock firmware for the first Oxygen OS 12 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. Currently, the Open Beta is only live for the Indian variants. Stay tuned for more.

Downgrade package for OnePlus 7T Series

Note: After downgrading to Android 11, some applications might be lost. You can upgrade to the latest Oxygen OS 11 stable version to restore apps by downloading and installing the packages below.

Here are the latest packages of OxygenOS 11 to help you restore the lost applications after rollback to Android 11:

How to install Oxygen OS 12.1 onto OnePlus 7 series?

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.

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