OnePlus rolls OxygenOS 13 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 8 devices in India

Smartphone maker OnePlus has released OxygenOS 13 Open Beta 2, based on Android 13 for OnePlus 8 devices. The company has launched OxygenOS 13 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro. Users are expected to have the latest OxygenOS 12 version (C.35/36) in order to get the update.

How to Install the Update

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

The Changelog and features included in the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta are mentioned below.

Changelog

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.
  • 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.
  • Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
  • 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 media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
  • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
  • 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 earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.

Personalization

  • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
  • Adds Omoji to let you fully express yourself with customized avatars
  • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
  • Optimizes Canvas 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, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders, and Eye-protecting display features.

Gaming experience

  • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
  • Optimizes the pre-launch capabilities of Quick startup to load games faster.

System

  • Improves system stability.
  • Extends the battery life in some scenarios.
  • Fixes a display issue with the charging animation on the Lock screen.
  • Fixes a display issue with the Screen-off gestures in Settings.
  • Integrates the October 2022 Android security patch to enhance system security.

 Please note:

  1. In order to upgrade to this build successfully, be sure that your device is in the latest OxygenOS 12 version (C.35/36).
  2. These instructions are only for the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro. Please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum of 5.5 GB of storage space is available.
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