Download OxygenOS 12 Open Beta for OnePlus Nord CE 2

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As we’ve almost reached the stable release of Android 13, there are still some devices that have yet to receive the year-old Android 12 update. These are mostly entry-level or budget phones, including the OnePlus Nord CE 2, but its Android 12 open beta is now available. This means that OnePlus Nord CE 2 users will get the stable Android 12 update by next month.

OnePlus follows a simple update process that starts with closed beta followed by open beta. And usually OnePlus releases a stable build after a month of open beta. Well, the one month timeline isn’t exact, so it could be a little more or less than a month.

OnePlus released OxygenOS 12 closed beta for Nord CE 2 in mid-May. But it was closed beta which means for limited users and it was also the first build which included some major bugs. While in OxygenOS 12 you can expect bugs but relatively less than closed beta. Also, one can install Android 12 open beta with the device.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 comes with some new features. Well, it’s clear that this is an important update. You can check out the full changelog below.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta Changelog

System

  • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials 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

Shelf

  • 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 Life 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

Gallery

  • 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 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

If you have a OnePlus Nord CE 2 and want to try OxygenOS 12 Open Beta based on Android 12, you need to follow some instructions. Your OnePlus Nord CE 2 must be running on OxyegenOS 11 build A.13. If not then you need to upgrade your phone to A.13 first.

OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 (Package)

Now make sure you have backed up and your phone is at least 50% charged. Copy the downloaded file to your phone storage. Now power off the phone > press and hold power button and volume down button together for 10 seconds > select language and then enter recovery mode. Click on the relevant installation package > Upgrade > System upgrade 100% complete. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.

Now if you decide to go back to Android 11 then you can downgrade with the rollback file.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Rollback (Android 12 OB to Android 11)

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