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OnePlus Nord CE 2 gets the Android 12-based OOS 12 Open Beta 1 update in India

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is getting its first open beta update of Android 12-based OOS 12 almost six months after its launch in India.

OnePlus Nord CE 2

OnePlus launched its budget-centric smartphone, the OnePlus Nord CE 2, sometime back in February this year. The smartphone was launched with a lower-end chipset, running on Android 11 OS out of the box. Now, the device is receiving the new OxygenOS 12 Open Beta update that has Android 12 OS underneath. This update comes almost six months after the phone’s release in India. Also Read - OnePlus could launch a foldable display smartphone soon, hints Pete Lau

How to Update to Android 12-based OOS 12 Open Beta 1

OnePlus on its community forum confirmed that the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is receiving the OxygenOS 12 Beta 1 update in the country. The firmware version for the update is A.13. You can download the update by clicking here. Also Read - OnePlus 10T 5G 16 GB RAM variant to go on sale on August 16: Price, sale offers

Know Bugs

Before you go ahead and update, do note that you may face some bugs. OnePlus itself has listed some of the know bugs that you may see while using the OOS 12 Open Beta. Also Read - OPPO, OnePlus stop smartphone sales in Germany: Here's why

  • The time displays on AOD abnormally.
  • No location information in the video details.
  • Sound might not play when connected to a wireless earphone in the App cloner version of Whatsapp.

Apart from this, you are still bound to notice some unknown bugs. Other than the bugs, however, you will get all the Android 12 features on your OnePlus Nord CE 2.

Official Changelog

Here’s the changelog of the update.


  • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new material and uniting lights and layers
  • Optimized AI System Booster to 2.1 to support the system to run smoothly even when the load is high
  • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures

Dark Mode 

  • Newly added three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience


  • Newly added 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
  • Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health status

Work Life Balance

  • Newly added Work Lige Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
  • Newly supported automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization


  • Newly supported switching 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

  • Newly added diverse styles on lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
  • Newly added multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment

Here’s how to Roll Back to Android 11

In case you updated to the OOS 12 Beta 1 but want to roll back to Android 11, click here.

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  • Published Date: July 18, 2022 3:15 PM IST

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