Oxygen OS 13 Downloads

Update: OxygenOS 13 Beta 1 is now available for download in Europe. OnePlus 9, 9 Prom 9T, and 9RT EU variants can now update to Android 13 via beta program.

Original: Google released the stable version of Android 13 just last month. Right after the Google I/O 2022 developer conference concluded, many smartphone makers announced their respective Android 13 Beta programs. This included OnePlus with its Oxygen OS 13 firmware for the flagship OnePlus 10 Pro. The firm has now expanded the Android 13-based Oxygen OS 13 open beta program for the beloved OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro; soon for the 9R and 9RT.

Last month, OnePlus also unveiled Color OS 13 based on Android 13 for the Chinese variant of OnePlus 10 Pro. It features the new Aquamorphic design. The Oxygen OS 13 beta firmware for OnePlus 9 series also features the same Aquamorphic visuals or UI.

See the new visuals here:

YouTube video

In addition to this, the OnePlus 9 series also gets Android 13 and all of its goodies. It mainly focuses on creating a safer environment for the users with 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

Oxygen OS 13 Features & Changelog

The following changelog comes from OxygenOS 13 open beta program for OnePlus 9 series released today.

  • Aquamorphic Design
    • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
    • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
    • Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
    • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
    • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
    • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
    • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
    • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
    • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
    • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
    • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
  • Efficiency
    • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience, and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
    • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
    • Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery (Supports only some apps).
    • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
    • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
    • Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
    • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for a smooth operation.
    • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
    • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
  • Seamless interconnection
    • Optimizes cross-device file transfer, with more file formats and device models supported.
    • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
    • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.
  • Personalization
    • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
    • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
    • Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.
  • Security & Privacy
    • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
    • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
    • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
  • Health & Digital wellbeing
    • Adds Kid Space. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.
    • Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
  • Performance optimization
    • Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.
  • Gaming experience
    • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

Download Oxygen OS 13 for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

Here, download the first Oxygen OS 13 firmware based on Android 13 for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

Please note:

  1. In order to upgrade to this build successfully, be sure that your device is in the latest OxygenOS 12 version (C.63).
  2. These instructions are only for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum of 4.5 GB of storage space is available.
  3. Carrier version devices (VZW) aren’t compatible with the Open beta builds.
  • MP version – Stable official version
  • DP version – Developer Preview version
  • OBT Version – Open Beta version

Oxygen OS 13 beta for OnePlus 9 series Full ZIP

Downgrade package for OnePlus 9 series

 Download the Rollback package from the links below:

Here are the latest packages of OxygenOS 12 to help you restore the lost applications after rollback to Android 12: 

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 -> About device -> Version -> Click Build number 7 times and enter the password, now you are in the developer mode.
  4. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
  5. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
  6. 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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