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OnePlus releases Oxygen OS 12 for OnePlus 9R, 8T, 8 Pro, and 8 Users

Four of OnePlus smartphones will be getting the Oxygen OS 12. According to the official OnePlus community forum, the Oxygen OS 12 is officially out and now available for the OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8. The update is no longer in the beta stage but is now available for the public.

The download file or package name are: OP9R: LE2101_11.C.14 (IN); OP8T: KB2001_11.C.11 (IN), KB2005_11.C.11 (NA); OP8 Pro: IN2021_11.C.11 (IN), IN2025_11.C.11 (NA); and OP8: IN2011_11.C.11 (IN), IN2015_11.C.11 (NA).

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From the changelog or update description, this new Oxygen OS 12 update is based on Android 12 and brings the same update to all four OnePlus phones. The update brings the following updates to all the phones:


  • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • Fixed the issue that background applications are abnormally closed in specific scenarios
  • Fixed the issue with lens permissions when using third party camera applications
  • Fixed the issue of screen cannot respond when receiving notifications

Dark mode

  • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience


  • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
  • Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
  • 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 stats

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 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


  • Fixed the issue that unable to automatically connect to Wi-Fi


  • Fixed the issue that wireless earphones cannot play a sound when connecting Bluetooth in specific scenarios

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The update notification will start appearing on your screen soon. And if does not, you can go to Settings >> system update and check. You can also check the source link (below this post), which leads to the OnePlus community forum, and browse the corresponding thread for further info on the updates themselves.

There are so many features that come with this new update. Remember that the likes of the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9RT, and OnePlus 10 Pro is already using this new software. If you also upgrade to the new Oxygen OS 12 based on Android 12 and you don’t like the update, OnePlus also provides you with a solution to roll back updates and remain in your previous software experience.

Source: OnePlus Community Forum






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