OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone models in India and North America have started receiving OxygenOS 13 Open Beta 1 (OBT1) based on Android 13, the company announced. OnePlus also said that the beta version will also be released for European countries in the near future. The update does not have all the features of OxygenOS 13 that will be released in subsequent versions. OxygenOS 13 was unveiled at the OnePlus 10T launch event last week in New York. The new version of OxygenOS features a new “Aquamorphic” design.
According to a blog on the OnePlus community page, the OxygenOS 13 OBT1 is available in India and North America this time, and it will be available in Europe in the near future due to some slightly different features in the region. Those who want a taste of the upcoming functionality of the newly launched operating system will need to update their OnePlus 10 Pro smartphones to the latest OxygenOS 12 (A.15). It should be noted that since this is a beta update, it should introduce potential risks and unexpected behavior on handsets.
OnePlus has noted a few known issues that OnePlus 10 Pro users may experience. These issues include unresponsiveness when clicking Capture Log after changing multiple users/system cloner/languages, blurry images when taking multiple photos of people with Ultra Dark mode and zoomed out at the same time , screen freezing when shooting videos in specific scenarios, camera freezing, among others.
According to the changelog, the OnePlus 10 Pro will get upgrades in the form of Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 with new behavior recognition functionality, real physical movements in animations, and fonts optimized with the recent OxygenOS 13 updates. Efficiency-related upgrades, the phone will get large folders on the home screen where users can open an app and turn folder pages with just a swipe. There’s an optimized Quick Settings experience, more markup tools for screenshot editing, and more.
The actual changelog list for the OnePlus 10 Pro OxygenOS 13 beta 1 update is quite long. Other improvements relate to connectivity, personalization, security and privacy, health and digital wellbeing, performance optimization and gaming experience. If you want to install the open beta on your handset, you must upgrade to the latest stable version, make sure the battery level is above 30%, and have a minimum of 4 GB of storage. OnePlus says Carrier version devices are not compatible with open betas.
If you are using the Indian variant of the OnePlus 10 Pro, you can follow the following steps to install and use the beta software.
Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package available on the blog
Copy the upgrade package to the phone memory
Go to Settings > About Device > Version > Click Create number 7 times and enter the password, now you are in developer mode
Come back to Settings > About device > Updated > Click on the top right button > Local installation > Click on the corresponding installation package > Extract > Upgrade
Once the upgrade is complete, click Restart
OnePlus also offers a downgrade option and package for those who want to downgrade to the stable version of Android 12 after using Beta 1.