OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro: the roll-out of the OxygenOS 12 starts again

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After the various beta releases it was only a matter of time before we saw the release of Android 12 Stable, in the form of OxygenOS 12, For OnePlus 9 e 9 Pro. The Chinese house has kicked off the release from India and the update will soon arrive also in our latitudes: in the meantime, let's find out all the news!

Upgrade 17 / 12: after the problems encountered from the users who had updated, the roll-out of the OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is restarting. Find all the details in the article.

Android 12 and OxygenOS 12 arrive on board OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro: all the details

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Fans of the most informed Asian brand already know what awaits them with the new update. There OxygenOS 12 Stable per OnePlus 9 e 9 Pro is based on Android 12 and brings with it all the news of the green robot OS. In addition, there are numerous improvements for the usability of the user interface but also with an eye to the quality of life (Zen Mode renewed, Work Life Balance 2.0 and more). Don't miss out our in-depth analysis to discover the new features introduced by OnePlus. Returning to the update, we would like to point out that it is a stable version, but it is still a test release: if there are no problems with this first firmware, we will then proceed with the roll out for everyone.

Below you will find the complete changelog of the update, which recalls the one seen for the version Open Beta 2.

  • System
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, using a design inspired by brand new materials and blending lights and layers
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, providing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • New additional style options for cards, making data content easier to read
    • Newly added earphone control board with one click adjustment of Bluetooth earphones
    • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, which allows you to search for more content on your phone, including apps, settings, media data, and so on
    • OnePlus Watch tab just added to the shelf, to easily take a look at your health stats
  • Work Life Balance
    • Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to easily switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic switching of Work / Life mode, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles based on customization
  • Gallery
    • Gallery now allows you to switch between layouts with a gesture (pinch with two fingers), intelligently recognizing the best quality images and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more enjoyable
  • AOD Canvas
    • The AOD's Canvas feature offers new different styles of lines and colors, for an even more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring images
    • More recently added brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
    • Optimized software algorithm and improved facial recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures

The roll-out starts again | Update 17/12

The first roll-out of the OxygenOS 12 had been discontinued due to bugs found by the owners of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. A few days later, the roll-out is restarting with the following changes:

  • System
    • Improved the fluidity of fingerprint unlocking
    • Optimized system power consumption to extend battery life
    • Fixed screen tearing when returning to the main screen in some games
    • Fixed an issue where the notification bar would show a blank bar
    • Android security patch updated to 2021.12
  • Camera
    • Improved app launch speed
    • Improved the rear camera image effect
  • Connectivity
    • Fixed an issue that failed to connect to mobile data in certain scenarios

If you have a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, you should receive the update in the next few hours. In case you don't want to wait, you can refer to this dedicated page to manually download the OxygenOS 12 ROM. Alternatively, there is also a guide to speed up the arrival of updates on your smartphone.

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