(Updated 18 December) OnePlus OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) Update Tracker: What We Know

Updates are being added to this post continuously…



Update as of December 13: OnePlus has mentioned all the changes that it brought about  with stable OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 in a Q&A thread right here.

Update as of December 10: OnePlus has posted a video giving a peek into the features that OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 on-board. It includes Lite and Work Mode, new Gallery UI, Focus Mode, new Shelf and more. You can watch the video here.

Update as of October 5: Turns out the Android 12 AOSP is official now and this means OEMs can work on their iterations of Android 12 with custom UI such as OxygenOS/ColorOS for OnePlus devices and release the same by the end of this year. [Source]


Update as of October 2: T-Mobile has made it clear that it is currently undergoing Android 12 development on OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, 8T+ 5G, 8, 7T, 7T Pro 5G, and Nord N200.

Recently, Google announced that they would roll out the Android 12 beta version for their pixel user this month. This means that we are going to experience the Android 12 really soon. However, all smartphone brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, Asus, etc., already get ready to roll out an OS update based on Android 12. So, how could Oneplus lag behind in this race? Oneplus is also going to plunge into the market. Yes, recently, in the Oneplus community forum, developers confirm that they’ve started working on OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12.

So, if you’re are a Oneplus user, read the article till the end. But, before we move further, keep in mind that these are just leaks and with every subsequent update rolled out by Google, Oneplus might also change in some of the features discussed in this article. So, you should make sure to check out this guide regularly for any updates. We will keep updating this article according to further official leaks.


OxygenOS 12 Update Tracker: Everything You Need To Know

Oxygen OS is hands down my favorite Android custom skin so far. It’s very smooth and fluid gives nearly a stock Android experience and many customization options. We know that Oneplus is always very consistent with its updates, and now it’s time for OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12. So, let’s talk about the changes made with the new update, devices that are getting updates, and last but not least, the release date.


If you registered your device for a beta tester, you would only be able to use the upcoming OxygenOS 12 update at the initial open-beta stages. 

Eligible Devices For Android 12 

Nevertheless, as we stated earlier Android 12 is still in the developer beta phase. Meanwhile, there are still a few months for the Android 12 public beta rollout. But, still, many OnePlus users are curious that if their devices are eligible for OxygenOS 12 skin-based Android 12 or not. However, Oneplus has already made a statement that.


OnePlus Nord N series phones will be eligible for only one seed of Android update. On the other hand, Nord and flagships series would get three major OS updates. So, we can assume that OnePlus flagship phones that have shipped with Android Pie or later should also be eligible for Android 12 based OxygenOS skin. Here’s a complete list of devices that are eligible for OxygenOS based Android 12.


OnePlus 10 Pro

The latest addition to the flagship series from OnePlus, the OnePlus 10 Pro packs in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device boosts a 6.7-inch LTPO 2.0 AMOLED 1440p panel with 5000 mAh battery with 80W fast charging tech. Above all, the device runs on Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1 in China while the global version should get OxygenOS 12.x once it rolls out outside the country. 

OnePlus 9 Pro

Update as of September 28: Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has released Android 12 Developer Preview 2 with a bunch of new features, improvements, and known issues. 

Update as of October 4: OnePlus 9 Pro users in China can rejoice as they can now install ColorOS 12 as an early beta build based on Android 12 in the country with version number A.11 at the time of writing this. 

Update as of October 18: Just like OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro is getting its hands on Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 Open Beta 2 as well that brings a few bug fixes and optimizations at the time of writing this. 

Update as of November 10: If you are a OnePlus 9 Pro user in China who applied for ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 Open Beta program, you are in for a treat as the device is now intercepting the update with version number C.31. [Read more]

Update as of November 15: The international variant of OnePlus 9 Pro is picking up Open Beta 2 for OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 with a bunch of optimizations and bug fixes. 

Update as of November 26: The OnePlus 9 Pro in China is now getting a stable version of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 in its home country China.

Update as of December 6: The OnePlus 9 Pro is now getting its hands on a new stable patch of Android 12-powered OxygenOS 12 across the globe including the U.S.

Update as of December 10: Chinese OEM OnePlus has suspended the OOS12 stable update after users reported a tonne of bugs with the stable update so far. 

Update as of December 18: The stable OxygenOS 12 on OnePLus 9 Pro has been resumed after OnePlus was able to fix the impending issues with the previous build that was retracted. The update carries the December 2021 security patch with it.

OnePlus 9

Update as of September 28: Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePLus 9 has arrived with a few optimizations, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Along with that, there are some known issues with the build too. Follow the links below to download the Android 12 DP2.

Update as of October 4: OnePlus 9 users in China can now get their hands on Android 12-based ColorOS 12 early beta build as the closed beta has arrived in the country. The incoming update carries version number A.11 which is different from what Oppo Find X3 series is getting at the same time. 

Update as of October 18: OnePlus has kicked off Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 Beta 2 on OnePlus 9 in China that brings a few optimizations and bug fixes among others. The update is being released via OTA so watch out if you have already installed the first beta. 

Update as of November 10: Turns out those who applied for ColorOS 12 base on Android 12 in China via the OnePlus 9’ Open Beta program are in for a treat as the Chinese OEM is now releasing the update with version C.31. [Read more]

Update as of November 15: The OnePlus 9 global variant is now picking up Android 12-powered Open Beta 2 with a lot of optimizations and fixes.

Update as of November 26: The OnePlus 9 in China is now picking up a stable version of Android 12-flavored ColorOS 12 in China.

Update as of December 6: The OnePlus 9 is picking up a new stable Android 12-powered OxygenOS 2 update in many regions across the globe including the U.S. The upcoming smartphone brings a lot of features including the OnePlus Scout, Earphone Control Card, OnePlus Watch Card among others. 

Update as of December 10: OnePlus has officially acknowledged the bugs with OOS12 stable update and has since suspended it effective immediately.

Update as of December 18: The stable OxygenOS 12 build for the OnePlus 9 has resumed carrying all the required bug fixes including the one with notification bar shown as a blank bar, issue with problems connecting to mobile data in some cases and so on. The update has a December 2021 security patch with it.

  • OnePlus 9R

Update as of November 5: The Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 recruitment for OnePlus 9R 5G has started in China for the beta program. The program is open from November 3t o 7 and users will be screened before allowing them to get their hands on ColorOS 12 on 9R devices. Read more about it here.

Update as of November 30: The OnePlus 9R 5G in China is all-set to gain its Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 update as Open Beta in China on December 23 according to an official December 2021 rollout roadmap released by Oppo.

  • OnePlus 8T

Update as of November 13: Good news for OnePlus 8T users as the Chinese OEM is now recruiting users for Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 closed beta update with 200 slots available. Users are required to apply via this link and provide all the information required to participate in the closed beta update. [Read more]

  • OnePlus 8

Update as of November 13: Rejoice if you are a OnePlus 8 user as the OEM has kick-started OxygenOS 12 recruitment for the device based on Android 12. Here, 200 users will get their hands on Closed Beta Update once they are eligible for it. Click here to apply. Check out more info here. 

  • OnePlus 8 Pro

Update as of November 13: The OnePlus 8 Pro is now taking up registrations for OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 with 200 slots available for application. OnePlus 8 Pro users are required to fulfil certain eligibility criteria after which, they can apply here. You can read more about the recruitment right here.

  • OnePlus Nord

Status will be updated soon…

  • OnePlus 6T

Status will be updated soon…

  • OnePlus 7T

Status will be updated soon…

  • OnePlus 7T Pro

Status will be updated soon…

  • OnePlus 7

Status will be updated soon…

  • OnePlus 7 Pro

Status will be updated soon…

Note: This list is totally based on the previous trends, records, and speculations. Currently, there is no official statement about which devices are eligible for Android 12 based OxygenOS. 

So, you found your device on the list? If not, don’t be sad! You can still use the Android 12 on your old Oneplus device. Once Google releases the official version of Android 12, you can check out our website Getdroidtips to install a Custom ROM on your old Oneplus device.

OxygenOS 12 Update: What’s New?

OxygenOS 12 features a brand new dark mode that works pretty well on AMOLED screens. There is another exciting feature that lets you check the real-time FPS count while gaming or multitasking. It also features an aggressive battery saver, or we say power saver mode. There’s reportedly a leak that says by turning on the new power saver mode; the screen refresh rate will automatically dropping down according to uses.

However, it will automatically enable the dark mode theme and close all the background processes to save power for you. So, that you can still call or use an alarm or text someone ever after your battery is low.

Oopsie! How we forget about the new customization feature in the form of a theme store. Yes, you can use the new theme store to completely change the appearance without losing the stock experience of Android 12 on your OnePlus devices. I think you all are familiar with the theme store, just like the Miui theme store, with every theme you have changed will change the icons, texts, wallpaper, etc., on your device.

Oneplus Android 12 (OxygenOS 12) Release Date

Previously, OnePlus rolled out the developer preview of Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 in June 2020. Therefore, we can assume that this time a similar thing will happen for their OnePlus 9 series.

Unfortunately, the officials still not give any statement regarding any details for its plans to release Android 12. But, we can accept that whenever the developer’s preview programs ended up, they will start rolling out the Android 12 Public Beta program based on OxygenOS 12 for their 9 series.

Don’t worry! We will keep you updated with all further reports to the upcoming Android 12 ( OxygenOs 12) update for OnePlus devices here. If you are a Oneplus owner, we recommend you bookmark this page or our website to get yourself updated with regular updates concerning the Android 12 launch.

Android 12 timeline

OnePlus Android 12 Tracker:

1. Update 1 (May 07):

IST 12:30 pm: In the OnePlus community forum, there is news posted by officials that says they are reportedly working on a Theme Store in its OxygenOS 12-based Android 12 build. You can check out the post right here.

We will keep you posted on all the latest updates and information about OxygenOS 12 (Android 12). Till then, stay tuned with us and bookmark this page.

2. Update 2 (May 19):

IST 11.10 am: On OnePlus’s official India page, Android 12 Developer Preview is available for OnePlus 9 series users. But, before installing, keep in mind that after installing, many users are reporting about brick. So, think before setup this preview.

3. Update 3 (May 20):

IST 15:00 pm: In a YouTube video, the first look of Android 12 Developer Preview 1 running on the OnePlus 9 Pro reveals. However, this is an AOSP build of Android with limited input from OnePlus. Still, the update has a few broken aspects, so it is not safe to download this. Instead, you can wait for further updates.

4. Update 4 (June 3):

IST 20:15 pm: Oneplus now officially rolled out the new Android 12 Developer Preview for their OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, along with the hotfix. Though, this contains some known issues as well. Click here for more info.

5. Update 5 (June 17):

IST 11:50 am: Pete Lao has lately announced that OnePlus will move for more extensive integration with Oppo in order to provide OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) soon, including future software updates. However, the OnePlus CEO doesn’t shed much information on the specs of OxygenOS 12 (Android 12). But, there is speculation that Oppo strengthens OnePlus to reacquire its software domain.

6. Update 6 (July 24):

IST 12:30 pm: Recently, OnePlus said that their team is operating some new features and improvements. So, there is a big chance that these features may succeed with the OxygenOS 12 (Android 12). Not only that, but OnePlus users are now able to control app throttling using the toggle button that is available for each app after the OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) update.

Oneplus Android 12 (OxygenOS 12) Supported Device List:

OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, or 8T Android 12 Update Tracker
OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro Android 12 Update Tracker
OnePlus 9R Android 12 Update Tracker
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Android 12 Update Tracker
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Android 12 Update Tracker
OnePlus 7, 7 Pro and 7 Pro 5G Android 12 Update Tracker

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