OxygenOS 12 Open Beta for OnePlus Nord CE 2 based on Android 12 launches

It is the aim of the OxygenOS Open Beta program to allow users to have a first-hand experience of the latest features of OxygenOS and to give feedback on them before they are made available in the stable channel.

There has been a great deal of success for OnePlus with this mechanism, and the company has continued on with provide new beta builds regularly as a result. About the OnePlus Nord CE 2, the OEM has just announced the first open beta release of OxygenOS 12 for this device has been released.

On the OnePlus Community forums, it has just been announced that for the people who are early adopters of the OnePlus Nord CE 2, the first Android 12-based Open Beta build is now available for download.

The July 2022 Android security patches are included in this release along with a host of UI/UX improvements. There were several key changes included in the initial public beta of the software, some of which are listed below:

This is the first Open Beta release for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 and therefore you will have to manually download the update package since this is the first Open Beta release for the device.

Even though updating your device to this beta release will not wipe out all your data, it is still a good idea to take a full backup before proceeding so that you are protected against any data loss.

The pre-stable builds are likely to contain some bugs, so if you don't know what you're getting into, we would not recommend switching over to the stable version without first getting a feel for it.

Please be aware that the Android 12 Open Beta release for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is nearly 4.5GB in size, so make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading it.

Furthermore, OnePlus recommends that before you proceed to install the beta package on your device, you have at least 30% battery life left as well as 5GB of free storage on your device.

It is important to note that to roll back to the stable Android 11 firmware at any point in time, you will need to sideload the rollback package.

It is important to note that you need to turn on the Developer options before you can access the local installation wizard for the first time. Taking a backup before proceeding is a good idea since this will erase all your data, so make sure to take a backup before taking this step.

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