OnePlus Nord Finally Gets Stable Android 12 With OxygenOS 12 Update

OnePlus recently released the third Open Beta for Android 12 for the OnePlus Nord phone. This build was mostly to improve system stability, with a few bug fixes among other things. Now, the company has gone ahead and rolled out the stable version of OxygenOS 12 to OnePlus Nord in the form of a phased rollout.

OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 OTA

Screenshot: OnePlus community member Dhanabalan.T

According to a recent post on the OnePlus community forums, the OEM has started rolling out the stable OxygenOS 12 update to the Indian variant of OnePlus Nord. OTA for European models is awaiting additional verifications. However, there is no official word regarding the update roadmap for the global version yet.

Although not explicitly mentioned, the base version of the OxygenOS layer is 12.1 in this version. The release also packs in the April 2022 Android security patches. Here’s the full OxygenOS 12 change for OnePlus Nord:

Changelog for OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus Nord

  • System
    • [Added] Smart Battery Engine, a feature that extends battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-recovery technology
    • [Optimized] Desktop icons with improved texture, using design inspired by brand new textures and uniting lights and layers
  • dark mode
    • [Supported] Three adjustable levels, providing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • shelves
    • [Added] New additional style options for cards, making data contents clearer and easier to read
    • [Added] Access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including apps, settings, media data, etc.
  • Balance life with work
    • [Added] Work Life Balance allows you to easily switch between work and life modes via quick settings
    • [Supported] Auto switch between work/life mode, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi, time, custom profiles for app notifications are also fetched according to customization
  • Gallery
    • [Supported] Switch between different layouts with a two-finger tap gesture, intelligently recognize the best quality images, and crop thumbnail based on content, making gallery layout more interesting
  • AOD . cloth
    • [Added] New variety of fonts and color styles, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspirational images
    • [Added] Many brushes, strokes and color adjustment support
    • [Optimized] Software algorithm and facial recognition optimization to better identify the features and skin tone of different shapes
  • games
    • [Added] HyperBoost is an end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
    • [Added] Sound effect preview to allow you to record your sound effects or check the sound effect in real time

As a matter of fact, OnePlus Nord’s Open Beta 3 release and the first stable release of OxygenOS 12 are completely identical. Not only the internal version numbers are the same (F.11), but the contents of the OTA payload packets are also consistent every byte. Hence, the list of known issues from OB3 software is applicable to stable build as well.

  • known problems
    1. The display of some pages in the settings will differ from the display of the system.
    2. The screen will crash in certain scenarios when connected.
    3. The camera may malfunction when taking pictures in portrait mode.
    4. Abnormal display of thumbnail when taking consecutive photos.
    5. Abnormal display of the express device connects when in guest mode.

OnePlus Nord XDA Forums


Download Stable OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus Nord

If you own OnePlus Nord and want to install OxygenOS 12 right away, you can sideload the full OTA update package using the link below. We will update this post when we get new download links.

In case you want to downgrade to OxygenOS 11 at some point, you can download the rollback package from the link below. Keep in mind that this will erase all your data, so you should take a backup before proceeding.

Thanks to senior XDA member Some_Random_Username for the download link!


source: OnePlus Community Forums

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