Color OS 13

Google showcased Android 13 at their recently held developer conference event called I/O 2022. The search giant also released the Android 13 Beta program for Pixel 6 series, Pixel 5 series, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 4 XL, or Pixel 4 devices right after.

Many third-party smartphone makers, including OnePlus, also stepped in and rolled out their custom versions of the Android operating system. Select smartphones from Asus, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sharp, TCL, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE, and more can now participate in the Android 13 beta program from various OEMs.

However, for OnePlus, that was only the Android 13 Developer Preview for the OnePlus 10 series. Meaning, it did not come with the Oxygen OS 13 skin.

As for the features, Android 13’s primary focus is on creating a safer environment for the users. You now get more controls and options for “privacy and security.”

Android 13 comes with, but is not limited to, the following features:

  • More Customization with the new Material You design
  • Enhanced privacy and security
  • Improved Copy and Paste
  • Fewer Notifications
  • Better Tablet Support
  • Quick QR Code Scanner
  • Improved Media Player
  • Smart-Home Controls on the Lock Screen
  • Double Tap for Flashlight
  • Bluetooth LE Audio Support
  • Encrypted Group Chats
  • Different Languages for Apps
  • The New Google Wallet

OnePlus Unveiled Oxygen OS 13 and Color OS 13

After the OnePlus and Oppo merger, the firm removed Hydrogen OS and replaced it with their proprietary Color OS firmware. However, that’s only for the Chinese OnePlus variants. As for the global variants, they will keep receiving Oxygen OS 13; at least for now.

Today, OnePlus released Color OS 13 firmware update for the OnePlus 10 Pro Chinese variant with the first public beta program. This means Oxygen OS 13 Open Beta program is just around the corner.

At the recent OnePlus 10T 5G launch event, OnePlus unveiled Oxygen OS 13. The firm seems to has completely revamped the user interface with some colorful new design.

It looks more like ColorOS rather than Oxygen OS firmware, in my opinion.

You can check it out yourself from the video below:

YouTube video

List of OnePlus devices to receive Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 or ColorOS 13

The following devices will first receive Oxygen OS 13 or Color OS 13 (for Chinese variants) first:

  • OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 10T

Followed by the mid-range and budget Nord devices in the upcoming months:

  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord CE
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

Oxygen OS 13 / Color OS 13 Patch Notes & Features

The following changelog comes from Color OS 13 public beta program for OnePlus 10 Pro released today.

The following is a direct translation from one of the Chinese languages. Some sentences may be a little wonky.

  • Brand new design
    • Added the world clock on the main screen to display clock information in different time zones
    • Optimize the card design, classify and integrate information, and improve the speed of information acquisition
    • Optimize fonts, typesetting is more coordinated, increase legibility
  • Efficient and convenient
    • New large folder, new desktop folder experience, one-step opening of applications in the folder, support for sliding pages
    • Added double-click the power button to quickly display the health code
    • Added media playback center to optimize the operation experience of the control center
    • Added screenshot editing support for graffiti, upgrade graffiti brush
    • Added support for adding cards to the desktop, providing more personalized information display and enriching the playability of the desktop
    • Upgrade Super Recording to version 2.0, enhance search ability, support exporting graphic data
  • Seamless interconnection
    • Optimize mobile phone screen projection, support content adaptive screen projection layout, screen projection and mobile phone use do not interfere with each other
  • Personalize
    • Added various Omoji materials, supports setting contact avatars, and creates more personalized avatars
    • Optimized portrait drawing and shadow screen display, supports multiple brushes and line colors
  • Security Privacy
    • Added anti-malicious induced installation application function, supports intelligent blocking of malicious pop-up windows and advertisements
    • Optimized private safe, using advanced AES full file encryption scheme to enhance the security of private files
  • Health care
    • Added children’s space to automatically open the eye protection mode to protect children’s eyesight
    • Added family space to view family health data, comprehensively protect and care for family members
  • Performance optimization
    • Added 5G dual SIM dual standby function
    • Optimize Dolby sound effect, enhance spatial sound field perception, and make sound source localization more accurate
    • Optimize the openness of the ear canal, jointly build the ear canal capability ecology, and facilitate the access of three-party applications
  • Game experience
    • Upgrade HyperBoost GPA stabilization technology to version 4.0 to achieve stable frame rate in key scenes, balancing performance and power consumption

Download Color OS 13 for OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro

Here, download the first Color OS 13 firmware based on Android 13 for OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro.

Color OS 13 beta for OnePlus 10 ProFull ZIP

  • ColorOS China Server 1: Full
  • ColorOS China Server 2: Full
  • ColorOS China Server 3: Full
  • ColorOS China Server 4: Full
  • ColorOS China Server 5: Full

Downgrade package for OnePlus 10 series

Go back to Android 12. Download the Rollback package from the links below:

Use the same method for upgrade and downgrade.

MP and OBT to DP upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update (EU&IN ONLY)

Note: This upgrade/downgrade method only works for IN and EU versions, NA users please refer to the specific upgrade guide below. This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

  1. Download the latest ROM upgrade/downgrade 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.

MP and OBT to DP upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update (NA ONLY)

Note: This upgrade method only works for NA version. IN and EU users please refer to the upgrade guide above. This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

  1. Download the latest ROM upgrade/downgrade zip package from the specified server.
  2. Copy the Upgrade package to the phone storage.
  3. Install this APK. You’ll need it to update.
  4. Launch the app -> tap the top-right gear icon -> find the upgrade package and tap it -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot
  5. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  6. Update successful.

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